Territorial Specialist, Continuing Care

Are you an experienced nurse that enjoys challenging and rewarding work? Do you want to work in a place where nature is at your doorstep?  Apply today for the Territorial Specialist Continuing Care position!

Why the Northwest Territories?

Located above the 60th parallel, the Northwest Territories awaits with seemingly endless lakes and unmatched vistas. The opportunities available in our communities are perfect for the outdoors enthusiast looking for adventure, a healthy work/life balance, and an escape from the hustle of the big city. Home to the Capital City of the Northwest Territories, Yellowknife is a captivating mix of city life and untamed wilderness. Fully stocked with the essential businesses and services of a southern city, Yellowknife also embraces its quirky northern roots with colourful houseboats, world famous fish shacks and houses springing up from the rocks.

About the Work

The Territorial Specialist, Continuing Care researches and recommends patient care quality standards to all age groups in the continuing care setting. The incumbent collaborates with the Territorial, Regional, and professional practice leadership to establish performance improvement activities, and works to ensure continuing care personnel competency is maintained.

Territorial Specialist, Continuing Care will help guide practice based on the shared vision of the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA). The incumbent will foster and sustain academic partnerships to advance professional practices and develop the work force as a territorial lead. Territorial Specialist, Continuing Care will be a champion of safety, quality care and provide leadership, training, and support to continuing care programs.

This position is currently available in Yellowknife.

Typically this position requires the completion of a nursing degree and ten (10) years recent experience in a clinical health care setting. The successful candidate must be eligible for registration with Registered Nurses Association of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut (RNANT/NU).

What are the Benefits?

In addition to highly competitive salaries, the Northwest Territories offers a Northern Living Allowance ($3,700 for Yellowknife), health and dental benefits, a generous pension plan, and outstanding leave benefits, including deferred leave options. On top of that, we offer relocation assistance, along with professional development opportunities and education support. The Government of the Northwest Territories is also recognized as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People (2019) and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers (2018).

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