Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority

15 job(s) at Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority

Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Jan 28, 2019
Full time
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.  Located within their specific health center and reporting directly to the Nurse in Charge (NIC) the incumbent will provide; Community Health 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 provision of critical incident services is supported by the local NIC and/or by a physician over the telephone when communications links are available. The position requires a Nursing Degree plus 2 years recent nursing experience in an acute care setting or within a northern health center. Salary range for the position is $95,589 - $114,134 plus a yearly Northern Allowance of $10, 192
Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Jan 24, 2019
Full time
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. Located within the Lutsel K’e Health Centre and reporting directly to the Nurse in Charge (NIC) the incumbent and the NIC deliver community health services to a client population of approximately 300+ residents.  The Health Centre is the sole medical facility in the community.  Community Health Services include providing non-emergency medical 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 well-ness (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 provisions of critical incident services are supported by the local NIC and/or by a physician over the telephone when communications links are available. The position requires a Nursing Degree plus 2 years recent nursing experience in an acute care setting or within a northern health centre. Salary range for the position is $95,589 - $114,134 plus a yearly Northern Allowance of $19,428.
Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Jan 24, 2019
Full time
The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) is the single provider to all health and social services in the Northwest Territories (NWT), with the exception of Hay River and Tlicho regions, covering 1.2 million square kilometers and serving approximately 43,000 people, including First Nations, Inuit, Metis and non-aboriginals. Health and social services includes the full range of primary, secondary and tertiary health services and social services including family services. protection services, care placements, mental health, addictions, and developmental activities, delivered by more than 1,400 health and social services staff. Located within the Health Centre, and reporting directly to the Regional Manager, Community Health Centers, the Nurse in Charge (NIC) will manage the delivery of community health services, with three CHN positions, who deliver core community health services. The Health Centre is the sole health and social services facility in the community. The Monica Loomis Health Centre also provides services to a visiting transient population and out of territory clients, and to the 126 residents in Colville Lake. The position requires a  Degree in Nursing, 3 years of recent nursing experience with at least 1 year experience in a Community Health Centre as a Community Health Nurse and 6 months of supervisory experience. Salary range for the position is $102,590 - $119,418 plus a yearly Northern Allowance of $19,447.
Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Jan 24, 2019
Full time
The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) is the single provider to all health and social services in the Northwest Territories (NWT), with the exception of Hay River and Thlicho regions, covering 1.2 million square kilometers and serving approximately 43,000 people, including First Nations, Inuit, Metis and non-aboriginals. Health and social services includes the full range of primary, secondary and tertiary health services and social services including family services. protection services, care placements, mental health, addictions, and developmental activities, delivered by more than 1,400 health and social services staff. Located primarily within the Norman Wells Health and Social Services Facility and reporting directly to the Regional Manager, Community Health Centers, the incumbent will provide comprehensive advanced health assessment, make autonomous nursing and medical diagnoses develop care plans and provide treatment within the nurse practitioners scope of practice to the 800 of residents of Norman Wells. Within the community the PHC- Community Nurse Practitioner is the clinical leader providing advanced nursing skills direction and leadership within the primary community care team. The position requires a Nursing Degree, plus a postgraduate education program as a Nurse Practitioner and 2 years directly related nursing experience.   Within the NTHSSA all NPs must be registered as an NP with the RNANT/NU and have completed a satisfactory criminal record check. Salary range for the position is $104,618 - $124,898 plus a yearly Northern Allowance of $19,447.
Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Jan 24, 2019
Full time
The Tlicho Community Services Agency administers all regional health and social services delivered to a population of approximately 3000 residents of the Tlicho region through 3 Community Health Centers, 1 Community Health station and a Long Term Care Facility. The Long Term Care Facility in Behchoko is a territorial facility serving the residential needs of seniors admitted through the Territorial Admissions Committee. Located within the Long Term Care Facility and reporting directly to the Clinical Care Coordinator, The Resident Care Aide (RCA) provides 24-hour culturally sensitive care to residents of the 18 bed facility. The RCA is a member of the resident care team who provides direct personalized care to residents who have common well-defined nursing diagnoses. The RCA will act as a resident's advocate and facilitates communication between the patient, family, the clinical care coordinator, the facility coordinator, and other health care professionals. The RCA provides individualized care to residents in accordance with the philosophy and objectives of the TCSA and assist the Clinical Care Coordinator with the day-to-day administration and clerical functioning of the Facility. The incumbent will have knowledge of and an ability to apply basic first aid and CPR and be able to provide basic home nursing support with knowledge of traditional healing methods and community and cultural norms. The incumbent must be a Certified Personal Support Worker, Long Term Care Aide  or have adequate experience working in a Long Term Care setting; Achieved by graduating from a Certified Nursing Assistant or Long Term Care Aide Program, from a recognized educational institution.  Having knowledge and skills in personal care, communication, and the effects of the aging process while working as a team member can be gained with 2 years' experience in a long term care setting Salary for the position is $60,762 - $72,540 plus a yearly Northern Allowance of $5, 080.
Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Jan 24, 2019
Full time
The Tlicho Community Services Agency administers all regional health and social services delivered to a population of approximately 3000 residents of the Tlicho region through 3 Community Health Centers, 1 Community Health station and a Long Term Care Facility. The Licensed Practical Nurse provides culturally sensitive care to residents of the Jimmy Erasmus Senior Home. The incumbent must have knowledge of the aging process, the principles of palliative care and the ability to assess, give and evaluate the effects of medications. The incumbent must be able to assess resident and community strengths and lead a care plan that follows recognized standards of practice as well as a holistic approach to care for residents. Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by graduation from a recognized Licensed Practical Nursing Program with completion of a pharmacology course which includes medication administration. Salary range for the the position is $72,677 - $86,775  plus a yearly Northern Allowance of $5,080.
Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Jan 22, 2019
Full time
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. Located within the Fort Good Hope Health Centre and reporting directly to the Regional Manager, Mental Health and Addiction Services, the Community Mental Health Nurse (CMHN) is a member of the multidisciplinary Mental Health and Addiction Services team. The CMHN is responsible to individuals with chronic mental illnesses who are on specialized psychiatric medications (oral and injectable). Services are intended to promote compliance with medication, foster self-care and independence and stabilize health. The provision of these services allows clients to remain in their homes rather than being hospitalized, while allowing families and support systems to be directly involved in client care. The Community Mental Health Nurse provides culturally sensitive care to referred clients at any given time, and ensures that individual client mental health needs are correctly assessed and appropriate interventions planned. The incumbent provides direct nursing care to clients and acts as a patient advocate, facilitating communication between patient family and the physician, specialists and other health care professionals. This will result in a holistic approach to planning organizing, teaching and relationship development that will best meet the needs of the patient. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES • Knowledge of and an ability to apply advanced nursing processes (completing a bio-psychosocial assessment, formulate a diagnostic impression based on the DSM-V and initiating a treatment plan). • Knowledge of biological, physical and behavioral sciences in order to recognize, interpret and prioritize findings and determine and formulate and implement a health care plan for clients with addictions and mental illness, based on accepted standards of practice. • Knowledge of psychiatric medications specific to psychotic, anxiety, and mood disorders, and addictions. • Knowledge of pertinent legislation impacting provision of clinical services. • Skilled in assessing mental health issues including suicidal ideation and co-occurring disorders. • Skilled with various standardized mental health and addictions assessment tools. • Skilled in completing bio-psychosocial intake assessments; re: psychiatric services. • Skilled in triaging requests for psychiatric service. • Ability to educate patients, families, and/or primary care givers (where applicable) on the underlying disease process for mental illness & addictions, treatment options including medications, and other relevant aspects of the client's care plan including self- care techniques and more comprehensive care options for clients. • Ability to perform pharmacy skills such as dispensing of medications under approved policies. • Ability to communicate effectively (orally and in writing), including in the Electronic Medical Record, etc. • Ability to provide mental health 'case management' with the seriously mentally ill and co-occurring disorders. Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by: Baccalaureate degree in Nursing (BN or BScN) from a recognized university with a minimum of one (1) year or recent experience in psychiatry and/or mental health. Or Completion of a Licensed Practical Nursing Certificate (LPN) from a recognized program with a minimum of three (3) years of recent experience in psychiatry and/or mental health. Other combination of education and experience will be considered. Salary range for the position is $98,046 - $114,134 with an annual Northern Allowance of $25,397
Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Jan 18, 2019
Full time
The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) is the single provider to all health and social services in the Northwest Territories (NWT), with the exception of Hay River and Thlicho regions, covering 1.2 million square kilometers and serving approximately 43,000 people, including First Nations, Inuit, Metis and non-aboriginals. Health and social services includes the full range of primary, secondary and tertiary health services and social services including family services. protection services, care placements, mental health, addictions, and developmental activities, delivered by more than 1,400 health and social services staff. Located within the Fort Resolution Community Health Centre, the NP reports administratively to the Nurse in Charge - Fort Resolution. Clinically the NP reports to the Regional Manager, Primary Care and is a member of a NTHSSA team of NP's with varying levels of experience, skills and abilities. This team of NP's may be working within a variety of government and non-government community based locations in Yellowknife, Dettah, N'Dilo, Fort Resolution and Lutsel K'e and the hospital in Yellowknife. As a practitioner, the NP will provide comprehensive nursing care to clients including; health promotion, illness and injury prevention, supportive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative care. The incumbent will also be required to collaborate with community health care providers to increase the capacity for self-care and direction as an educator, leader, researcher and advanced clinical practitioner. The NP will consult and/or refer to other health professionals as appropriate at any point in the assessment of the client, or when planning, implementing or evaluating client care when the client's condition is such that: diagnosis and/or treatment plan is unclear or beyond the scope of the NP to determine; care that is required approaches or reaches the limits of the scope of practice of the NP; it is potentially life-threatening; or a chronic health problem destabilizes. The degree to which the physician becomes involved may vary from: providing an opinion and recommendation; an opinion, recommendation and concurrent intervention; and/or assuming primary responsibility for the care of the client. Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:   The successful completion of a Nursing Degree, certification as a Nurse Practitioner and 2 years of recent nursing experience. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS   NTHSSA-Yellowknife Regional Requirements The NP must be able to acquire within a reasonable time frame, and remain current with, the following training and certifications: WHMIS CPR Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Standard X-ray processing (chest and extremities), and Pharmaceutical process and provedures Immunization Certification IAP, CPR, PALS, BTLS, and TNCC would be an assest, as well as training in emergency response. Canadian Nursing Association Certifications are an asset Salary range for the position is $104,618 - $124,898 with a yearly Northern Allowance of $9,547 
Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Jan 18, 2019
Full time
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 Cancer Nurse Navigator (Navigator) is a specially trained Registered Nurse (RN) with oncology expertise who will work to coordinate and navigate the care of persons and families affected by cancer in the Northwest Territories (NWT) across their cancer journey. As the case manager for persons affected by cancer, this position will act as a resource and nurse mentor to Family Practitioners (FPs), Registered Nurses (RNs) in the community Health Centres, Nurse in Charge (NICs) and other health care professionals, both within Yellowknife and across the communities of the Northwest Territories (NWT). The Navigator is focused on supporting enhanced access to cancer support services to both external providers, patients and families by acting as a single point of contact during key transitions points along the cancer care continuum, including: initial connection and access to cancer care at initial diagnosis, transitioning to active treatment, transitions at end of treatment (palliative care, survivorship, return to primary care), and acting as a key contact to re-establish connection to cancer care for providers. The Navigator will provide direct and in-direct nursing care to cancer patients ranging from pediatric to geriatric. The incumbent has a sound knowledge of nursing process, theory and responsibility, demonstrating sound problem solving, communication, prioritizing, conflict resolution and decision making skills and excellent organizational skills. The Navigator promotes a holistic and comprehensive approach to planning, organizing, teaching and relationship development that will best meet the needs of the patient; acts as a patient advocate, facilitating communication between the patients, their family, Family Practitioners (FPs), specialists and other health care professionals; engages in direct cancer patient care during various inpatient and outpatient departments at Stanton Territorial Hospital; respects the patient and family through supporting and maintaining confidentiality of patient information; and recognizes the supportive association within the cancer care trajectory to promote emotional self-care. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required Knowledge of, and ability to apply advanced oncology and nursing processes. In depth knowledge of cancer care, including both clinical and supportive care. In depth knowledge of the Territorial and community based cancer support services. Skilled in the provision of mentorship, education, training, advice and assessment using specialized equipment, medications, tools and techniques (including but not limited to chemotherapy equipment, chemotherapy and biotherapy medications, chemotherapy and biotherapy spill management, etc.). Skilled in the operation of standard and specialized medical equipment (such as but not limited to: CVC lines, IV pumps and lines, stretcher, thermometers, sphygmomanometer, blood glucose monitors, suction tubes, sharps, cytotoxic materials, pulse oximeter, etc.). Skilled in the discernment of financial, human and material resources. Ability to develop and maintain networks and resources at the local and territorial and inter-provincial level in order to ensure support of patients and their families. Able to be innovative and creative in order to develop strategies that successfully meet the needs of diverse patient, family, and provider populations. Ability to work effectively in a cross-cultural setting. The Cancer Nurse Navigator requires a baccalaureate Degree in Nursing and a completion or willingness to complete an oncology nursing program along with a minimum of 5 years nursing experience. Salary range for this position is  $87,263 - $104,208 along with an annual Norther Allowance of $3,450
Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Jan 18, 2019
Full time
