Nurse in Charge 8 weeks Job Share

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Location: Norman Wells

Department: NTHSSA SA Health Centres

Job Code: 16353

Salary: $102,590 - $119,418

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 Health Centre, and reporting directly to the Regional Manager, Community Health Centers, the Nurse in Charge (NIC) will manage the delivery of community health services, with three CHN positions, who deliver core community health services. The Health Centre is the sole health and social services facility in the community. The Monica Loomis Health Centre also provides services to a visiting transient population and out of territory clients, and to the 126 residents in Colville Lake.

• The NIC must have advanced knowledge of, and an ability to apply, and assess the nursing process (assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation); and current nursing practice (including community health nursing - Public Health & Horne Care) to ensure that the patients' physical, emotional, psychosocial, spiritual and educational needs are met.
• Knowledge of advanced biological, physical and behavioral sciences in order to recognize interpret and prioritize findings and determine and implement a plan of care, based on accepted standards of practice, in the GNWT Dept. of Health.
• The NIC must have an ability to provide emergency care and treatment as the position is required to perform transferred health functions beyond normal hospital training. This includes and ability to perform advanced nursing functions such as but not limited to: suturing, vena-puncture for all age groups and immunization techniques.
• 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, x­ray  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.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
A Degree in Nursing, 3 years of recent nursing experience with at least 1year experience in a Community Health Centre as a Community Health Nurse and six months of supervisory experience.

Equivalency Knowledge & Experience: Registered Nurse Diploma Program, 5 years of recent nursing experience with at least 1 year experience in a Community Health Centre as a Community Health Nurse with six month of supervisory experience.

(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, B or B/C facility or equivalency for other provinces and territories)

An ability to obtain a satisfactory criminal record check is mandatory and eligible to work in Canada legally.

Valid Class 5 Driver's License is mandatory.

More Information

Job Share Position

This Job Opening is for 8 Weeks Job Share position.


Eligible for current registration/certification with NTHSSA - Sahtu Region is mandatory for this position. 

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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 $51.29 per hour (approximately $100,015.50 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 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 ID16353   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