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New Job Registered Nurse, Primary Care - Obstetrics In Northwest Territories

Registered Nurse, Primary Care - Obstetrics
Registered Nurse, Primary Care - Obstetrics

Registered Nurse, Primary Care - Obstetrics

Company : Government of the Northwest Territories
Salary : $95,000 - $114,000 a year
Location : Northwest Territories

Full Description

Department Information

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) offers challenging and exciting careers in health and social services delivery and administration in Canada’s North. The Territorial Authority has service locations in communities across the territory and a staff of more than 1,600 serving over 43,000 residents of the NWT and 5,900 residents of the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut. Challenging work, welcoming communities, and expanded opportunities are some of the benefits offered to employees of the NTHSSA.

Job Information

Located in Inuvik and reporting to the Regional Manager, Primary Care (Manager) the Registered Nurse, Primary Care-Obstetrics (Obstetrics RN) works in collaboration with the physician team and acute care obstetrical unit to provide comprehensive health assessments and continuity and coordinated delivery of care to all low risk obstetrical patients.

The Obstetrics RN will perform direct primary care services for obstetrical patients, while advocating and facilitating communication between the patient, family and the physician, specialists 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.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge and ability to apply the nursing practices and processes within the scope of an RN practice.
  • Ability to assess and facilitate learning needs of the client as pertaining to the applicable disease, treatment and preventative health care needed.
  • Ability to work in an integrated, multidisciplinary primary and specialty care setting.
  • Ability to use standard medical equipment, including, but not limited to: blood glucose machines, suction tubes, sharps, oximeter, etc.
  • Ability to monitor and evaluate own beliefs and behaviors regarding prejudice and personal biases and change behavior as needed.
  • Organizational skills and the ability to pay attention to detail in order to administer the multitude of activities to ensure clients are served respectfully, confidentially and timely.
  • Interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate with a wide variety of people including indigent peoples; peoples of different cultures or backgrounds; and medical and other professional practitioners. This includes the ability to interact in an effective, professional, and sensitive manner to irate and emotional clients.
  • Knowledge of confidentiality protocols and demonstrated ability to apply such protocols.
  • Literacy with computers, including the ability to operate a variety of desktop applications.
  • Ability to independently problem solve, take initiative, and implement a solution within the RN scope of practice.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

A Nursing degrees and two (2) years of obstetrical experience in a hospital or community health nursing experience.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Health Recruitment
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106
Fax (867) 873-0445
[email protected]

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.