Regional Manager, Primary Care

Job Summary

Location: Fort Simpson
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 18828
Salary: $111,443 - $133,146
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Open until filled

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

This position is located in the Dehcho Region and the incumbent is responsible for the overall daily management of a primary care program spread of 9 communities, an annual operating budget of $6.6 mill, and a staffing group of 28, with 7 direct reports. Direct reports include the following positions: Community Nurse Practitioners (3), Nurse in Charge (3), and an Administrative Assistant. The incumbent provides operational support and direction to a multi-disciplinary work force, and through recruitment and retention  efforts  ensures adequate staffing for the provision of safe, competent, and consistent health care to clients in the Dehcho Region communities. The incumbent is responsible to oversee the patient/client experience. The incumbent is responsible for recruiting, hiring and managing a skilled workforce. The decisions and recommendations made by the incumbent may have a direct impact on the effectiveness and efficiency of human resources, program and service delivery, and financial budgets.

This position, reporting directly to the COO, will work closely with their COO and with the NTHSSA Territorial Manager supporting this program area, to ensure that client/patient needs are being supported and addressed within their regional catchment area;  and  to identify and address program challenges and opportunities for improvement, establish program objectives for the region, and to report on and contribute to the evaluation of the effectiveness and efficiency of the program delivery in the region. They will also contribute to the development of the program area across the territory through their participation on cross-territory initiatives and projects.

Typically the above qualifications would be attained by:

A Baccalaureate in Nursing,  two years of management/supervisory experience and three years of recent nursing experience in an acute or primary care setting. 


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Fort Smith HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
BOX 876
Tel (867) 872-6500
Fax (867) 872-3298

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

More Information

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 vulnerable sector check if they are contacted for an interview.  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.


Eligible for current registration with RNANTNU is mandatory for this position. 

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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 # 18828        

Closing Date: Open Until Filled


Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $57.15 per hour (approximately $111,442 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $12,723.