Tobacco Cessation Educator RN - Term

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 22909
Wage: $46.92 - $56.03
Employment Type: Part-Time, Temporary
Closing Date: Open until filled


Labour Market Supplement - Recruitment and Retention - Nurse, Nurse Practitioner and Midwifery Positions - Yellowknife

A recruitment and retention supplement will be offered to front line Nurse, Nurse Practitioner and Midwifery positions within the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority.   The successful incumbent will receive a $5000 supplement upon hire and an additional $5000 supplement after completion of 12 months of continuous employment contingent on remaining employed in an eligible position for a further 12 months.   This is a taxable benefit and will be subject to applicable deductions.

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

Are you an experienced registered nurse with skills in acute or ambulatory care? Are you looking for part time work? We have the opportunity for you! 

You will be responsible for providing leadership and expertise in coordinating the care for patients who are seeking tobacco cessation support in the Yellowknife Region. The Tobacco Cessation Pilot Clinic at Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) is a tobacco cessation referral center for a culturally diverse population of the Northwest Territories, Yellowknife Region. You will determine the nursing management, education programming, resources and teaching methods required to treat individuals seeking tobacco cessation support. Self-management is a core value of the program, you will work with clients to achieve self-management of their own health and well-being.

Enjoy a 10-minute commute through a gorgeous northern city and wilderness adventures at your doorstep. Located in Yellowknife, above the 60th parallel, this opportunity is perfect for the outdoors enthusiast looking for adventure, a healthy work/life balance, and an escape from the hustle of the big city.  Join our team and click apply! 

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

Shift Work

This position involves a Rotating/Irregular Shift Schedule which may change due to operational requirements.

Term Position

This job opening is for a 1 Year Term.

Part-time position

This Job opening is for a Part-time position (22.5 hours of work per week)

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 RNANT/NU is mandatory for this position. 

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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 #22909 

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $46.92 per hour to $56.03 per hour (approximately $54,897 - $65,555.) plus a pro-rated annual Northern Allowance of $1.89 per hour.