Community Health Nurse

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Closing date: Nov 28, 2017

Location: Tlicho Community Services Agen

Department: TCHSSA Health Centre

Job Code: 14874

Salary: $95,589 - $114,134

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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

The Tlicho Community Services Agency (TCSA) administers all regional health and social programs delivered to a population of approximately 3000 residents of the Tlicho region through 3 community Health Centers, 1 Community Health Station as well as the residents of the Jimmy Erasmus Seniors Home. The TCSA provides and supports the delivery of health care services to adults and children on an outpatient and outreach basis in order to enhance healthy communities' well being through excellence, accountability and respect for regional diversity.

Located within the Behchoko Health Centre and reporting directly to the Nurse in Charge (NIC) the Community Health Nurse (CHN) delivers community health programs to a client population of approximately 2000 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.

Services may be provided within the Health Centre, community halls, schools, in a client home (i.e. elderly population) or on the highway (i.e. ambulance call) and are intended to promote a healthy way of life, and decrease the incidence of death and disease. Services may be provided on an individual basis or as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Within the Behchoko Health Centre the CHN will be required to provide on-call coverage on a rotational basis with other CHN’s during the evening and weekends to provide emergency nursing care to the residents of Behchoko and Jimmy Erasmus Senior’s Home.

In addition, the CHN will provide functional advice and guidance to the Lay Dispensers in Wekweeti as required or requested.

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. Within the TCSA nurses must be registered with the RNANTNU. Training in emergency response and a driver’s license would be assets. Experience in Home Care would be an asset. The completion of an Introduction to Advanced Practice (IAP) course or its equivalency.

Certification in Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS) and Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) would be an asset.



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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 #14874   

Closing Date: November 28, 2017 23:59, Mountain Standard Time.


Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $49.02 per hour (approximately $95,589. per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $5,125.

Term Position

Term ending March 31, 2019


Eligible for current registration/certification with the Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut is mandatory for this position.

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