Primary Care Nurse Practitioner 13 Week Job Share - Tuktoyaktuk/Fort McPherson

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Location: Fort McPherson

Department: Northwest Territories HSSA

Job Code: 15540

Wage: See "Salary Information" below.

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Job Information

Located within the Fort McPherson and Tuktoyaktuk Health Centre and reporting directly to the Regional Manager, Community Health Centres, the incumbent will provide comprehensive health assessment, make diagnoses and develop care plans within the nurse practitioners scope of practice. The Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (PCNP) and family physicians will collaborate as providers of primary care to individuals, families and the community as a whole. In addition, the PCNP provides clinical nursing leadership within the primary community care regional team.

The focus of the PCNP is community health nursing with particular emphasis on community development and health promotion as well as knowledge and skills in assessment, diagnosis intervention, treatment management, drug therapy and referral functions which are shared with physicians, pharmacists and other service providers.

PCNP will provide comprehensive nursing care to clients including; health promotion, illness and injury prevention, supportive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative care. The incumbent will also be required to collaborate with communities to increase the capacity for self-care and direction as an educator, leader, researcher and advanced clinical practitioner.

Within the overlapping area of practice, the PCNP will perform primary care services for acute illness and injuries and stable chronic health problems commonly encountered in primary care, including: ordering and interpreting selected diagnostic tests; and therapeutics (selecting, recommending, prescribing and monitoring the effectiveness of selected drugs and interventions).

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

This level of knowledge is commonly acquired through the successful completion of a Nursing Degree, a certificate as a Nurse Practitioner and 2 years directly related nursing experience.

More Information

Job Share Position

This Job Opening is for a 13 Week Job Share position in Fort McPherson or Tuktoyaktuk. (Please identify your community preference in your resume)


Eligible for current registration with Registered Nurses of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut (RNANT/NU) 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.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $53.65 per hour, 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 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 # 15540        

Closing Date: Open Until Filled


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Inuvik HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
1st Floor, Alex Moses Greenland Building
105 Veteran's Way
Box 1869
Ph. (867) 678-6600
Fax (867) 678-6620