Regional TB Elimination Clinical Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse
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. The successful incumbent will receive a $6000 supplement upon hire and an additional $6000 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.
This job opening is limited to residents living within 25 kilometres of Inuvik.
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.
Located at a Satellite office of the Inuvik Hospital and reporting to the Regional Manager of Primary Care, the Regional TB Elimination Clinical Nurse is a Licensed Practical Nurse(LPN) who will provide culturally sensitive care to the clients. Providing education, testing and treatment related to latent Tuberculosis (TB) to individuals, families, community groups within the health centers, client homes and other community facilities of Inuvik, and surrounding Beaufort Delt communities. The Regional TB Elimination Clinical Nurse will work closely with the Regional TB Nurse Specialist, Inuvik Regional Hospital (IRH) staff, Nurse in Charge (NICs) of each community, key staff at IRC, Chief Medical Health officer (CMHO), Communicable Disease Specialist-TB to carry out the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR) TB Elimination Action Plan.
The incumbent will work out of Inuvik Hospital and implement the IRC TB Elimination Action Plan and it is expected that the incumbent will work collaboratively to ensure all work is completed in a timely manner. The incumbent operates within NTHSSA By-laws, Policies and Procedures, Union of Northern Workers (UNW) Collective Agreement and Territorial Government Legislation. This position is a partnership between the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) and the IRC to eliminate TB in the ISR funded by the Federal Government to address the high incidence of TB in the Inuit population.
Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
A Licensed Practical Nursing ( LPN or RPN) Certificate Diploma and 2 years of experience working in a Community Health Center or Public Health Clinic.
Proof of immunization in keeping with current public health practices is required.
Valid Class 5 driver’s License.
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
YELLOWKNIFE CENTRE 5TH FLOOR
BOX 1320 YELLOWKNIFE NT X1A 2L9
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.
This job opening is for a One Year Term
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.
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.
For more information on health and social services careers and practicing in the Northwest Territories please visit www.practiceNWT.ca
Driver's License Requirement
A mandatory requirement for this position is a valid Class 5 Driver's License
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 # 24353
Closing Date: Amended December 1, 2023 - 23:59, Mountain Time
The salary range for this position is from $40.91 per hour to $48.86 per hour (approximately $79,774.50 - $95,277.00) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $14,661.00.