Health Technology Planner

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Health and Social Services
Job ID: 23019
Salary: $95,784 - $114,426
Employment Type: Full-Time, Temporary
Closing Date: Open until filled

Department Information

The Department of Health and Social Services works under the direction of the Minister and Deputy Minister, in partnership with the Health and Social Services Authorities, to support the health and wellbeing of people across the NWT through planning, development, evaluation and reporting on program and service delivery.  

HSS is committed to the development and provision of quality services in such a way as to make the best use of public resources, ensure the sustainability of the system, focus on client safety and best practices and promote positive health and social outcomes. HSS strives to continually improve the health and social service system to ensure best health, best care, and a better future for the people of the NWT.

Job Information

Reporting to the Manager, Health Technology Planning the position must work extensively with representatives from the Department, Health Authorities, Communities and the Private Sector. The work is conducted to a large extent in a complex and diverse stakeholder group including Health and Social Services, Boards, department of Infrastructure, and many other stakeholders, often requiring travel to regions and communities. 

The Health Technology Planner is responsible for researching, planning, implementation and monitoring of Health Technology projects throughout the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services System. The position is required to research, understand and operationalized health technology policy with respect to what equipment goes in which facility, and technical engineering specifications regarding the type of equipment is procured. 

The Health Technology Planner is responsible for final Heath Technology project design and project delivery decisions.  The position is required to monitor multiple projects with various clientele in multiple communities at any one time, as well as simultaneously consulting on several major infrastructure planning projects.  The position is expected to work with a variety of clients and vendors, to meet needs and satisfy request as much as possible within budget constraints, requiring negotiations amongst stakeholders and vendors. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Specialized knowledge and understanding of principles and theories of clinical biomedical engineering and other diverse specialty and professional engineering fields
• Expert project management knowledge and skills
• Specialized knowledge of health facility planning theories and principals
• Negotiation skills with respect to vendor relationship management 
• Ability to manage diverse activities that are often only broadly or generally defined
• Technical knowledge in the areas of health facility functional programming, facility planning, architecture, engineering, and/or design, in a health and/or social services setting
• Ability to communicate effectively (both orally and written) to convey or solicit information related to projects and standards through a variety of means (e.g. briefing notes, project briefs, departmental or board presentations) for diverse audiences.
•Research, analysis and evaluation skills
• Ability to adapt to change
• Strong proficiency with computer software applications (particularly spreadsheet, database and statistical applications.)
• General knowledge of the people, culture, government and health and social services in the NWT and its political and business environment. 

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
• A graduate Degree in Engineering with specialization in the biomedical/health technology or clinical engineering field, and a minimum of three (3) years of health technology management experience, of which at least one (1) year of the three in a northern, remote or low-resource setting. 

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

Term Position

This job opening is for a Two Year Term.

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

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.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 23019Closing Date: Opened until filled.

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $49.12 per hour to $58.68 per hour (approximately $95,784 - $114,426.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.