Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority

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

Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
May 21, 2019
Full time
The NTHSSA is the single provider of 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 . The NTHSSA administers all regional health and social services delivered through the Inuvik Regional Hospital (IRH), a 51 bed accredited hospital, 8 Community Health Centers; and 17 other sites including Social Services, public health clinics, dental therapy offices, elder's facilities, and various group homes. The NTHSSA provides and supports the delivery of health care services to all adults and children on an inpatient, outpatient, and outreach basis in order to enhance healthy community wellbeing through excellence, accountability, and respect for regional diversity. Located within the IRH, the Acute Care ward provides 24 hour care for obstetrics (including Labor and Delivery and newborn care), pediatrics, medical, surgical, psychiatric, and, palliative care patients. There is also a 3 bed special care unit to look after patients requiring more intensive care, and a 4 stretcher day surgery unit. The Acute Care Registered Nurse (RN) reports directly to the Regional Manager, Acute Care. The Acute Care RN provides culturally sensitive care to patients on the Acute Care unit or in the 3 bed special unit. There is a staff mix of RN's and Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)'s on duty. After hours, 1 RN will be designated as charge nurse. Each RN on Acute Care may be required to act as the responsibility nurse after hours. The Acute Care RN is a member of the nursing team which assesses patient status and responds to health problems, plans and performs independent interventions to facilitate the maintaining or regaining of clients health. The RN acts as a patient advocate and facilitates communication between the patient, family, and other health care professionals which results in holistic care delivery. It is expected that sound judgment is used in carrying out patient care and in the implementation of physician's orders. Based on patient census and activity throughout the IRH, the incumbent may be required to provide nursing care in LTC and assistance in the ER or may be required to be on call for the ward.   This level of knowledge is commonly acquired by: The successful completion of a Nursing degree and two years recent experience in an acute care setting. Salary range for the position is $86,639 - $103,467 plus an annual Northern Allowance of $14,225.
Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
May 21, 2019
Full time
The NTHSSA Beaufort Delta Region (NTHSSA-BDR) administers Health and Social Services to the approximately 7,500 residents of the Beaufort Delta region in the NWT. The NTHSSA-BDR directly and contractually employs over 300 staff who delivers these services in 8 communities across the vast geographic area of the region. The NTHSSA-BDR provides and supports the delivery of services to adults and children on an inpatient, outpatient and outreach basis through the lnuvik Regional Hospital (the Hospital), a 47 inpatient bed accredited facility; 7 community health centers; and 14 other sites, including social services and dental therapy offices, a public health clinic, and various group homes. Located within the Hospital and reporting directly to the Regional Manager, Acute Care the Obstetric Registered Nurse (Obstetrics RN) on Acute Care is one of 15 RNs and 5 Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)s providing culturally sensitive care to patients of the 17-bed Acute Care unit 24 hours a day year round. During each shift there will be a minimum of 4 RNs, or a combination of RN's and LPN's on duty 1 must be an Obstetrics RN. The Hospital provides birthing services and therefore must always have 1 obstetric trained RN staffed every shift 24 hours a day year round to provide safe obstetrical services and to minimize any risks. In addition, Monday to Friday day shifts a there is a Team Leader and Ward Clerk staffed who also functional team members. Every RN on Acute Care may be required to act as the responsibility nurse (charge nurse) depending on staff make up and experience of the staff on duty during a particular shift. The Obstetrics RN is one of 6 nurses providing care to low-risk and moderate risk clients on the Acute Care Unit. The obstetric sections of the unit consist of 2 birthing rooms. There are on average 130 deliveries per year. The Obstetrics RN will be assigned acute patients when there are no obstetric patients, they will also maintain equipment checks to the obstetric equipment every shift. Upon arrival of a laboring patient the Obstetrics RN then hands off any acute patients to then assume the laboring patient. Laboring patients who go to the operating room for a cesarean section will be accompanied by the Obstetrics RN to provide the infant neonatal resuscitation. Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by: The successful completion of a Nursing degree and one year recent experience on an obstetrical unit, as well as experience in an acute care setting. The completion of a Perinatal Certificate is also an asset. Salary range for the position is $90,714 - $108,362 plus an annual Norther Allowance of $14,225.
Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
May 21, 2019
Full time
The Northwest Territories Health & Social Services Authority (NTHSSA)  administers all regional HSS delivered through the Inuvik Regional Hospital (IRH), a 45 bed accredited hospital, 7 Community Health Centers; and 17 other sites including social services, public health clinics, dental therapy offices, elder's facilities and various group homes. NTHSSA provides the delivery of health care services to all members of the population on an inpatient, outpatient and outreach basis to enhance the well-being of healthy communities through excellence, accountability and respect for the cultural diversity within the region. Located within the Inuvik Regional Hospital and reporting directly to the Regional Manager, Acute Care; the Registered Nurse (RN) Emergency is 1 of 5 RNs providing Acute Care to the patients in the Emergency Department. There is 1 NIC (Nurse in Charge) on each of the 12 hour shifts and from 0900 - 1700 week days there is an Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)/Ward Clerk on duty. After office hours, the NIC, Emergency takes the lead role in ER and provides consultation back up for the Acute Care and Long Term Care teams, sets up medevac's to the outlying communities or southern hospitals and co-ordinates extra staffing and calling in other services such as Lab and Radiology. Typically, the above qualification would be attained by: The successful completion of a Nursing Degree and one year recent critical care experience in a fast paced work environment. Salary range for the position is $90,714 - $108,362 plus an annual Northern Allowance of $14,225.
Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
May 08, 2019
Full time
The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority –Stanton Territorial Hospital (NTHSSA)  is offering challenging nursing work and work life balance.  Join our health care team as a Registered Nurse (RN).   Stanton Territorial Hospital (STH) is a 100 in-patient bed accredited facility, located in Yellowknife Northwest Territories (NWT). This is an exciting time to work at Stanton as the hospital is undergoing  major redevelopment with a new $350 million facility being built with operations scheduled to transition into the new facility in 2019, for more information on the redevelopment visit  www.stantonrenewal.ca . Located within Stanton and reporting directly to the Manager Operating Room/Post Anesthetic Recovery Room and Outpatient Procedures and is one of base staff of five RNs including the Team Leader who, , provide care primarily to outpatients in the Day Procedures Unit. Up to 15 cases are done in  Endoscopy per day with varying levels of complexity of the individual procedures, tests or treatments. The unit is open during the day Monday-Friday from 06:30 to 18:30. The staff work 7.5 hour shifts. The hours of operation may vary slightly depending upon the procedures scheduled for the day. The five Endoscopy RNs within this unit will rotate through assignments. The RN, Endoscopy is a member of a patient care team that provides direct care to primarily adult outpatients who are prepared for and undergoing endoscopy procedures,or treatments. The most responsible physicians for the majority of the cases done in  Endoscopy are specialists in Internal Medicine and General Surgery. The RN, Endoscopy acts as a patient advocate and facilitates communication between the patient, family, the physician, specialists, and other health care professionals within and beyond Stanton. Patients, family members and other caregivers (i.e. Community Health Nurses, physicians, etc.) of patients will often contact the Endoscopy staff for advice or direction prior, during and/or after the procedure, test or treatment. This constant and continuing communication and support results in a holistic approach to planning, organizing, teaching, and relationship development that will best meet the short and long term needs of the patient.   The Endoscopy patients' outcomes are somewhat predictable but may be of an unstable nature and normally require specialized professional nursing services. The Registered Nurse will need to independently make decisions regarding individual nursing care plans or interventions based on medical orders.   Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by: 1. A Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. 2. One year recent clinical experience, in an Endoscopy suite where endoscopic diagnostic and therapeutic procedures are performed. 3. Candidate must be able to demonstrate they are in good standing with RNANT/NU Salary range for the position is $90,714 - $108,362  plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.
Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Apr 26, 2019
Full time
The Stanton Territorial Hospital (STH) in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories is a 100-bed tertiary facility serving the 44,700 citizens of the Northwest Territories along with close to 6,000 residents of the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut.  Our team of medical professionals has a wide scope of practice, impressive training opportunities and great potential for career advancement. Many of the rooms have fantastic views as the hospital is situated on the rocky shore of Frame Lake steps away from the new $350 million state of the art facility scheduled to be opened to the public in May 2019.  For more information about the new facility and to track the progress please visit   www.stantonrenewal.ca .  Following opportunities are available: Indeterminate, full time- 6 position Term Position ( for 15 months) Full time- 2 position Indeterminate, Relief (As & When Required) -1 position Located within Stanton and reporting directly to the Manager, Surgical & Maternal Child Services, the Registered Nurse (RN) - Obstetrics is one of 14 RNs providing care for low to high-risk clients of the 13 bed Obstetrical Unit. (The Labour & Delivery Section of the unit consists of an additional four beds for the birthing process). The Obstetrical Unit averages 600 births per year and on any given day there is an average of 5 clients in the unit. The RN, Obstetrics, must have completed specialized training in order to provide Labor and Delivery (L&D) support to mothers during the birthing process. The RNs work in one of the following three areas. 1. Labour & Delivery section (considered a critical care area), 2. Nursery (considered a critical care area) 3. Antenatal and postnatal combined care. The incumbent provides direct nursing care to clients and acts as a client advocate, facilitating communication between the client, family 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 client. Clients within the Obstetrics unit are both ante and post-partum moms and babes (34 weeks gestation or more). Clients are also admitted to this unit following a caesarean section requiring post-surgical care. The client medical outcomes range from predictable to unpredictable. The Registered Nurse may be responsible for up to 10 clients at any given time, and independently makes day-to-day decisions regarding individual nursing care plans based on orders from the physician. The L&D Nurse performs Antenatal screening (Non Stress Test) on out-patients when required. Any client admitted to the Hospital for any reason who is above 20 weeks gestation will be admitted to Obstetrics so the incumbents provide their care as well. Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by: Nursing Diploma/Degree with at least one year recent experience within an Obstetrical Unit. Salary range for the position is $90,714 - $108,362 plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.
Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Apr 26, 2019
Full time
Located in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories the Stanton Territorial Hospital (STH) is a 100-bed tertiary facility serving the 44,700 citizens of the Northwest Territories along with close to 6,000 residents of the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut.  Our team of medical professionals has a wide scope of practice, impressive training opportunities and great potential for career advancement. Many of the rooms have fantastic views as the hospital is situated on the rocky shore of Frame Lake steps away from the new $350 million state of the art facility scheduled to be opened to the public in May 2019.  For more information about the new facility and to track the progress please visit   www.stantonrenewal.ca . The Registered Nurse on the Critical Care units is a member of the nursing team who provides direct nursing care to patients in the Emergency and Intensive Care units at Stanton Territorial Hospital. These patients can range from stable to critically ill. Each of these nursing units has its specialized vocation in relation to its main focus, such as emergency and intensive care unit. Following opportunities are available: Registered Nurse- Intensive Care Unit (Full time indeterminate position& Relief (As & When required) position) Registered Nurse- Emergency Unit (Full time indeterminate position& Relief (As & When required) position) To be considered for these opportunities, candidates should possess the relevant education and experience as outlined in the attached job description. Critical Care training will be provided to the sucessful candidate. Nurses can work anywhere; here is why we think you should choose to work in 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! Employee Friendly Scheduling   - The hospital is moving towards a 2-day /2-night /6-days off schedule where it is operationally feasible for our nursing staff. 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   - Base salaries start at approximately $90,000 plus the additional allowances.  Employees contribute to the defined pension plan administered by the Government of Canada. Additional Allowances   - On top of a Northern Living Allowance of $3,700 in Yellowknife, there are additional allowances paid out for uniforms and laundry, education, and specialized training. Relocation Assistance   – We will arrange and pay for your move to Yellowknife. If you’d like to make a difference and have a positive impact in a great community, apply today!
Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Apr 26, 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 in Inuvik and reporting to the Regional Manager, Continuing Care, the Home Care Nurse (HCN) is a registered nurse with advanced education and experience beyond the scope of a graduate nurse. This expanded role demands independent thinking, judgement and critical decision-making skills for the delivery and management of nursing care for home care clients. The HCN works independently and collaboratively in the community. In comparison to the hospital setting, physicians and other supportive resources are not readily available to the nurse. The HCN models and promotes excellence thought the hands on delivery of nursing care to residents of Inuvik. The Home Care Nurse may be assigned to all of the program areas (Wound Care, Palliative Care, Chronic Care, Foot Care and Home Intravenous Therapy). The incumbent independently makes six to eight home visits a day and coordinates the care of 15-25 clients concurrently. It is the incumbent's responsibility to set priorities, develop work plans and manage workloads, while balancing each individual client's need, complexity and acuity. The HCN initiates, coordinates, manages and evaluates the resources needed to promote the client's maximum level of health and function. Complex procedures and treatments are performed within very unpredictable home environments. The nurse must have the experience, skills, knowledge and confidence to deliver comprehensive nursing services, including palliative care in the home setting, working with the professional care team, the family caregivers and family dynamics. Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by: The successful completion of a BScN or BN degree program with at least 2 years of recent, acute care nursing experience in a medical, surgical, home care or community health environment. Salary range for the position is $103,955 - $124,196 plus an annual Northern Allowance of $14,356.
Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Apr 26, 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 Cassien Edgi Health Centre, and reporting directly to the Nurse in Charge (NIC), the Community Health Nurse (CHN), delivers core community health services to residents in Fort Good Hope. The Health Centre is the sole health and social services facility in the community. The Cassien Edgi Health Centre also provides services to a visiting transient population and out of territory clients. Community Health Services include providing non-emergency medical care; responding to medical emergencies, within & outside the community, that may require decision making outside of the usual policies, procedures and standards of community health nursing care; and deliver core community health programs designed to promote community health and wellness (i.e. including but not limited to Well-Child/ Adult clinics, pre and post-natal clinics, school health program, chronic disease clinic (non-communicable disease), immunization programs, communicable disease surveillance, treatment (emergency & sick clinic), and Home Care). The provisions of critical incident services are supported by other CHNs/NIC and physician/NP over the telephone or in person, with further assistance of other health centre staff Promotion & Health Prevention Worker; Mental Health and Addictions Counselor; Child Protection Worker, Home Support Worker. Services may be provided within the Health Centre, via Tele-health, at the community hall, schools or client's home (i.e. Home Care) and are intended to promote a healthy lifestyle, and a decrease in the incidence of disease, injury, and death. Services may be provided on an individual basis or as part of a multi-disciplinary team. The CHN is a member of the Primary Community Care Team (PCCT), as per the Integrated Service Delivery Model (ISOM). In Fort Good Hope, the CHN/ NIC will be required to provide on-call coverage, on a rotational basis, during the evening and weekends to provide emergency nursing care. Nurses also provide emergency transportation as per policy within the community. Typically. the above qualifications would be attained by: A Degree in Nursing, 2 years of recent nursing experience with one year in a Community Health Centre, as a Community Health Nurse. Salary range for the position is $99,353 - $118,658 plus an annual Northern Allowance of $25,579.
Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
Apr 26, 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 Sachs Harbour Health Centre and reporting directly to the Regional Manager, Community Health Centres, the Nurse in Charge (NIC) will manage the delivery of community health services to a client population of approximately 120 residents in Sachs Harbour. The Health Centre in Sachs Harbour is the sole medical facility and supports approximately 1150+ encounters per year. Within Sachs Harbour, the NIC is an independent sole practitioner 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 delivers 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 provisions of critical incident services are supported by a physician over the telephone when communications links are available. Services may be provided within the Health Centre, community halls, schools or in a patients home (i.e. elderly population) and are intended to promote a healthy way of life, and decrease the incidence of death, disease or injury. Services may be provided on an individual basis or as part of a multi-disciplinary team. In addition, the NIC directly supervises 1 Community Health Nurse, 1 Caretaker, 1 Housekeeper and 1 Clerk/interpreter, local relief staff as well as provides supervision, administrative guidance and direction to 1 Home Support Worker and 1 Community Health Representative who receive program direction from their program specific manager in Inuvik. Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by: Successful completion of a Nursing Degree, 3 years recent nursing experience with at least 1 year in a northern health center and 6 months supervisory experience. Salary range for the position is $103,955 - $124,196 plus an annual Northern Allowance of $27,783