Specialist Clinic LPN

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Closing date: Jan 18, 2019

Location: Fort Smith

Department: NTHSSA FS Medical Clinic

Job Code: 16427

Salary: $72,677 - $86,775

Job: Full-Time

Term: Regular

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About the Job

Department Information

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) offers challenging and exciting careers in health and social services delivery and administration in Canada’s North.



Job Information

Primary Health Care, the Specialist Clinic LPN provides culturally sensitive care during approximately 1000 patient encounters per month. The Medical Clinic serves patients who require medical attention, but do not need to be hospitalized. The incumbent is responsible for coordinating and providing basic nursing functions to support the visiting physician Specialists. These programs include, but not limited to, ENT and Audiology, psychology, psychiatry, orthopedics, internal medicine, surgery, obs/gyn, pediatrics, visiting mammography. In addition, the Specialist LPN coordinates telehealth and webinar sessions for clients, staff and families.

The Specialist Clinic LPN arranges appointment bookings for clients referred to the Physician Specialists by other Physicians and nurses in charge (NICs) of health centers in the NWT or physicians located in other provinces and territories. Some minor emergencies are also seen in the Medical Clinic for specific procedures such as dressing changes. The LPN acts as a resource to General Practitioners (GPs) and other health care professionals, in Fort Smith.

This level of knowledge is commonly acquired through the successful completion of Licensed Practical Nursing Program.



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Eligible for current registration with the Department of Health and Social Services, Government of the Northwest Territories Registrar, is mandatory for this position. 

For more information on health and social services careers and practicing in the Northwest Territories please visit www.practicenorth.ca .


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $37.27per hour (approximately $72,676. per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $6,180.


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 # 16427       

Closing Date: January 18, 2019- 23:59, Mountain Standard Time


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Fort Smith HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
83 Breynat Street
Box 876
Ph. (867) 872-6500
Fax (867) 872-3298
E-mail:  jobsfortsmith@gov.nt.ca