Nurse in Charge

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Closing date: Nov 29, 2017

Location: Gameti

Department: TCHSSA Health Centre

Job Code: 14854

Salary: $100,016 - $119,418

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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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 within the Gameti Health Centre and reporting directly to the Manager of Health Programs in Behchoko, the Nurse in Charge (NIC) manages how the community health programs are provided to a client population of approximately 278 residents. The Health Centre is the only medical facility in the community.

Community Health programs are provided by the NIC and one Community Health Nurse (CHN) who reports directly to the NIC. Programs include but are not limited to providing non-emergency medical care: responding to medical crisis that requires decision making outside of the usual policies, procedures and standards of nursing care; providing emergency response in collaboration with medical travel department and delivering nursing programs designed to promote community health and wellness.

The NIC must have advanced knowledge of and an ability to apply and assess the nursing process and current nursing practices including public health ensuring patients physical, emotional, psychosocial, spiritual and educational needs are met.

 The NIC must have the ability to provide emergency care and treatment such as advanced nursing functions such as but not limited to: suturing, immunization techniques and veni-puncture for all age groups.

Typically the above qualifications would be attained by the successful completion of a Bachelors of Nursing Degree, 5 years recent nursing experience with at least 1 year in a northern health centre and at least 1 year of supervisory experience. Introductory to Advanced Practice is an asset.


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Term Position

This job opening is for a 1 year term.

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.


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.



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



Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Tlicho HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Nishi Khon Building, 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 419
X0E 0Y0
Ph. (867) 392-3053
Fax (867) 392-6861

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 14854      

Closing Date: November 29, 2017- 23:59, Mountain Standard Time


Salary Information

Salary for this position is currently Under Review.