Community Health Nurse

January 26, 2023
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Full Job Description


A recruitment and retention supplement will be offered to front line Nurse, Nurse Practitioner and Midwifery positions within the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority and the Tlicho Community Services Agency. The successful incumbent will receive a $7000 supplement upon hire and an additional $7000 supplement after completion of 12 months of continuous employment contingent on remaining employed in an eligible position for a further 12 months. This is a taxable benefit and will be subject to applicable deductions.

Department Information

The Tlicho Community Services Agency is a unique organization responsible for the delivery of education, health and social services within the Tlicho region. The Tlicho Community Services Agency’s vision ‘Strong Like Two People’ is a metaphor for the desire by community leadership to build an organization, and create programs and services that recognize the strength and importance of two cultures.

Job Information

Located in Behchoko, the Community Health Nurse (CHN) reports to the Nurse in Charge (NIC), and is responsible for providing community health services in the Behchoko Health Center. In addition, the CHN may be required to provide on-call medical support as well as rotational coverage to the community of Wekweètì. This position will provide non-emergency medical care; respond to medical crisis that may require decision making outside of the usual policies, procedures and standards of nursing care; deliver nursing core services designed to promote community health and wellness and prevent injury across the lifespan. In accordance with established standards of nursing practice, this includes assessment, requisitioning and analyzing selected diagnostics tests and therapeutics based on assessment findings. This also involves selecting, dispensing, and monitoring the effectiveness of selected drugs and intervention. The provision of critical, emergency or unexpected care is supported by other CHNs/the NIC and/or by a practitioner, either remotely or in person, with further assistance of other health center staff as required.

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
A Nursing Degree, and two (2) years of recent nursing experience in an Emergency Room (ER) setting or within a Community Health Centre.