Public Health Nurse, Community Health Nurse and Nurse Practitioner - Behchoko - Amended

Job Summary

Location: Behchokǫ̀ (Edzo)
Department: Tłı̨chǫ CSA - Health and Social Services
Job ID: 23325
Salary: $109,766 - $131,099
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Open until filled

Labour Market Supplement

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 and the Tlicho Community Services Agency.   The successful incumbent will receive a $7000 supplement upon hire and an additional $7000 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 Tlicho Community Services Agency is a unique organization responsible for the delivery of education, health and social services within the Tlicho region. The Tlicho Community Services Agency's vision 'Strong Like Two People' is a metaphor for the desire by community leadership to build an organization, and create programs and services that recognize the strength and importance of two cultures.

Job Information

Calling all experienced Public Health Nurses, Community Health Nurse or Nurse Practitioners! We are seeking dedicated, enthusiastic and self-motivated nurses to join our workforce with the Tlicho Community Health Agency!

The team is currently welcoming applications for the following positions for a 1 year Term: 

Community Health Nurse – 1 year Term
Typically, the qualifications for this position are attained by:
•    A Nursing Degree, and two (2) years of recent nursing experience in an Emergency Room (ER) setting or within a Community Health Centre.

Public Health Nurse – 1 year Term 
Typically, the qualifications for this position are attained by:
•    The successful completion of a Bachelor of Nursing degree with 2 years recent experience in public health and community health environment.

Nurse Practitioner – 1 year Term 
Typically, the qualifications for this position are attained by:
•    Completion of a Bachelor of Nursing degree;
•    Completion of a Master of Nursing degree – Nurse Practitioner;
•    2 years recent Nurse Practitioner experience in an emergency department or community health center.

Please indicate on your cover letter and/or resume which position you are applying on.

We offer competitive compensation:
Holding the most competitive salary in the country, our Public Health Nurses (PHN), Community Health Nurse (CHN) and Nurse Practitioners (NP) both respectively earn a salary range of:
•    PHN: $91,494-109,259/year or $46.92 - $56.03/hr
•    CHN: $104,910 – $125,307/year or $53.80 - $64.26/hr
•    NP: $114,816 – $137,163/year or $58.88 - $70.34/hr

In addition to the above, we offer multiple generous allowances:
•    Northern Living Allowance: $5,517/year, pro-rated
•    Academic Allowance: An additional $100/month for holding a bachelor’s degree 
•    The Government of the Northwest Territories also offers overtime and shift premium earnings, when in an eligible nursing position.

About the Community:
Behchoko is a short one hour drive from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories capital city and holds the title of largest Dene community in the Territory! Here you can expect frequent community events, town meetings, craft sales and tournaments such as the popular Traditional Hand Games Tournament that takes place each summer. What better way to see the vibrancy of the Dene culture on full display? 

There are also opportunities to slow down and learn about the traditional arts, such as beading and beaver mitts, and foraging nature’s bounty for traditional medicine and food. With a welcoming community, you will find yourself invited to take part in outings such as ice fishing, berry picking (yes, secret spots are often shared!), drum dances, and even the annual portage from Behchoko to Whati; 4 days of adventure that you will talk about for years to come!

Not only is Behchoko rich in culture, but also in its gorgeous landscape. Through the various trail systems, rental cabins, and picturesque lakes such as Marian Lake, you will find yourself in nature more often than not. It also boasts some of the Territory's best canoe routes through the various arteries of creeks and rivers that connect to the Territory’s largest body of water, Great Slave Lake. From here, sit down, relax, and enjoy the tranquility of the North Arm Territorial Park. 

Interested in recreational activities like a climbing wall, updated full gym, and a skating rink? The Rec Centre has you covered! Are you in need of childcare? Behchoko offers free childcare for residents. 

Don’t pass up this opportunity to live and make memories in this special community; join the adventure and submit your resume today, click ‘Apply Now’!

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

Term Position

This job opening is for a 1 Year Term.

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 Registered Nurses of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut (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.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Transfer Assignments

Transfer Assignments may be considered.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 23325         

Closing Date: Open untill filled

Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $46.92 per hour (approximately $91,494 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $5,517.