Community Health Nurse, Outreach

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 19254
Wage: See "Salary Information" below.
Employment Type: Full-Time, Temporary
Closing Date: Oct 26, 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 Outreach/Shelter Community Health Nurse (CHN) provides community health and case management services in accordance with the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority and Registered Nurses Association of Northwest Territories and Nunavut to ensure clients who are high risk and accessing shelters and supportive living facilities throughout the city of Yellowknife have access to timely, professional and sustainable health services required to maintain optimal health.

Services may be provided within the primary care clinic, within the shelter, supported living and transitional housing facilities and are intended to enhance health services for the vulnerable and at risk populations.  Services may be provided on an individual basis or as part of a multidisciplinary team. 

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

The successful completion of a Nursing Degree, and two (2) years of recent nursing experience in an ER setting or within a Community Health Centre or Public Health Unit.

Knowledge and experience equivalencies will be determined on a case by case basis.


Proof of immunization in keeping with current public health practices.

Within the NTHSSA nurses must be registered with the RNANT/NU.

Regional Primary Care Requirements

Within the NTHSSA health care providers must be able to acquire within a reasonable time frame and remain current with the following training and certifications:

• Certification in Health Care Provider CPR
• Education Program for Immunization Competency (EPIC)
• Fire Training
• Point of Care Testing certifications
• Nonviolent Crisis Intervention
• Suicide Risk Assessment training
• Training as required to meet Accreditation Canada standards

Within a NTHSSA Regional Primary Care site the following training and/or certifications would be definite assets:

• Transportation of Dangerous Goods • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
• Mental Health First Aid
• Pharmaceutical process and procedures
• General laboratory functions
• Training in emergency response as well as a Class 5 driver’s license
• Canadian Nursing Association Certifications are desirable

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.

Limited Competition

This Job Opening is limited to employees with the GNWT/WSCC in indeterminate and term positions.

More Information

Term Position

This job opening is for a Term to March 2021.

Transfer Assignments

Transfer Assignments may be considered.

Immunization Status

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


Registration with RNANT/NU is mandatory for this position. 

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Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information

Salary for this position is currently Under Review.


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 # 19254

Closing Date: October 26, 2020 - 23:59, Mountain Time