Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Closing date: Sep 29, 2017
Location: Fort Smith
Department: Northwest Territories HSSA
Job Code: 14236
Salary: $104,618 - $124,898
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About the Job
The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) works under the direction of the Minister of Health and Social Services, in partnership with the Deputy Minister, Health and Social Services and the Health and Social Services regions, to support the health and wellbeing of people across the Northwest Territories through planning, development, deliver, evaluation and reporting on program and service delivery.
NTHSSA is committed to the development and provision of quality services in such a way as to make the best use of public resources, ensure the sustainability of the system, focus on client safety and best practices and promote positive health and social outcomes. NTHSSA strives to continually improve the health and social service system to ensure best health, best care, and a better future for the people of the NWT.
Our mission is to work with people to optimize wellbeing through the provision of collaborative and culturally appropriate health and social services.
Located within the Fort Smith Health Centre and reporting to the Medical Director clinically and to the Director of Health Programs and Services administratively, the incumbent will provide comprehensive advanced health assessment, make autonomous nursing and medical diagnoses, develop treatment plans, and provide treatment within the NP's scope of practice. The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority health center provides emergent and urgent services to the residents of the community on a walk-in basis daily and the incumbent is expected to provide full scope of practice care to this target population on a daily basis, (approximately 200 encounters per month). The incumbent will also share responsibility for the staff health program and the facility's Infection Control program.
The focus of the NP is to improve a client health and ensure that the client's care needs are met in the context of the client's mental, emotional and physical well-being. Particular emphasis on community development and health promotion as well as advanced knowledge and skills in assessment, nursing and medical diagnosis, intervention, treatment management, drug therapy and referral functions which are shared with physicians, pharmacists and other service providers is essential.
This level of knowledge is commonly acquired through the completion of a Nursing Degree, plus a postgraduate education program as a Nurse Practitioner and 2 years directly related nursing experience.
Eligible for current registration with the Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories / 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 .
Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.
The salary for this position starts at $53.65 per hour (approximately $104,617 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $6,167.
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.
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 # 14236
Closing Date: September 29, 2017 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time
This job opening is for a one (1) year term.
Fort Smith HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
83 Breynat Street
FORT SMITH, NT X0E 0P0
Ph. (867) 872-6500
Fax (867) 872-3298