Registered Nurse Emergrency

Yellowknife, NT
$94,380- $112,729, plus annual Northern Allowance
November 18, 2021
January 17, 2022
Registered Nurse
Area of Practice
Acute Care, Emergency


Job ID:                            19899

Salary:                            $94,380- $112,729, plus annual Northern Living Allowance

Employment Type:          Full-Time, Regular

Closing Date:                  Open until filled

Are you a Registered Nurse with ER experience looking for new practice opportunities?  Come feel the energy of the aurora in the ‘urban centre’ of the NWT while you enjoy great benefits, competitive salaries, and excellent work/life balance in a territory like no other! Apply today!

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

Located within the Stanton Territorial Hospital and reporting directly to the Manager, Critical Care Services the Registered Nurse ER (RN ER) is one of fourteen Registered Nurses (RN) providing acute care to patients in the eleven bed Emergency Unit on a rotational basis including weekends within the professional standards of RNANTNU. RNs also have the rotating opportunity to be accountable as Team Leader (Responsibility Nursing) for the overall Nursing care of all patients within the Emergency department.

The Registered Nurse, Emergency (RN ER) is a member of an interdisciplinary team that provides direct nursing care to patients ranging from pediatric to geriatric, non-urgent to critically ill or requiring resuscitation where the outcomes are often unpredictable and the patients may be unstable. The incumbent acts as a patient advocate and facilitates communication between the patient, family and interdisciplinary Team to ensure a holistic approach to planning, organizing, teaching, and relationship development that will best meet the needs of the patient.

Several positions are currently available in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.

Typically these positions require completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing plus:

  1. Minimum two years of concurrent professional practice in an active Emergency Department. Equivalent experience in an active Intensive Care Unit will be considered on a case by case basis;


  1. Minimum of three years of concurrent professional practice on Medical or Surgical Nursing Units.

Must be eligible for current registration the Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories/Nunavut, registration is mandatory for this position.  Completion of a certificate in Acute Critical Care Nursing will be considered as an advantage in both professional development pathways

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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