New Job Patient Engagement Specialist In Northwest Territories

Patient Engagement Specialist
Patient Engagement Specialist

Patient Engagement Specialist

Company : Tłı̨chǫ Government
Salary : $87,000–$97,000 a year
Location : Northwest Territories

Full Description

Employment Opportunity
Regular Competition

Tłıc̨hǫ Government / Hotii ts’eeda invites all qualified candidates to apply for the Patient
Engagement Specialist position. Tłıc̨hǫ Government is committed to attracting and recruiting the best possible candidates for available positions. The principles of fairness, qualifications and Tłıc̨hǫ citizenship guide the hiring of Tłıc̨hǫ Government employees.

POSITION TITLE: Patient Engagement Specialist
DEPARTMENT: Culture, Lands and Protection / Hotii ts’eeda
STATUS: Full-time Term to June 30, 2024; Part-Time, possible
LOCATION: Yellowknife, NT
CLOSING DATE: June 30th, 2023; 5:00 p.m.

Under direction of the Hotii Ts’eeda Executive Director, the Patient Engagement Specialist provides advice and services fostering patient engagement with a focus on youth and community. They are tasked with responding to researcher queries about project development and establishment; participating on the SPOR Patient Engagement Working Group; attending Healthy Living Fairs and NWT based events supporting health initiatives; participating in research or initiatives with youth/community members. They are responsible for providing advice on development and promotion of the funding programs for Aurora College students and NWT Indigenous medical students; developing summary reports on all conferences, initiatives and events; creating content and workplans for HT webinar series with regards to available critical elements each year; may undertake original research involving working directly with individuals, conducting interviews, recording, transcribing and organizing results. This position has a significant role in working directly with youth and community partners to assist them with engaging in research or developing their own initiatives; giving presentations within the NWT, including recording online webinars for viewing and downloading by partners. In addition, a portion of this role may require time to be dedicated to Tłıc̨hǫ Government or other partners’ research and initiatives related to health.


  • Degree in health-related area with research experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience, ie. Indigenous governance and knowledge systems
  • 3-5 years of professional experience working with youth and NWT community(s) outside of Yellowknife or equivalent experience
  • Experience working with NWT residents in a health care context
  • Oral fluency in English and preferably one of the 9 Indigenous languages of the NWT
  • Knowledge of the North with regards to its environmental, political and social climate
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Willingness to develop organizational, time-management and priority setting skills, with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Willingness to work toward assuming progressive levels of responsibility and work independently without direct supervision
  • Ability to make effective decisions and problem-solve under stressful conditions

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $87,000.00-$97,000.00 per year


  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • Relocation assistance

Flexible Language Requirement:

  • French not required


  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Yellowknife, NT X1A 3T1: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 2023-06-30