*AMENDED Regional Physiotherapist -

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Closing date: May 7, 2017

Location: Inuvik

Department: BDHSSA Physio

Job Code: 14254

Salary: $87,263 - $104,208

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

The Territorial Health and Social Services Authority (THSSA) 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. 

THSSA 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. THSSA 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.

Job Information


This position is located in the Inuvik Regional Hospital , which is a 51 bed accredited facility serving the town of Inuvik and twelve outlying communities services by the NTHSSA. The NTHSSA provides and supports the delivery of health care services to adults and children on an inpatient, outpatient and outreach basis in order to enhance healthy communities and well-being through excellence, accountability and respect for regional diversity.

Reporting directly to the Manager of Rehabilitation and Health Promotion, the incumbent independently provides assessment, diagnostic, rehabilitative and preventative service to inpatients and outpatients ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics. The Rehabilitation Department consists of the Manager of Rehabilitation, two Physiotherapists, two Occupational Therapists, two Speech Language Pathologists, and two Rehabilitation Assistants.

This position plans, organizes, delivers and evaluates PT services in the hospital (including the Acute Care ward, Long Term Care ward, and the outpatient clinic), in the community health centers, in the home and in school settings in the Beaufort-Delta and the Sahtu regions.

Critical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of current physiotherapy accepted standards of practice with a broad base of physiotherapy experiences
  • Must be sensitive to the cultural, social and regional conditions in order to develop effective programs
  • Must be able to travel to outlying communities via ice road and small aircraft. A valid NWT Driver's license would be considered an asset.
  • An ability to educate patients, their families (where applicable) and other health care professionals on appropriate self-management techniques
  • Knowledge of and an ability to network resources within and outside the NTHSSA (i.e. Social Services, WCB, community Health Nurses, Home Care, etc.) in order to ensure support of patients and their families (i.e. discharge planning)
  • Computer skills adequate for administration tasks

Typically attained by

This level of knowledge is typically acquired through a university degree in Physiotherapy at a Bachelor's or Masters level. Preference will be given to candidates with at least 2 years work experience

More Information

Term Position

This job opening is for a 1 Year Term


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $44.75 per hour (approximately $87,263. per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $13,837.


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.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 14254        

Closing Date: May 7, 2017- 23:59, Mountain Standard Time

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Inuvik Client Service Centre
GNWT Human Resources
66 Franklin Manor
Box 1869
Ph. (867) 678-6600
Fax (867) 678-6620
E-mail:  jobsinuvik@gov.nt.ca


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