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Territorial Manager, Med-Response

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 19644
Salary: $111,443 - $133,146
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Jan 29, 2021

Department Information

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority - Stanton Territorial Hospital (NTHSSA) is offering challenging nursing work and work life balance.  Join our health care team as a Registered Nurse (RN).   Stanton Territorial Hospital (STH) is a brand new facility which opened in 2019 and is located in Yellowknife Northwest Territories (NWT). STH is the referral center for approximately 43,000 NWT residents and 5,900 residents from the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut. STH provides health care services to adults and children on an inpatient/outpatient and outreach basis in order to restore health with dignity.  STH maintains a tobacco free environment within the building and throughout the property, recognizing the health hazards associated with tobacco in the workplace, both to smokers and non-smokers alike.  Therefore, Stanton maintains a tobacco free environment within the building and throughout the property.

Job Information

The Territorial Manager, Medical Response (Med-Response) (Manager) is located in Yellowknife and reports to the Executive Director, Corporate and Support Services. The Manager oversees the operations, contracts, human resources, and finances of the NWT's air ambulance service and Med-Response service. The Manager works within the Medical Travel Policy which is issued under the authority of the Executive Council that ensures access to insured health services and the cost of medical travel should not be an economic barrier to those services. 

The Manager is responsible to manage the NWT's Air Ambulance contract, which is the one of the largest and most complex GNWT service contracts. The NWT Air Ambulance service contract is approximately $20 million per year for the provision of all air ambulance aircraft, flight personnel, medical staff, air ambulance bases and medical equipment required to provide ambulance services 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. 

The Manager works collaboratively with the Chief Operating Officers (COOs) of the NTHSSA, the Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of regional authorities, groups of professional and non-professional staff within the NWT, staff of DHSS, the TCSA and HRHSSA to facilitate the development of emergency services and the effective delivery of the Med-Response program. 

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
A bachelor's degree in Nursing with seven (7) years of progressive experience in a Canadian healthcare organization including a minimum of five (5) years of healthcare management level experience and a minimum of three (3) years' experience in the area of clinical triaging, patient movement, emergency logistics coordination, bed management, discharge planning and/or patient care coordination in the Canadian healthcare system.

Equivalncies will be considered, such as: 

Graduate of a College of Paramedics approved program and registered with a provincial College of Paramedics, and a member in good standing. A Minimum of five (5) years in an Emergency Services management role, ideally in an organization of significant size, complexity and diversity. An undergraduate or graduate degree in management, health care administration, business or leadership.

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.


Eligible for current registration/certification with the Registered Nurses of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut (RNANT/NU) 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 #19644 

Closing Date: January 29, 2021 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $57.15 per hour to $68.28 per hour (approximately $111,443 - $133,146) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.