Senior Housekeeper

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Closing date: Mar 23, 2018

Location: Norman Wells

Department: Northwest Territories HSSA

Job Code: 15224

Wage: $28.70 - $33.39/hour

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

The Territorial Health and Social Services Authority (THSSA) works under the direction of the Minister of Health and Social Services, in partnership with the Deputy Minister, Health and Social Services and the Health and Social Services regions, to support the health and wellbeing of people across the Northwest Territories through planning, development, deliver, evaluation and reporting on program and service delivery.
THSSA is committed to the development and provision of quality services in such a way as to make the best use of public resources, ensure the sustainability of the system, focus on client safety and best practices and promote positive health and social outcomes. THSSA strives to continually improve the health and social service system to ensure best health, best care, and a better future for the people of the NWT.
Our mission is to work with people to optimize wellbeing through the provision of collaborative and culturally appropriate health and social services.

Job Information

The position is located in the Sahtu Gotine regional Health and Social Services Centre & the Sahtu Dene Necha Ko Long Term Care Facility in Norman Wells. The NTHSSA is responsible for the effective delivery of health and social services in the Sahtu Region. The geographical area of responsibility comprises the Sahtu Region residents living in 5 communities : Tulita, Deline, Norman Wells, Fort Good Hope and Colville Lake.
The incumbent works as part of a team of housekeepers and is responsible for the cleaning of the long-term care rooms, isolation rooms, palliative care suite, specialty areas, all administration offices and boardrooms.
The incumbent is responsible to handle and clean all laundry and linens for the facility in accordance with the NTHSSA policies and procedures, Accreditation Canada Standards, Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS) and other applicable standards.
Sound knowledge of methods, standards and procedures for cleaning a health facility to ensure infection control and a safe and hygienic environment. This includes knowledge of cleaning procedures, infection control  procedures, chain of infection and quality assurance and accreditation standards.
Sound knowledge of methods, standards and procedures for handling and cleaning laundry and linens in a health facility to ensure infection control and a safe and hygienic environment. This includes knowledge of laundry procedures, infection control procedures, chain of infection and quality assurance and accreditation standards.
The incumbent also requires knowledge of cleaning compounds and materials.
The incumbent requires knowledge of the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) as it applies to cleaning. The incumbent requires annual training in standard precautions.
The incumbent requires the ability to read and interpret cleaning supplies, laundry and safety procedures and must be able to interpret material product information as per WHMIS legislation.
The incumbent requires training in standard First Aid and to renew when required
The incumbent must be able to work in a cross-cultural situation
Reliable and able to work independently and with minimal supervision.
Effective communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
• These qualifications are normally acquired through completion of grade 12
• 4 year of direct related experience
• Experience  working  directly  within  a  Health  Care  Facility  in  a  capacity  of  either housekeeping and/or laundry services is preferred.
• 1 year staff supervisory experience
• Equivalences will be considered

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Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $27.98 per hour (approximately $54,561.00 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance.


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 interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID #15224  Closing Date: March 23, 2018 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Sahtu HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
#2 McKenzie Drive
Box 360
Ph. (867) 587-7150
Fax (867) 587-2173