Clinical Coordinator, Obstetrics

Clinical Coordinator, Obstetrics (Job ID#: 15086)

Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority- Stanton Territorial Hospital

Yellowknife, NT


This position is located in the City of Yellowknife, situated on the Northern shore of Great Slave Lake; Yellowknife is the capital of the Northwest Territories, Canada. The population of Yellowknife is 20,000. This multi-cultural community is welcoming and the wilderness is your backyard. All the big city amenities are available without the big city issues. There are year round outdoor activities including hiking, fishing, snowmobiling, golf, boating and canoeing, and a wide variety of individual and team sports. The City of Yellowknife and businesses maintain fantastic recreational facilities for residents, including a 240 metre indoor track, a pool, three skating rinks, an indoor soccer field and an abundance of walking trails. The city is also home to a vibrant arts and theatre community. After moving here, Yellowknife quickly becomes a place you call home. For more information about the community please visit

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority – Stanton Territorial Hospital (NTHSSA) is offering challenging work and work life balance. NTHSSA is a 100 in-patient bed accredited facility in Yellowknife, and is a referral center for approximately 43,000 NWT residents and 5,900 residents from the Kitikmeot region of Nunavut.  For more information please visit

This is an exciting time to work at Stanton as the hospital is undergoing  major redevelopment with a new $350 million facility being built with operations scheduled to transition into the new facility in 2019, for more information on the redevelopment visit

Located within Stanton and reporting directly to the Manager, Surgical and Maternal Child Services, the CC works from 07:15-15:15, Monday to Friday, and is responsible for ensuring the quality of care within the Obstetrics Unit including providing clinical leadership and support to all Obstetrics Nurses. The CC works with nursing staff and in consultation with the Manager, Surgical and Maternal Child Services  and OB/GYNE and Pediatric Specialists to implement the quality programs of More OB, More OB Plus, as well as patient treatment planning, and patient & family care in the Obstetrics Unit. The CC ensures the appropriate transition of patients back to  the  community through communication, planning, and coordination with NTHSSA Regions (including but not limited to Community Health Centers, Social Programs), non-government organizations, and other stakeholders. The CC provides clinical supervision, mentorship, support and guidance to RNs in the provision of patient care.

The CC models and promotes excellence through the demonstration of clinical best practices with patients in collaboration with RNs, and provides seasoned advice and recommendations to RNs, to help them effectively address difficult, complex, or unusual situations. As an educator, resource and mentor, the CC helps guide nurses from task orientation to more empowered analytical thinking and care giving approaches. These provisions have a direct impact on the quality of services delivered to clients and their families, and on the cost of the services provided.

Based on patient census and acuity throughout Stanton, the CC may (within reasonable expectations) be required to provide standardized nursing care to any/or all of the nursing units within the scope of their nursing practice.


Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing is required. Minimum five (5) years’ of recent clinical experience within Obstetrics is required. Equivalencies may be considered
  • Perinatal Certificate and/or Canadian Nursing Association Certification in Perinatal and neonatal nursing is desired.
  • Demonstrated leadership knowledge/skill.
  • Certificate or demonstrated knowledge/skill in adult education would be an asset.
  • All other equivalencies will be assessed on a case-by-case basis
  • Be a licensed member of a Provincial or Territorial Nursing Association in good standing and be eligible for registration with RNANT/NU.


The salary for this position is currently under review.  An annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.A comprehensive benefits package includes:

  • Participation in the Federal Public Service Superannuation Plan
  • Mandatory Leave with pay – 5 days off with pay that you are required to take over the course of the year
  • 16.5 days of annual vacation leave to start
  • Pay Increases, Health, Dental, Relocation expenses, Northern Living Allowance, Winter Bonus days, Special and Sick leave.


Closing Date: March 23, 2018                                  Apply online: