Nurse in Charge

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Closing date: Apr 27, 2018

Location: Fort Liard

Department: NTHSSA DC Health Centres

Job Code: 15370

Salary: $100,016 - $119,418

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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 the Health Centre and reporting directly to the Manager, Community Health Services in Fort Laird the Nurse in Charge (NIC) will manage the delivery of community health services to a client population. 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.

The NIC manages a budget allocated to provide standardized health care programs and services, as determined by the NTHSSA and the Department of Health and Social Services.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

This level of knowledge is commonly acquired through 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.


More Information

Job Share Position

This Job Opening is for an (8) Eight Week Job Share position.


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 .


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $51.29 per hour (approximately $100,015 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $9,772.


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 # 15370         

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