Community Health Licensed Practical Nurse

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 22714
Salary: $79,775 - $95,277
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Oct 8, 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 Community Health Licensed Practical Nurse (CHLPN) position is available in following NWT Communities:

  • Fort Resolution
  • Lutselk’e

Located within the Health Centre and reporting directly to the Nurse in Charge (NIC), the Community Health Licensed Practical Nurse (CHLPN), delivers core community health services to residents in the communities. The Health Centre is the sole health facility in the community. The Health Centre also provides services to a visiting transient population and out of territory clients.

As the Community Health Licensed Practical Nurse (CHLPN), you will be part of the Primary Community Care Team providing non-emergency medical care; delivering core community health programs designed to promote community health and wellness (i.e. including but not limited to Well-Child/Adult clinics, pre and post-natal clinics, school health program, chronic disease clinic, immunization programs, communicable disease surveillance, sick clinic, emergency care, and home care/home support services.)

Services may be provided within the Health Centre, at the community hall, schools or client's home and may be provided on an individual basis or as part of a multi-disciplinary team. When faced with unfamiliar situations or situations outside the LPN's scope of employment the LPN will refer the situation or problem to the community health nurse and/or Nurse in Charge (RN) for direction. The LPN will administer medications and immunizations within their scope of employment and as defined by NTHSSA policy and certifications. 

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

Successful completion of a Licensed Practical Nursing Diploma, 2 years recent nursing experience in an acute care setting or within a northern health centre.

Must be licensed with the GNWT Registrar and possess a Valid Class 5 Driver’s License.


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.

Driver's License Requirement

A mandatory requirement for this position is a valid Class 5 Driver's License

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 # 22714         

Closing Date:  October 7,  2022 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $40.91 per hour to $48.86 per hour (approximately $79,775- $95,277) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $17,852 for Lutselk'e and $14,167 for Fort Resolution.