Licensed Practical Nurse - Long Term Care

Job Summary

Location: Inuvik
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 24430
Salary: $79,775 - $95,277
Employment Type: Full-Time, Temporary
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.  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.

Limited Competition

This job opening is limited to residents living within 25 kilometres of Inuvik.

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 within the Inuvik Regional Hospital (IRH), and reporting directly to the Supervisor, Long Term Care, the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) provides culturally sensitive care to residents in the 25-bed (3 of these beds are for respite care) Long Term Care unit with Registered Nurses (RN)s and Personal Support Workers. During the week day shift there is a Team Leader RN on duty. Outside of these hours, the LPN in Long Term Care will be in charge and is accountable for the overall nursing care of all patients within the unit. Every LPN in Long Term Care may be required to act as the Responsibility Nurse when working nights or weekends.

The LPN in Long Term Care is a member of a multidisciplinary team who: determine resident status at weekly team meetings; respond to actual or potential health problems; plan and perform interventions; and evaluate resident outcomes with the intention of maintaining or regaining client health. Patients are admitted to the facility for a variety of reasons and generally have common well-defined needs. These residents are long-term convalescent, geriatric, respite, and/or cognitively impaired residents or palliative care patients. Residents within the Unit are visited a minimum of once per week or more frequently as required by their physician. As a result, the LPN may be called on to make independent day to day decisions regarding individual nursing care plans based on written medical orders verified by an RN on duty.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
This level of knowledge is commonly acquired through the successful completion of a Licensed Practical Nursing Certificate and two years recent experience within a long-term care setting.

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

Shift Work

This position involves a Rotating/Irregular Shift Schedule which may change due to operational requirements.

Term Position

This job opening is for a One 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 the GNWT Registrar of Professional Licensing 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 # 24430     

Closing Date: Open Until Filled 

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $40.91 per hour to $48.86 per hour (approximately $79,774 - $95,277) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $14,661.00.