Home Care Licensed Practical Nurse - 1 Year Term

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 19618
Salary: $77,435 - $92,489
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Jan 20, 2021

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

Located in Yellowknife and reporting to the Manager, Home and Community Care, the incumbent's scope of practice is similar to a registered nurse with the exceptions of administration of narcotics and the Home Intravenous Therapy Program. The Home Care LPN's experience is beyond the scope of a graduate LPN and the expanded role demands independent thinking, judgment and critical decision-making skills for the delivery and management of nursing care for Home Care clients.

The LPN works independently and collaboratively in the community. In comparison to the hospital setting, physicians and other supportive resources are not readily available to the nurse. The LPN models and promotes excellence through the hands on delivery of nursing care to residents of Yellowknife, Dettah and N'Dilo. The LPN may be assigned to all of the program areas (Wound Care, Palliative Care, Chronic Care, Foot Care) with the exception of the Home Intravenous Therapy Program. The incumbent independently makes six to eight home visits a day and coordinates the care of 15-25 clients concurrently. It is the incumbent's responsibility to set priorities, develop work plans and manage workloads, while balancing each individual client's need, complexity and acuity.

The LPN must have the experience, skill, knowledge and confidence to deliver comprehensive nursing services, including palliative care in the home setting, working with the professional care team, the family caregivers and family dynamics. Chronic wounds may be assessed and managed by the LPN.

The Home Care LPN is an advanced foot care provider who: participates in the development of the foot care program; has input into policies and procedures for the foot care program; develops and delivers a teaching package to teach basic foot care to Home Support Workers. The position supports foot care clients (clients with diabetes and/or poor circulation who are high risk for infection which can lead to gangrene and amputation) and spends 2 days per week performing foot care duties. The remainder of the time the incumbent performs general home care nursing to clients.

The qualifications for this position are typically attained by the successful completion of a Licensed Practical Nursing Certificate with at least 2 years of recent, acute care LPN nursing experience in a medical, surgical, home care or community health environment.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Health Recruitment
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

Term Position

This job opening is for a 1 Year Term.

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.

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 # 19618        

Closing Date: January 20, 2021 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $39.71 per hour (approximately $77,435 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.