Manager, Mental Health Services

  • Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
  • Oct 15, 2020
Full time Manager

Job Description

Manager, Mental Health Services
Stanton Territorial Hospital, Northwest Territories Health and Services Authority,
Yellowknife, 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
Located in Yellowknife, the Manager, Mental Health Services will report directly to the Director, Patient Care Services and is responsible for the management and provision of operational leadership to the Psychiatric Unit and Transitional Care Team.
You will be responsible for recruiting, hiring, managing, and providing operational direction to a multi-disciplinary workforce, and through recruitment and retention efforts ensures adequate staffing for the provision of safe, competent, and consistent health care to clients from the NWT and the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut.

In this role you will also be responsible for continued development of the Behavioural Health Worker Program which falls under the Mental Health Services division at Stanton Territorial Hospital. The right candidate should demonstrate proven oversight and leadership to ensure adherence to legislation and NTHSSA procedures are followed. They will also contribute to the development of program areas across the territory through their participation on cross-territory initiatives and projects.
This role will also participate as a member of the Territorial Quality Teams in specific areas of direct leadership and authority, and will also co-lead Stanton Quality Teams in collaboration with other members of the health care team. They will inform and assist with the development, implementation and evaluation of best nursing and operational practices in the domains of mental health.

•    A Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and three (3) years of management, supervisory, and/or clinical education experience within the past 7 years in an acute mental health. Two (2) years clinical experience within the past 10 years in psychiatry is also required.

Eligible for current registration/certification with RNANT/NU is mandatory for this position. 

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Immunization Status
The successful candidate will be required to obtain proof of current up-to-date immunization status.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Salary Information
The salary range for this position is from $57.15 per hour to $68.28 per hour (approximately $111,443.00 - $133,146.00) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.00.

Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.

Criminal Records Check
Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

Affirmative Action
Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Diversity and Inclusion
The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.

Job Opening ID#:19137        
Closing Date: November 6, 2020 - 23:59, Mountain Time

Inquiries Only:
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories

BOX 1320


Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106

Fax (867) 873-0445

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

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Yellowknife, NT