Relief Licensed Practical Nurse, Primary Care

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 19380
Wage: $39.71 - $47.43
Employment Type: On Demand, Regular
Closing Date: Nov 30, 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 Relief Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Primary Care is responsible for providing multifaceted nursing care to clients of the Yellowknife Primary Care Clinic(s) in accordance with established standards of nursing practice and the philosophy and objectives of the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority to ensure residents have access to timely, professional and sustainable health services required to maintain optimal health. A Licensed Practical Nursing Program, including Medication Administration and participation in continuing education as it pertains to the profession;

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

Experience working in an interdisciplinary model; two (2) years of experience in areas such as acute care/hospital setting, public health, and medical office/family practice is an asset.


GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106
Fax (867) 873-0445

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

More Information

Shift Work

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

Relief Worker

This job opening is for a Relief position where there are no established hours of work on a daily, weekly or monthly basis and may be required to report to work on an as and when required basis for facilities where services operate on a daily basis throughout the entire year.

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.


Immunization Status

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

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 # 19380        

Closing Date: November  30, 2020 - 23:59, Mountain Time


Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $39.71 per hour (approximately $78,626. per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.