Regional Home Care Nurse

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Closing date: Jul 20, 2018

Location: Fort Simpson

Department: NTHSSA DC Home Nursing

Job Code: 15739

Salary: $83,363 - $99,509

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

Reporting to the Nurse in Charge (NIC), Reg. Home Care Services, the Regional Home Care Nurse serves as a liaison with other members of the primary health care team who assigned to clients of the Home Care program within the region. The Regional Home Care Nurse will visit assigned clients within the communities of Dehcho Region. The Regional Home Care Nurse provides consultative support and functional direction based on the referral information and plan of care proposed by the Regional Home Care team to the seven Home Support Staff; (2) located within the Fort Liard Health Centre, (2) located within the Fort Providence Health Centre and (3) Home Support Workers working out of the Fort Simpson Health Centre.

The Regional Home Care Nurse will receive referrals for nursing services from the NIC in Fort Simpson and either; perform the initial assessment, plan and implementation of nursing services or disseminate information to the appropriate regional nursing staff to provide this service. The Regional Home Care Nurse will work closely with the NIC in ensuring that the appropriate service provider, frequency of visit, type of visit and any changes are documented and allocated to meet the ongoing assessed needs of each individual client.

It is the incumbent's responsibility to prioritize client care needs and the delivery of nursing services, provide case management to the assigned client case load, develop care plans based on the nursing process and assessed client need, identify the client need for additional resources and initiate the referral process.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

Completion of a Nursing Degree and 1 year recent homecare experience.

More Information

Term Position

This job opening is for a 1 Year Term.


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

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Driver's License Requirement

A mandatory requirement for this position is a valid Class 5 Driver's License

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $42.75 per hour (approximately $83,362. 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 # 15739        

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