Entry Level - Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 16925
Salary: $103,955 - $124,196
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Open until filled

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.

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

Job Information

The Entry Level – Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner (PHCNP) provides comprehensive nursing care including but not limited to health promotion, illness and injury prevention, supportive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative care. The Intern - PHCNP is also required to collaborate with primary health care practitioners to increase the capacity for self-care and provide direction as an educator, leader, researcher and advanced clinical practitioner.

The Entry Level - PHCNP consults and/or refers clients to other health care practitioners as appropriate, at any point in the assessment of a client or when planning, implementing, or evaluating client care when the condition is such that: diagnosis and/or treatment plan is unclear or beyond the scope of the Entry Level - PHCNP to determine; required care approaches or reaches the limits of scope of practice; is potentially life threatening or a chronic health problem destabilizes. The degree to which a physician become involves will vary from: providing an opinion and recommendation at one end of the spectrum to assuming primary responsibility for care of the client at the other.

The Entry Level - PHCNP is also responsible for providing community outreach services approximately one day a week at settings such as the Centre for Northern Families.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

Certification as a Nurse Practitioner. A minimum of six months of nursing experience in a primary care setting that may be obtained in a practicum setting. In addition, the successful candidate must also must have proof of current immunization status and be actively registered with the Registered Nursing Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

More Information

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

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.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID #16925    

Closing Date: Open until filled

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $51.29 per hour to $61.24 per hour (approximately $100,016.00 to $119,418.00.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.00.

Transfer Assignments

Transfer Assignments may be considered.

Immunization Status

The successful candidate will be required to obtain proof of current up-to-date immunization status.