Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Jul 05, 2019Full time
Located in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories the Stanton Territorial Hospital (STH) is a 100-bed tertiary facility serving the 44,700 citizens of the Northwest Territories along with close to 6,000 residents of the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut. Our team of medical professionals has a wide scope of practice, impressive training opportunities and great potential for career advancement. Following opportunities are available: Indeterminate, full time Term Position ( for 15 months) Full time Indeterminate, Relief (As & When Required) Located within Stanton and reporting directly to the Manager, Surgical & Maternal Child Services, the Registered Nurse (RN) - Obstetrics is one of 14 RNs providing care for low to high-risk clients of the 13 bed Obstetrical Unit. (The Labour & Delivery Section of the unit consists of an additional four beds for the birthing process). The Obstetrical Unit averages 600 births per year and on any given day there is an average of 5 clients in the unit. The RN, Obstetrics, must have completed specialized training in order to provide Labor and Delivery (L&D) support to mothers during the birthing process. The RNs work in one of the following three areas. 1. Labour & Delivery section (considered a critical care area), 2. Nursery (considered a critical care area) 3. Antenatal and postnatal combined care. The incumbent provides direct nursing care to clients and acts as a client advocate, facilitating communication between the client, 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 client. Clients within the Obstetrics unit are both ante and post-partum moms and babes (34 weeks gestation or more). Clients are also admitted to this unit following a caesarean section requiring post-surgical care. The client medical outcomes range from predictable to unpredictable. The Registered Nurse may be responsible for up to 10 clients at any given time, and independently makes day-to-day decisions regarding individual nursing care plans based on orders from the physician. The L&D Nurse performs Antenatal screening (Non Stress Test) on out-patients when required. Any client admitted to the Hospital for any reason who is above 20 weeks gestation will be admitted to Obstetrics so the incumbents provide their care as well. Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by: Nursing Diploma/Degree with a Perinatal Nursing Certificate and Stanton training program or a Nursing Diploma/Degree with at least one year recent experience within an Obstetrical Unit. Salary Range for the positions is $90,714 - $108,362 plus and annual Northern Allowance of $3700.