Senior Nursing Consultant - Long Term Care

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Health and Social Services
Job ID: 17792
Salary: $99,353 - $118,658
Employment Type: Full-Time, Temporary
Closing Date: Nov 15, 2019

Department Information

The Department of Health and Social Services works under the direction of the Minister and Deputy Minister, in partnership with the Health and Social Services Authorities, to support the health and wellbeing of people across the NWT through planning, development, evaluation and reporting on program and service delivery.  

HSS is committed to the development and provision of quality services in such a way as to make the best use of public resources, ensure the sustainability of the system, focus on client safety and best practices and promote positive health and social outcomes. HSS strives to continually improve the health and social service system to ensure best health, best care, and a better future for the people of the NWT.

Job Information

Located in Yellowknife and reporting to the Manager, Senior Affairs, the Senior Nursing Consultant – Long Term Care, is responsible for planning, establishing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the delivery of Long Term Care services to residents of the Northwest Territories (NWT). The incumbent conducts research, analyses and provides recommendations on issues related to the delivery of Long Term Care services in the NWT. The analyses and recommendations will directly impact the health and social services system and the delivery and access of Long Term Care services throughout NWT.

The Senior Nursing Consultant – Long Term Care, plays a significant role in ensuring the Continuing Care Service Delivery Action Plan achieves its objectives. Several of the seven (7) Priority Commitments require input, expertise, development and collaboration on the part of the Senior Nursing Consultant, including initiatives like standardization of services, assessment of services, planning for service needs, and design of a regulatory framework providing guidance for overall Long Term Care strategy execution and operations.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by a Bachelor of Science Degree with specialization in nursing, with advanced education in health administration, health research or policy development; and 5 years’ experience in the long term care or primary community care services field. This position must hold a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in a Canadian jurisdiction and be eligible for licensing as a Registered Nurse in the Northwest Territories.

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 a Term position until December 31, 2021.

Transfer Assignments

Transfer Assignments will be considered.


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

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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 - $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 criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

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.

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 17792         

Closing Date: November 15, 2019 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time