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Health Information Professional

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 19410
Salary: $72,014 - $86,015
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Dec 4, 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

As the Health Information Professional, you will be an expert reference for technical information and operational support for health information and health information management, and will also be responsible for coding and abstracting inpatient, day surgery, emergency, and outpatient records, as well as maintaining the Med2020 reporting system.  As the successful applicant, you will be responsible for record security, data integrity, and record completion in compliance with organizational policies and deadlines, medical bylaws, and policies.

You will be responsible for the confidentiality of personal health information and maintaining and assuring the accuracy and consistency of health information over the entire life-cycle of a patient's medical history. You will be privy to detailed confidential personal health information and will comply with GNWT privacy legislation.

In order to be successful in this role, we require the completion of a degree in Health Information Management or a recognized Health Information Management diploma, holding current certification with the Canadian College of Health Information Management (CHIM).

Additional Requirements:  Stanton Regional Requirements

Current active membership with the Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA) including one year of experience coding and abstracting or seven years health record experience. Participation in mandatory Continuing Professional Education (CPE) program, as defined by the governing regulations, in order to continue to use the professional designation required.

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

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 #19410

Closing Date: December 4, 2020 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $36.93 per hour to $44.11 per hour (approximately $72,0134 - $86,015) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.