Relief Emergency Medical Coordinator, Med-Response

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Closing date: Jun 9, 2017

Location: Yellowknife

Department: STHA-Patient Transport-Med Res

Job Code: 14372

Wage: $44.75 - $53.44/hour

Job: On Demand

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority –Stanton  Territorial Hospital (NTHSSA)  is offering challenging nursing work and work life balance.  Join our health care team as a Registered Nurse (RN).   Stanton Territorial Hospital (STH) is a 100 in-patient bed accredited facility, located in Yellowknife Northwest Territories (NWT). STH is the referral center for approximately 43,000 NWT residents and 5,900 residents from the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut. STH provides health care services to adults and children on an inpatient/outpatient and outreach basis in order to restore health with dignity.  STH maintains a tobacco free environment within the building and throughout the property, recognizing the health hazards associated with tobacco in the workplace, both to smokers and non-smokers alike.  Therefore, Stanton maintains a tobacco free environment within the building and throughout the property.

Job Information

The Relief Emergency Medical Coordinator, Med-Response is responsible for providing clinical care (directly and indirectly), triaging anytime and coordinating advice from various sources through a single emergency medical and support dispatch service (virtual advice, assessment and referral centre) for every community in the Northwest Territories (NWT) to ensure that the service provided is effective, efficient, and of the highest standard.

The Relief Emergency Medical Coordinator, Med-Response is located in Yellowknife and reports directly to the Territorial Emergency Medical Supervisor, Med-Response.  This position will be the primary coordinator of emergency medical evacuation services including air ambulance triage, air ambulance coordination, dispatch services, and repatriation services.  Additionally, this position will help coordinate practitioner-to-practitioner virtual advice services including providing clinical advice in emergency situations and facilitating consultation with physicians and/or specialists in the NWT or elsewhere.

The Relief Emergency Medical Coordinator, Med-Response provides clinical advice and support, continuing medical management as necessary and assessment in emergency situations; and facilitates consultations with physicians and/or specialists in the NWT or elsewhere.

The Relief Emergency Medical Coordinator, Med-Response liaises with the Territorial Emergency Medical Supervisor, Med-Response, when required, or the designated clinical lead that may be available on site or via telephone or virtual services.  This Registered Nurse position follows clinical dispatch, patient care, and transport protocols for all Med-Response services.

Typically, the above qualifications would attained by:

This level of knowledge is commonly acquired through the successful completion of a bachelor’s degree in nursing with three years of Emergency Room, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Paramedic, or NWT Community Health Centre.


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Relief Worker

This job opening is for a Relief position where there are no established hours of work on a daily, weekly or monthly basis and may be required to report to work on an as and when required basis for facilities where services operate on a daily basis throughout the entire year.


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

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Immunization Status

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


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.


Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $44.75 per hour to $53.44 per hour (approximately $87,263 - $104,208.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.


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 # 14372         

Closing Date: June 9, 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