Health Information Professional

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 22458
Salary: $74,198 - $88,608
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

The position will be an expert reference for technical information and operational support for health information and health information management, and will be responsible for coding and abstracting inpatient, day surgery, emergency and outpatient records, as well as maintaining the Med2020 reporting system.

Accurate ICD-10-CA and abstracting is imperative as the information collected is used for Stanton Territorial hospital statistics, funding as well as reported nationally to Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). CIHI returns statistical health information to originating hospitals and also releases health information reports to the public based on the ICD-10-CA coding.

The Health Information Professional ensures that personal health information is available, accurate and complete for healthcare providers, and is responsible for the confidentiality of personal health information including any authorized or unauthorized disclosure of health information which may pose a threat to the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority. As well, this position is responsible for data integrity which includes maintaining and assuring the accuracy and consistency of health information over the entire life-cycle of a patient's medical history.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
A degree in Health Information Management or a recognized Health Information Management diploma, holding current certification with the Canadian College of Health Information Management (CHIM), and one (1) year of experience coding and abstracting or seven years health record experience.

Current active membership with the Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA) is mandatory for this position.

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.


Current active membership with the Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA). 

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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 # 22458     

Closing Date: Open until Filled

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $38.05 per hour to $45.44 per hour (approximately $74,198 - $88,608) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.