Mammography Technologist

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 20100
Salary: $88,803 - $106,061
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

As the mammography technologist, you would conduct the majority of the screening and diagnostic exams on an individual basis, where the incumbent works directly with the patient and you would be responsible for all images produced.

In addition,  on a scheduled basis, you will be required to provide hands on support and patient care during invasive examinations conducted by a radiologist. (i.e including but not limited to biopsy of lumps in a breast, etc.).  During these invasive procedures the incumbent will be responsible for all preparation of the procedure including explaining the procedure to the patient, acquiring radiographic images, documenting all pertinent information during the procedure, post procedure care and post procedure patient education.  

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

Successful completion of a diploma  or a degree in Medical Radiation Technology, certification with the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologist (CAMRT), successful completion of Mammography I and II correspondence courses through CAMRT and 5 years' experience as a mammography technologist performing mammograms.

You must obtain:

  • a minimum of fifteen (15) credit hours of continuing education in the breast imaging field every three (3) years to meet Mammography Accreditation Program requirements;
  • a minimum of thirty-five (35) credit hours of continuing education in the Bone Mineral Density field every five (5) years in order to maintain certification; and
  • a minimum of five (5) credit hours of continuing education in the general radiography field every year to keep knowledge and skill level relevant to the requirements of the position.

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

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 Certified Bone Densitometry Technologist is mandatory for this position. You must obtain this certificatin within 1 year of beginning of employment.

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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 # 20100         

Closing Date: Open until filled.

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $45.54 per hour (approximately $88,803. per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.