Relief Emergency Medical Coordinator, Med-Response- Limited to 25 kms of Yellowknife

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Closing date: May 25, 2018

Location: Yellowknife

Department: Northwest Territories HSSA

Job Code: 15516

Salary: $87,263 - $104,208

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.


Indeterminate (full time) Emergency  Medical  Coordinator, Med-Response

Indeterminate Relief Emergency Medical Coordinator, Med Response   – Relief position where there are no established hours of work on a daily, weekly or monthly basis and may be required to report to work on an as and when required basis for facilities where services operate on a daily basis throughout the entire year.

Emergency Medical Coordinator, Med Response  - 4 month term position

Job Information

The Emergency Medical Coordinator, Med-Response is located in Yellowknife and reports directly to the Territorial Emergency Medical Supervisor, Med-Response. This position will be the primary coordinator of emergency medical evacuation services including air ambulance triage, air ambulance coordination, dispatch services, and repatriation services. Additionally, this position will help coordinate practitioner-to-practitioner virtual advice services including providing clinical advice in emergency situations and facilitating consultation with physicians and/or specialists in the NWT or elsewhere.

The Emergency Medical Coordinator, Med-Response provides clinical advice and support, continuing medical management as necessary and assessment in emergency situations; and facilitates consultations with physicians and/or specialists in the NWT or elsewhere.

 The Emergency Medical Coordinator, Med-Response liaises with and takes clinical direction as required from the NP Territorial Emergency Medical Supervisor, Med-Response, or the designated medical/clinical director who may be available on site or via telephony or virtual services. This Registered Nurse position follows clinical dispatch, patient care, and transport protocols for all Med-Response services.

 The dispatch decisions made by the incumbent and the advice given, and their effectiveness in creating positive relationships with other service providers will have a direct impact on the health of patients across the NWT.

 As this is an emergency based service, this position will participate in shift, weekend, or on- call responsibilities as required ensuring continued un-interrupted operation of the service 24\7\365.

 Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

This level of knowledge is commonly acquired through the successful completion of a bachelor's degree in nursing with three years of emergency room OR NWT Community health centre.


Limited Competition

This job opening is limited to residents living within 25 kilometres of Yellowknife

More Information

Shift Work

This position involves a Rotating/Irregular Shift Schedule which may change due to operational requirements.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.



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

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Immunization Status

The successful candidate will be required to obtain proof of current up-to-date immunization status.

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $44.75 per hour to $53.44 per hour (approximately $87,263 - $104,208.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.


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 15516       

Closing Date: May 25, 2018- 23:59, Mountain Standard Time


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor  
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445