Director Patient Care Services

January 26, 2023
Application ends: September 11, 2023

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Job Description


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


In this role, you would be in a very key executive management role, in which you will be responsible for providing vision and leadership to the strategic planning, direction, delivery and evaluation of Patient Care Services, and overall operation of the Stanton Territorial Hospital.

You will work to ensure that patient needs are being supported and addressed; and to identify and address program challenges and opportunities for improvement, establish program objectives for the territorial hospital, and to report on and contribute to the evaluation of the effectiveness and efficiency of the program delivery of the hospital.

Your program areas and portfolio would include the following:

  • Medical Services and Surgical Services
  • Maternal Child Services
  • Critical Care Services
  • Mental Health Services
  • Extended Care
  • Renal and Cancer Services,
  • Staff Development and Scheduling
  • Operating Room and Day Procedures
  • Ambulatory Care and Ophthalmology
  • Supervision of Patient Care Coordinators

Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
A Master’s Degree in Nursing or a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing with other relevant Master’s Degree and ten (10) years of progressive acute care experience with at least five (5) years of director level experience in an acute care setting.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Additional Requirements:
Membership in a professional organization prior to commencement of employment.