Community Nurse Practitioner - Job Share

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Closing date: Jun 30, 2017

Location: Fort Simpson

Department: DCHSSA Health Centres

Job Code: 14268

Salary: $104,618 - $124,898

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

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.



Job Information

Located within the Fort Simpson Health Centre and reporting directly to the Nurse in Charge (NIC), the incumbent will provide comprehensive advanced health assessment, make autonomous nursing and medical diagnosis, develop care plans, and provide treatment within the CNP's scope of practice to the residents of Fort Simpson. Within the community, the Community Nurse Practitioner is the clinical leader providing advanced nursing skills, direction and leadership within the Primary Community Care Team.


The focus of the CNP is to improve a patient's health and ensure that the patients care needs are met in the context of the patient's psychosocial 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.

The CNP will provide advanced clinical practice, education, health promotion and leadership within the community in all areas including but not limited to the following: health promotion, illness and injury prevention, supportive, curative, rehabilitative, palliative and emergency care. The incumbent will also be required to collaborate with communities to increase the capacity for self-care and provide direction as an educator, leader, researcher and advanced practitioner.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

Successful completion of a Nursing Degree, 2 years related nursing experience and a postgraduate education program as a Nurse Practitioner.



More Information


Eligible for current registration with the Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories / Nunavut is mandatory for this position. 

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Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.


Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $53.65 per hour (approximately $104,617 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $10,111.


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 #   14268       

Closing Date: June 30, 2017 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Fort Smith Client Service Centre

GNWT Human Resources

83 Breynat Street

Box 876


Ph. (867) 872-6500

Fax (867) 872-3298


Job Share Position

This Job Opening is for an eight (8) Week Job Share position.