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New Job Covid Response Logistician In Northwest Territories

Covid Response Logistician
Covid Response Logistician

Covid Response Logistician

Company : Government of the Northwest Territories
Salary : $68,000 - $81,000 a year
Location : Northwest Territories

Full Description

Limited Competition

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

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

Immunizing the population of the NWT against Covid-19 is a current top priority of the NWT healthcare system. To support this initiative, the NTHSSA has created Covid Immunization Response Teams (CIRT) consisting of medical practitioners (typically nurses) and logistical staff who will together transport and administer immunizations to NWT residents.
The Covid Response Logistician supports all functions of the CIRT, with the top priority being to ensure the strict maintenance of the vaccine cold chain. The position will also assist with equipment transport, lead the setup of immunization venues, register patients, and ensure the overall safe and efficient operation of immunization clinics. The position is assigned non- clinical operational tasks as required to ensure practitioner staff can focus on immunizing patients. The Logistician does not offer medical advice and will not participate in anydirect patient care. All health and vaccine questions are deferred to a member of the medical
practitioner staff.
The Logistician works with the practitioner staff to ensure safe and efficient clinic operations. The
medical practitioner team members assume responsibility for any healthcare issues, and inform
the Logistician of any logistical issues that require attention.
The Logistician is based in Inuvik, and provides support to the operation throughout the
NWT. The incumbent will be required to travel by road and/or small aircraft in a variety of
weather conditions. Working in outdoor winter conditions will be required to load and unload
equipment. Hotel accommodations are not available in all locations, so travel may include
sleeping in temporary accommodation locations such as schools.
Training provided by the employer for this role will include vaccine cold chain, transportation
of dangerous goods, electronic medical records system entries.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong understanding of the critical importance of the competent delivery of a masspopulation vaccination program
  • Strong understanding of the importance of maintaining the cold chain
  • Skilled in planning, organizing and executing overlapping tasks within short time constraints
  • Ability to support the work alongside medical practitioners in a clinical setting
  • Ability to maintain professional behaviour in interactions with public and colleagues

Typically attained by:
High school diploma, with one year of experience in performing logistical operations in
northern environments. Previous work experience could include, but not limited to, Wildland
Fire Operations, Canadian Rangers, airline or trucking dispatch, expeditor, mining exploration
camp coordinator, community health or social services provider.

Specific training in vaccine cold chain, transportation of dangerous goods, safe handling of
biohazardous materials, electronic medical records system entries will be provided by the

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Inuvik HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
BOX 1869
Tel (867) 678-6600
Fax (867) 678-6620
[email protected]

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.