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Job Summary

Location: Yellowknife
Department: Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Job ID: 24945
Salary: $95,784 - $114,426
Employment Type: Full-Time, Temporary
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

Located within Stanton and reporting to the Technical Supervisor, Diagnostic Imaging Services for administrative purposes, you will utilize the ultrasound equipment to independently produce and interpret high quality sonographic images required by the Radiologist to complete accurate diagnosis of patients. You will perform sonographic examinations on a variety of internal structures including the adult and pediatric neck, abdomen, pelvis, scrotum, adult heart, deep leg veins, breasts and the pregnant abdomen which includes the developing fetus. In addition, you will be required to provide hands-on support and patient care during invasive examinations conducted by a Radiologist (e.g. including but not limited to biopsies and aspirations). During these procedures you will be responsible for all preparations required for the procedure including explaining the procedure to the patient, documenting the necessary images and post procedure care as required. In the case of a biopsy, you will independently locate the specific area to be biopsied for the Radiologist/Physician to perform the procedure, utilizing the real-time ultrasound performed by the Sonographer. 

This level of knowledge is typically acquired through the successful completion of a Certified Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program.

The team is currently welcoming applications for one of the following: three (3) month term, six (6) month term, twelve (12) month term or indeterminate position. Please indicate on your cover letter/resume which position you are interested in.

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

Term Position

This job opening is for 3 Month Term, 6 Month Term, 12 Month Term or Indeterminate position.

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.


Current registration with Sonography Canada 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 # 24945   

Closing Date: Open till filled

Salary Information

The salary range for this position is from $49.12 per hour to $58.68 per hour plus an hourly Northern Allowance of $1.90.