Territorial Manager, Lab and Diagnostic Imaging

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Closing date: Mar 9, 2018

Location: Yellowknife

Department: NTHSSA - Allied Health Admin

Job Code: 15149

Salary: $104,618 - $124,898

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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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

Under the direction of the Director, Health Services, the Territorial Manager, Laboratory and Diagnostic Imaging is responsible for the leading development and implementation of consistent delivery strategies, standards and protocols for NWT Laboratory and diagnostic imaging services to NWT residents. This role leads a collaborative process to establish common and consistent practices for Laboratory and Diagnostic Imaging that will ensure a common standard of quality care for patients and clients across the NWT. The overarching function of this role is to ensure that Laboratory and Diagnostic Imaging services across the NWT are delivered consistently, in alignment with the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) policy and legislation, and Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) strategy and policies.

Working in collaboration with other system leaders and stakeholders, this position will develop and lead the implementation of NTHSSA laboratory and diagnostic imaging initiatives, drawing on input from internal and external stakeholders to develop specific strategies and innovative approaches that will achieve Territorial objectives for Laboratory and Diagnostic Imaging and the Health Services they support.

The incumbent is responsible for providing territorial functional leadership, subject matter expertise, and procedural/policy guidance for Laboratory and Diagnostic Imaging to all NTHSSA Regions, and for liaising with the T¿¿¿ch¿ Community Services Agency and the Hay River Health and Social Services Authority, in the delivery and review of laboratory and diagnostic imaging programs.

This position requires direct work with Regional Managers accountable for Laboratory and Diagnostic  Imaging  programs  and  Regional  COOs  to  provide  strategic  guidance  in  the consistent delivery of quality Laboratory and Diagnostic Imaging services. The decisions and recommendations made by the incumbent will take into account unique needs in given regions, but with the goal of having the optimal territory-wide impact on Laboratory and Diagnostic Imaging outcomes, including the effectiveness and efficiency of human resources, and program and service delivery. This requires consultation and research to ensure that decisions are made in accordance with NTHSSA strategic direction, clinical best practices, effective use of funding, and the real needs of NWT residents.

This position carries out its responsibilities in accordance with the GNWT acts, regulations, policies, and departmental procedures that include the Health Information Act, the Public Service Act, Public Service Regulations, Human Resource Manual, Staffing Appeals Regulations and various other government policies. As well, the incumbent must work within the terms of any agreement reached with NWT unions. The position carries out its responsibilities in accordance with the Public Service Citizen-Centre Approach to provide services, including using the Citizen-Centre Service Improvement tools to continuously enhance service delivery.

Laboratory Services are provided at the Fort Smith Health Centre, HRHSSA, Inuvik Regional Hospital, and Stanton Territorial Hospital. Services offered include but are not limited to blood bank, chemistry, and microbiology. Collection and Point of Care Services are  also offered in approximately 20 Community Health Centres throughout the NWT.

Diagnostic Services are provided by the NTHSSA - Fort Smith Region, HRHSSA, NTHSSA - Inuvik Region, and NTHSSA - Stanton Territorial Hospital. Services offered include but are not limited to X-Ray, CT Scanning, Mammography, Electro-cardio Graphs, and Ultrasound. Limited

  • Ray tests are completed in approximately 20 Community Health Centres throughout the NWT.

This position is specifically responsible for strategic planning and monitoring for the following programs under this portfolio:

  1. Diagnostic Services
  2. Laboratory Services

The integrated service delivery model requires that these services are delivered in the context of a wider range of health and social services, therefore this scope of focus also touches the edges of the full spectrum of health and social services to ensure appropriate alignment.

Four Territorial Leads/Specialists will report directly to this position to support development and implementation of specific territory-wide initiatives.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

The above knowledge and skills are most commonly acquired through a Baccalaureate in a Health Field plus five (5) years of management and supervisory experience and 5 years’ experience in one of the 2 clinical health care settings (Diagnostic Imaging, Laboratory Services).

Completion of a Health/Business Master’s Program and/or a Management Program would be an asset.


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Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.


Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $53.65 per hour to $64.05 per hour (approximately $104,618 - $124,898.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.


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 # 15149      

Closing Date: March 9, 2018- 23:59, Mountain Standard Time


GNWT Inquiries

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Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Human Resources
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor  
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445