Clinical Coordinator, Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 21827
Salary: $104,910 - $125,307
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

You will be responsible for supporting and monitoring the quality of nursing care provided by approximately 45 employees and the equivalent of 12 relief Registered Nurses (RN's) and Unit Clerks. Nursing Staff in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and the Emergency Department (ED) are required to have and maintain, intensive, highly specialized training in critical care areas, in addition to general nursing training through an RN program. Patients in an ICU are routinely provided with life sustaining supports. Patients in the ED may come in with a wide range of conditions/diseases, from conditions that would most commonly be treated in primary care, to conditions and diseases that are life threatening. You will work with nursing staff and in consultation with the Manager, Critical Care Services, ED and ICU Practitioners, to implement patient treatment planning, and patient & family care in the ED and ICU. You will provide clinical supervision, mentorship, support and guidance to RN's in the provision of patient care.

For more detailed information, please view the full job description. 

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

1. A Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing is required.

2. Five (5) clinical experiences within a Critical Care Area in the past 10 years are required.

3. Certification with the Canadian Nursing Association (CNA) is required (ENC (C) or CNCC (C).

4. Candidate must be able to demonstrate they are in good standing with RNANT/NU. 

5. Must be a member of NENA and/or CACCN

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) is mandatory for this position, as well as being a member as the National Emergency Nurses Association (NENA) or the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses (CACCN).

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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.

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 # 21827

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $53.80 per hour to $64.26 per hour (approximately $104,910 - $125,307.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.