Casual Community Health Care Nurses

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Closing date: Feb 22, 2018

Location: Across the NWT

Department: HR Allied Health Services

Job Code: 13903

Wage: See "Salary Information" below.

Job: Full-Time

Term: Temporary

About the Job

Job Information

The Northwest Territories has an integrated health and social services system that provides patient focused care in a local health centre or where necessary, in the nearest community .

There are eight Health and Social Services Regions that manage and deliver community and facility-based services for health care for 44,000 residents throughout the Northwest Territories.

There are 28 community health centres in the Northwest Territories, employing between one and seven community health nurses each.  Work settings vary from remote community health centres to public health units and secondary and tertiary hospitals.

Community Health Nurses work in an expanded nursing role in the remote health centres, as the primary care providers in most Northwest Territories communities. In addition to community, home care and public health services, these nurses provide treatment and emergency care services, X-ray, Medevac services and crisis management. Services may be provided within the Health Centre, community halls, schools or in a patients/residents home (i.e. elderly population) and are intended to promote a healthy way of life, and decrease the incidence of death and disease.  Services may be provided on an individual basis or as part of a multi-disciplinary team.  Working in the North will provide you with an opportunity to challenge all of your skill sets.

Within the Northwest Territories nurses must be eligible for registration with the Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut (RNANT/NU).  For more information on Nursing Licensing in the NWT please visit:

To be successful in this position, one would typically possess a degree in nursing and a minimum of 2 years recent and relevant nursing experience.

For additional information about required nursing qualifications as well as information about living and working in the Northwest Territories please visit:


More Information

Casual Employment

This job opening is for casual employment opportunities within GNWT departments, boards and agencies

Immunization Status

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

Salary Information

The salary range for casual nursing positions starts at $46.42 and tops out at $64.05 per hour, depending on the type of nursing. In addition you will receive a pro-rated annual Northern Allowance from $3,450 to $32,077 depending on the community of employment.  Special Allowances ranging from $4,500.00 to $9,000.00 pro-rated per annum are also paid to nurses working in health centres with three or less nurses.


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


Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory vulnerable sector check if they are contacted for an interview.  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 # 13903        

Closing Date: Open until filled


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Health Recruitment Unit
Department of Human Resources
Government of the Northwest Territories
Arthur Laing Building, 3rd Floor
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445