Community Health Nurse - Aklavik, Fort McPherson, Paulatuk, Sachs Harbour, Tuktoyaktuk and Ulukhaktok. Term, Indeterminate, Job Share and Casual

Job Summary

Location: Across the NWT
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 22089
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

Located within the Health Centres in Aklavik, Fort McPherson, Paulatuk, Sachs Harbour, Tuktoyaktuk, Ulukhaktok and reporting directly to the Nurse in Charge the Community Health Nurse (CHN) works with the NIC and delivers community health services. The Health Centres are the sole medical facility in the communities and supports approximately 2,700+ to 6,600 individual encounters per year.

Community Health Services include providing non-emergency medical care; responding to medical emergencies that require decision making outside of the usual policies, procedures and standards of nursing care; and delivering nursing programs designed to promote community health and well-ness (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.). The provision of critical incident services is supported by the NIC and a physician over the telephone when communications links are available. 

In Aklavik, Fort McPherson, Paulatuk, Sachs Harbour, Tuktoyaktuk and Ulukhaktok, the CHN and the NIC will be required to provide on-call coverage on a rotational basis during the evening and weekends to provide emergency nursing care.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • The CHN must have a working knowledge of and an ability to apply and assess the nursing process (assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation) and current nursing practice (including public health) to ensure that the patients' physical, emotional, psychosocial, spiritual and educational needs are met. 
  • Knowledge of biological, physical and behavioral sciences in order to recognize interpret and prioritize findings and determine and implement a plan of action based on accepted standards of practice. 
  • The CHN must have an ability to provide emergency care and treatment as the position is required to perform transferred medical functions beyond normal hospital training. This includes and ability to perform advanced nursing functions such as but not limited to: suturing, venipuncture for all age groups and immunization techniques. 
  • A knowledge of and an ability to apply sanctioned transferable medical functions as outlined in the Nursing Administration Manual's standards, policies and guidelines (i.e. pap smears) . 
  • An ability to operate and/or use standard medical equipment (such as but not limited to - ECG, peripheral IV pumps and lines, stretchers, thermometers, NG tubes, sphygmomanometer, blood glucose monitors, suction tubes, sharps, pulse oximeter, etc.) 

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by: 

This level of knowledge is commonly acquired through the successful completion of a Nursing Degree, 2 years recent nursing experience in an acute care setting or within a northern health center.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Health Recruitment
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
YELLOWKNIFE CENTRE 5TH FLOOR  
BOX 1320 YELLOWKNIFE NT X1A 2L9
Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106
Fax (867) 873-0445
hlthss_recruitment@gov.nt.ca

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.

More Information

Job Share Position

This Job Opening is for a 8 Weeks Job Share position.

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.

Registrations

Eligible for current registration/certification with the Registered Nursing Association of Northwest Territories and Nunavut (RNANT/NU) is mandatory for this position.

For more information on health and social services careers and practicing in the Northwest Territories please visit www.practiceNWT.ca

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

Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.

Equivalencies

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 # 22089

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.