Nurse in Charge
Closing date: May 4, 2018
Location: Fort Simpson
Department: NTHSSA DC Health Centres
Job Code: 15369
Salary: $100,016 - $119,418
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About the Job
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.
Located within the Health Centre and reporting directly to the Regional Manager, Primary Care, the Nurse in Charge (NIC) will manage the delivery of community health services to a client population. The NIC functions as the site administrator and as such provides administrative oversite for all NTHSSA Dehcho Region employees working in this Health Centre and is accountable for ensure for ensuring a safe work environment from an occupational health and safety perspective. In addition to managing the Health Centre, the NIC will also provide services and patient care. The Health Centre is the sole medical and social services facility.
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 Well-Child/Woman/Man clinics, pre and post-natal clinics, school health program, chronic disease clinic, immunization programs, communicable disease surveillance and treatment, etc.). A physician supports the provision of critical incident services when telephone communications links are available.
Within the Health Centre, the NIC will be required to provide on-call coverage on a rotational basis during the evening and weekends to provide emergency nursing care.
Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
The successful completion of a Nursing Degree, 3 years recent nursing experience with at least 1 year in a northern health center and 6 months supervisory experience.
Eligible for current registration with the Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories / Nunavut is mandatory for this position.
For more information on health and social services careers and practicing in the Northwest Territories please visit www.practicenorth.ca .
Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.
The salary for this position starts at $51.29 per hour (approximately $100,015 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $10,192.
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.
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 # 15369
Closing Date: May 4, 2018 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time
Fort Smith HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
83 Breynat Street
FORT SMITH, NT X0E 0P0
Ph. (867) 872-6500
Fax (867) 872-3298