Director, Patient Care Services - Amended

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 21183
Salary: $141,356 - $201,923
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Jan 4, 2022

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 Director, Patient Care Services is a key senior management role, responsible for providing vision and leadership to the strategic planning, direction, delivery and evaluation of Patient Care Services and overall operation of Stanton Territorial Hospital.

This position works within a legislative and policy framework and carries out its responsibilities in accordance with the Government of Northwest Territories (GNWT) acts, regulations, policies and Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) policies and procedures as well as the Canada Health Act, the Hospital Insurance and Health and Social Services Administration Act, the Medical Care Act, the Northwest Territories (NWT) Nursing Profession Act, and the Health Information Act.

This position will work to ensure that patient needs are being supported and addressed; and to identify and address program challenges and opportunities for improvement, establish program objectives for the territorial hospital, and to report on and contribute to the evaluation of the effectiveness and efficiency of the program delivery of the hospital. They will also contribute to the development of the program area across the territory through their participation on cross territory initiatives and projects.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

  • A Master's Degree in Nursing or a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing with other relevant Master’s Degree.
  • 10 years of progressive acute care experience with at least 5 years director level experience in an acute care setting.

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

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.

Senior Management Occupation

This job opening is for a Senior Management Occupation. Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

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.

COVID-19 Vaccine

All employees of the GNWT are required to comply with the GNWT's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy which can be found here:   

Nothing in this policy shall excuse, impair, or vary the requirement of any employees whose position or duties are Federally regulated to comply with applicable Federal Regulations.

New hire employees for some positions may be required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 before a formal employment offer is extended. Exemptions are not permitted for these positions, however accommodation is available as required under the GNWT's Duty to Accommodate Injury and Disability Policy and under the Human Rights Act. 

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 21183       

Closing Date: January 4, 2022 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $72.49 per hour to $103.55 per hour (approximately $141,356 - $201,923.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.