Northwest Territories Health & Social Services Authority - Yellowknife, NT (28 days ago)

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Are you an experienced Operating Room / Post-Anesthesia Recovery Room Registered Nurse looking for a leadership opportunity as a clinical coordinator? Are you interested in working in an Operating Room in one of Canada’s newest hospitals? Are you seeking a true work/life balance and outstanding compensation benefits? Then a job with the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority may be the perfect fit for you!

Why the Northwest Territories?

Located above the 60th parallel, the Northwest Territories awaits with seemingly endless lakes and unmatched vistas. The opportunities available in our communities are perfect for the outdoors enthusiast looking for adventure, a healthy work/life balance, and an escape from the hustle of the big city. With summer finally here, northerners are eagerly taking in all the wonders a Northwest Territories summer has to offer, such as the glorious midnight sun and outdoor adventures including hiking, canoeing, camping, fishing, and exploring the hundreds of easily accessible lakes and rivers.

About the Work

Based at the Stanton Territorial Hospital in Yellowknife, the Clinical Coordinator (CC) Operating Room (OR) / Post Anesthesia Recovery Room (PARR) provides clinical leadership, clinical supervision, and subject matter expertise to the staff of the OR, and ensures safe and effective patient care and nursing practice.

The CC provides clinical education, support and mentorship to nursing staff in accordance with established standards of nursing practice, required organizational practices, health authority policies, and related Stanton Territorial Hospital procedures. The CC OR/PARR works closely with Management, Specialists, Medical Device Reprocessing (MDR), and other relevant Departments to ensure the safe and efficient coordination of procedures through the operative process.

Stanton Territorial Hospital is a referral centre for the approximately 43,000 residents of the Northwest Territories and approximately 6000 residents of the Kitikmeot Region, Nunavut. The majority of operative procedures in the NWT and for the Kitikmeot are delivered by Stanton. Approximately 1600 – 2000 operative procedures are performed annually in the Stanton OR.

The OR encompasses 3 Surgical Suites, and the OR program includes the PARR. Patients come from across the Northwest Territories and the Kitikmeot region of Nunavut. Activities require that OR nurses maintain highly specialized skills in supporting Specialists with OR procedures, including but not limited to Urology, Orthopedics, Gynecology, Eyes, Ears Nose and Throat (EENT), and General Surgeries.

Typically this position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and a minimum of five years of recent clinical experience within an Operating Room. Equivalences will be considered.

Additionally, a Perioperative Certificate and/or Canadian Nursing Association Certification in Perioperative nursing, demonstrated leadership experience, and a certificate or demonstrated knowledge/skill in adult education would be assets, but are not required.

What are the Benefits?

In addition to highly competitive salaries, the Northwest Territories offers a Northern Living Allowance ($3,700 for Yellowknife), health and dental benefits, a generous pension plan, and outstanding leave benefits, including deferred leave options. On top of that, we offer relocation assistance, along with professional development opportunities and education support. The Government of the Northwest Territories is also recognized as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People (2019) and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers (2018).

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Reference ID: 18582

Application deadline: 2020-07-20

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: $101,829.00 - $121,622.00 per year


  • Casual Dress
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Company Events
  • Company Pension
  • Dental Care
  • Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Extended Health Care
  • On-site Parking
  • Paid Time Off
  • Vision Care
  • Wellness Program


  • Monday to Friday


  • Obstetrics: 5 years (Required)


  • Bachelor's Degree (Required)