Senior Nursing Consultant, Primary Care

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Closing date: Aug 23, 2018

Location: Yellowknife

Department: HSS D - Primary Com&Acute Care

Job Code: 15901

Salary: $95,589 - $114,134

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

The Department of Health and Social Services works under the direction of the Minister and Deputy Minister, in partnership with the Health and Social Services Authorities, to support the health and wellbeing of people across the NWT through planning, development, evaluation and reporting on program and service delivery.  

HSS is committed to the development and provision of quality services in such a way as to make the best use of public resources, ensure the sustainability of the system, focus on client safety and best practices and promote positive health and social outcomes. HSS strives to continually improve the health and social service system to ensure best health, best care, and a better future for the people of the NWT.

Job Information

Located in Yellowknife reporting to the Manager, Primary Community and Acute Care Services, the Senior Nursing Consultant - Primary Care provides expert advice and makes recommendations to the Deputy Minister and the Minister of Health and Social Services on matters related to the design, delivery and utilization of primary healthcare services. Through the use of sound planning, monitoring and evaluation techniques the incumbent ensures that primary health services are designed and delivered effectively, efficiently and meet the needs of NWT residents.

Working closely with the Authorities, the Senior Nursing Consultant is accountable for the planning, monitoring, implementation and/or refinement of primary healthcare services and for the promotion of primary health services that are consistent with the established policies, standards and guidelines and with the Strategic Framework for the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services system.

The knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position are normally attained through a degree in Nursing, current status as a Registered Nurse and a minimum of five (5) years of related nursing experience. 

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

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Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $49.02 per hour to $58.53 per hour (approximately $95,589.00 - $114,134.00) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.00.


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 # 15901

Closing Date: August  23, 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