3 May 2017

Full-Time Regional Home Care Nurse

AdminFort Providence, Northwest Territories, Canada

Job Description

Regional Home Care Nurse

Department Information

The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) works under the direction of the Minister of Health and Social Services, in partnership with the Deputy Minister, Health and Social Services and the Health and Social Services regions, to support the health and wellbeing of people across the Northwest Territories through planning, development, deliver, evaluation and reporting on program and service delivery.

NTHSSA is committed to the development and provision of quality services in such a way as to make the best use of public resources, ensure the sustainability of the system, focus on client safety and best practices and promote positive health and social outcomes. NTHSSA strives to continually improve the health and social service system to ensure best health, best care, and a better future for the people of the NWT.

Our mission is to work with people to optimize wellbeing through the provision of collaborative and culturally appropriate health and social services.



Job Information

Reporting to the Nurse In Charge, Home Care Services the Regional Home Care Nurse serves as a liaison with other members of the primary health care team who are assigned to clients of the Home Care program within the region. The Regional Home Care Nurse will visit assigned clients within the communities of the Deh Cho Region.

The Regional Home Care Nurse provides consultative support and functional direction based on the referral information and plan of care proposed by the Regional Home Care to the seven Home Support Staff; (2) located within the Fort Liard Health Centre, (2) located within the Fort Providence Health Centre and (3) Home Support Workers working out of the Fort Simpson Health Centre.

The Regional Home Care Nurse will receive referrals for nursing services from the Regional Home Care Nurse In Charge in Fort Simpson and either; perform the initial assessment, plan and implementation of nursing services or disseminate information to the appropriate regional nursing staff to provide this service. The Regional Home Care Nurse will work closely with the Regional Home Care Nurse in Charge in ensuring that the appropriate service provider, frequency of visit, type of visit and any changes are documented and allocated to meet the ongoing assessed needs of each individual client.


It is the incumbent’s responsibility to prioritize client care needs and the delivery of nursing services, provide case management to the assigned client case load, develop care plans based on the nursing process and assessed client need, identify the client need for additional resources and initiate the referral process.

Services provided by the incumbent are intended to promote accessibility to services in the home, includes client engagement in the plan of care, emphasize health promotion and illness prevention strategies, and promote collaboration with other Regional/Territorial departments and disciplines. The provision of Home Care nursing services allows families and community support networks to be directly involved in client care as are able.



Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:

This level of knowledge is commonly acquired through the successful completion of a Nursing Degree and 1 year recent homecare experience.


Eligible for current registration with the Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut is mandatory for this position.

For more information on health and social services careers and practicing in the Northwest Territories please visit www.practicenorth.ca .

Driver’s License Requirement

A mandatory requirement for this position is a valid Class 5 Driver’s License


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.


Salary Information

The salary for this position starts at $42.75 per hour (approximately $83,362 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $7,432.


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


Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory vulnerable sector check if they are contacted for an interview.  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.

Regional Home Care Nurse

Job Categories: Featured. Job Types: Full-Time. Salary: 40,000 - 60,000.

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