Quality Management Specialist - Central

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Closing date: Oct 27, 2017

Location: Yellowknife

Department: Northwest Territories HSSA

Job Code: 14775

Wage: See "Salary Information" below.

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) offers challenging and exciting careers in health and social services delivery and administration in Canada’s North. The Territorial Authority has service locations in communities across the territory and a staff of more than 1,600 serving over 43,000 residents of the NWT and 5,900 residents of the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut.  Challenging work, welcoming communities, and expanded opportunities are some of the benefits offered to employees of the NTHSSA.


Job Information

The Quality Management Specialist (QMS) is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating a comprehensive patient safety and quality improvement plan for quality client/patient care including leading quality improvement initiatives and supporting the Regional and Territorial accreditation programming.  The QMS will support, facilitate, or lead Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) quality initiatives in conjunction with multiple stakeholders, in order to enhance client/patient care. This role, in collaboration with numerous key stakeholders, will facilitate and support continuous quality improvement (CQI) within all program areas within the health and social services system as a whole and responsibilities are carried out in accordance with National Standards, Government of the Northwest Territories' (GNWT) legislation and regulations, and the Department of Health and Social Services' (DHSS) legislation and policies, and NTHSSA policies and procedures.

Located in Yellowknife, the QMS – Central , serving the Yellowknife Region and Stanton Hospital, and providing support to other regions as required, reports to the Territorial Manager, Quality and Best Practice and works closely with Regional COOs.  There are two QMSs providing services to the Yellowknife Region, Stanton, and various regions and/or Health and Social Services Authorities as required.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

A Bachelor's Degree in a health and social services discipline, business, organizational management or a law degree.

A minimum of three (3) years work-related experience in a health, or social services discipline is required.

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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 $87,263.00 to $104,208.00 annually) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.00.


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


Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. 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.


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

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

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID #14775      

Closing Date: October 27, 2017 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time