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Emergency Medical Coordinator, Med-Response

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 18348
Salary: $92,976 - $111,072
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Apr 8, 2020

Job Information

This is a Registered Nurse position. The Emergency Medical Coordinator, Med-Response is located in Yellowknife and reports directly to the Territorial Emergency Medical Supervisor, Med-Response.  This position will be the primary coordinator of emergency medical evacuation services including air ambulance triage, air ambulance coordination, dispatch services, and repatriation services.  Additionally, this position will help coordinate practitioner-to-practitioner virtual advice services including providing clinical advice in emergency situations and facilitating consultation with physicians and/or specialists in the NWT or elsewhere.

The Emergency Medical Coordinator, Med-Response provides clinical advice and support, continuing medical management as necessary and assessment in emergency situations; and facilitates consultations with physicians and/or specialists in the NWT or elsewhere.

The Emergency Medical Coordinator, Med-Response liaises with and takes clinical direction as required from the NP Territorial Emergency Medical Supervisor, Med-Response, or the designated medical/clinical director who may be available on site or via telephone or virtual services.  These Registered Nurse position follows clinical dispatch, patient care, and transport protocols for all Med-Response services.

The dispatch decisions made by the incumbent and the advice given, and their effectiveness in creating positive relationships with other service providers will have a direct impact on the health of patients across the NWT.

As this is an emergency based service, this position will participate in shift, weekend or on-call responsibilities as required ensuring continued un-interrupted operation of the service 24/7/365

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

This level of knowledge is commonly acquired through the successful completion of a bachelor’s degree in nursing with three years of experience in emergency room OR NWT Community health centre.

Department Information

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.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106
Fax (867) 873-0445

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.


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Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $47.68 per hour to $56.96 per hour (approximately $92,976 - $111,072) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Immunization Status

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


Eligible for current registration with Registered Nurses Association of Northwest Territories and Nunavut (RNANT/NU) is mandatory for this position.

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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 # 18348         

Closing Date: April 8, 2020 - 23:59, Mountain Standard Time