Registered Nurse - Inuvik, NWT

Permanent Full-time, $50.00/hour + $7.00/hour Northern Allowance - Registered Nurse
Ref: 88 Date Posted: Tuesday 04 Oct 2022
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What if you had a chance to make a profound impact on the lives of vulnerable people in a Northern environment while growing your experience as an RN? If this sounds compelling, we have a great opportunity for you.

About Shift

Just a quick ocean drive from Halifax, and nestled on the shores of St. Margaret’s Bay, you will find our head office: an oasis of innovation and fun. Shift. We are experience makers. As operators of some of Canada’s most northern care facilities, we are a company built around helping people discover their greatness. We love what we do and are looking for an eager Registered Nurse to join our team in Inuvik, Northwest Territories. 

About this Position

Based in Inuvik, the Registered Nurse is responsible for the overall health care of the clients and shall act as Supervisor of Client Care. This position reports to the Program Manager. While not a comprehensive list, primary duties will include:

  • Report on day-to-day client health matters as appropriate for the provision of quality care
  • Develop, implement, and monitor nursing care plans (including delivery of the Annual Service Plan and Nursing Care Plans)
  • Supervise the administration of medical treatment of residents
  • Ensure documentation and reports on residents are accurate and up to date
  • Implement mechanism for monitoring of prescription and non-prescription drugs for their use and contraindications
  • Ensure pharmacy-controlled medication profiles are in place for each resident
  • Ensure appropriate health and wellness practices are followed by residents and staff
  • Maintains nursing supply inventory by checking stock and anticipating need

Your Skills & Abilities

  • Exceptional interpersonal, team and conflict resolution skills with an ability to collaborate effectively with internal/external stakeholders, residents, and their families
  • Demonstrated knowledge of medical practices including administration of medications
  • Demonstrated knowledge of nursing care plans
  • Other areas of demonstrated knowledge include positive behaviour management; substance abuse and mental health management; managing symptoms of FASD; ability to communicate with people who are non-verbal; ability to teach and support continuance of life skills training methods; and awareness of community resources
  • Above average empathic listening and communication skills (verbal and non-verbal)
  • The ability to ensure client confidentiality and maintain a non-judgmental approach
  • Knowledge of Inuvailuit and Gwich’in culture is an asset
  • An understanding of the intergenerational and gendered impacts of residential schooling
  • Ability to participate as a member of a multidisciplinary, integrated team environment
  • Ability to function effectively and maintain clear boundaries in a residential treatment environment serving clients with complex needs

Your Qualifications

  • Completion of a Bachelor of Nursing degree
  • Two (2) years’ related experience in health services considered an asset
  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse by a provincial or territorial authority
  • Successful candidates are responsible for providing a clear criminal record check, vulnerable sector screening, up to date immunization record including proof of full Covid-19 vaccination, as well as clear tuberculosis skin test.

Employment Specifics & Compensation

  • Located in Inuvik, NWT
  • 40 hours per week
  • $50.00/hour + $7.00/hour Northern Allowance
  • Health benefits plan

More About Us

Shift is a specialized care operator. Founded in 2011, our organization has developed a unique model for the management and staffing of complex care facilities in some of Canada's most remote locations. With a strong focus on supporting children & youth, we incorporate cultural and on-the-land opportunities, paired with experiential learning and trauma-informed care. Our programs in Nunavut and NWT are driven by a leading team of professionals from across the country. Learn more at