Nurse Practitioner, NWT Renal Program

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Closing date: Feb 2, 2018

Location: Yellowknife

Department: Northwest Territories HSSA

Job Code: 15061

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 –Stanton Territorial Hospital (NTHSSA)  is offering challenging nursing work and work life balance.  Join our health care team as a Nurse Practitioner, NWT Renal Program.  Stanton Territorial Hospital (STH) is a 100 in-patient bed accredited facility, located in Yellowknife Northwest Territories (NWT). This is an exciting time to work at Stanton as the hospital is undergoing  major redevelopment with a new $350 million facility being built with operations scheduled to transition into the new facility in 2019, for more information on the redevelopment visit

STH is the referral center for approximately 43,000 NWT residents and 5,900 residents from the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut. STH provides health care services to adults and children on an inpatient/outpatient and outreach basis in order to restore health with dignity.  STH maintains a tobacco free environment within the building and throughout the property, recognizing the health hazards associated with tobacco in the workplace, both to smokers and non-smokers alike.  Therefore, Stanton maintains a tobacco free environment within the building and throughout the property.


Job Information

Under the direction of the Manager, Medicine & Outpatient Care, Stanton Territorial Hospital (STH), the NP, NWT Renal Program is an autonomous practitioner who provides renal care leadership and care coordination for all NWT Renal Patients in collaboration with Stanton staff, regional and HSSA stakeholders.  The incumbent is the subject matter expert on Renal Care for the NWT and works with Stanton programs, Regional Stakeholders, and out of territory partners to ensure that patients at various levels of renal insufficiency are captured, diagnosed, and that a plan of care is implemented based upon their invidual needs and preferences. 

The NP, NWT Renal Program, in coordination with primary care and through the EMR, follows a caseload of patients at various stages (1-5) of Renal Insufficiency, ensuring appropriate case consultation and care coordination for these groups of patients from across the NWT. For 2016/17, 530 patients were followed, with 40 stage 4-5 patients, of which 24 are on hemodialysis at Stanton and Hay River. The NP plays a significant role in ensuring that patients are appropriately identified and assessed for treatment options (such as peritoneal dialysis to promote clients managing their own dialysis needs and being able to live within their home communities), in conjunction with the Northern Alberta Renal Program (NARP). The NP collaborates with regional stakeholders to ensure the delivery of quality renal services to maximize patient outcomes and quality of life. The incumbent will be responsible to facilitate appropriate education and training to clinical staff, patients and their families, and revise and review procedures to meet current standards of practice where appropriate, and establish evaluative processes to ensure the delivery of high standard professional care.

The Nurse Practitioner, NWT Renal Program is an NP who models and promotes excellence through the hands on delivery of nursing care to clients (when and if required) or by providing seasoned advice, consultation and/or recommendations to Regions and to other health professionals within the Stanton organization when they are faced with difficult or unusual situations. As an educator, researcher and consultant, with expert nursing knowledge, the incumbent helps guide nurses from task orientation to more empowered analytical thinking and care giving approaches. These provisions have a direct impact on the quality of services delivered to clients and their families and on the cost of the services provided.

The Nurse Practitioner, NWT Renal Program will be required to carry out community visits, lead and participate in Renal Insufficiency Clinics, as well as provide leadership and guidance to staff working in all renal programs across the NWT.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

The successful completion  of a Nursing Degree, Certification as a Nurse Practitioner or an MScN - Nurse Practitioner.  Certification in Nephrology Nursing (Canadian Nurses Association).  Five (5) years clinical nursing experience in a renal care unit.  Candidate must be in good standing with RNANT/NU.   

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Transfer Assignments

Transfer Assignments may be considered.


Eligible for current registration with Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut (RNANT/NU) 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

Salary for this position is currently Under Review.


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.


Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 15061         

Closing Date: February 2, 2018 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time


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