Home Care Registered Nurse

Home Care Registered Nurse

Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority – Beaufort Delta Region

Inuvik, NT


Term Position 
This job opening is for term to May 31, 2019.

Job Information 
Located in Inuvik and reporting to the Regional Manager, Continuing Care, the Home Care Nurse (HCN) is a registered nurse with advanced education and experience beyond the scope of a graduate nurse. This expanded role demands independent thinking, judgement and critical decision-making skills for the delivery and management of nursing care for home care clients.

The HCN 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 HCN models and promotes excellence thought the hands on delivery of nursing care to residents of Inuvik. The Home Care 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.

The HCN initiates, coordinates, manages and evaluates the resources needed to promote the client's maximum level of health and function. Complex procedures and treatments are performed within very unpredictable home environments. The nurse must have the experience, skills, knowledge and confidence to deliver comprehensive nursing services, including palliative care in the home setting, working with the professional care team, the family caregivers and family dynamics.

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.

Eligible for current registration with the Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut is mandatory for this position.

For more information on health and social services careers and practicing in the Northwest Territories please visit www.practicenorth.ca.

Driver's License Requirement 
A mandatory requirement for this position is a valid Class 5 Driver's License.

Immunization Status 
The successful candidate will be required to obtain proof of current up-to-date immunization status.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information 
The salary for this position starts at $42.75 per hour plus Northern Allowance.

Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.

Criminal Records Check 
Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

Affirmative Action 
Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Diversity and Inclusion 
The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.

Job Opening Information 
Job Opening ID #: 15682
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Inquiries only:
Inuvik HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
105 Veteran's Way, P.O. Box 1869
Inuvik, NT  X0E 0T0
Ph. (867) 678-6600
Fax (867) 678-6620
E-mail:  jobsinuvik@gov.nt.ca

Apply online: http://careers.hr.gov.nt.ca/