Manager, Medicine and Surgery

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 23803
Salary: $114,816 - $137,163
Employment Type: Full-Time, Temporary
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

Located in Yellowknife, the Manager, Medicine and Surgery (Manager) is responsible for the overall daily management of the Medicine and Surgery Unit. This position oversees two Clinical Coordinators, and surgery and medicine registered nurses as well as primary authority for a budget of approximately $7.3M. The incumbent is responsible for recruiting, hiring, managing, and providing operational direction to a multi-disciplinary workforce, and through recruitment and retention efforts ensures adequate staffing for the provision of safe, competent, and consistent health care to clients from the NWT and the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut. In a unionized environment, proactive participation in meetings requires a high degree of diplomacy and self-control. The decisions and recommendations made by the incumbent may have a direct impact on the effectiveness and efficiency of human resources, program and service delivery, and financial budgets.

The incumbent is responsible to oversee the client/patient experience, and will be required to work closely with the NTHSSA Territorial Manager of Acute Care and other relevant Territorial Managers supporting this program area to ensure that client/patient needs are being supported and addressed. They will lead, implement and manage the delivery of quality-based Medicine and Surgery services to facilitiate the best utcomes for patients/clients. 

The Manager is required to be innovative and motivated in the area of continuing education to encourage professional growth, to have access to current and accurate data.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
A Bachelor’s of Nursing or an RN designation, and five (5) years management, supervisory, and/or clinical education experience in an acute care setting within the past 10 years.

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 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 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.


Eligible for current registration/certification with RNANTNU 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 # 23803        

Closing Date: Open until Filled

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $58.88 per hour to $70.34 per hour (approximately $114,816 - $137,163.) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.