Relief Registered Nurse - Extended Care

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Closing date: Jun 9, 2017

Location: Yellowknife

Department: STHA Chronic Long-Term Care Nu

Job Code: 14373

Salary: $79,658 - $95,102

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority –Stanton  Territorial Hospital (NTHSSA)  is offering challenging nursing work and work life balance.  Join our health care team as a Registered Nurse (RN).   Stanton Territorial Hospital (STH) is a 100 in-patient bed accredited facility, located in Yellowknife Northwest Territories (NWT). STH is the referral center for approximately 43,000 NWT residents and 5,900 residents from the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut. STH provides health care services to adults and children on an inpatient/outpatient and outreach basis in order to restore health with dignity.  STH maintains a tobacco free environment within the building and throughout the property, recognizing the health hazards associated with tobacco in the workplace, both to smokers and non-smokers alike.  Therefore, Stanton maintains a tobacco free environment within the building and throughout the property.

Job Information

Provides nursing care to residents/patients of the Extended Care Unit in accordance with established standards of nursing practice and the philosophy and objectives of the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) to ensure that the residents’/patients’ physical, emotional, psycho-social, spiritual and daily living needs are met.

Located within Stanton and reporting directly to a Clinical Coordinator, the Relief Registered Nurse (RN), Extended Care provides culturally sensitive care to residents/patients of the 11 bed Extended Care Unit consisting of 10 long-term geriatric or cognitively impaired residents and one palliative care patient.  One Extended Care RN is accountable for the overall nursing care of all residents/patients within the Unit consisting of, or a combination of one or two Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and/or a Nursing Aide per 12 hour shift.  In addition, during the day shifts a Unit Clerk and an Activity Aide will be functional team members.

The Relief Registered Nurse, Extended Care is a member of the nursing team who provides direct care to residents/patients who common well-defined nursing diagnoses.  The Relief Registered Nurse, Extended Care acts as a patient advocate and facilitates communication between the resident/patient, family and other health care professionals.  This will result in a holistic approach to planning, organizing, teaching, and relationship development that will best meet the needs of the resident/patient.

Residents/Patients within the Extended Care Unit are usually long-term convalescent, geriatric, respite or palliative care patients.  These residents/patients live within the unit (home environment) and are experiencing a chronic illness or disability that has resulted in physical frailty and/or cognitive impairment and require 24-hour professional nursing services.  The residents’/patients’ medical outcomes are somewhat predictable.

Residents/Patients within the Unit are visited a minimum of once per month or more frequently as required by their physician.  As a result, the Relief Registered Nurse independently makes day-to-day decisions regarding individual nursing care plans based on delegated medical orders.

Based on census and acuity throughout Stanton the incumbent may be required to provide standardized nursing care to any and/or all of the nursing units within the scope of a RNs practice.

The level of knowledge is commonly acquired through the successful completion of a Nursing Degree.


More Information

Relief Worker

This job opening is for a Relief position where there are no established hours of work on a daily, weekly or monthly basis and may be required to report to work on an as and when required basis for facilities where services operate on a daily basis throughout the entire year.

Shift Work

This position involves a Rotating/Irregular Shift Schedule which may change due to operational requirements.

Transfer Assignments

Transfer Assignments may be considered.

Immunization Status

The successful candidate will be required to obtain proof of current up-to-date immunization status.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.


Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $40.85 per hour to $48.77 per hour (approximately $79,658 - $95,102.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.


Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory vulnerable sector check if they are contacted for an interview.  Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.


Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.


Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 14373         

Closing Date: June 9, 2017 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Human Resources
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor  
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445