Community Health Nurse

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Location: Aklavik

Department: BDHSSA CHCO

Job Code: 14680

Salary: $95,589 - $114,134

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

About the Job

Job Information

Located within the respective Health Centre and reporting directly to the Nurse in Charge, the Community Health Nurse (CHN) delivers community health services to a client population of predominantly Inuvialuit and Gwich’in.  The Health Centre is the sole medical facility in the community.

Community Health 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 well-ness (ie. Including but not limited to Well-Child/Women/Man clinics, pre and post-natal clinics, school health program, chronic disease clinic, immunization programs, communicable disease surveillance and treatment, etc.).  The provision of critical incident services are supported by the NIC and 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 (ie. Elderly population) and are intended to promote a health way of life, and decrease the incidence of death and disease and injury.  Service may be provided on an individual basis or as part of a multi-disciplinary team.  All CHNs will be required to provide on-call coverage 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 in an acute care setting or within a northern health center. 

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Job Share Position

This Job Opening is for:

8 Week Job Share position in Aklavik

8 Week Job Share position in Tuktoyaktuk


Eligible for current registration/certification with the Registered Nurses Association for the Northwest Territories and Nunavut is 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 for this position starts at $49.02 per hour (approximately $95,589 per annum) plus a Northern Allowance of:

$10.53 per hour for Aklavik

$10.79 per hour for Tuktoyaktuk



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 # 14680       

Closing Date: Open Until Filled


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Inuvik HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
66 Franklin Manor
Box 1869
Ph. (867) 678-6600
Fax (867) 678-6620