Manager, Critical Care Services

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 23804
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 Critical Care Services (Manager) is responsible for the overall daily management of the Emergency unit, Intensive Care Unit and Respiratory Therapy Program, with an annual operating budget of $7.1M. The position 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. 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 Manager is responsible to oversee the client/patient experience and will 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; and to identify and address program challenges and opportunities for improvement, establish program objectives for the region, and to report on and contribute to the evaluation of the effectiveness and efficiency of the program delivery in the region. They will also contribute to the development of the program area across the territory through their participation on cross-territory initiatives and projects.

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

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or a Respiratory Therapy (RT) Diploma with an additional Bachelor's Degree in Health Sciences, and,
  • Three (3) years management, supervisory, and/or clinical education experience within the past 10 years in an acute care setting, (formal certification or completion of a recognized management program is an asset) and,
  • Two (2) years of clinical experience in critical care within the past 10 years.

Certification with the Canadian Nursing Association (CNA) is preferred for nursing candidates.

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.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 23804

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.