Medical Sonographer - 1 Year Term

Job Summary

Location: Inuvik
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 20070
Salary: $88,803 - $106,061
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Apr 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

You will be located within the Inuvik Regional Hospital and will be reporting directly to the Regional Manager of Allied Health Services and working closely with the Diagnostic Imaging Team Lead.  You would utilize ultrasound equipment to independently produce high quality sonographic images required by the Radiologist to complete accurate diagnosis of patients.  This department handles approximately 6,000 exams per year of which 1,500 are ultrasounds.

In the absence of an on-site Radiologist you would liaise with the local Physicians and other health care providers in Inuvik.  You may assist the local Physicians by providing technical impressions and communicating with off-site Radiologists via digital images.  You must be responsible for the continued operation of ultrasound equipment.  

Typically, the qualifications for this position is through successful completion of a Certified Diagnostic Medical Sonography program, plus 3 years related Sonography experience. Sonographer must be a member in good standing of Sonography Canada Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.

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

Term Position

This job opening is for a 1 Year Term.

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.


Holding a membership and being in good standing with Sonography Canada Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 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 # 20070         

Closing Date:  April 21, 2021 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $45.54 per hour (approximately $88.803. per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $14,234.