HSS Professions in the NWT

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PracticeNWT supports the attraction and recruitment of health and social services professionals across a wide-range of positions, including allied health, midwifery, nursing, medicine (physicians), and social work.

Allied Health
Within the NWT Health and Social Services (HSS) System, allied health professionals play an essential role. They work with children and adults of all ages and their skills help individuals recover movement, overcome visual problems, improve oral health, develop communication abilities, and boost overall well-being.

The NWT HSS System employs a full range of allied health professions in regional hospitals, health centres, and social services offices. These professionals include audiologists, dental therapists, diagnostic imagining technicians, dieticians, personal support workers, occupational therapists, pharmacists, and speech language pathologists, just to name a few of the varied allied health occupations staffed in the Northwest Territories.

Midwives in the NWT enjoy a unique opportunity to live, to practice, and to make a difference in communities that are connected to land, to culture, and to one another.  The NWT HSS System is committed to providing territorial midwifery services that contribute to the health of parents, babies, and communities while valuing and caring for the midwives who provide those services.

An expanded scope of practice, a unique level of inter-professional collaboration, and a variety of practice settings create interesting and challenging professional opportunities. For information about Midwife practice in the NWT, please email: NWTmidwives@gov.nt.ca.

Highly competent and compassionate nurses are drawn to the Northwest Territories. Our nurses work in an expanded role within the Northwest Territories integrated primary health care system. They support and provide services in acute care, home and long-term care, primary care, public health, and community health care. Nurses employed within the NWT HSS System include licensed practical nurses, nurse practitioners, and registered nurses.

Find out more about Nurse licensing.

Social Work
Northwest Territories Social Workers are an important part of the health and social services system. They provide a variety of mental health, community wellness, child protection, counseling, and crisis intervention services in different settings. Few occupations can match the scope of opportunities and settings that social work provides.

Find out more about Social Worker licensing.

If you are interested in finding out more or applying to permanent and short term HSS job opportunities, please contact us at PracticeNWT@gov.nt.ca