New Job Home Care Registered Nurse In Northwest Territories

Home Care Registered Nurse
Home Care Registered Nurse

Home Care Registered Nurse

Company : Government of the Northwest Territories
Salary : $91,000–$109,000 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 NIC Regional Homecare Inuvik, the HCRN is a registered nurse with advanced education and experience beyond the scope of a graduate nurse. This expanded role demands independent thinking, judgment and critical decision-making skills for the delivery and management of nursing care for home care clients.

The HCRN works independently and collaboratively in the community. In comparison to the hospital setting, physicians and other supportive resources are not readily available to the nurse. The HCRN models and promotes excellence through the hands on delivery of nursing care to residents of Inuvik. The Home Care Registered Nurse may be assigned to all of the program areas (Wound Care, Palliative Care, Chronic Care, Foot Care and Home Intravenous Therapy). The incumbent independently makes six to eight home visits a day and coordinates the care of 15-25 clients concurrently. It is the incumbent's responsibility to set priorities, develop work plans and manage workloads, while balancing each individual client's need, complexity and acuity.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

The successful completion of a BScN or BN degree program with at least 2 years of recent, acute care nursing experience in a medical, surgical, home care or community health environment.

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.