Territorial Manager, Laboratory and Diagnostic Imaging

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 19832
Salary: $111,443 - $133,146
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Mar 11, 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

This position is specifically responsible for strategic planning and monitoring for Diagnostic Services and Laboratory Services. The integrated service delivery model requires that these services are delivered in the context of a wider range of health and social services, therefor this scope of focus also touches the edges of the full spectrum of health and social services to ensure appropriate alignment.

Four Territorial Leads/Specialists will report directly to this position to support development and implementation of specific territory-wide initiatives.

Critical Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • A good working knowledge of program management, including budget development, preparation, and control is required to ensure financial responsibilities are carried out effectively and efficiently
  • Knowledge of how to design and facilitate a change process. The ability to build and work with groups and teams, planning and implementing change; skilled in group dynamics and conflict resolution
  • A high level of interpersonal skills including effective communication, coaching and motivation is essential in order to manage the human resources assigned to the position so human resources performance is at optimal capacity and assisting staff and stakeholders to accept change.
  • Ability to apply creative and innovative approaches to policies and health to meet territorial needs.
  • Thorough knowledge of administrative policies and practices to territorial systems.
  • Knowledge and ability to use a variety of intervention and prevention methods, and determine which method is most appropriate at any given time.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

A Baccalaureate in a Health Field plus 10 years of experience, this includes 5 years of management and supervisory experience and 5 years' experience in one of the two clinical health care settings: Diagnostic Imaging and/or Laboratory Services.

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 #19832        

Closing Date: Mar 11, 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 $114,442 - $113,146) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3700.00