Regional Manager, Primary Care

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Are you a Registered Nurse with Primary/Acute Care and management experience ready for new challenges and adventure in one of the most visually stunning regions in Canada?  Are you looking for a career with competitive salaries, paid leave, excellent work/life balance in position where you can have a positive impact on small communities? We are hiring for the Regional Manager, Primary Care in Fort Simpson.  Apply today!

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.

The Dehcho Region is best known for sky-scraping mountains and the beautiful taiga plains that are home to a variety of wildlife. Also famous in this region is the powerful Mackenzie River, Nahanni National Park Reserve and Virginia Falls, which towers at twice the height of Niagara Falls.  Located on the scenic confluence of the Liard and Mackenzie rivers, you’ll find the town of Fort Simpson - Gateway to Nahanni National park, the town also boasts a wealth of scenic riverfront heritage sites, beautiful local river trails and even a rolling nine-hole golf course!

About the Work

The Regional Manager, Primary Care (Regional Manager) is responsible for managing primary care programs in the 9 communities that make up the Dehcho Region.  The incumbent will work closely with the Chief Operating Officer and with the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) Territorial Manager to ensure:

  • Client/patient needs are being supported and addressed through management of the client/patient experience within their region.
  • Program objectives for the region are effectively established, reported on and evaluated.
  • Program challenges and opportunities for improvement are identified and addressed.
  • The effective operation of a skilled workforce.

Functional management duties will include overseeing an annual operating budget of $6.6 million and a staffing compliment of 28, with 7 staff reporting directly to the Regional Manager including; 3 Community Nurse Practitioners, 3 Nurse in Charge positions, and an Administrative Assistant. The incumbent provides operational support and direction to this multi-disciplinary work force, and through recruitment and retention efforts, ensures adequate staffing for the provision of safe, competent, and consistent health care to clients in the Dehcho Region communities.

A position is currently available in Fort Simpson, NT.

Typically this position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, two (2) years of management/supervisory experience, and three (3) years of recent nursing experience in an acute or primary care setting.

What are the Benefits?

In addition to highly competitive salaries, the Northwest Territories offers a Northern Living Allowance ($12,723 for Fort Simpson), 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.


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