Nurse in Charge

Job Summary

Location: Tulita
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 20017
Wage: $54.64 - $65.26
Employment Type: Part-Time, Regular
Closing Date: May 24, 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

The Nurse in Charge (NIC) is an RN, who models and promotes excellence through the hands on delivery of nursing care to clients, or by providing seasoned advice, and/or recommendations to Community Health Nurses (CHN) when faced with difficult or unusual situations. The incumbent helps guide nurses from task orientation, to more empowered analytical thinking, and care giving approaches. These services have a direct impact on the quality of services delivered to clients and their families, and on the cost of the services provided. The NIC is a member of the Primary Community Care Team.

In Tulita, the NIC will be required to provide on-call coverage, on a rotational basis, with the CHNs, during the evening and weekends to provide emergency nursing care. Services may be provided within the Health Centre, via Tele-health, at the community hall, schools or client's home (i.e. Home Care) and are intended to promote a healthy lifestyle, and a decrease in the incidence of disease, injury, and death. 

The NIC must have:

  • Advanced knowledge of, and an ability to apply, and assess the nursing process (assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation); and current nursing practice (including community health nursing - Public Health & Home Care) to ensure that the patients' physical, emotional, psychosocial, spiritual and educational needs are met.
  • Knowledge of advanced biological, physical and behavioral sciences in order to recognize, interpret and prioritize findings and determine and implement a plan of care, based on accepted standards of practice, in the GNWT Dept. of Health.
  • An ability to provide emergency care and treatment as the position is required to perform transferred health functions beyond normal hospital training. This includes an ability to perform advanced nursing functions such as (but not limited to): suturing, vena-puncture for all age groups and immunization techniques.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

  • A Degree in Nursing, 3 years of recent nursing experience with at least 1 year experience in a Community Health Centre as a Community Health Nurse and six months of supervisory experience.
  • Equivalency Knowledge & Experience: Registered Nurse Diploma Program, 5 years of recent nursing experience with at least 1 year experience in a Community Health Centre as a Community Health Nurse with six month of supervisory experience.
  • (Recent nursing experience is defined as a total of full time hours in the past 5 years).
  • (Community Health Centre is defined in the NWT as a level A, B or B/C facility or equivalency for other provinces and territories)
  • An ability to obtain a satisfactory criminal record check is mandatory and eligible to work in Canada legally.
  • Valid 5 Driver's License is mandatory.

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

Job Share Position

This Job Opening is for a 8 Weeks Job Share position.

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.


Eligible for current registration/certification with Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut (RNANT/NU) is mandatory for this position. 

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Driver's License Requirement

A mandatory requirement for this position is a valid Class 5 Driver's License



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 #20017         

Closing Date: May 24, 2021 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $54.64 per hour to $65.26 per hour (approximately $106,548 - $127,257) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $25,988.