Community Health Worker

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Closing date: Apr 27, 2018

Location: Wrigley

Department: NTHSSA DC Health Centres

Job Code: 15349

Salary: $67,607 - $80,691

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Limited Competition

This job opening is limited to residents living within a 25 kilometre radius of Wrigley, NT.

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 the Health Cabin and reporting directly to the NIC in Fort Simpson, the Community Health Worker (CHW) is the only health care provider located within the community. The CHW plays a critical liaison role between the community and the Fort Simpson Health Centre and ensures that individuals within the community have access to care and treatment and that the nurse for that community or the NIC are aware of the medical needs of the community.

The CHW provides health care in the absence of trained medical and/or nursing personnel under the long-distance direction and guidance of the medical/nursing staff of the Fort Simpson Health Centre. Services include but are not limited to delivering and ensuring that prepackaged medications are delivered and ingested by patients; assisting in the scheduling of residents into special clinics as appropriate; monitoring and reordering of stocked medications and other supplies; participating in community health education in the absence of the Community Health Representative; and taking the local lead in dealing with any emergency medical situations (emergency situation often result in medevac).

When providing basic and emergency care or assessment the CHW will be required to independently perform a basic assessment (vital signs) and provide the results to medical/nursing personnel for diagnosis and treatment.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

• Grade 12 high school diploma

• First Aid and CPR certification or be willing to complete within the first year.



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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 $34.67 per hour (approximately $67,606 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $16,180.


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 # 15349       

Closing Date: April 27, 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