Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
May 21, 2019Full time
The NTHSSA is the single provider of all health and social services in the Northwest Territories (NWT), with the exception of Hay River and Tlicho regions, covering 1.2 million square kilometers and serving approximately 43,000 people, including First Nations, Inuit, Metis, and non-aboriginals. Health and social services includes the full range of primary, secondary and tertiary health services and social services including family services, protection services, care placements, mental health, addictions, and developmental activities, delivered by more than 1,400 health and social services staff . The NTHSSA administers all regional health and social services delivered through the Inuvik Regional Hospital (IRH), a 51 bed accredited hospital, 8 Community Health Centers; and 17 other sites including Social Services, public health clinics, dental therapy offices, elder's facilities, and various group homes. The NTHSSA provides and supports the delivery of health care services to all adults and children on an inpatient, outpatient, and outreach basis in order to enhance healthy community wellbeing through excellence, accountability, and respect for regional diversity. Located within the IRH, the Acute Care ward provides 24 hour care for obstetrics (including Labor and Delivery and newborn care), pediatrics, medical, surgical, psychiatric, and, palliative care patients. There is also a 3 bed special care unit to look after patients requiring more intensive care, and a 4 stretcher day surgery unit. The Acute Care Registered Nurse (RN) reports directly to the Regional Manager, Acute Care. The Acute Care RN provides culturally sensitive care to patients on the Acute Care unit or in the 3 bed special unit. There is a staff mix of RN's and Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)'s on duty. After hours, 1 RN will be designated as charge nurse. Each RN on Acute Care may be required to act as the responsibility nurse after hours. The Acute Care RN is a member of the nursing team which assesses patient status and responds to health problems, plans and performs independent interventions to facilitate the maintaining or regaining of clients health. The RN acts as a patient advocate and facilitates communication between the patient, family, and other health care professionals which results in holistic care delivery. It is expected that sound judgment is used in carrying out patient care and in the implementation of physician's orders. Based on patient census and activity throughout the IRH, the incumbent may be required to provide nursing care in LTC and assistance in the ER or may be required to be on call for the ward. This level of knowledge is commonly acquired by: The successful completion of a Nursing degree and two years recent experience in an acute care setting. Salary range for the position is $86,639 - $103,467 plus an annual Northern Allowance of $14,225.