Nurse Practitioner

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Location: Tlicho Community Services Agen

Department: TCHSSA Health Centre

Job Code: 15919

Salary: $104,618 - $124,898

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

The Tlicho Community Services Agency is a unique organization responsible for the delivery of education, health and social services within the Tlicho region. The Tlicho Community Services Agency's vision 'Strong Like Two People' is a metaphor for the desire by community leadership to build an organization, and create programs and services that recognize the strength and importance of two cultures.

Job Information

The TCSA administers all regional health and social programs delivered to a population of approximately 3000 residents of the Tlicho region through three Community Health Centers, one Community Health Station as well as the residents of the Jimmy Erasmus Seniors Home.  The TCSA provides and supports the delivery of health care services to adults and children on an outpatient and outreach basis in order to enhance heal thy communities' wellbeing through excellence, accountability and respect for regional diversity.

Located within the  Behchoko  Health  Centre and  reporting  directly  to  the  Nurse  in  Charge (NIC) the Nurse Practitioner provides advanced clinical health assessment, diagnosis, nursing care and services to clients (individuals, families and  groups)  on  a  routine  and  emergency basis to: promote a  healthy  lifestyle;  prevent  and/or  reduce  incidence  of  disease, disability and  death; support  rehabilitation  and  restore  health;  or  support  the  client to  die comfortably and with dignity. The incumbent develops care plans and provides treatment within the Nurse Practitioner scope of practice. The Nurse Practitioner may be required to travel to the outlying communities of Gameti, Whati and Wek'weeti to provide service. The incumbent may also be required to provide on-call emergency coverage evenings and weekends on a rotational basis in Behchoko.

The Nurse Practitioner (NP) applies graduate educational preparation, relevant biomedical and social theories, and in-depth knowledge of advanced nursing practice and theory, health management, health promotion, research, disease/injury prevention and expertise to provide comprehensive health services to the residents of the Tlicho region.

The incumbent works in collaboration with all members of the primary health care team, clients, community, social workers, health and wellness workers, mental health, Justice and Education personnel, in a variety of contexts and practice settings to increase the capacity of clients and communities for self-care and self-direction.

The Nurse Practitioner works autonomously within a collaborative model to provide primary care  to  clients  with  acute  illness,  injury,  or  stable  chronic  health  problems,  including diagnosis,  ordering   and interpreting   selected   tests,   prescribing   and monitoring   the effectiveness  of selected drugs and/or interventions, and writing prescription  or treatment orders, which will be acted upon by other health professionals (i.e., pharmacists, nurses, etc.). The  Nurse  Practitioner  will  consult  with  and/or  refer  to  other  health  professionals  as appropriate (i.e., physician, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, etc.), 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  N P  to  determine;  care  that  is required  approaches  or  reaches  the  limits  of  the incumbent's scope of practice; it is potentially life threatening; or a chronic health problem destabilizes. The degree to which the physician becomes involved may vary from: providing an opinion and recommendation; an opinion, recommendation and concurrent intervention; and/or assuming primary responsibility for the care of the client.               ··

The NP will provide 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. Particular emphasis on community development and health promotion is essential.

The incumbent also provides mentorship and guidance to Nursing and Nurse Practitioner students and TCSA nurses seeking development in advanced practice. Nurse Practitioner services and mentorship of students and nurses may be provided within the Community Health Centre, public settings, and schools or in a patient's home (i.e., elderly population). Services may be provided on an individual basis or as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Failure to maintain and enhance health care delivery standards; participate effectively in integrated service initiatives; and comply with legislation, guidelines and policies will have a direct and immediate impact on the quality of life for patients, clients, their families and other health care staff, as well as on the credibility of the Agency as a service provider.

This level of knowledge, skills, and abilities is typically attained through:
1.The successful completion of a Nursing Degree
2.A Master's Degree, qualifying the incumbent as a Nurse Practitioner
3.Two (2) year's recent NP experience in an emergency department setting or community health center.
4.The incumbent must be registered as a Nurse Practitioner with the RNANT/ N U in good standing.

More Information

Term Position

This job opening is for a One (1) Year Term.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $53.65 per hour (approximately $104,618 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $5,072


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 # 15919 
Closing Date: Open Till Filled

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Tlicho HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Nishi Khon Building, 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 419
X0E 0Y0
Ph. (867) 392-3053
Fax (867) 392-6861