Medical Clinic LPN

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Closing date: May 25, 2018

Location: Fort Smith

Department: NTHSSA FS Medical Clinic

Job Code: 15562

Salary: $72,677 - $86,775

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.



Job Information

Located in Fort Smith, the Medical Clinic LPN reports to the Regional Supervisor, Primary Health Care. The position provides culturally sensitive care during approximately 1000

patient encounters per month and is accountable for reviewing and prioritizing patient needs, acting as a resource to the practitioners and conducting timely and efficient patient

assessments to ensure effective use of resources. The position provides functional direction in the day to day operations of the medical clinic, is responsible for inventory

management, policy and procedure review, and records management including but not limited to monitoring of INR clients, faxing of client information, appropriate

documentation, and coordination of audits.

The Medical Clinic LPN is a member of the nursing team who provides direct nursing care to patients both before and after procedures being performed in the Medical Clinic and

acts as a patient advocate, facilitating communication between the patient, family and physicians and other health care professionals. This will result in a holistic approach to

planning, organizing, teaching, and relationship development that will best meet the needs of the patient. The Medical Clinic LPN will participate in and assist the Physicians with

minor medical procedures within the Clinic (i.e. biopsies, excisions, suture removal, cryotherapy, dressing changes, eye washing, ear syringing, spirometry, etc.). The incumbent

works collaboratively with Public Health and Homecare on such things as STD contact tracing, and treatment.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

Licensed Practical Nursing Program, including Medication administration and participation in continuing education as it pertains to the profession.

Experience working in a multi-disciplinary model, 2 years’ experience in areas such as acute care/hospital setting, public health, medical office/family practice is an asset.


More Information

Term Position

This job opening is for a one (1) year term.


Eligible for current registration with the Department of Health & Social Services is mandatory for this position. 

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Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $37.27 per hour (approximately $72,676 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $6,180.


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 # 15562        

Closing Date: May 25, 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