Registered Nurses/LPN's - Day Procedures & Operating Room

  • PracticeNWT
  • Jul 20, 2022
Full time Nurse Registered Nurse

Job Description

Are you a Registered Nurse with a passion for providing exceptional care? Do you have experience working in operating rooms, post-anesthesia recovery, or day procedures? Are you seeking exceptional pay and benefits, with educational and development opportunities to help support career advancement?

Then a position at Stanton Territorial Hospital in the unique and exciting city of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories may be just right for you!

Apply now!

Why the Northwest Territories?

Located above the 60th parallel, the Northwest Territories awaits with seemingly endless lakes and unmatched vistas. Home to approximately 43,000 people in 33 communities, the Northwest Territories is over 1.34 million square kilometers in size. On the shores of Great Slave Lake lies the capital city of Yellowknife (population 21,000). The ‘urban’ centre of the territory, Yellowknife boasts all the amenities of a big city, while maintaining its small-town charm, with outdoor wilderness adventures just minutes away.

About the Work

These exciting opportunities allow you to work to your full scope of practice and are tasked with providing safe, competent, and culturally sensitive care to patients and families within the unit, which is open Monday-Friday from 6:30 to 18:00 hours. Have a healthy work-life balance, while working in the field you love, with a schedule that is easy to plan your life around.

The RN is a member of a patient care team that provides direct pre-operative assessment, post-operative care, and patient teaching for discharge, to adult and pediatric outpatients who are scheduled for surgical and endoscopic procedures.

The team is currently welcoming applications for the following positions:

  • Registered Nurse – Surgical Day Procedures
  • Registered Nurse – Day Procedures Endoscopy
  • Registered Nurse – Operating Room/Post Anesthesia Recovery Room
  • Registered Nurse – First Assistant
  • Licensed Practical Nurse – Scrub Nurse

Typically, the qualifications for this position are attained by:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Nursing and a minimum of one (1) year of recent clinical experience, preferably endoscopy or OR/PARR.

To learn more about any of these opportunities click the link at the top of the page to read detailed job descriptions for each position. If you have any questions, please contact us:

What are the Benefits?

Registered Nurses (RN) in these areas can earn between $49.12 - $58.68/hour with additional financial benefits and allowances. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Northern Living Allowance, which is $3,700/year in Yellowknife
  • Various opportunities to collect overtime. Those that work past their scheduled 12-hour shift or are called in early can earn DOUBLE OT or $98.24/hour.
  • Shift premiums (early morning or evening/overnight shifts schedule directly before or after a regular shift) are paid an hourly $2.50 in addition to the regular hourly (also on Saturdays and Sundays)
  • Academic Allowance, which comes to an additional $100/month, is provided to employees who hold a Bachelor’s degree in a frontline health-related field.
  • We offer various educational and development opportunities to facilitate your career advancement. Financial support for eligible employees is available for those working towards earning degrees and certifications within their field. Similarly, regular professional development funding allows staff to access activities such as mentorship, seminars, webinars and conferences on a regular basis.
  • 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:

Want to hear a first-hand account of what it’s like being a Registered Nurse, OR/PARR in the Northwest Territories? Check out our employee profile for Tsia Bethel:

Interested in knowing a little more about practicing in the Northwest Territories? Please feel free to send us an email, visit, or follow us on social media @practicenwt for information on living and working in the Northwest Territories.

Job Category

Nurse, Registered Nurse


Yellowknife, NT