Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
May 21, 2019Full time
The NTHSSA Beaufort Delta Region (NTHSSA-BDR) administers Health and Social Services to the approximately 7,500 residents of the Beaufort Delta region in the NWT. The NTHSSA-BDR directly and contractually employs over 300 staff who delivers these services in 8 communities across the vast geographic area of the region. The NTHSSA-BDR provides and supports the delivery of services to adults and children on an inpatient, outpatient and outreach basis through the lnuvik Regional Hospital (the Hospital), a 47 inpatient bed accredited facility; 7 community health centers; and 14 other sites, including social services and dental therapy offices, a public health clinic, and various group homes. Located within the Hospital and reporting directly to the Regional Manager, Acute Care the Obstetric Registered Nurse (Obstetrics RN) on Acute Care is one of 15 RNs and 5 Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)s providing culturally sensitive care to patients of the 17-bed Acute Care unit 24 hours a day year round. During each shift there will be a minimum of 4 RNs, or a combination of RN's and LPN's on duty 1 must be an Obstetrics RN. The Hospital provides birthing services and therefore must always have 1 obstetric trained RN staffed every shift 24 hours a day year round to provide safe obstetrical services and to minimize any risks. In addition, Monday to Friday day shifts a there is a Team Leader and Ward Clerk staffed who also functional team members. Every RN on Acute Care may be required to act as the responsibility nurse (charge nurse) depending on staff make up and experience of the staff on duty during a particular shift. The Obstetrics RN is one of 6 nurses providing care to low-risk and moderate risk clients on the Acute Care Unit. The obstetric sections of the unit consist of 2 birthing rooms. There are on average 130 deliveries per year. The Obstetrics RN will be assigned acute patients when there are no obstetric patients, they will also maintain equipment checks to the obstetric equipment every shift. Upon arrival of a laboring patient the Obstetrics RN then hands off any acute patients to then assume the laboring patient. Laboring patients who go to the operating room for a cesarean section will be accompanied by the Obstetrics RN to provide the infant neonatal resuscitation. Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by: The successful completion of a Nursing degree and one year recent experience on an obstetrical unit, as well as experience in an acute care setting. The completion of a Perinatal Certificate is also an asset. Salary range for the position is $90,714 - $108,362 plus an annual Norther Allowance of $14,225.