Licensed Practical Nurse - Long Term Care

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Closing date: Dec 13, 2018

Location: Inuvik

Department: Northwest Territories HSSA

Job Code: 16352

Salary: $72,677 - $86,775

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Job Information

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) is the single provider of all health and social services in the Northwest Territories (NWT), with the exception of Hay River and Tlicho regions, covering 1.2 million square kilometers and serving approximately 43,000 people, including First Nations, Inuit, Metis, and non-aboriginals. Health and social services includes the full range of primary, secondary and tertiary health services and social services including family services, protection services, care placements, mental health, addictions, and developmental activities, delivered by more than 1,400 health and social services staff. 

Located within the Inuvik Regional Hospital (IRH), and reporting directly to the Regional Manager, Continuing Care Services, the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Long Term Care provides culturally sensitive care to residents in the 25-bed (3 of these beds are for respite care) Continuing Care unit with Registered Nurses (RN)s and Personal Care Attendants. During the week day shift there is a Team Leader RN on duty. Outside of these hours, the LPN in Long Term Care will be in charge and is accountable for the overall nursing care of all patients within the unit. Every LPN in Long Term Care may be required to act as the Responsibility Nurse when working nights or weekends.

The LPN in Long Term Care is a member of a multidisciplinary team who: determine resident status at weekly team meetings; respond to actual or potential health problems; plan and perform interventions; and evaluate resident outcomes with the intention of maintaining or regaining client health. Patients are admitted to the facility for a variety of reasons and generally have common well-defined needs. These residents are long-term convalescent, geriatric, respite, and/or cognitively impaired residents or palliative care patients. Residents within the Unit are visited a minimum of once per week or more frequently as required by their physician. As a result, the LPN may be called on to make independent day to day decisions regarding individual nursing care plans based on written on medical orders verified by an RN on duty.

Typically attained by:
This level of knowledge is commonly acquired through the successful completion of a Licensed Practical Nursing Certificate and two years recent experience within a long-term care setting

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Shift Work

This position involves a Rotating/Irregular Shift Schedule which may change due to operational requirements.


Eligible for current registration with the Registrar, Licensed Practical Nurses, Department of Health & Social Services is mandatory for this position.

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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 for this position starts at $37.27 per hour (approximately $72,677.00 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $13,924.00.


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 proce

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 16352     

Closing Date: December 13, 2018- 23:59, Mountain Standard Time


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Inuvik HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
105 Veteran's Way
Box 1869
Ph. (867) 678-6600
Fax (867) 678-6620