Community Health Nurse
Closing date: Dec 29, 2017
Department: Northwest Territories HSSA
Job Code: 14885
Salary: $95,589 - $114,134
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About the Job
Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority – Yellowknife Region (NTHSSA) is one of eight health and social services authorities established by the Department of Health and Social Services in the Government of the Northwest Territories.
NTHSSA – Yellowknife Region delivers and administers Population Health, Primary Health Care and Social Services programs in the communities of Dettah, Fort Resolution, Lutselk’e, Ndilo and Yellowknife.
Our mission is to work with people to optimize wellbeing through the provision of collaborative and culturally appropriate health and social services.
The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) administers all public health, home care and general physician services throughout Yellowknife, Dettah and N’Dilo, as well as all regional health and social services delivered in Fort Resolution and Lutsel K’e. The NTHSSA provides and supports the delivery of community based health care services to adults and children in order to enhance the health and well-being of communities through excellence, accountability and respect for regional diversity.
Located within the Lutsel K’e Health Centre and reporting directly to the Nurse in Charge (NIC) the incumbent and the NIC deliver community health services to a client population of approximately 300+ residents. 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 (i.e. including but not limited to Well-Child/Woman/Man clinics, pre and post-natal clinics, school health program, chronic disease clinic, immunization programs, communicable disease surveillance and treatment, etc.). The provisions of critical incident services are supported by the local NIC and/or by a physician over the telephone when communications links are available.
Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
Successful completion of a Nursing Degree, 2 years recent nursing experience in an acute care setting or within a northern health centre.
Eligible for current registration/certification with the Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut is mandatory for this position.
For more information on health and social services careers and practicing in the Northwest Territories please visit www.practicenorth.ca
Driver’s License Requirement
A mandatory requirement for this position is a valid Class 5 Driver's License.
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.
The salary range for this position is from $49.02 per hour to $58.53 per hour (approximately $95,589.00 - $114,134.00 annually) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $19,296.00.
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.
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 #
Closing Date: December 29, 2017 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time
Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
YK Centre, 5th Floor
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445