Clinical Coordinator - Emergency & Intensive Care Unit

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Are you a Registered Nurse ready to take on a leadership role? Do you want to inspire innovation and advancement in the provision of critical care?  Then apply today for the Clinical Coordinator-ER & ICU position in Yellowknife, where a territory of opportunity is waiting for you!

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.

Home to the Capital City of the Northwest Territories, Yellowknife is a captivating mix of city life and untamed wilderness. Fully stocked with the essential businesses and services of a southern city, Yellowknife also embraces its quirky northern roots with colourful houseboats, world famous fish shacks and houses springing up from the rocks.

About the Work

The Clinical Coordinator, Emergency Department & ICU is located in Stanton Territorial Hospital and is responsible for supporting and monitoring the quality of nursing care provided by approximately 45 staff and the equivalent of 12 relief Registered Nurses (RNs) and Unit Clerks. Patients in the ED may come in with a wide range of conditions/diseases, from conditions that would most commonly be treated in primary care, to conditions and diseases that are life threatening.

The Clinical Coordinator works with nursing staff and in consultation with the Manager, Critical Care Services, ED and ICU Practitioners, to implement patient treatment planning, and patient & family care in the emergency department and ICU. The Clinical Coordinator provides clinical supervision, mentorship, support and guidance to RNs in the provision of patient care.

The CC models and promotes excellence through the demonstration of clinical best practices with patients in collaboration with RNs, and provides seasoned advice and recommendations to RNs, to help them effectively address complex, difficult or unusual situations. As an educator, resource and mentor, the CC helps guide nurses from task orientation to more empowered analytical thinking and care giving approaches. These provisions have a direct impact on the quality of services delivered to clients and their families, and on the cost of the services provided.

Typically this position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing plus five (5) year’s clinical experience within a Critical Care Area in the past ten (10) years. Certification with the Canadian Nursing Association (CNA) is required (ENC (C) or CNCC (C) and the applicant must be able to demonstrate they are in good standing with RNANT/NU.  Must also be a member of NENA and/or CACCN.

What are the Benefits?

In addition to highly competitive salaries, the Northwest Territories offers a Northern Living Allowance ($3,700 for Yellowknife), 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.

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