Registered Nurse OR/PARR - Yellowknife & Inuvik, NT
REGISTERED NURSE OR/PARR OPPORTUNITY[TA1]
Job ID: 20153(BD), 19891(YK), 19798(YK)
Salary: $92,976 - $111,072, plus an annual Northern Living Allowance
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Open until filled
Do you want to work in a place where nature is at your doorstep? Do you want to work in an inclusive and accepting work environment? Then apply today for the Registered Nurse-OR/PARR position in Inuvik, 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.
Inuvik is the regional hub for the Beaufort-Delta Region. The Beaufort-Delta 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 above the tree line is simply breathtaking. Popular activities include taking a dip in the Arctic Ocean and exploring the unique landscape of the pingos. With most communities in this region accessible by road, there is a full range of essential services.
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
Reporting directly to the Manager, Nursing Units, you will be one of 2 Registered Nurses providing nursing care and assisting physicians during surgical procedures in an Operating Theatre.
You would provide care during pre-admission, admission, post-operatively (i.e recovery) to the patient. This position encompasses the roles of circulating nurse, scrub nurse and recovery room nurse. Some of the duties would be:
- Circulating - In this role, you will prepare the Operating room for surgical procedures. You will receive the patients and verify that the patient is aware of the pending procedure, ensure that the patient consent has been signed, ensure that all lab and test results are on the chart, assess the physical status of the patient and ensure that the appropriate area has been targeted for surgery.
- Scrub - You would scrub in and assist the surgeon with the actual procedure. You would be responsible for ensuring that the proper surgical instruments are present for the different types of surgeries and that all equipment is accounted for prior and upon completion of all surgeries.
- PARR - You will receive the patient and monitor their status until it is deemed appropriate for release to the Acute Care Unit based on established discharge criteria.
This position is currently available in Inuvik and Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
Typically these positions require a Nursing Degree, completion of an OR specific training program (3 to 6 months), and two years recent experience within surgical settings.
What are the Benefits?
In addition to highly competitive salaries, the Northwest Territories offers a Northern Living Allowance ($14,234 for Inuvik and $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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Want to hear a first-hand account of what it’s like being a Registered Nurse in the Northwest Territories? Check out our employee profile for Barb Holland: https://www.practicenwt.ca/en/content/barb-holland
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 https://www.facebook.com/practicenwt/ for more information on living and working in the Northwest Territories.
[TA1]Petrina, update the template to include YK in the NWT.
Update the About the Work sections.
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