Registered Nurse - Emergency

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Location: Inuvik

Department: Northwest Territories HSSA

Job Code: 14939

Salary: $87,263 - $104,208

Job: Full-Time

Term: Temporary

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About the Job

Job Information

Located within the Inuvik Regional Hospital (IRH) and reporting directly to the Manger of Nursing Units; the Registered Nurse Emergency is one of 5 Registered Nurses providing Acute Care to the patients in the Emergency Department. There is 1 A/N on each of the 12 hour shifts and from 0900 - 1700 week days there is an LPN/Ward Clerk on duty. After office hours, the A/N Emergency takes the lead role in ER and provides consultation back up for the Acute Care and Long Term Care teams, sets up medevac’s to the outlying communities or southern hospitals and co-ordinates extra staffing and calling in other services such as Lab and Radiology.

The Registered Nurse, Emergency is a member of the nursing team who provides direct nursing care to patients ranging from pediatric to geriatric, non-urgent to critically ill or requiring resuscitation where the outcomes are often unpredictable and the patients may be unstable. The Registered Nurse, Emergency acts as a patient advocate and facilitates communication between the 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 patient. In addition, the RN, Emergency may assist the Physician with invasive procedures required to save a patient’s life. There is always a physician on call for duty in the Emergency Unit but based on patient census may not always be immediately available.

Within the Emergency Unit patient census can change rapidly. As a result, nurses within the unit are often required to use independent nursing interventions and transferred medical functions / delegated medical orders to treat a patient before the physician is available. The proactive steps may include, but are not limited to ordering lab and x-rays immediately and/or starting IVs before receiving orders from a physician. Sometimes patient census can exceed capacity within the Emergency Unit requiring the registered nurses to come up with creative solutions.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
This  level of knowledge is commonly acquired through the successful completion of a Nursing Degree and one year recent critical care experience in a fast paced work environment.


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Term Position

This job opening is for a 1 Year Term


Eligible for current registration with the Registered Nurses Association of Northwest Territories and Nunavut is mandatory for this position. 

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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 for this position starts at $44.75 per hour (approximately $87,263.00 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance.


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 # 14939 

Closing Date: Open until filled


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Inuvik HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
66 Franklin Manor
Box 1869
Ph. (867) 678-6600
Fax (867) 678-6620


Shift Work

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