Territorial Specialist, Primary Care

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 17819
Salary: $99,353 - $118,658
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Dec 11, 2019

Department Information

Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority – Yellowknife Region (NTHSSA)  is one of eight health and social services authorities established by the Department of Health and Social Services in the Government of the Northwest Territories. 

NTHSSA – Yellowknife Region delivers and administers Population Health, Primary Health Care and Social Services programs in the communities of Dettah, Fort Resolution, Lutselk’e, Ndilo and Yellowknife.

Our mission is to work with people to optimize wellbeing through the provision of collaborative and culturally appropriate health and social services.

Job Information

The Territorial Specialist, Primary Care is responsible to research and recommend patient care quality standards as they relate to the primary care services provided to all age groups ranging from neonate to geriatrics. The incumbent will foster and sustain academic partnerships to advance professional practices and develop the work force as a territorial lead. The Territorial Specialist, Primary Care will role-model vigilance in ensuring the highest of quality care.

Reporting directly to the Territorial Manager, Primary Care, the incumbent will be called upon to address a variety of issues on a daily basis, including but not limited to, addressing client's complaints, providing briefing notes to the Director of Health Services, providing advice and direction to other Territorial Leads and Specialists, Regional Managers, and representing the NTHSSA in meetings or conferences. 

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

The above knowledge and skills are most commonly acquired through a Baccalaureate in Nursing plus ten (10) years recent experience of a clinical health care setting. Eligible for registration with RNANTU. 

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


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.

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 # 17819     

Closing Date: Wednesday December 11, 2019 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time


Eligible for current registration/certification with RNANTU 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

Criminal Records Check

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