Nurse in Charge (6 Week Job Share)
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.
The NIC directly supervises 1 Community Health Nurse (CHN), 1 Community Health Representative, 1 Patient Access Coordinator, 1 Administrative Assistant, and 2 part time janitor/maintainers. The NIC manages a $600,000 (approximate) budget allocated to provide standardized health care programs and services as determined by NTHSSA and the Department of Health and Social Services.
Community Health Services provided by this team include providing non-emergency clinical care; responding to medical emergencies that require decision making outside of the usual policies, procedures and standards of nursing care; and delivering nursing programs designed to promote community health and wellness (i.e. including but not limited to Well- Child/Woman/Man clinics, pre and post-natal clinics, school health program, chronic disease clinic, immunization programs, communicable disease surveillance and treatment, etc.). The provision of urgent and emergent incident services is supported by a physician over the telephone. The nurses work in an expanded scope of practice in many aspects of service delivery in this environment.
Services may be provided within the Health Centre, community halls, schools or in a patient's home (i.e. elderly population) and are intended to promote a health way of life, and decrease the incidence of death and disease. Services may be provided on an individual basis or as part of a multi-disciplinary team. These services have a direct impact on the quality of services delivered to clients and their families, and on the cost of the services provided. Services are provided in and are sensitive to the cross cultural and isolated environment and the NIC is an active participant in community development initiatives.
Within the Fort Resolution Health Centre the NIC will be share on-call coverage with the CHN on a rotational basis during the evening and weekends to provide emergency nursing care.
Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
The successful completion of a Nursing Degree, 2 years recent nursing experience with at least 1 year in a northern health center and 6 months supervisory experience
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
Job Share Position
This Job Opening is for a 6 Weeks Job Share position.
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.practicenorth.ca .
Driver's License Requirement
A mandatory requirement for this position is a valid Class 5 Driver's License
Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.
The successful candidate will be required to obtain proof of current up-to-date immunization status.
The salary range for this position is from $53.31 per hour to $63.69 per hour (approximately $103,954 - $124,195 annually) 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.
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 #17805
Closing Date: November 25, 2019