Registered Nurse - Float Pool

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Are you a Registered Nurse looking for an expanded scope of practice? Are you ready to work in an environment that is people-oriented, and that promotes teamwork and collaboration? Then apply today for the Registered Nurse-Float Pool 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 surprising amount of services for a population of 22,000, Yellowknife also embraces its quirky northern roots with colourful houseboats, world famous fish shacks and houses springing up from the rocks. From the endless glow of the midnight sun in the summer, to the nightly aurora shows in the winter, Yellowknife is waiting to amaze you!

About the Work

Located in Yellowknife, the Registered Nurse (RN), Float Pool, reports directly to the Manager Staff Development and Scheduling, and is responsible for providing culturally sensitive care to a variety of nursing units within Stanton Territorial Hospital. Every RN, Float Pool within Stanton may be required to take on a Team Leader role or assume the accountability of a unit depending on staff make up and experience of the staff on duty.

During every shift, the RN, Float Pool will be a member of a nursing team that provides direct nursing care to a specific unit within the hospital. It is quite conceivable that the incumbent may start their shift in one unit, and then, based on a change in census and acuity, may need to be transferred or moved to a different unit to meet operational requirements. It is also possible that the RN, Float Pool may spend extended periods of time in one nursing unit to help balance off long-term absences (i.e. illness, holidays, maternity leave, etc.).

Typically these positions require A Nursing Degree with a minimum of one (1) year of recent nursing experience in an acute care setting (i.e. ICU, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Medicine, Surgery, OR/PARR, Extended Care, Psychiatry, Emergency).

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. Our graduate nurses are also typically eligible for student loan forgiveness through Canada’s Loan Forgiveness program.

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