OBSTETRICS REGISTERED NURSES, ACUTE CARE – 8 WEEK JOB SHARE

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Are you an Obstetrics Nurse with experience in Acute Care seeking a better work/life balance and an expanded scope of practice? Does working with a passionate, close-knit team of health care professionals in a hospital setting appeal to you? Then join our team at Canada’s northern-most hospital, in the beautiful community of Inuvik, Northwest Territories!

Why the Northwest Territories?

Located above the 60th parallel, the Northwest Territories awaits with seemingly endless lakes and unmatched vistas. The opportunities available in our communities are perfect for the outdoors enthusiast looking for adventure, a healthy work/life balance, and an escape from the hustle of the big city.

The Beaufort-Delta Region is home to the northern-most communities in the Northwest Territories. Famous for wildlife sightings like polar bears, reindeer, muskoxen, and caribou, this unique region is simply breathtaking. Popular activities include taking a dip in the Arctic Ocean and exploring the unique landscape of the pingos. With many of the communities in this region accessible by road, there is a full range of essential services.

About the Work

The Inuvik Regional Hospital is a modern, 49-bed accredited facility and offers acute, long-term, preventative, and rehabilitative care, as well as elective and emergency surgery. The hospital serves Inuvik and 7 other communities in the Beaufort Delta Region, including AklavikFort McPherson, Paulatuk, Sachs Harbour, Tsiigehtchic, Tuktoyaktuk, and Ulukhaktok.

The Registered Nurse Obstetrics is a member of the nursing team who provides care to obstetric patients, as well as pediatric to geriatric patients, within the Acute Care unit. The Obstetrics RN’s primary focus is on obstetric patients, but will be assigned acute patients when there are no obstetric patients, allowing for a varied and broad scope of practice from day-to-day.

Typically qualifications for this position would include the successful completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, one-year recent experience in an obstetrical unit, and experience in an acute care setting.

What are the Benefits?

In addition to highly competitive salaries, the Northwest Territories offers a Northern Living Allowance ($15,279 for Inuvik), health and dental benefits, a generous pension plan, and outstanding leave benefits including deferred leave options. On top of that, we offer relocation assistance, along with professional development opportunities and education support. Our graduate nurses are also typically eligible for student loan forgiveness through Canada’s Loan Forgiveness program.

To find out more about living in the Northwest Territories, check out:

https://spectacularnwt.com/destinations/western-arctic/inuvik

https://spectacularnwt.com/destinations/national-parks/aulavik-national-park

https://www.inuvik.ca/en/index.asp

Want to hear a first-hand account of what it’s like being a Registered Nurse in the Northwest Territories? Check out our employee profiles page at: www.practicenwt.ca/en/employee-profiles.

Interested in knowing a little more about practicing in the Northwest Territories? Please feel free to send us an email, or visit www.PracticeNWT.ca and www.facebook.com/practicenwt or more information on living and working in the Northwest Territories.