A Truly Spectacular Career Opportunity! The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services (NTHSSA) in the Yellowknife region is seeking a Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner.  Nurse Practitioners are important members of a team working out of the Primary Care Centre that includes physicians, midwives, public health, nurse and mental health and addictions practitioners that provide programs and services in the communities of Dettah, Fort Resolution, ¿utselk'e, Ndil¿ and Yellowknife.  This position is based in Yellowknife with limited to no travel to the outlying communities. In this role you will be responsible for providing clients with advanced health assessment, diagnosis, interventions and appropriate follow up to ensure NWT residents receive a high quality of health care. Nurse Practitioners have the option to work anywhere; here are a few reasons why we think you should choose Yellowknife, NT: Generous Leave Allowances  - Employees earn 16.5 days off during their first year of employment, this is on top of mandatory leave, special leave and even winter bonus days! Training Opportunities  - Team members are offered regular on the job training and additional professional development is available on a case by case basis. Competitive Salary and Pension  - This role offers a salary range of $105K - $125K plus additional allowances.  Employees are part of a defined pension plan administered by the Government of Canada. Additional Allowances  - On top of a Northern Living Allowance of $3,450 in Yellowknife, there are additional allowances paid out for uniforms and laundry, education, and specialized training. Incredibly Short Commutes -  Most Yellowknife residents enjoy some of the shortest (8 - 12 minute) commute times in the country, even during summer construction season! Relocation Assistance  – We will arrange and pay for your move to Yellowknife. To be successful in this role we are looking for candidates certified as a nurse practitioner and two years of directly related experience.  This role is located in Yellowknife, a city situated on the Canadian Shield on the shores of Great Slave Lake, the tenth largest lake in the world.  The city has a population of about 20,000 residents who enjoy some of the shortest commutes to work in the country.  You’ll find all of the amenities of a big city, without the traffic and an abundance of fresh air.  There are year-round outdoor (and indoor) activities, and a wide variety of individual and team sports leagues.  Upon moving to Yellowknife you’ll find a welcoming community that quickly becomes home. For information about living and working in the City of Yellowknife please visit  www.yellowknife.ca  or  http://spectacularnwt.com/destinations/yellowknife
Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Jan 16, 2019
Full time
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 Cancer Nurse Navigator (Navigator) is a specially trained Registered Nurse (RN) with oncology expertise who will work to coordinate and navigate the care of persons and families affected by cancer in the Northwest Territories (NWT) across their cancer journey. As the case manager for persons affected by cancer, this position will act as a resource and nurse mentor to Family Practitioners (FPs), Registered Nurses (RNs) in the community Health Centres, Nurse in Charge (NICs) and other health care professionals, both within Yellowknife and across the communities of the Northwest Territories (NWT). The Navigator is focused on supporting enhanced access to cancer support services to both external providers, patients and families by acting as a single point of contact during key transitions points along the cancer care continuum, including: initial connection and access to cancer care at initial diagnosis, transitioning to active treatment, transitions at end of treatment (palliative care, survivorship, return to primary care), and acting as a key contact to re-establish connection to cancer care for providers. The Navigator will provide direct and in-direct nursing care to cancer patients ranging from pediatric to geriatric. The incumbent has a sound knowledge of nursing process, theory and responsibility, demonstrating sound problem solving, communication, prioritizing, conflict resolution and decision making skills and excellent organizational skills. The Navigator promotes a holistic and comprehensive approach to planning, organizing, teaching and relationship development that will best meet the needs of the patient; acts as a patient advocate, facilitating communication between the patients, their family, Family Practitioners (FPs), specialists and other health care professionals; engages in direct cancer patient care during various inpatient and outpatient departments at Stanton Territorial Hospital; respects the patient and family through supporting and maintaining confidentiality of patient information; and recognizes the supportive association within the cancer care trajectory to promote emotional self-care. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required Knowledge of, and ability to apply advanced oncology and nursing processes. In depth knowledge of cancer care, including both clinical and supportive care. In depth knowledge of the Territorial and community based cancer support services. Skilled in the provision of mentorship, education, training, advice and assessment using specialized equipment, medications, tools and techniques (including but not limited to chemotherapy equipment, chemotherapy and biotherapy medications, chemotherapy and biotherapy spill management, etc.). Skilled in the operation of standard and specialized medical equipment (such as but not limited to: CVC lines, IV pumps and lines, stretcher, thermometers, sphygmomanometer, blood glucose monitors, suction tubes, sharps, cytotoxic materials, pulse oximeter, etc.). Skilled in the discernment of financial, human and material resources. Ability to develop and maintain networks and resources at the local and territorial and inter-provincial level in order to ensure support of patients and their families. Able to be innovative and creative in order to develop strategies that successfully meet the needs of diverse patient, family, and provider populations. Ability to work effectively in a cross-cultural setting. The Cancer Nurse Navigator requires a baccalaureate Degree in Nursing and a completion or willingness to complete an oncology nursing program along with a minimum of 5 years nursing experience. Salary range for this position is  $87,263 - $104,208 along with an annual Norther Allowance of $3,450