New Job Nurse Practitioner In Yukon

Nurse Practitioner
Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Practitioner

Company : Yukon Government
Salary : $113,680–$132,086 a year
Location : Yukon

Full Description

This is an until –filled competition. Candidates are encouraged not to delay submitting their application as this posting can close at any time with 24-hours posted notice. Resumes will be screened at regular intervals until the position is filled or the competition closes, whichever is earliest.

This competition will be used to fill three (3) full-time permanent positions working 75 hours bi-weekly. One position based full time in Mayo, one based in Carmacks offering services to Pelly Crossing and one based in Faro offering services to Ross River.

Your role in community

As a Nurse Practitioner (NP) with Community Nursing, you will provide comprehensive health care to community members in rural Yukon. You have a passion to serve our rural/remote and First Nations communities blending your research, specialized nursing knowledge, experience in complex decision-making, and legislated authority to provide advanced practice primary heath care to meet the health needs of individuals and families.

As an NP in community you act as an important link between clients and health services where you seek to strike a balance between autonomous practice and a broader collaborative model of care that includes primary health care nurses, family physicians, community health nurses and other allied health professionals (i.e. optometrists, dentists, etc.) Telehealth, telephone and fax are available modes to provide necessary links between and outside of community.

This Nurse Practitioner role was first piloted by Community Nursing in 2019. We are looking to broaden access to this role supporting holistic care in multiple communities. This is an excellent opportunity to have a leading role in the continued development of NP practice in Yukon Territory and requires a passionate individual with a commitment to providing high quality care in a rural setting.

Working with us

The NP positions in Yukon is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the charm of rural/remote living in Canada’s North, while having the access to the conveniences of the city within a few hours drive. As a NP with Community Nursing you will form part of the communities in which you serve. Housing in community will be provided in rural communities. Hours of work fall under regular business hours where after-hours/weekend-call are not a routine part of this position - enabling you to take advantage of the many amazing outdoor recreation opportunities and events the community and surrounding areas have to offer.

Community Nursing provides fulsome orientation and training for new employees. Your ongoing professional development may also be supported through the Yukon Government Learning & Development Fund, as well as the Yukon Registered Nurses Education Fund

Relocation may be provided.

For more information about the recruitment process, please contact Melanie Kaiser, Manager Recruitment & Relief [email protected]

For more information about the position or the model of care, please contact Jane Boutette, Assistant Director [email protected]

Essential Qualifications
Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications. Please note selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume.

  • Master of Nursing, Nursing Practitioner Family-All Ages or Adult stream
  • Eligible for registration as Nurse Practitioner with Yukon Registered Nurses Association
  • Recently applied knowledge of Nurse Practitioner theory, practices and techniques normally acquired through work experience, typically demonstrated through a minimum of 1- 2 years of independent NP practice.
  • Experience working in rural/remote First Nation’s communities is an asset

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability
Candidates should have and may be assessed on:

  • Developing strong relationships with multidisciplinary teams to influence collaborative goals.
  • Ability to provide leadership as a clinical expert/resource to provide quality care and service delivery.
  • Strong understanding of ethics and confidentiality in practice.
  • Ability to research current literature and integrate new-evidenced based principles into nursing practice as appropriate.
  • Knowledge of trauma and its relationship with substance use; ability to provide trauma-informed care.
  • Ability to recognize the importance of self care.
  • Ability to provide person-centred care that focuses on improving outcomes.
  • Excellent critical thinking and decision making skills, with the ability to solve complex problems.

Additional Information
Conditions of Employment

  • Registration with the Yukon Registered Nurses Association as a Nurse Practitioner, in good standing
  • RCMP Security Clearance with Vulnerable Sector
  • TB screening
  • Class 5 Drivers License
  • Current Heart & Stroke BLS

Work Environment: Clients who are ill or have communicable diseases; lab specimens and body fluids, potential needle punctures; intoxicated, confused, or combative clients or clients with high level of emotional needs; direct and vicarious trauma which may lead to post traumatic stress disorder; radiation (x-rays), chemical supplies which may be caustic; driving in adverse weather and road conditions; video display terminals for extended periods of time

Eligibility List
12 months
Post Date
24 August 2023
Close Date
23 November 2023