Nurse Practitioner - Ft Resolution (Job Share)

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Closing date: Feb 18, 2019

Location: Fort Resolution

Department: NTHSSA YK Health Centres

Job Code: 16472

Salary: $104,618 - $124,898

Job: Full-Time

Term: Temporary

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About the Job

Department Information

Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority – Yellowknife Region (NTHSSA)  is one of eight health and social services authorities established by the Department of Health and Social Services in the Government of the Northwest Territories. 

NTHSSA – Yellowknife Region delivers and administers Population Health, Primary Health Care and Social Services programs in the communities of Dettah, Fort Resolution, Lutselk’e, Ndilo and Yellowknife.

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

Job Information

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) is the single provider to all health and social services in the Northwest Territories (NWT), with the exception of Hay River and Thlicho 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.

While the Thlicho Community Services Agency (TCSA) will operate under a separate board and Hay River Health and Social Services Agency (HRHSSA) will in the interim, the NTHSSA will set clinical standards, procedures, guidelines and monitoring for the entire Northwest Territories. Service Agreements will be established with these boards to identify performance requirements and adherence to clinical standards, procedures, guidelines and policies as established by the NTHSSA.

Under the direction of the Minister of Health and Social Services, the NTHSSA is established to move toward one integrated delivery system as part of the government's transformation strategy.

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) administers all public health, home care and general physician services throughout Yellowknife, Dettah and N'Dilo, as well as all regional health and social services delivered in Fort Resolution and Lutsel K’e The NTHSSA provides and supports the delivery of community based health and social services to adults and children in order to enhance the health and well-being of communities through excellence, accountability and respect for regional diversity.

Located within the Fort Resolution Community Health Centre, the NP reports administratively to the Nurse in Charge - Fort Resolution. Clinically the NP reports to the Regional Manager, Primary Care and is a member of a NTHSSA team of NP's with varying levels of experience, skills and abilities. This team of NP's may be working within a variety of government and non-government community based locations in Yellowknife, Dettah, N'Dilo, Fort Resolution and Lutsel K'e and the hospital in Yellowknife.

The NP is a practitioner who provides comprehensive health assessment, make diagnoses and develop interventions within the nurse practitioner's scope of practice. The NP will collaborate with the NIC, Community Health Nurses, social workers, Community Health Representatives, physicians, nursing staff, other professionals to provide primary care to individuals and families.

As a practitioner, the NP will provide comprehensive nursing care to clients including; health promotion, illness and injury prevention, supportive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative care. The incumbent will also be required to collaborate with community health care providers to increase the capacity for self-care and direction as an educator, leader, researcher and advanced clinical practitioner.

The NP will perform primary care services for acute illness and injuries and stable chronic health problems commonly encountered in primary care, including; diagnosis, ordering and interpreting selected diagnostic tests and therapeutics (selecting, recommending, prescribing and monitoring the effectiveness of selected drugs and interventions).

The NP will consult and/or refer to other health professionals as appropriate at any point in the assessment of the client, or when planning, implementing or evaluating client care when the client's condition is such that: diagnosis and/or treatment plan is unclear or beyond the scope of the NP to determine; care that is required approaches or reaches the limits of the scope of practice of the NP; it is potentially life-threatening; or a chronic health problem destabilizes. The degree to which the physician becomes involved may vary from: providing an opinion and recommendation; an opinion, recommendation and concurrent intervention; and/or assuming primary responsibility for the care of the client.

Services may be provided within the Community Health Centre, public settings, and schools or in a patient's home (i.e. elderly population) and are intended to promote a healthy way of life,and decrease the incidence of death and disease and injury. Services may be provided on an individual basis or as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

The NP will be required to participate as a member of the nursing team to provide on-call coverage on a rotational basis during the evening and weekends to provide emergency nursing care.

The Nurse Practitioner (NP) – Fort Resolution is an advanced practice nurse who will provide clients with health assessment, diagnosis, interventions and appropriate follow up care in accordance with acts, regulations, policies, standards, guidelines, mission and objectives of the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) to ensure clients receive timely health assessment and diagnosis, optimum support and continuity of care.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
The successful completion of a Nursing Degree, certification as a Nurse Practitioner and 2 years of recent nursing experience.

NTHSSA-Yellowknife Regional Requirements
The NP must be able to acquire within a reasonable time frame, and remain current with, the following training and certifications:

  • CPR
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods,
  • Standard X-ray processing (chest and extremities), and
  • Pharmaceutical process and provedures
  • Immunization Certification
  • IAP, CPR, PALS, BTLS, and TNCC would be an assest, as well as training in emergency response.
  • Canadian Nursing Association Certifications are an asset,

More Information

Job Share Position

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


Eligible for current registration/certification with the Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories is mandatory for this position.

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

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 range for this position is from $53.65 per hour to $64.05 per hour (approximately $104,618 - $124,898.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $8,960.

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 ID # 16472

Closing Date: February 18, 2019 at 11:59 PM Mountain Standard Time

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor  
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445