Patient Care Coordinator - Amended

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 19980
Salary: $101,829 - $121,622
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: May 21, 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, the Patient Care Coordinator (PCC) reports to the Director, Patient Care Services (Director) and provides leadership in the operations of the hospital by performing risk management activities and assuming responsibility for the hospital building, the occupants and the working employees outside of normal hours of operation. This position works rotational shifts on a rotating basis to provide 24/7 role coverage. The incumbent is required to carry a cellphone that is called frequently as staff on duty requires assistance or guidance. 

The PCC is an experienced Registered Nurses with leadership skills, who models and promotes excellence through the hands on delivery of nursing care to patients (when required) or by providing seasoned advice and/or recommendations to RNs when faced with difficult or unusual situations. As a mentor, researcher and consultant in nursing care, the incumbent helps guide nurses from task orientation to more empowered analytical thinking and care giving approaches. These provisions have a direct impact on the quality of services delivered to patients and their families, and on the cost of the services provided. The incumbent ensures that the staff levels meet patients; acuity needs. 

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by: 
The successful completion of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and five (5) years of nursing experience in an acute care setting and one (1) year critical care experience or valid certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. Equivalencies will be considered. 

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

Shift Work

This position involves a Rotating/Irregular Shift Schedule which may change due to operational requirements.

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 vulnerable sector check if they are contacted for an interview.  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.


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.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID #19980         

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $52,22 per hour to $62.37 per hour (approximately $101,829 - $121,622.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.