Amended - Entry Level Registered Nurse - Public Health

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 20740
Salary: $84,845 - $101,361
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Open until filled


The closing date has been amended to "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

Located in Yellowknife, you will report to the Manager, Public Health, and is a member of a 10+ team of Registered Nurses (RN) in the Public Health Unit responsible for providing culturally sensitive care to approximately 1200-1500 clients per month. This position provides services to individuals, families, and community groups from a main clinic, within the client's home, community sites, and schools on a regular basis.

Public Health programs operate with a philosophy of prevention and assistance to clients in order to achieve and maintain the highest level of health and wellness that is possible for the individual. These programs involve working with several cultural groups and serve a population from newborn to the elderly. You will be assigned to one of 3 public health teams (Communicable Diseases Team, Maternal-Child Program Team or School Program Team) and will work collaboratively with other disciplines of the Yellowknife Region in order to meet the overall goals and objectives.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
The successful completion of a Nursing Degree. 

Proof of immunization in keeping with current public health practices is required. 
Class 5 Driver’s License. 
Must be eligible for registration with the NWTRNA.

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. 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 (RNANT/NU) 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 #20740    

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $43.51 per hour (approximately $84, 845 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.