Territorial Privacy Specialist

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 17481
Salary: $94,946 - $113,393
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

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The Territorial Privacy Specialist is accountable for working collaboratively with stakeholders to manage and ensure the Health Information Act, the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and other relevant legislation that addresses privacy matters are complied with in the delivery of Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority's (NTHSSA) programs and services and is an expert advisor on all aspects of privacy and health information incident investigations.

Reporting to the Territorial Risk Manager of the NTHSSA, the Privacy Specialist is located in Yellowknife and is responsible for researching, analyzing, developing, implementing and in-depth investigation into all patient safety incidents, critical incidents and unusual occurrences where personal health information has been impacted while promoting programs and services to support a health privacy culture across the Northwest Territories health and social services systems.

Completion of a Bachelor's Degree in a health-health related discipline, law, public administration, or business administration, with a minimum of three (3) years' relevant experience in a policy and legislation setting.


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

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 $48.69 per hour to $58.15 per hour (approximately $94,946.00 to $113,393.00.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.00.


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 # 17481

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