Home Care Nurse

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Closing date: Mar 23, 2018

Location: Fort Simpson

Department: NTHSSA DC Home Nursing

Job Code: 15093

Salary: $83,363 - $99,509

Job: Full-Time

Term: Temporary

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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 Home Care Nurse will receive referrals for nursing services from the Regional Home Care Coordinator in Fort Simpson and either; perform the initial assessment, plan and implementation of nursing services or disseminate information to the appropriate regional nursing staff to provide this service. The Regional Home Care Nurse will work closely with the Regional Home Care Coordinator in ensuring that the appropriate service provider, frequency of visit, type of visit and any changes are documented and allocated to meet the ongoing assessed needs of each individual client.

It is the incumbent's responsibility to prioritize client care needs and the delivery of nursing services, provide case management to the assigned client case load, develop care plans based on the nursing process and assessed client need, identify the client need for additional resources and initiate the referral process.

Services provided by the incumbent are intended to promote accessibility to services in the home, includes client engagement in the plan of care, emphasize health promotion and illness prevention strategies, and promote collaboration with other Regional/Territorial departments and disciplines. The provision of Home Care nursing services allows families and community support networks to be directly involved in client care as are able.

The incumbent works in a specialized area of nursing practice which requires additional training and experience beyond that of basic nursing training, in order to be effective. The independent nature of work demands critical thinking and judgments outside of any set guidelines or practices. Physicians and other supportive resources are not always readily accessible to the nurse within the home environment. in some cases the incumbent may admit a client, perform an initial assessment, plan the course of treatment and discharge the client without a physician’s involvement.


Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:


Completion of a Nursing Degree and one year homecare experience.

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Term Position

This job opening is for a one (1) year term.


Eligible for current registration with the Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories / 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


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.


Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $42.75 per hour (approximately $83,362 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $10,111.


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


Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory vulnerable sector check if they are contacted for an interview.  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 # 15093         

Closing Date: March 23, 2018 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Fort Smith HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
83 Breynat Street
Box 876
Ph. (867) 872-6500
Fax (867) 872-3298
E-mail:  jobsfortsmith@gov.nt.ca