Registered Nurse - Extended Care- Term Position

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Closing date: Apr 27, 2018

Location: Yellowknife

Department: Northwest Territories HSSA

Job Code: 15367

Salary: $83,363 - $99,509

Job: Full-Time

Term: Temporary

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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). This is an exciting time to work at Stanton as the hospital is undergoing  major redevelopment with a new $350 million facility being built with operations scheduled to transition into the new facility in 2019, for more information on the redevelopment visit 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

The RN, ECU reports directly to the Manager Mental Health Services & Extended Care Unit, and is clinically supervised by the Clinical Coordinator, ECU. The Extended Care RN is accountable for the overall nursing care of all residents/patient within the Unit and works on a rotational 12 hour shift schedule.


There is only one RN scheduled to work on ECU per shift (in conjunction with an LPN and/or Nursing Aide), therefore the RN is required to act within the full scope of an RN and must exercise critical thinking and sound decision making skills. Limited support from Physicians is available to ECU with the physician making one visit to the unit per week, and otherwise being on-call.


The RN, ECU is responsible for triaging patients who need to see the physician during their weekly visit and making the decision on whether phoning a physician outside their visit is necessary.


The ECU provides the highest and most challenging level of continuing care (Level 5) to individuals with severe, chronic  disabilities that have resulted in physical frailty and/ or cognitive impairment, and require professional nursing care and continuing medical supervision 24 hours per day/7 days per week on a locked and secure unit.

Individuals are placed in the ECU through the Territorial Advisory Committee (TAC). The ECU at STH provides care to the most complex Long Term Care Clients in the NWT, and the only Level 5 facility in the NWT.

Typically. the above qualifications would be attained by:


Through the successful completion of a Bachelor of Nursing Degree. Previous experience in Long Term Care is an asset. Successful incumbent must be eligible for current registration with RNANT/NU.



More Information

Term Position

This job opening is for a One (1) Year Term


Eligible for current registration/certification with Registered Nursed Association of Northwest Territories and Nunavut (RNATNT/NU) is mandatory for this position. 

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

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 $42.75 per hour (approximately $83,363 per annum) 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 # 15367         

Closing Date: April 27, 2018 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

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