Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority

2 job(s) at Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority

Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Oct 08, 2019
Full time
Are you a highly motivated Registered Nurse ready for a new exciting adventure?  Are you looking for new practice opportunities, expanded scope of practice, one of the best compensation packages in Canada, and a true work/life balance?  Are you interested in working in a place like no other? Then a job with the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority may be the perfect fit for you! Why Yellowknife? Located above the 60th parallel, the Northwest Territories awaits with seemingly endless lakes and unmatched vistas. On the shores of Great Slave Lake lies the city of Yellowknife (population 19,600). The ‘urban’ centre of the territory, the Northwest Territories’ capital city boasts all the amenities of a big city, while maintaining its small town charm, with outdoor wilderness adventures just minutes away. The opportunities available in Yellowknife are perfect for the outdoors enthusiast looking for to get out of the daily commute and into living life.   Your New Workplace: Registered Nurses in Yellowknife work in the Stanton Territorial Hospital, a state-of-the-art facility overlooking Frame Lake, opened in May 2019.  Stanton, a 100 in-patient bed accredited facility, is looking for nurses with a variety of specialties, ranging from general float to surgery to pediatrics to psychiatry.  As part of our holistic approach to patient care, you will act as a patient advocate and facilitates communication between patients and other healthcare professionals. Why GNWT? In addition to highly competitive salaries the Northwest Territories offers, a Northern Living Allowance , health and dental benefits , a generous pension plan , outstanding leave benefits including deferred leave options , and student loan forgiveness to eligible nurses. On top of that, we offer relocation assistance , along with professional development opportunities and education support . The Government of the Northwest Territories has several notable distinctions as an employer, including: Being recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers (2018) Being recognized as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People (2019) Having high engagement and satisfaction scores amongst employees based on the Employee Engagement and Satisfaction Survey (2016) What you need: The incumbent must have a Bachelor’s Degree of Nursing and 1-2 years of experience in the specific field (medical/surgery/mental health/outpatient procedures/acute care/pediatrics) The salary range for these positions is $90,714 - $108,362 ($46.52-$55.57 per hour), plus an annual Northern Living Allowance of $3,700. Visit our Careers Page for more information about this and more opportunities.
Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Oct 08, 2019
Full time
Are you a Community Health Nurse with experience working in rural and remote communities?  Are you looking for new practice opportunities, expanded scope of practice, and one of the best compensation packages in Canada?  Are you interested in a true work/life balance in a place like no other? Then a job with the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority may be the perfect fit for you! Located above the 60th parallel, the Northwest Territories awaits with seemingly endless lakes and unmatched vistas. The opportunities available in these communities are perfect for the outdoors enthusiast looking for adventure and to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city, with some of the shortest commutes in Canada – often no more than five to ten minutes walking, biking, or driving.  All 33 NWT communities are surrounded by wilderness and water where swimming and fishing are abundant; whether it is a river, lake or the Arctic Ocean. Northerners enjoy year round outdoor activities ranging from canoeing and camping in the summer to pond hockey and cross country skiing in the winter.  Come north for a life-changing experience and enjoy up to 24 hours of daylight in the summer and the breathtaking Northern Lights on full display in the fall and winter.  Community Health Nurses in the Northwest Territories provide non-emergency medical care, respond to medical emergencies that require decision making outside of the usual policies, procedures and standards of nursing care, and deliver nursing programs designed to promote community health and wellness. The provision of critical incident services is supported by the Nurse in Charge and a physician over the telephone when communications links are available. Services may be provided within the Health Centre, community halls, schools or in a patients home (i.e. elderly population) and are intended to promote a health way of life, and decrease the incidence of death and disease and injury. Services may be provided on an individual basis or as part of a multi-disciplinary team.  In addition to highly competitive salaries, the Northwest Territories offers a Northern Living Allowance , health and dental benefits , a generous pension plan , outstanding leave benefits including deferred leave options , and student loan forgiveness to eligible nurses. On top of that, we offer relocation assistance , along with professional development opportunities and education support . The Government of the Northwest Territories also holds several notable distinctions as an employer, including: Being recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers (2018) Being recognized as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People (2019) Having high engagement and satisfaction scores amongst employees based on the Employee Engagement and Satisfaction Survey (2016) We are currently looking for Community Health Nurses in: Aklavik Fort McPherson Gamètì Sachs Harbour Sachs Harbour Sahtu Region Tuktoyaktuk Interested in knowing a little more about the Northwest Territories ? Please feel free to send us an email , or visit www.PracticeNWT.ca and https://www.facebook.com/practicenorth for more information on living and working in the Northwest Territories.