Regional Physiotherapist

Job Summary

Location: Inuvik
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 17822
Salary: $90,714 - $108,362
Employment Type: Full-Time, Temporary
Closing Date: Nov 29, 2019

Job Information

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) is the single provider of all health and social services in the Northwest Territories (NWT), with the exception of Hay River and Tlicho regions, covering 1.2 million square kilometers and serving approximately 43,000 people, including First Nations, Inuit, Metis, and non-aboriginals. Health and social services includes the full range of primary, secondary and tertiary health services and social services including family services, protection services, care placements, mental health, addictions, and developmental activities, delivered by more than 1,400 health and social services staff.

This position is located in the Inuvik Regional Hospital, which is 51 bed accredited facility the town of Inuvik and 12 outlying communities serviced by the NTHSSA. The NTHSSA provides and supports the delivery of health care services to adults and children on an inpatient, outpatient and outreach basis in order to enhance healthy communities and well-being through excellence, accountability and respect for regional diversity.

Reporting directly to the Rehabilitation Supervisor/Physiotherapist, the incumbent independently provides assessment, diagnostic, rehabilitative and preventative services to inpatients and outpatients ranging from pediatrics and geriatrics. The regional PT is part of the Rehabilitation Services Department which consists of 2 Physiotherapists, 3 Occupational Therapists, 3 Speech Language Pathologists, and Audiologist, 2 Rehabilitation Assistants, 2 Program Assistants and a Child Development Team Coordinator.

This position plans, organizes, delivers and evaluates PT services in the hospital (including the Acute Care ward, Long Term Care ward, and the outpatient clinic), in the community health centers, in the home and in school settings in the Beaufort Delta and the Sahtu regions.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

This level of knowledge is typically acquired through a university degree in physiotherapy at a Bachelor's or Masters level. Preference will be given to candidates with at least 2 years work experience.

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

•Top-end salary, relative to other jurisdictions ($90,714.00 annually)

•Northern living allowance ($14,356 per year for Inuvik)

•Health and dental benefits

•A generous pension plan

•Leave (annual, mandatory, winter bonus, special, maternity/parental)

•Deferred leave options

•Relocation assistance

•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)

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Inuvik HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Box 1869
Ph. (867) 678-6600
Fax (867) 678-6620


More Information

Term Position

This job opening is for a one year term position with an option for extension


Eligible for membership with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and be professionally licensed in any Canadian province as an active member.

For more information on health and social services careers and practicing in the Northwest Territories please visit

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 $46.52 per hour (approximately $90,714.00 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $14,356.00.


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.

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 # 17822

Closing Date: November 29, 2019- 23:59, Mountain Standard Time