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Public Health Nurse

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: NTHSSA - Yellowknife Region
Job ID: 17862
Salary: $86,639 - $103,467
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Open until filled

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.

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

Job Information

Working a consistent Monday to Friday schedule, the Public Health Nurse plays a critical role in maintaining the health of community members in Yellowknife, N'Dilo, and Dettah. As the successful applicant, you will be responsible to promote the health of individuals, families, and their communities by practicing in a variety of different settings. In collaboration with a diverse team, you will develop, deliver, and evaluate a wide range of health promotion interventions and disease prevention strategies.

To be successful, you must be knowledgeable of and proficient in all of the program areas delivered by the Unit. In addition to the general knowledge, you will be assigned to one of the following teams: Communicable Disease; Maternal Child; or Child and Adolescent Health. As a registered nurse with advanced education and training, you will act as a resource for public health knowledge and practice by providing leadership and expertise in the field of public health. 

In order to be successful in this role, we require the completion of a BScN or BN nursing degree program with two (2) years of nursing experience in a public health or community health environment. You must also be eligible for registration with the RNANT/NU, provide a completed satisfactory criminal record check, and possess a Class 5 driver's license. 

More Information

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.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID #17719

Closing Date: Open until filled

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $44.43 per hour to $53.06 per hour (approximately $86,639 to 103,467) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.00.

Driver's License Requirement

A mandatory requirement for this position is a valid Class 5 Driver's License.

Transfer Assignments

Transfer Assignments may be considered.

Criminal Records Check

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

Immunization Status

The successful candidate will be required to obtain proof of current up-to-date immunization status.