Territorial IPAC Coordinator - 2 Year Term

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 21437
Salary: $98,787 - $117,975
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Jan 28, 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

Located in Yellowknife and reporting to the Territorial Manager, Infection Prevention and Control, the Territorial Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Coordinator is responsible for developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the NTHSSA IPAC Acute Care programs in Stanton and across the Territory. The Territorial IPAC Coordinator actively leads, plans and implements in-depth investigations into patient safety incidents, critical incidents and unusual occurrences involving IPAC.

The Territorial IPAC Coordinator is also responsible for supporting the design and delivery of a comprehensive IPAC program for STH Acute Care programs and services, as well as Territorial-wide programs and services, that include monitoring infections, investigating and monitoring outbreaks, establishing standards of practice and being the subject matter expert for Territorial Acute Care IPAC policies and procedures.

Typically, the above qualifications are attained by:

Completion of a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing and a minimum of three years work-related experience in a health or social services discipline.


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

Term Position

This job opening is for a 2 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.

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.

Transfer Assignments

Transfer Assignments may be considered.

COVID-19 Vaccine

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) is committed to promoting, protecting and providing for the health and wellbeing of the people of the Northwest Territories.  In order to decrease the risk of workers contracting and/or spreading vaccine preventable communicable diseases in NTHSSA workplaces, unless specifically stated, the NTHSSA will require all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of January 11, 2022.  Candidates must provide proof that they have met the vaccination requirements or provide a valid medical or Human Rights exemption to complete the hiring process.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 21437         

Closing Date: January 28, 2022 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $50.66 per hour to $60.50 per hour (approximately $98,787 - $117,975.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.