Nurse in Charge- 8 Week Job Share

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Closing date: May 5, 2017

Location: Lutselk'e

Department: YHSSA Health Centres

Job Code: 14255

Salary: $100,016 - $119,418

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority – Yellowknife Region (NTHSSA)  is one of eight health and social services authorities established by the Department of Health and Social Services in the Government of the Northwest Territories. 

NTHSSA – Yellowknife Region delivers and administers Population Health, Primary Health Care and Social Services programs in the communities of Dettah, Fort Resolution, ¿utselk’e, Ndilo and Yellowknife.

Our mission is to work with people to optimize wellbeing through the provision of collaborative and culturally appropriate health and social services.

Job Information

 The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) administers all public health, home Care and general physician services throughout Yellowknife, Dettah and N'Dilo, as well as all regional health and social services delivered in Fort Resolution and Lutsel K'e. The NTHSSA provides and supports the delivery of community based health care services to adults and children in order to enhance the health and well-being of communities through excellence, accountability and respect for regional diversity.

 Located within the Lutsel K'e Health Centre and reporting directly to the Manager, Health Center Operations in Yellowknife, the Nurse in Charge (NIC) will manage the delivery of community health services to a client population of approximately 300+ residents. The Health Centre is the sole medical facility in the community. The NIC will take some administrative direction from the Community Coordinator located in Lutsel K'e.

 Community Health Services are provided by the NIC and 2 Community Health Nurse who reports directly to the NIC Services include providing non-emergency medical  care; responding to medical emergencies that require decision making outside of the usual policies, procedures and standards of nursing care; and delivering nursing programs designed to promote   community   health   and   wellness   (i.e.   including   but   not   limited   to   Well-

Child/Woman/Man clinics, pre and post-natal clinics, school health program, chronic disease clinic, immunization programs, communicable disease surveillance and treatment, etc.). The provisions of critical incident services are supported by a physician over the telephone when communications links are available.

 Services may be provided within the Health Centre, community halls, schools or in a patients home (i.e. elderly population) and are intended to promote a health 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. These services have a direct impact on the quality of services delivered to clients and their families, and on the cost of the services provided.

 In addition, the NIC directly supervises 1 Community Health Representative, 1 Janitor/Maintainer, 1 Homemaker, 1 Medical Receptionist and administrative guidance to 1 Dental Therapist and manages a $600,000 (approximate) budget allocated to provide standardized health care programs and services, as determined by the NTHSSA and the Department of Health and Social Services.

Within the Lutsel K'e Health Centre the NIC will be share on-call coverage with the CHN on a rotational basis during the evening and weekends to provide emergency nursing care.

This level of knowledge is commonly acquired through the successful completion of a Nursing Degree, 2 years recent nursing experience with at least 1 year in a northern health center and 6 months supervisory experience.

More Information

Job Share Position

This Job Opening is for a 8 Weeks Job Share position.


Eligible for current registration/certification with the Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut (RNANT/NU) is mandatory for this position. 

For more information on health and social services careers and practicing in the Northwest Territories please visit .

Driver's License Requirement

A mandatory requirement for this position is a valid Class 5 Driver's License


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.


Salary Information

 The salary starts at $51.29 per hour (approximately $100,016 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $ 19,255.

The salary

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.


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


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 # 14255       

Closing Date: MAY 5, 2017- 23:59, Mountain Standard Time


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Human Resources
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor  
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445

Immunization Status

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