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New Job Nurse In Charge - Job Share/Term In Northwest Territories

Nurse in Charge - Job Share/Term
Nurse in Charge - Job Share/Term

Nurse in Charge - Job Share/Term

Company : Government of the Northwest Territories
Salary : $109,000–$131,000 a year
Location : Northwest Territories

Full Description


Labour Market Supplement - Recruitment and Retention - Nurse, Nurse Practitioner and Midwifery Positions - Fort Simpson

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 benefit will be prorated for job share employees based on hours worked and in line with the job share agreement

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 the Health Centre and reporting directly to the Manager, Community Health Services in Fort Simpson the Nurse in Charge (NIC) will manage the delivery of community health services to a client population. In addition to managing the Health Centre, the NIC will also provide services and patient care. The Health Centre is the sole medical and social services facility.
Services include providing non-emergency medical care; responding to medical crisis that requires decision making outside of the usual policies, procedures and standards of nursing care; and delivering nursing programs designed to promote community health and wellness (i.e. including but not limited to Well-Child/Woman/Man clinics, pre and post-natal clinics, school health program, chronic disease clinic, immunization programs, communicable disease surveillance and treatment, etc.)

  • The NIC must have advanced knowledge of and an ability to apply and assess the nursing process (assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation) and current nursing practice (including public health) to ensure that the patients' physical, emotional, psychosocial, spiritual and educational needs are met
  • Knowledge of advanced 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
  • The NIC must have an ability to provide emergency care and treatment as the position is required to perform transferred medical functions beyond normal hospital training. This includes and ability to perform advanced nursing functions such as but not limited to: suturing, venipuncture for all age groups and immunization techniques and basic x-rays.
  • Knowledge of and an ability to apply sanctioned transferable medical functions (diagnosis and treatment) as outlined in the Nursing Administration Manual's standards, policies and guidelines (i.e. pap smears)
  • Knowledge of health promotion as it relates to community, GNWT and Authority directives
  • An ability to operate and/or use standard medical equipment (such as but not limited to -ECG, peripheral IV pumps and lines, stretchers, thermometers, NG tubes, sphygmomanometer, blood glucose monitors, suction tubes, sharps, pulse oximeter, etc.)
  • An understanding of and an ability to perform basic laboratory functions such as but not limited to: HGB, blood smears, pregnancy tests, various swab specimens, the preparation of specimens for culture and sensitivity, ECGs and quality control of laboratory machinery
  • Knowledge and understanding of operation/calibration and maintenance of Coulter and ISTAT lab machines if available in the health center
  • An ability to perform radiological examinations (X-rays) of the chest and extremities.
  • Knowledge of education principles related to adult learners in order to develop and deliver subject specific training and development
  • Knowledge of and ability to operate word processing applications (i.e. Microsoft Word) in order to complete training materials and presentations, electronic mail to send and receive correspondence and the internet in order to conduct on-line research
  • An ability to educate patients and their families (where applicable) on appropriate self-care methods and techniques
  • Knowledge of and an ability to network resources within and outside the NTHSSA (i.e. Social Services, Public Health, medevac teams etc.) in order to ensure support of patients and their families
  • An ability to effectively supervise and support staff
  • The incumbent must be aware of the importance of confidentiality and be able to keep personal and medical information private and confidential at all times

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
This level of knowledge is commonly acquired through the successful completion of a Nursing Degree, 3 years recent nursing experience with at least 1 year in a northern health center and 6 months supervisory experience.

Job Information

Job Opening ID # 22995

Closing Date: DEC 02, 2022- 23:59, Mountain Time

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
[email protected]

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