New Job Relief Personal Support Worker In Northwest Territories

Relief Personal Support Worker
Relief Personal Support Worker

Relief Personal Support Worker

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Salary : Details not provided
Location : Northwest Territories

Full Description

Limited Competition

This job opening is limited to residents living within tthe Sahtu Region.

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 incumbent’s position may be in a Long Term Care home and/or the Extended Care Unit (ECU). The Personal Support Worker is part of the care team of the long term care home, and extended care unit and takes direction from and reports to the Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse.


  • Level of Knowledge equivalent to that acquired through the Personal Support Worker certificate program offered at Aurora College;
  • Current CPR and Standard First Aid certificate;
  • Basic computer knowledge, i.e. computer charting and email;
  • Ability to operate basic medical equipment required to assess residents’ health status/condition (i.e., thermometer, stethoscope, blood pressure machine, blood glucose (sugar) monitor, LTC beds, etc.);
  • Knowledge of universal precautions and how to use personal protective equipment (PPE);
  • Knowledge of body mechanics;

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

  • The successful completion of a Personal Support Worker or equivalent Certification Program; or if no certification, must have at least 1 year of work experience with a minimum of 1000 hours providing care in a long term care or home and community care setting and be able to complete the PSW course within 5 years of hire.
  • Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Sahtu HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
BOX 360
Tel (867) 587-7150
Fax (867) 587-2173
[email protected]

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