Clinical Program Assistant, Specialist Clinics

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Closing date: Oct 19, 2018

Location: Yellowknife

Department: Northwest Territories HSSA

Job Code: 16130

Salary: $60,762 - $72,540

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority – Stanton Territorial Hospital (NTHSSA)  is offering challenging work life balance.  Join our health care team as a Clinical Program Assistant.  Stanton Territorial Hospital (STH) is a 100 in-patient bed accredited facility, located in Yellowknife Northwest Territories (NWT). This is an exciting time to work at Stanton as the hospital is undergoing  major redevelopment with a new $350 million facility being built with operations scheduled to transition into the new facility in 2019, for more information on the redevelopment visit

STH is the referral center for approximately 43,000 NWT residents and 5,900 residents from the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut. STH provides health care services to adults and children on an inpatient/outpatient and outreach basis in order to restore health with dignity.  STH maintains a tobacco free environment within the building and throughout the property, recognizing the health hazards associated with tobacco in the workplace, both to smokers and non-smokers alike.  Therefore, Stanton maintains a tobacco free environment within the building and throughout the property.


Job Information

The Clinical Program Assistant is a member of the client care team. The incumbent provides research, as well as analytical and administrative support to the physicians, nurse practitioner, staff and clients of Specialist Clinics (Medical Clinic or Medical Centre). The incumbent acts as a liaison with outside resources coordinating information and referrals within the policies and procedures of the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) to ensure that clients are accessing the services receive optimal care.

This position is vital in ensuring that all clinic services are provided in an efficient and timely manner. Scheduling, coordinating, planning and implementing specialist services; individual client needs; availability of out of territory services; as well as demonstrating sensitivity to geographical and cultural diversities, are key to ensure that clients' needs are appropriately served. The Clinical Program Assistant's responsibilities directly impact the quality of services delivered to clients and their families, and the cost of the services provided, e.g. Medical Travel budget, hospital operating costs, nurse practitioner and physician specialist costs.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

The qualifications for this position are typically acquired through the successful completion of a grade 12 diploma, as well as the successful completion of a recognized Medical Office Assistant diploma program OR 1 year experience in a medical or health care facility along with successful completion of a Medical Terminology course.



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Transfer Assignments

Transfer Assignments may be considered.

Immunization Status

The successful candidate will be required to obtain proof of current up-to-date immunization status.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $31.16 per hour to $37.20 per hour (approximately $60,762 - 72,540) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450


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 # 16130         

Closing Date: October 19, 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