Community Health Nurse - 6 Weeks Job Share

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Location: Fort Good Hope

Department: NTHSSA SA Health Centres

Job Code: 16286

Salary: $98,046 - $114,134

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

The Northwest Territorial Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) works under the direction of the Minister of Health and Social Services, in partnership with the Deputy Minister, Health and Social Services and the Health and Social Services regions, to support the health and wellbeing of people across the Northwest Territories through planning, development, deliver, evaluation and reporting on program and service delivery. 

NTHSSA 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. NTHSSA 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.

Our mission is to work with people to optimize wellbeing through the provision of collaborative and culturally appropriate health and social services.

Job Information

Located within the Cassien Edgi Health Centre, and reporting directly to the Nurse in Charge (NIC), the Community Health Nurse (CHN), delivers core community health services to residents in Fort Good Hope. The Health Centre is the sole health and social services facility in the community. The Cassien Edgi Health Centre also provides services to a visiting transient population and out of territory clients.

In Fort Good Hope, the CHN/ NIC will be required to provide on-call coverage, on a rotational basis, during the evening and weekends to provide emergency nursing care. Nurses also provide emergency transportation as per policy within the community.

• The CHN must have a working knowledge of and an ability to apply and assess the nursing process (assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation) and current nursing practice (community health nursing, including public health and home care) to ensure that the client's physical, emotional, psychosocial, spiritual and educational needs are met.
• A knowledge of and an ability to apply sanctioned transferable medical functions as outlined in the Nursing  Administration  Manual's  standards,  policies  and  guidelines (i.e.  pap smears).
• An ability to operate and/or use standard medical equipment (such as but not limited to - ECG, peripheral IV pumps and lines, stretchers, thermometers, NG tubes, sphygmomanometer, blood glucose monitors, suction tubes, sharps, pulse oximeter, x-ray machine, etc.).
• An understanding of and  an  ability to perform  basic  laboratory  functions  such as but not limited to: ESR,  HGB,  blood  smears,  pregnancy  tests,  various  swab  specimens, the preparation of specimens for culture and sensitivity, ECGs and quality control of laboratory machinery, in accordance to Canadian Laboratory Standards.
• An ability to perform radiological examinations (X-rays) of the chest and extremities and transmit for reading via Di-Pacs computerization.
• An ability to apply and remove casts or splints, emergency stabilization equipment.
• Knowledge of and ability to operate computer applications (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel and electronic medical records) in order to  complete  training  materials  and presentations,  electronic  GNWT  email,  scheduling  of  appointments  and  maintenance of health records (iEHR and EMR, Di-Pacs), Share Point NTHSSA for internal messages, forms, links, and the internet in order to conduct on-line research and People Soft (employment  records).
• An ability to educate clients and their families (where applicable) on appropriate self-care methods and techniques.

Typically. the above qualifications would be attained by:
A  Degree  in  Nursing, 2 years of recent nursing experience with one year  in  a Community Health Centre, as a Community Health Nurse.
Equivalency Knowledge & Experience: Registered Nurse Diploma Program, 4 years of recent nursing experience with one year in a Community Health Centre, as  a  Community  Health Nurse.
Recent nursing experience is define as a total of full time hours in the past 5 years
Community Health Centre is define in the NWT as a level A, 8 or 8/C facility or equivalency for other provinces and territories
Valid Class 5 Driver's License is mandatory.

More Information

Job Share Position

This Job Opening is for a 6 Weeks Job Share position.


Registered Nursing Association of Northwest Territories and Nunavut is mandatory for this position. For more information on health and social services careers and practicing in the Northwest Territories please visit

Driver's License Requirement

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


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $49.02 per hour (approximately $95,589.00 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance.


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 16286   Closing Date: Open until filled.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Sahtu HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
#2 McKenzie Drive
Box 360 
Ph. (867) 587-7150
Fax (867) 587-2173