Licensed Practical Nurse, Home Care

Job Summary

Location: Fort Simpson
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 24435
Salary: $83,402 - $99,606
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Dec 4, 2023

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 and the Tlicho Community Services Agency.   The successful incumbent will receive a $7000 supplement upon hire and an additional $7000 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 posting has been amended to add the Labour Market Supplement

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

The Licensed Practical Nurse, Home Care, is responsible for providing comprehensive nursing services to residents of Fort Simpson and Cabin Communities in the DehCho in accordance with current Northwest Territories and Canadian legislation, standards of nursing practice and clinical practice guidelines from the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT), Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) and the GNWT Registrar. This position provides services according to the mission, values, strategic plan, administrative directives and standard operating procedures of the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority.  

•    Knowledge of current nursing practice, primary health care and trends in health promotion and disease prevention.
•    Knowledge of the nursing process (assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation) to collaborate, develop, coordinate and implement mutually agreed upon care plans, negotiate priorities in care, and support clients to navigate and transition through the continuum of care.
•    Knowledge of biological, physical and behavioral sciences in order to recognize, interpret and prioritize findings and determine and implement a plan of action based on accepted standards of practice in a community setting.
•    Knowledge and current expertise in a broad range of areas, including adult education, community-based nursing, working with families, disease processes, long-term care assessment, community resources, wound care and specialized dressings, medications, grief management and pain management.
•    Knowledge of computer programs including but not limited to: word processing; Health Suite, Internet Explorer, Outlook e-mail, EMR (Wolf electronic medical record system).
•    Ability to make informed and pertinent assessments and decisions while working independently in the community.
•    Ability to act independently to set priorities, develop work plans and manage workload while balancing clients' needs, complexity and acuity.
•    Ability to be self-directed, meet deadlines and manage several tasks at once.
•    Ability to use basic and advanced nursing skills to perform and adapt complex procedures in the home care setting.
•    Ability to adapt, be flexible and responsive in the safe and appropriate use of various types of equipment, technology and treatments to address the challenging health needs of clients
•    Ability to perform pharmacy skills such as dispensing of medications under approved policies.
•    Ability to think calmly and respond therapeutically in emergency situations.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by: 
A Licensed Practical Nursing Certificate with at least two (2) years of recent, acute care LPN nursing experience in a medical, surgical, home care or community health environment. 

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Dehcho HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
9602  100 STREET
BOX 240
Tel (867) 695-7233
Fax (867) 695-3254

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.

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 Practical Nursing License 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 # 24435         

Closing Date: December 4, 2023 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $42.77 per hour to $51.08 per hour (approximately $83, 402 - $99, 606) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $12, 839.