Registered Nurse - Acute Care

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If you’re looking for an inclusive and collaborative work environment, where nature is at your doorstep and adventures are endless, look no further. Apply today for the Acute Care Registered Nurse positions in Inuvik and Fort Smith!

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.

With a population just under 3,400 and located 200 km north of the Arctic Circle, Inuvik is the hub of the Beaufort-Delta Region. The Beaufort-Delta is home to the northern-most communities in the Northwest Territories, and is best known 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.

About the Work

Located within the Inuvik Regional Hospital, the Acute Care ward provides 24 hour care for obstetrics (including Labor and Delivery and newborn care), pediatrics, medical, surgical, psychiatric, and, palliative care patients. There is also a 3 bed special care unit to look after patients requiring more intensive care, and a 4 stretcher day surgery unit. The Acute Care Registered Nurse (RN) reports directly to the Regional Manager, Acute Care. The Acute Care RN provides culturally sensitive care to patients on the Acute Care unit or in the 3 bed special unit. There is a staff mix of RN's and Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)'s on duty. After hours, 1 RN will be designated as charge nurse. Each RN on Acute Care may be required to act as the responsibility nurse after hours.

Typically these positions require the successful completion of a degree in Nursing and two years recent experience in an acute care setting.

What are the Benefits?

In addition to highly competitive salaries, the Northwest Territories offers a Northern Living Allowance of $14,234 (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.

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