Community Nurse Practitioner

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Closing date: Jul 20, 2018

Location: Fort Simpson

Department: NTHSSA DC Health Centres

Job Code: 15596

Salary: $104,618 - $124,898

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 within the Fort Simpson Health Centre and reporting directly to the Regional Manager, Primary Care, the incumbent will provide comprehensive advanced health assessment, make autonomous nursing and medical diagnosis, develop care plans, and provide treatment within the CNP's scope of practice to the residents of Fort Simpson. Within the community, the Community Nurse Practitioner is the clinical leader providing advanced nursing skills, direction and leadership within the Primary Community Care Team.

The focus of the CNP is to improve a patient's health and ensure that the patients care needs are met in the context of the patient's psychosocial and physical well-being. Particular emphasis on community development and health promotion as well as advanced knowledge and skills in assessment, nursing and medical diagnosis, intervention, treatment management, drug therapy and referral functions which are shared with physicians, pharmacists and other service providers is essential.

The CNP will provide advanced clinical practice, education, health promotion and leadership within the community in all areas including but not limited to the following: health promotion, illness and injury prevention, supportive, curative, rehabilitative, palliative and emergency care. The incumbent will also be required to collaborate with communities to increase the capacity for self-care and provide direction as an educator, leader, researcher and advanced practitioner.

The CNP will consult with and/or refer to other health professionals as appropriate (i.e. Physician in Fort Simpson or Physicians, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists in Yellowknife etc.), or a family's physician, at any point in the assessment of the client, or when planning, implementing or evaluating client care when the client's condition is such that: diagnosis and/or treatment plan is unclear or beyond the scope of the Community Nurse Practitioner to determine; care that is required approaches or reaches the limit of the scope of practice of the Community Nurse Practitioner; it is potentially life-threatening; or a chronic health problem destabilizes. The degree to which the family physician becomes involved may vary from: providing an opinion and recommendation; an opinion, recommendation and concurrent intervention; and/or accepting transfer of care of a client.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

Successful completion of a Nurse Practitioner program, and 2 years of related experience.



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Eligible for current registration with the Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories / Nunavut 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 $53.65 per hour (approximately $104,617 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $10,192.


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 # 15596        

Closing Date: July 20, 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