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Casual - Licensed Practical Nurse

Job Summary

Location: Across the NWT
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 18429
Salary: $80,964 - $96,681
Employment Type: Full-Time, Temporary
Closing Date: Open until filled

Department Information

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA)  is offering challenging nursing work and work life balance.  Join our health care team as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). 

Job Information

Provides nursing care to adult and pediatric patients ranging from non-urgent to life threatening or resuscitation in accordance with established standards for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and the philosophy and objectives of the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) to ensure that the patients' physical, emotional, psychosocial, educational and spiritual needs are met.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
The successful completion of a Licensed Practical Nursing Certificate.

Requirements within the Northwest Territories Health & Social Services (NTHSSA) LPN's must be licensed with the GNWT Registrar of Professional Licensing and have successfully completed a criminal record check.
Within the NTHSSA all Licensed Practical Nurses must be able to acquire within a reasonable time frame and remain current the following mandatory certifications:
• Aboriginal Cultural Awareness
• Biohazardous Waste
• Biosafety and Biosecurity
• Emergency Response
• Fire Extinguisher Training
• Fire Training
• FIT Testing
• Infection Control
• Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI)
• Nursing Information Systems Saskatchewan (NISS) Theory
• Privacy and Confidentiality
• Workplace Bullying
• Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems (WHMIS)
• Workplace Safety Awareness
• Blood Glucose Monitoring and/or point of care Glucose Monitoring
• Internet and e-mail applications
• Basic Life Support (BLS) To function as an LPN, Emergency within Stanton, the following 
raining and/or certifications must be attained and maintained:
• Advanced suctioning
• IV Therapy for LPNs
• Monitoring of gastric tube feeds
• Complex dressings
• Administration of Medication
• Urinary Catheterizations

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

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

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

More Information

Casual Employment

This job opening is for casual employment opportunities with the Northwest Territories Health & Social Services Authority from April to October 2020.


Must be licensed with the GNWT Registrar of Professional Licensing.

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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 range for this position is from $38.92 per hour to $49.58 per hour (approximately $75,894 - $96,681.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.

Shift Work

This position involves a Rotating/Irregular Shift Schedule which may change due to operational requirements.


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.

Criminal Records Check

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

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 # 18429         

Closing Date: Open until filled