Licensed Practical Nurse

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Closing date: Jan 23, 2019

Location: Fort Simpson

Department: NTHSSA DC RC Elderly&PrsnDisab

Job Code: 16449

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. The Territorial Authority has service locations in communities across the territory and a staff of more than 1,600 serving over 43,000 residents of the NWT and 5,900 residents of the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut.  Challenging work, welcoming communities, and expanded opportunities are some of the benefits offered to employees of the NTHSSA.



Job Information

Located within the Long Term Care facility within the Fort Simpson Centre and reporting directly to the Nurse in Charge of Long Term Care, the incumbent is one of 5 LPNs, 4 Personal Support Workers (PSWs) and 5 Relief Personal Support Workers who provide 24-hour culturally-sensitive care to residents of the 18-bed LTC facility. The NIC is on duty Monday to Friday (8:30am-5:00pm). During the evening, night and weekend shifts the LPN will take a lead role in the provision of care.

Residents within the LTC facility require long-term convalescence, geriatric, respite or palliative care. The age range of the residents is from pediatric to elderly; however, the majority of the residents are elderly. The residents live within the facility (home environment) and are experiencing a chronic illness or disability that has resulted in physical frailty and or cognitive impairment. The residents' medical outcomes are somewhat predictable and the residents require 24-hour care/supervision. In addition, this facility houses an Adult Day Program that can provide care to up to five clients that the LPNs would be required to assist in the care.
Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
The completion of a Licensed Practical Nursing Diploma and  two years of recent experience in a long-term care facility.


More Information

Shift Work

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


Eligible for current registration with teh Department of Health and Social Services is mandatory for this position. 

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Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $37.27 per hour (approximately $72,676. per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $10,111.


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 # 16449    

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