Community Health Nurse

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Location: Gameti

Department: TCHSSA Health Centre

Job Code: 14674

Salary: $95,589 - $114,134

Job: Full-Time

Term: Temporary

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About the Job

Department Information

The Tlicho Community Services Agency is a unique organization responsible for the delivery of education, health and social services within the Tlicho region. The Tlicho Community Services Agency's vision 'Strong Like Two People' is a metaphor for the desire by community leadership to build an organization, and create programs and services that recognize the strength and importance of two cultures.


Job Information

Located in Gamètì and reporting directly to the Nurse in Charge (NIC), the Community Health Nurse (CHN) delivers community health programs to a client population of approximately 276 residents.  The Health Centre is the sole medical facility in the community.


Community Health Programs include providing non-emergency medical care; responding to medical crisis that requires the incumbent to use the standards of nursing care when deciding to override policies and procedures; 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, home care program, chronic disease program, immunization programs, communicable disease surveillance and treatment, etc.). The provision of Emergency services is supported by the NIC and a physician over the telephone when communication links are available.


Within the Gamètì Health Centre the CHN will be required to provide on-call coverage on a rotational basis with NIC during the evening and weekends to provide emergency nursing care to the residents' of Gamètì.


This level of knowledge is commonly acquired through the successful completion of a Nursing Degree acquiring 2 years recent nursing experience in an emergency or critical care setting or in a northern health center. The completion of an Introduction to advanced practice (IAP) course or its equivalency.


Experience in Home Care would be an asset. Certification in Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS) would be an asset.


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 range for this position is from $49.02 per hour to $58.53 per hour (approximately $95,589 - $114,133.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $15,249.

Gameti is a 2 Nurse Station Allowance of $6,000 per annum.


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 #14674   

Open Until Filled


GNWT Inquiries

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