Long Term Care and Extended Care Dietitian

Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 24687
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

Yellowknife Region Long Term Care/Extended Care is an accredited facility, located in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. The facility provides care and support to 90 adult residents.

Reporting to the Territorial Specialist, Chronic Disease, the Long Term Care and Extended Care Dietitian provides nutrition care and support to residents of the facility according to established policies, standards, and procedures. The Dietitian consults with residents, family and healthcare team members regarding the residents response to the nutrition care plan, and adjusts diet orders and nutrition support regime as required.

The position provides leadership and human nutrition expertise in clinical nutrition. The incumbent consults and communicates within the interdisciplinary care team and acts as a resource to other health professionals and communities within the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

The Dietitian builds and maintains a collaborative relationship with the third party food service provider within Yellowknife's Stanton Territorial Hospital to ensure that healthy, acceptable foods are served to residents.

This position may be required to provide coverage for other dietitians within the NTHSSA in person and/or virtually and will provide acute care coverage at Stanton Territorial Hospital.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

The successful completion of a Baccalaureate Degree in Nutrition, and completion of an accredited Dietetic Internship program, or a Master's Degree in Nutrition with Two (2) years of recent experience in acute/ambulatory care. 

Current 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.

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 with a provincially regulated association of Registered Dietitians 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

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.

Transfer Assignments

Transfer Assignments may be considered.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID # 24687         

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 $3700.00