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The Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission

Chief Medical Advisor

Canada-Northwest Territories-Yellowknife


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The Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission

Job Description

Chief Medical Advisor, Yellowknife

N 17/13NT 

The Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission’s vision is to eliminate workplace diseases and injuries. In partnership with stakeholders, we ensure workplace safety and care for workers, and uphold the values of respect, engagement, integrity, openness and excellence in the workplace. 

We have the perfect opportunity for the right individual to expand their career in a unique environment, while also experiencing the distinct beauty of the North.  If you relate to the WSCC’s vision to eliminate workplace diseases and injuries, and you enjoy being part of a dynamic team, this employment opportunity may appeal to you. 

As the Chief Medical Advisor, you are part of the WSCC Medical Clinic.  Along with working in the fields of disability management and occupational medicine, you will participate in and consult on national workshops and initiatives as the representative of the two territories.  There is a significant clinical component to this position that involved assessing the causes of work-related injuries and diseases, monitoring treatments, assessing impairments, and assisting injured workers to return to work. 

We require successful completion of a Doctor of Medicine degree with a license to practice medicine in the NWT and Nunavut, or eligibility to apply for registration on the NWT and Nunavut pursuant to the respective Medical Profession Acts of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.  Maintenance of professional good standing for licensure is a requirement.  We consider physician with workers’ compensation, occupational, rehabilitation, or sports medicine experience with at least 5 years of active practice experience strong candidates.  We offer a generous benefits and relocation package. 

A satisfactory criminal records check is required for this position. 

Closing Date: Open until filled  

To express your interest, contact:

Kelly Arychuk, Human Resources

Phone: 867-920-3807

Toll Free: 1-800-661-0792 ext. 3807


You must clearly identify your eligibility to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy. 

The WSCC is an inclusive workplace. If you have a disability and require support or accommodation during the hiring process, we encourage you to identify your needs when we contact you for an interview. 

The ability to communicate in an official language of the Northwest Territories, in addition to English, is an asset.


Contact Information

The Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission Kelly ArychukHuman ResourcesKelly.Arychuk@wscc.nt.ca867-920-3807
Posting Date: 13-Mar-2017Academic Permanent, Practicing physician Open 1 ASAP
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