Closing date: Feb 22, 2018
Department: TCHSSA Comm Health - Centers
Job Code: 15124
Salary: $104,618 - $124,898
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About the Job
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.
The TCSA administers all regional health and social programs delivered to a population of approximately 3000 residents of the Tlicho region through three Community Health Centers, one 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 heal thy communities' wellbeing through excellence, accountability and respect for regional diversity.
Located within the Behchoko Health Centre and reporting directly to the Nurse in Charge (NIC) the Nurse Practitioner provides advanced clinical health assessment, diagnosis, nursing care and services to clients (individuals, families and groups) on a routine and emergency basis to: promote a healthy lifestyle; prevent and/or reduce incidence of disease, disability and death; support rehabilitation and restore health; or support the client to die comfortably and with dignity. The incumbent develops care plans and provides treatment within the Nurse Practitioner scope of practice. The Nurse Practitioner may be required to travel to the outlying communities of Gameti, Whati and Wek'weeti to provide service. The incumbent may also be required to provide on-call emergency coverage evenings and weekends on a rotational basis in Behchoko.
The Nurse Practitioner (NP) applies graduate educational preparation, relevant biomedical and social theories, and in-depth knowledge of advanced nursing practice and theory, health management, health promotion, research, disease/injury prevention and expertise to provide comprehensive health services to the residents of the Tlicho region.
The incumbent works in collaboration with all members of the primary health care team, clients, community, social workers, health and wellness workers, mental health, Justice and Education personnel, in a variety of contexts and practice settings to increase the capacity of clients and communities for self-care and self-direction.
The Nurse Practitioner works autonomously within a collaborative model to provide primary care to clients with acute illness, injury, or stable chronic health problems, including diagnosis, ordering and interpreting selected tests, prescribing and monitoring the effectiveness of selected drugs and/or interventions, and writing prescription or treatment orders, which will be acted upon by other health professionals (i.e., pharmacists, nurses, etc.). The Nurse Practitioner will consult with and/or refer to other health professionals as appropriate (i.e., physician, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, etc.), at any point in the assessment of the client, or when planning, implementing or evaluating client care when the client's condition is such that: diagnosis and/or treatment plan is unclear or beyond the scope of the N P to determine; care that is required approaches or reaches the limits of the incumbent's scope of practice; it is potentially life threatening; or a chronic health problem destabilizes. The degree to which the physician becomes involved may vary from: providing an opinion and recommendation; an opinion, recommendation and concurrent intervention; and/or assuming primary responsibility for the care of the client. ··
The NP will provide education, health promotion and leadership within the community in all areas including, but not limited to, the following: health promotion; illness and injury prevention; supportive, curative, rehabilitative, palliative, and emergency care. The incumbent will also be required to collaborate with communities to increase the capacity for self-care and provide direction as an educator. Particular emphasis on community development and health promotion is essential.
The incumbent also provides mentorship and guidance to Nursing and Nurse Practitioner students and TCSA nurses seeking development in advanced practice. Nurse Practitioner services and mentorship of students and nurses may be provided within the Community Health Centre, public settings, and schools or in a patient's home (i.e., elderly population). Services may be provided on an individual basis or as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
Failure to maintain and enhance health care delivery standards; participate effectively in integrated service initiatives; and comply with legislation, guidelines and policies will have a direct and immediate impact on the quality of life for patients, clients, their families and other health care staff, as well as on the credibility of the Agency as a service provider.
This level of knowledge, skills, and abilities is typically attained through:
- The successful completion of a Nursing Degree
- A Master's Degree, qualifying the incumbent as a Nurse Practitioner
- Two (2) year's recent NP experience in an emergency department setting or community health center.
- The incumbent must be registered as a Nurse Practitioner with the RNANT/ N U in good standing.
This job opening is for a One (1) Year Term
Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.
The salary for this position starts at $53.65 per hour (approximately $104,618 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $5,072.
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 # 15124
Closing Date: February 22, 2018 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time
Tlicho HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Nishi Khon Building, 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 419
Ph. (867) 392-3053
Fax (867) 392-6861