Relief Patient Care Coordinator

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 17644
Salary: $99,353 - $118,658
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Open until filled

Department Information

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority – Stanton Territorial Hospital (NTHSSA)  is offering challenging nursing work and work life balance. Join our health care team as a Patient Care Coordinator (PCC). Stanton Territorial Hospital (STH) is a 100 in-patient bed accredited facility, located in Yellowknife Northwest Territories (NWT).  STH is the referral center for approximately 43,000 NWT residents and 5,900 residents from the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut. STH provides health care services to adults and children on an inpatient/outpatient and outreach basis in order to restore health with dignity. STH maintains a tobacco free environment within the building and throughout the property, recognizing the health hazards associated with tobacco in the workplace, both to smokers and non-smokers alike.  Therefore, Stanton maintains a tobacco free environment within the building and throughout the property.

Job Information

The Patient Care Coordinator (PCC) is responsible for managing all hospital functions within Stanton after regular business hours.  The PCC is a member of the client care team who uses the nursing process (assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation), in accordance with established standards of nursing practice and the philosophy and objectives to the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) to ensure that the patient’s physical, emotional, psychosocial, spiritual and educational needs are met.

Located within Stanton and reporting directly to a Nursing Manager, the PCC is one of 5 PCCs working 12 hour shifts on a rotating basis so as to provide 24/7 leadership in the operations of the hospital.  The incumbent performs risk management and assumes responsibility for the hospital building, the occupants and the working employees outside of normal hours of operation.

As a representative of management, the PCC coordinates and directs all activities and responds to internal incidents or crises and to inquiries from the media, public and other stakeholders.  The PCC is required to provide, facilitate and direct the implementation of specialized nursing functions and transfer of laboratory, medical and other functions/duties in the presence or absence of a physician (i.e. during a Code Blue the incumbent will direct patient care based on established protocols).

The PCC is an RN who models and promotes excellence through the hands on delivery of nursing care to patients (when required) or by providing seasoned advice and/or recommendations to RNs when paced with difficult or unusual situations.  As a mentor, researcher and consultant in nursing care, the incumbent helps guide nurses from task orientation to more empowered analytical thinking and care giving approaches.  These provisions have a direct impact on the quality of services delivered to patients and their families, and on the cost of the services provided.  The incumbent ensures that the staffing levels meet patients’ acuity needs.

As Stanton is a referral centre for the Western Arctic, there are times when the PCC is required to provide temporary interventions for medical/surgical emergencies outside of standard practice in the organization while awaiting physician arrival and /or medivac.

Based on patient census and acuity throughout Stanton the incumbent may be required to provide standardized nursing care to any and/or all of the nursing units within the scope of a RNs practice.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
This level of knowledge is commonly acquired through the successful completion of a Nursing Degree, completion of a Certificate in Critical Care Nursing, and 3 years recent nursing experience in an acute or critical care area with some experience in a supervisory capacity.  Equivalencies will be considered.

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 $50.95 per hour to $60.85 per hour (approximately $99,353 to $118,658.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.


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 # 17644

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Relief Worker

This job opening is for a Relief position where there are no established hours of work on a daily, weekly or monthly basis and may be required to report to work on an as and when required basis for facilities where services operate on a daily basis throughout the entire year.


Eligible for current registration/certification with Registered Nursing Association of Northwest Territories and Nunavut is mandatory for this position. 

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