Home Care Registered Nurse

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Closing date: May 25, 2018

Location: Yellowknife

Department: NTHSSA YK Homecare Enhancement

Job Code: 15549

Salary: $83,363 - $99,509

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Limited Competition

This Job Opening is limited to employees with the GNWT/WSCC in indeterminate and term positions.

Department Information

Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority – Yellowknife Region (NTHSSA)  is one of eight health and social services authorities established by the Department of Health and Social Services in the Government of the Northwest Territories. 

NTHSSA – Yellowknife Region delivers and administers Population Health, Primary Health Care and Social Services programs in the communities of Dettah, Fort Resolution, Lutselk’e, Ndilo and Yellowknife.

Our mission is to work with people to optimize wellbeing through the provision of collaborative and culturally appropriate health and social services.

Job Information

The Home Care Nurse (HCN) is responsible for providing comprehensive nursing services to residents of Yellowknife Region in accordance with relevant current NWT and Canadian legislation, continuing care standards, standards of nursing practice and clinical practice guidelines from the GNWT Department of Health and Social Services, the Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut (RNANT/NU) and the Community Health Nurses of Canada (CHNC).The HCN provides services according to the mission, values, strategic plan, administrative directives and standard operating procedures of the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) and the NTHSSA—Yellowknife Region

Knowledge of home and community nursing and nursing sciences to practice and synthesize information from a broad range of theories, models and frameworks

• Knowledge of the nursing process to collaborate, develop, coordinate and implement mutually agreed upon care plans, negotiate priorities in care, and support clients to navigate and transition through the continuum of care

• Knowledge of biological, physical and behavioral sciences in order to recognize, interpret and prioritize findings and determine and implement a plan of action based on accepted standards of practice in a community setting

• Knowledge and current expertise in a broad range of areas, including adult education, community-based nursing, working with families, disease processes, long-term care assessment, community resources, wound care and specialized dressings, medications, grief management and pain management

The successful completion of a BScN or BN degree program with at least 2 years of recent, acute care nursing experience in a medical, surgical, home care or community health environment.

Must be eligible for registration with the RNANT/NU, have completed a satisfactory criminal record check and possess a Class 5 driver's license.


More Information

Term Position

This job opening is for a 1 year term.


Eligible for current registration/certification with RNANT/NU 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.

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $42.75 per hour (approximately $83,362.50. per annum) 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 criminal record check. 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 #15549        

Closing Date: Friday, 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