5 job(s) at PracticeNWT

PracticeNWT
Apr 13, 2021
Full time
Are you an enthusiastic Operating Room / Post-Anesthesia Recovery Room Registered Nurse (OR/PARR RN) interested in working in one of Canada’s newest, state-of-the-art hospitals? Are you seeking a true work/life balance, and outstanding compensation and leave benefits? Do you want to work as part of a close-knit team of healthcare professionals? If so, then your dream job is waiting for you in the Northwest Territories! 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 Reporting directly to the Manager, Operating Room and Day Procedures at the Stanton Territorial Hospital in Yellowknife, the Operating Room / Post-Anesthesia Recover Room (OR/PARR) Registered Nurse is one of several RNs providing culturally sensitive nursing care and assisting and supporting physicians during surgical procedures in the operating theatres. The Stanton OR performs approximately 2,700 surgical cases annually. This position provides perioperative care to the patient though the perioperative period, and encompasses the roles of circulating nurse, scrub nurse, and post anesthesia recovery room nurse. The OR/PARR RN is required to be motivated and innovative in the area of continuing education and practice to encourage the professional growth of self and others, with knowledge of and ability to apply advanced nursing processes. Typically these positions require a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and one (1) year of recent clinical experience, Preferably in Perioperative Nursing. Additional requirements include registration under RNANT/NU prior to commencement of employment. 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. To find out more about living in the Northwest Territories, check out: https://spectacularnwt.com/destinations/north-slave/city-yellowknife https://ykonline.ca/ https://www.nthssa.ca/en/about-stanton-hospital   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.
PracticeNWT
Apr 01, 2021
Full time
Adventurer’s Wanted! Are you a Registered Nurse with a passion for acute care? Are you looking for an opportunity to expand your scope of practice, while living and working in a vibrant community? Do you value time spent outdoors, adventure, and a healthy work/life balance? Then the Northwest Territories may be the perfect fit 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. Fort Smith is a welcoming community of 2,500 that is rich with culture and history. Located in the south-eastern portion of the Northwest Territories on the spectacular Slave River, Fort Smith is a stone’s throw away from nature. With world class rapids, the world’s largest Dark Sky Preserve, and Canada’s largest national park Wood Buffalo National Park all within reach, Fort Smith is an incredible community to live and grow. Opportunities for outdoor recreation range from paddling, hiking, biking, skiing, camping, fishing, and more! The community is also home to many annual festivals including the Slave River Paddlefest, the Dark Sky Festival, and the Wood Buffalo Frolics Carnival! Fort Smith is full of modern amenities and facilities for all ages and is the education centre of the NWT. The Fort Smith Region of the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) operates the Fort Smith Health Centre, Northern Lights Special Care Home, and community based health and social services programs for the Fort Smith region.  Fort Smith employees over 100 employees who provide health and social services such as home care, mental health, medical care, counseling, rehabilitation services, public health, and laboratory and diagnostic imaging services. About the Work The Registered Nurse (RN), Acute Care / Emergency acts as a patient advocate and facilitates communication between the patient, family, and other health care professionals. This will result in a holistic approach to planning, organizing, teaching, and relationship development that will best meet the needs of the patient. In addition, the RN may be required to assist the physician with both invasive and non-invasive procedures required to save a patient's life. There is always a physician on call and available to the RNs, but the physician is not always present in the facility after hours or on weekends. As such, the RN may be required to use independent nursing interventions and approved medical directives to begin treatment of a patient before the physician arrives. These proactive steps may include, but are not limited to, IV initiation, ECG completion, cardiac monitoring, oxygen therapy, and some medication administration. The RN is required to assist the Midwifery department in providing routine and emergency care during labor and delivery to low risk clients. Mother and baby may be transferred to the Acute Care ward post-delivery and the RN will follow established Midwifery guidelines for postnatal and newborn care.   The RN is also responsible for answering and dispatching ambulance calls. There is a dedicated ambulance phone at the Acute Care desk from which calls for ambulance assistance are received. It is the duty of the RN to receive the call, complete the call sheet, and dispatch the ambulance. Typically these positions require the successful completion of a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing, and at least 1 (one) year of Emergency or Critical Care nursing experience. Equivalencies will be considered. Successful candidates must also register with RNANTNU. What are the Benefits? In addition to highly competitive salaries, the Northwest Territories offers a Northern Living Allowance ($6,406 for Fort Smith), 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. Positions are currently available in Fort Smith. Interested in locum nursing opportunities in Fort Smith? For information on short-term nursing opportunities and to apply, please read our  locum RN FAQ  and send your resume to:  hlthss_recruitment@gov.nt.ca . To find out more about living in the Northwest Territories, check out: Town of Fort Smith Website Fort Smith Explorer’s Guide NWT Tourism: Fort Smith Guide NTHSSA: Fort Smith Regional Portal Want to hear a first-hand account of what it’s like to live and work in the Northwest Territories? Check out our employee profiles: https://www.practicenwt.ca/en/employee-profiles Interested in knowing a little more about practicing in the Northwest Territories? Please feel free to send us an email , visit our website , and follow us on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram for more information on living and working in the Northwest Territories.