Amended - Nurse in Charge (1 Year Term)

Job Summary

Location: Behchokǫ̀ (Rae)
Department: Tłı̨chǫ CSA - Health and Social Services
Job ID: 20506
Salary: $106,548 - $127,257
Employment Type: Full-Time, Temporary
Closing Date: Open until filled

Department Information

The Tlicho Community Services Agency is a unique organization responsible for the delivery of education, health and social services within the Tlicho region. The Tlicho Community Services Agency's vision 'Strong Like Two People' is a metaphor for the desire by community leadership to build an organization, and create programs and services that recognize the strength and importance of two cultures.

Job Information

Located within the Behchoko Health Centre and reporting directly to the TCSA Manager of Health Services in Behchoko, the Nurse in Charge (NIC) will manage how the community health programs are provided to a client population of approximately 2000 residents in Behchoko and 154 residents in Wekweeti. The Health Centre is the sole medical facility in the community. 

Community Health Services are provided by the NIC and a team of Nurse Practitioners, Community Health Nurses, and other health professionals and support staff who report directly to the NIC. Services include but are not limited to providing non-emergency medical care; responding to medical crises that require decision making outside of the usual policies, procedures and standards of nursing care; providing emergency responses (ambulance services); and delivering nursing programs designed to promote community health and wellness (i.e., including but not limited to Well-Child/Woman/Man clinics, pre and post-natal clinics, school health program, chronic disease clinic, immunization programs, communicable disease surveillance and treatment, etc.) A physician supports the provision of emergency services over the telephone when communications links are available. 

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
A successful completion of a Bachelor of Nursing Degree is required, 5 years recent nursing experience with at least 1 year in a northern health centre and at least 3 years of supervisory experience. 

Introduction to Advance Practice is an asset. 

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 vulnerable sector 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 RNANT/NU 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 #20506 

Closing Date: Open until Filled

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $54.64 per hour (approximately $106,548 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $5,517