NWT Wide - Community Health Nurse

Job Summary

Location: Across the NWT
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 17683
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 (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.

This job posting will be used to fill all Community Health Nurse Positions in various communities across the Northwest Territories.


Other great reasons to work for the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority include:

•Top-end salary, relative to other jurisdictions ($99,353- $118,658 annually)
•Northern living allowance (ranging from $3,700 per year for Yellowknife to $32, 232 per year for Ulukhaktok)
•Health and dental benefits
•A generous pension plan
•Leave (annual, mandatory, winter bonus, special, maternity/parental)
•Deferred leave options
•Relocation assistance
•Student loan forgiveness to eligible nurses
•Outstanding lifestyle in the Northwest Territories
•Professional development opportunities
•Education support for employees
•Recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers (2018)
•Recognized as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People (2019)
•High engagement and satisfaction scores amongst employees based on the Employee Engagement and Satisfaction Survey (2016)

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Job Information

Located within the Health Centre, and reporting directly to the Nurse in Charge (NIC), the Community Health Nurse (CHN), delivers core community health services to residents of the community.  The Health Centre is the sole health and social services facility in the community. 

Community Health Services include providing non-emergency medical care; responding to medical emergencies, within & outside the community, that may require decision making outside of the usual policies, procedures and standards of community health nursing care; and deliver core community health programs designed to promote community health and wellness (i.e. including but not limited to Well-Child/Adult clinics, pre and post-natal clinics, school health program, chronic disease clinic (non-communicable disease), immunization programs, communicable disease surveillance, treatment (emergency & sick clinic), and Home Care). The provisions of critical incident services are supported by other CHNs/NIC and physician/ NP over the telephone or in person, with further assistance of other health centre staff Mental Health and Addictions Counselor; Child Protection Worker, Home Support Worker, Healthy Family and Community Wellness Worker and Community Health Representative.

Services may be provided within the Health Centre, via Tele-health, at the community hall, schools or client's home (i.e. Home Care) and are intended to promote a healthy lifestyle, and a decrease in the incidence of disease, injury, and death. Services may be provided on an individual basis or as part of a multi-disciplinary team. The CHN is a member of the Primary Community Care Team (PCCT), as per the Integrated Service Delivery Model (ISDM).

The CHN will be required to provide on-call coverage, on a rotational basis, during the evening and weekends to provide emergency nursing care. Nurses also provide emergency transportation as per policy within the community.

Typically the above qualifications would be attained by:

The successful completion of a Nursing Degree and two (2)  years of experience in an acute care setting or within a northern health centre.


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Fort Smith HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
195 McDougal Road
Box 876
Ph. (867) 872-6500
Fax (867) 872-3298
E-mail:  jobsfortsmith@gov.nt.ca

More Information


Eligible for current registration/certification with 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.practiceNWT.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 for this position starts at $50.95 to $60.85 per hour (approximately $99,353 to 118,658 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance.


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 # 17683    

Closing Date: Open Until Filled