Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
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.
Inuvik HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
66 Franklin Manor
INUVIK, NT X0E 0T0
Ph. (867) 678-6600
Fax (867) 678-6620
Located in the Inuvik Regional Hospital Medical Clinic and Reporting to the Regional Manager of Primary care, the Nurse Practitioner provides a wide range of primary health care services within the parameters of a collaborative practice developed with family physicians, and within the nurse practitioner’s scope of practice, as a provider of primary care to individuals, families and the community as a whole. As an integral member of a collaborative team, the Nurse Practitioner exercise accountability and a high level of autonomous practice including health promotion, health management, injury and illness prevention, supportive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative care, education, and advocacy. The PCNP performs 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 PCNP provides clinical nursing leadership as an educator, leader, researcher and advanced clinical practitioner within the primary community care regional team by collaborating with community health centres to increase the capacity for self-care and direction.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- The PCNP must have the knowledge and skills to practice autonomously.
- The PCNP must have advanced knowledge of, and an ability to apply, advanced nursing practice skills (assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation) to ensure that the all patients’ physical, physical, emotional, psycho-social, spiritual, educational and daily living needs are met.
- An ability to educate patients and their families (where applicable) on appropriate self-care methods and techniques
- An ability to provide emergency care and treatment, as the position is required to perform advanced nursing functions.
- Knowledge of best practices in primary health care and particularly public/community health.
Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
This level of knowledge is commonly acquired through the successful completion of Master’s Degree in Nursing, a certificate as a Nurse Practitioner and 2 years directly related nursing experience.
Beaufort-Delta Regional Requirements
Within the Beaufort-Delta region all nurse practitioners must be registered with the NWTRNA and have completed a satisfactory criminal record check.
It is expected that the PCNP must maintain current knowledge and enhance competencies relevant to primary health care through professional development activities, peer review and other continuing strategies.
With the Beaufort-Delta region the PCNP must be able to acquire within a reasonable time frame and remain current with the following training and/or certifications.
- Non-violent crisis intervention
- TNCC would be an asset
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.
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 #17271
Closing Date: Open Until Filled 23:59, Mountain Standard Time
The salary for this position starts at $55.76 per hour (approximately $108,732.00 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance.