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Transitional Care Planner

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 18658
Salary: $88,803 - $106,061
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Jul 10, 2020

Department Information

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority – Stanton Territorial Hospital (NTHSSA)  is offering challenging nursing work and work life balance. Stanton Territorial Hospital (STH) is a 100 in-patient bed accredited facility, located in Yellowknife Northwest Territories (NWT). This is an exciting time to work at Stanton as the hospital is undergoing  major redevelopment with a new $350 million facility being built with operations scheduled to transition into the new facility in 2019, for more information on the redevelopment visit STH is the referral center for approximately 43,000 NWT residents and 5,900 residents from the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut. STH provides health care services to adults and children on an inpatient/outpatient and outreach basis in order to restore health with dignity.  STH maintains a tobacco free environment within the building and throughout the property, recognizing the health hazards associated with tobacco in the workplace, both to smokers and non-smokers alike.  Therefore, Stanton maintains a tobacco free environment within the building and throughout the property.

Job Information

The Transitional Care Planner works as part of a Transitional Care Planning team consisting of a Clinical Social Worker & Team Leader, 2 Transitional Care Planners and 1 Mental Health Coordinator. The incumbent is part of the health care team, working alongside all Practitioners and Allied Health care providers to address the unique needs of clients and their families. The incumbent collaborates with Community Partners and all Government Departments to establish an individualized plan of care for each client, ensuring they receive the support they need in order to attain their best level of health and wellness possible in the context of their environment.

Typically. the above qualifications would be attained by:

Bachelor's Degree in a Healthcare related profession (nursing, social work) with 2 years of direct health care experience.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories

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

More Information

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 $45.54 per hour to $54.39 per hour plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.00 per annum.


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.

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.


Eligible for current registration/certification with RNANT/NU or NWT Social Worker Registrar is mandatory for this position. 

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Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 18658       

Closing Date: July 10, 2020 - 23:59, Mountain Time