Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority – Registered Nurse

Registered Nurse Acute Care – Casual (Stanton Territorial Hospital)

  • Job ID: 18445
  • Salary: $47.68 to $56.96 per hour, plus Northern Living Allowance
  • Employment Type: Full Time – Casual
  • Closing Date: Open until filled

Are you a Registered Nurse with Acute Care experience interested in visiting Canada’s north while working? Have you ever wanted to experience the Land of the Midnight Sun firsthand? Would you like to work in one of the newest hospitals in Canada, on the shores of beautiful Frame Lake? Then a casual job opportunity in the Northwest Territories may be the perfect opportunity for you! Come north for a life- changing work experience!

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Why the Northwest Territories?

Located above the 60th parallel, the Northwest Territories awaits with seemingly endless lakes and unmatched vistas. The opportunities available in these communities are perfect for the outdoors enthusiast looking for adventure and to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. All 33 NWT communities are surrounded by wilderness and water where swimming and fishing are abundant; whether it is a river, lake or the Arctic Ocean. Northerners enjoy year-round outdoor activities ranging from canoeing and camping in the summer to pond hockey and cross country skiing in the winter.

About the Work

Registered Nurses in the Northwest Territories provide nursing care to patients in acute care in accordance with established standards for Registered Nurses and the philosophy and objectives of the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority to ensure that the patients’ physical, emotional, psychosocial, educational, spiritual and daily living needs are met. Services may be provided within the Health Centre, hospital, or in a patient’s home (i.e. elderly population) and may be provided on an individual basis or as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

The Registered Nurse acts as a patient advocate and facilitates communication between the patient, family, and other health care professionals which results in holistic care delivery.

To be eligible to work as a Registered Nurse Acute Care in the Northwest Territories typically requires the successful completion of a Nursing Degree, and one year recent experience in an acute care setting.

What are the benefits?

In addition to our highly competitive wages and Northern Living Allowance, the Northwest Territories covers travel costs, travel time, and provide accommodations for up to ten days for casual Registered Nurses visiting the Northwest Territories to work. The Government of the Northwest Territories also holds several notable distinctions as an employer, including being recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers (2018) and one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People (2019).

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

Posted: May 4, 2020; Expires: June 6, 2020