Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (2)

Job Summary

Location: Fort Smith
Department: NTHSSA - Fort Smith Region
Job ID: 17353
Salary: $108,732 - $129,890
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Sep 20, 2019

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

This position is located in Fort Smith and for operational requirements will report to Regional Manager of Primary Care. The incumbent will be scheduled to see clients daily at the busy medical clinic. This position will be primarily responsible for stable chronic care clients and acute need clients booked at the medical clinic.
The focus of the NP is to improve a client's health and ensure that the client's care needs are met in the context of the client's mental, emotional and physical well-being. Particular emphasis on community development and health promotion as well as advanced knowledge and skills in assessment, nursing and medical diagnosis, intervention, treatment management, drug therapy and referral functions which are shared with physicians, pharmacists and other service providers is essential.

The NP will provide advanced clinical practice, education, health promotion and leadership within the facility including but not limited to the following: health promotion, illness and injury prevention, supportive, curative, rehabilitative, palliative and in urgent situations may be called to assist in emergency care. The incumbent will also be required to collaborate with staff to provide direction as an educator, leader, researcher and advanced clinical practitioner.

Within the overlapping area of practice, the NP will perform primary care services for acute illness and injuries and stable chronic health problems commonly encountered  in  primary care, including medical diagnosis, ordering and interpreting selected diagnostic tests and therapeutics (selecting, recommending, prescribing and monitoring the effectiveness of selected drugs and intervention s). In addition, the NP will be required to write prescription and treatment orders which will be acted upon by other health professionals (i.e. nurses, pharmacists, etc.)

Typically. the above qualifications would be attained by:
This level of knowledge is commonly acquired through the successful completion of a Nursing degree plus a postgraduate education program as a Nurse Practitioner and a minimum of 6 months related experience in a primary care setting that may be obtained  in  a practicum setting.


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Fort Smith HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
83 Breynat Street
Box 876
Ph. (867) 872-6500
Fax (867) 872-3298

More Information


Eligible for current registration with the RNANT/NU is mandatory for this position. 

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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 for this position starts at $55.76 per hour (approximately $108,732 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $6,612. 


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 # 17353      

Closing Date: September 20, 2019 -  23:59, Mountain Standard Time