Community Dietitian, North

Job Summary

Location: Inuvik
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 24422
Salary: $95,784 - $114,426
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
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

This position is located in the Inuvik Regional Hospital (IRH), serving the town of Inuvik; 7 outlying communities serviced by the NTHSSA and the 5 Sahtu Region
communities. IRH is a 22 bed acute care and 25 beds LTC accredited facility. There are approximately 10,000 residents in the Sahtu and Beaufort-Delta regions. The NTHSSA provides and supports the delivery of health care services to adults and children on an inpatient, outpatient and outreach basis in order to enhance healthy communities and well-being through excellence, accountability and respect for regional diversity.

Reporting to the Territorial Specialist, Chronic Disease, the Community Dietitian, North (Dietitian) plays an important leadership role in primary care and health promotion for the NTHSSA. The Dietitian works collaboratively with interdisciplinary teams in partnership with community members to deliver nutrition and nutrition related programs based on identified needs and priority setting.

Services may be provided within the Primary Care Clinic, Acute Care and Long Term Care settings via Tele-health/telemerge, or by telephone, and are intended to promote wellness, decrease suffering, and prevent injury. Services may be provided through independent practice or as part of an interdisciplinary integrated care team. This position requires the ability to handle several complex issues concurrently while maintaining attention to detail. The incumbent must be resourceful and confident as he/she is frequently required to work independently with lack of direct mentorship. In addition, within the health care setting there can be significant lack of control over the work place, with frequent interruptions.

The position requires the incumbent to travel to communities outside of Inuvik at a minimum once every other month for several days at a time. As well the incumbent may be required to provide coverage for other Dietitians in the NTHSSA in person and/or virtually.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
A Baccalaureate Degree in Nutrition, and completion of an accredited Dietetic Internship program, and one (1) year of recent experience in acute/ambulatory care.
A Master’s degree in Nutrition will be considered on a case by case basis.

Current eligibility for registration with a provincially regulated association of Registered Dietitians is required.
Membership with Dietitians of Canada is an asset.

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

Affirmative Action

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

Immunization Status

The successful candidate will be required to obtain proof of current up-to-date immunization status.


Eligible for current registration with a provincially regulated association of Registered Dietitians is mandatory for this position. 

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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 # 24422    

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $49.12 per hour to $58.68 per hour (approximately $95,784.00 - $114,426.00) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $14,661.00.