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Rehab Physiotherapist

Job Summary

Location: Fort Smith
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 18409
Salary: $92,976 - $111,072
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Jul 17, 2020

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.



Job Information

The NTHSSA - Fort Smith Region is responsible for the effective delivery of Primary and Emergent Health Care, Social Services, to approximately 2,500 residents of Fort Smith and surrounding area. The Regional Facilities include one Type C Health Facility and a 28 Bed Long Term Care Facility.

This position with the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) is located within the Fort Smith Health Centre and reports directly to the Regional Manager of Allied Health Services. The incumbent independently provides assessment, diagnostic, rehabilitative and preventative services to in and out patients ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics.

The duties of the position are carried out in accordance with the standards, guidelines and scope of professional physiotherapeutic practice, and policies and procedures of the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority and Accreditation Canada Standards and Required Organizational Practices

Typically the above qualifications would be attained by:

The successful completion of a Master's Degree in Physiotherapy and two years of directly related experience.

Must be a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA), and be professionally licensed in a Canadian province .


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Fort Smith HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
BOX 876
Tel (867) 872-6500

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

More Information


Eligible for current registration is mandatory for this position. 

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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 $47.68 per hour (approximately $ 92,976 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $ 6,406.


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.

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 # 18409       

Closing Date: Open Until Filled