Community Health Nurse
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.
Located within the Tuktoyaktuk Health Centre and reporting directly to the Nurse in Charge the Community Health Nurse (CHN) is one of three CHNs who deliver community health services to a client population (predominantly Inuvialuit and Gwich’in). The Health Centre is the sole medical facility in the community and supports approximately 6,600 individual encounters per year.
Community Health Services include providing non-emergency medical care; responding to medical emergencies that require decision making outside of the usual policies, procedures and standards of nursing care; and delivering nursing programs designed to promote community health and wellness (i.e. including but not limited to Well-Child/Woman/Man clinics, pre and post-natal clinics, school health program, chronic disease clinic, immunization programs, communicable disease surveillance and treatment, etc.). The provision of critical incident services is supported by the NIC and a physician over the telephone when communications links are available.
Services may be provided within the Health Centre, community halls, schools or in a patients 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.
In Tuktoyaktuk the CHN and the NIC will be required to provide on-call coverage on a rotational basis during the evening and weekends to provide emergency nursing care.
Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
This level of knowledge is commonly acquired through the successful completion of a Nursing Degree, 2 years recent nursing experience in an acute care setting or within a northern health center.
An ability to obtain satisfactory criminal records check is mandatory.
Inuvik HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
1st Floor, Alex Moses Greenland Building, 105 Veterans Way
INUVIK, NT X0E 0T0
Ph. (867) 678-6600
Fax (867) 678-6620
Eligible for current registration with the Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut 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.
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.
The salary for this position starts at $50.95 per hour (approximately $99,352.00 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 vulnerable record check if they are contracted for an interview. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.
Candidates must clearly indentify their eligibility in order to recieve 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 # 17127
Closing Date: Open until filled