Quality Risk Manager

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 17375
Salary: $99,353 - $118,658
Employment Type: Full-Time, Temporary
Closing Date: Aug 23, 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

The Quality Risk Manager - Yellowknife is accountable for working collaboratively with stakeholders to manage the quality, risk and best practices programs and services in the Yellowknife region of the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) and providing support and advice on all aspects of healthcare quality management and incident investigation in the Yellowknife Region.

Reporting to the Territorial Manager, Quality and Best, the Quality Risk Manager - is located in Yellowknife and is responsible for overseeing the planning, development, implementation, maintenance, and evaluation of the NTHSSA quality and safety programs, maintaining a future-focused perspective to recommend and develop proactive safety and quality programs, and conducting in-depth investigations into all patient safety incidents, critical incidents and unusual occurrences in the Yellowknife region, and supporting investigations in Hay River and Tlicho regions.

Completion of a Bachelor's Degree in a Nursing or Allied health and a minimum of seven (7) years of work-related experience in a health, or social services discipline is required, including a minimum of two (2) years' experience leading a team.


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

More Information

Term Position

This job opening is for a 6 months term position.

Transfer Assignments

Transfer Assignments may be considered.


Eligible for current registration with Registered Nurses Association of Northwest Territories and Nunavut (RNANT/NU) 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.

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 $50.95 per hour to $60.85 per hour plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.00 per annum.


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

Criminal Records Check

Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal records check.  Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.


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 # 17375

Closing Date: August 23, 2019 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time