31 Jul 2017

Full-Time Registered Nurse – Medical Daycare

AdminYellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada

Job Description

Registered Nurse – Medical Daycare

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

Provides specialized nursing care to patients of the Medical Daycare Unit (MDCU) in accordance with established standards of nursing practice and the philosophy and objectives of the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) to ensure that the patients’ physical, emotional, psycho-social spiritual and educational needs are met.

Located within Stanton and reporting directly to the Clinical Coordinator, Medical Daycare, the Registered Nurse, Medical Daycare (RN, MDCU) is one of the base staff of six RNs who, with the Clinical Coordinator and the Clerk/Aide, provide care primarily to outpatients in the Medical Daycare Unit.  Up to 25 cases are done in the MDCU per day with varying levels of complexity of the individual procedures, tests or treatments.  The unit is open during the day Monday-Friday from 0:730.  The staff work 7.5 hour shifts.  The hours of operation may vary slightly depending upon the procedures scheduled for the day.

The RN, MDCU is a member of a patient care team that provides direct care to primarily adult outpatients who are prepared for and undergoing medical procedures, tests, or treatments.  This includes but is not limited to: Endoscopy; Chemo and Intravenous therapies; Cardiac Diagnostics; other minor procedures. The most responsible physicians for the majority of the cases done in the MDCU are specialists in Internal Medicine and General Surgery.

The RN, MDCU may be required to work in any or all of the areas on any given day, depending upon skill mix, staffing, activity, and acuity.  The RN, MDCU may be responsible for multiple patients at any one time.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

This level of knowledge is commonly acquired through the successful completion of a Nursing Degree.  The ideal candidate would have recent experience in an Ambulatory care department where procedures are performed, with a minimum of:

  • 1 year experience in endoscopy and endoscopic therapeutic procedures, and  minimum of 1 year experience in chemotherapy assessment and administration. As well as a minimum of 6 months experience in cardiac stress testing, holter monitor analysis, or cardiac monitoring


  • 2 years’ experience in either endoscopy and endoscopic therapeutic procedures or chemotherapy assessment and administration. As well as a minimum of 6 months experience in cardiac stress testing, holter monitor analysis, or cardiac monitoring.



Eligible for current registration/certification with the Registered Nurses Association of the Nothwest 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 .

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 range for this position is from $44.75 per hour to $53.44 per hour (approximately $87,263 – $104,208) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.


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.


Registered Nurse – Medical Daycare

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