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.
The NIC directly supervises 1 Community Health Nurse (CHN), 1 Community Health Representative, 1 Patient Access Coordinator, 1 Administrative Assistant, and 2 part time janitor/maintainers. The NIC manages a $600,000 (approximate) budget allocated to provide standardized health care programs and services as determined by NTHSSA and the Department of Health and Social Services.
Community Health Services provided by this team include providing non-emergency clinical care; responding to medical emergencies that require 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 provision of urgent and emergent incident services is supported by a physician over the telephone. The nurses work in an expanded scope of practice in many aspects of service delivery in this environment.
Services may be provided within the Health Centre, community halls, schools or in a patient's home (i.e. elderly population) and are intended to promote a health way of life, and decrease the incidence of death and disease. Services may be provided on an individual basis or as part of a multi-disciplinary team. These services have a direct impact on the quality of services delivered to clients and their families, and on the cost of the services provided. Services are provided in and are sensitive to the cross cultural and isolated environment and the NIC is an active participant in community development initiatives.
Within the Fort Resolution Health Centre the NIC will be share on-call coverage with the CHN on a rotational basis during the evening and weekends to provide emergency nursing care.
Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
The successful completion of a Nursing Degree, 2 years recent nursing experience with at least 1 year in a northern health center and 6 months supervisory experience
Management and Recruitment Services
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
Yellowknife Centre 5th Floor
P.O. Box 1320, Yellowknife NT X1A 2L9
Fax: (867) 873-0445