New Job Senior Indigenous Patient Advocate - Fort Smith In Northwest Territories

Senior Indigenous Patient Advocate - Fort Smith
Senior Indigenous Patient Advocate - Fort Smith

Senior Indigenous Patient Advocate - Fort Smith

Company : Government of the Northwest Territories
Salary : $95,000–$114,000 a year
Location : Northwest Territories

Full Description

Limited Competition

This Job Opening is limited to Aboriginal Persons indigenous to the present boundaries of the Northwest Territories and includes any aboriginal person resident at birth and any Canadian aboriginal persons who have lived more than half of their life in the Northwest Territories..

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 position involves working individually with Indigenous clients and their families, and supports organizational change by identifying systemic barriers and contributing to multiple projects of varying complexity that involve the Health and Social Services and three health authorities (Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authorities).

The Advocate works closely with the Quality and Risk Manager, Regional Managers, and frontline staff in their service location. They will be called upon daily to provide advice, assistance, support and recommendations to the COO/CEO, Senior Executive, Medical, and Territorial and Regional Leadership on Indigenous patient experience, safety incidents, critical incidents, unusual occurrences, and various quality issues, concerns and situations requiring an Indigenous perspective and cultural safety lens.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

Ten years of experience working with Indigenous peoples and communities in a service-oriented role.

Job candidate must have lived experience interacting with the health and social services system in the NWT.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106
Fax (867) 873-0445
[email protected]

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