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Amended - Quality Risk Manager-Stanton

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 19973
Salary: $101,829 - $121,622
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Open until filled

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

Reporting to the Territorial Manager, Quality and Best Practice, The Quality Risk Manager- Stanton is located in Yellowknife and is responsible for overseeing the planning, development, implementation, maintenance, and evaluation of the NTHSSA quality and saftey programs, maintaining a future-focused perspective to recommend and develop proactive safety and quality programs, and conduct in depth investigations into all patient safety incidents, critical incidents and ununsual occurrences at Stanton Territorial Hospital and supporting investigations in the rest of NTHSSA, Hay River and regions. 

Critical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities   

  • knowledge of how to design and facilitate a change process, ability to build and work with groups and teams, planning and implementing change
  • knowledge of quality management, methodologies and legislation
  • knowledge of investigative processes and report writing
  • knowledge and ability to use a variety of intervention and prevention methods
  • ability to apply a high level of sensititivity in responding to and handling client concerns
  • organizational, time management, analytical, facilitation, and presentation skillsto manage multi- disciplinary responsibilities in a timely and effective matter

Typically attained by Completion of a Bachelor's Degree in a Nursing or Allied Health and a minimum of seven years of work related experience in a health, or social services discipline is required, including a minimum of two years experience leading a team.

Must be in good standing with the Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories  and Nunavut (RNANT/NU).

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

Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal records check.  Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.

Immunization Status

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


Eligible for current registration/certification with the Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut 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.

Transfer Assignments

Transfer Assignments may be considered.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 19973        

Closing Date: Open until filled

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $52.22 per hour - $62.37 per hour (approximately $101,829.00 -$121,622.00 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.00.