Community Health Nurse

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Closing date: Mar 23, 2018

Location: Fort Liard

Department: NTHSSA DC Health Centres

Job Code: 15182

Salary: $95,589 - $114,134

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

Located within their specific health center and reporting directly to the Nurse in Charge (NIC) the incumbent will provide; Community Health Services include providing non-emergency medical care; responding to medical crisis that requires decision making outside of the usual policies, procedures and standards of nursing care; and delivering nursing programs designed to promote community health and wellness (i.e. including but not limited to WellChild/Woman/Man clinics, pre and post-natal clinics, school health program, chronic disease clinic, immunization programs, communicable disease surveillance and treatment, etc.). The provision of critical incident services is supported by the local NIC and/or by a physician over the telephone when communications links are available.

Services may be provided within the Health Centre, community halls, schools and in a patient's home (i.e. elderly population) and are intended to promote a healthy way of life, and decrease the incidence of death and disease. Services may be provided on an individual basis or as part of a multi-disciplinary team 

This level of knowledge is commonly acquired through the successful completion of a Nursing Degree, and 2 years recent nursing experience in an acute care setting or within a northern health center.


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Eligible for current registration with the Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut is mandatory for this position. 

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Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.


Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $49.02 per hour (approximately $95,589 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $9,795.


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 # 15182        

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