8 Week Job Share - Obstetrics Registered Nurse - Acute Care

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Location: Inuvik

Department: Northwest Territories HSSA

Job Code: 14942

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 Manager, Nursing Units, the Obstetrics Registered Nurse (Obstetrics RN) on Acute Care is one of 15 RN's and 5 Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN's) providing culturally sensitive care to patients of the 17-bed Acute Care unit 24 hours a day year round.  During each shift there will be a minimum of 4 Registered Nurses, or a combination of RN's and LPN's on duty, one must be an Obstetrics RN.  The Inuvik Regional Hospital provides birthing services and therefore must always have one (1) obstetric trained registered nurses staffed every shift 24 hours a day year round to provide safe obstetrical services and to minimize any risks.  In addition, Monday to Friday day shifts there is a Team Leader and Ward Clerk staffed. Every registered nurse on Acute Care may be required to act as the responsibility nurse (charge nurse) depending on staff make up and experience of the staff on duty during a particular shift.

The Obstetrics RN is one of 6 nurses providing care to low-risk and moderate risk clients on the Acute Care Unit. The obstetric sections of the unit consist of 2 birthing rooms.  There are on average 130 deliveries per year. The Obstetrics RN will be assigned acute patients when there are no obstetric patients, they will also maintain equipment checks to the obstetric equipment every shift. Upon arrival of a laboring patient the Obstetrics RN then hands off any acute patients to then assume the laboring patient. Laboring patients who go the operation room for a cesarean section will be accompanied by the Obstetrics RN to provide the infant neonatal resuscitation.

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 experience on an obstetrical unit, as well as experience in an acute care setting. The completion of a Perinatal Certificate is also an asset.


More Information

Term Position

This job opening is for a one (1) year term.

Shift Work

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


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

For more information on health and social services careers and practicing in the Northwest Territories please visit www.practicenorth.ca  .

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 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 # 14942      

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
E-mail:  jobsinuvik@gov.nt.ca
Apply: http://careers.hr.gov.nt.ca/en/search/job

Job Share Position

This Job Opening is for a 8 Week Job Share position.