Community Health Nurse – Vaccine Program

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Community Health Nurse – Vaccine Program

Government of Yukon -> Health & Social Services – Community Health, Yukon Immunization Program

Location: Whitehorse, YT

Requisition: #27605

Salary: $80,913 - $93,848 per annum

Closing date: May 7, 2021

This competition is open to all candidates who meet the above noted Admissibility. A hiring preference will apply for qualified candidates of Canadian Aboriginal ancestry, with a priority for qualified Yukon First Nation candidates. This initiative is in support of the Yukon government’s goal for a representative public service.

For more information on the hiring preference, visit  

Amendment: Closing date extended to May 7, 2021

This posting is for a 1-year term for a Community Health Nurse - Vaccine Program.

Reporting to Manager of the Vaccine Program, this position involves developing, implementing and evaluating immunization programs and services for all vaccine preventable diseases. The incumbent provides support, education, and expert guidance to all health care providers and immunizers across the Territory, including pharmacists, nurses, physicians and other relevant disciplines. In addition, this position entails supporting the vaccine safety file for the Territory by following up on adverse events, participating in national working groups, and developing resources for health care providers and the public.

For more information about this position, please contact Marija Pavkovic, Acting Manager, Vaccine Program, at (867) 336-2265 or or Tracy Brandt, Human Resources Consultant, at (867) 332-7610 or  

Essential Qualifications

Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications. For more information on how to apply, click here.

  • Current Canadian licensure as a Registered Nurse.
  • Knowledge and experience in public health, particularly immunizations.
  • Experience in providing health education to the public and/or health professionals.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability

  • Willingness to advocate for increasing immunization coverage (including communication, awareness and access to the public).
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organization skills and flexibility.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships and partnerships through collaboration.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work effectively, and autonomously, within a multi-disciplinary team environment.
  • A strong commitment to exceptional client service.

Conditions of Employment: 

  • Valid class 5 driver’s licence
  • Recent Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector
  • TB Screening
  • Current YRNA registration and licensure

Job Requirements: 

  • Ability to lift 30 lbs.
  • Position involves travelling often within Whitehorse for meetings, training, etc.
  • Occasional out-of-territory and within territory travel.

Learn more about us! 

We are the Yukon public service. Every day, we come together to serve the people who live here, and to make a difference in so many ways—from simple to extraordinary and everything in between. Here, you will find the diverse opportunities you desire to develop your career while enjoying a warm sense of community and vibrant artistic, cultural and recreational amenities, all set in a spectacular natural environment.

What We Offer

The Government of Yukon has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and Top Employers for Canadians over 40.

Along with generous leave benefits, the Government of Yukon offers:

  • A defined benefit pension plan.
  • Ongoing employee development with tuition subsidies as well as a recently launched online learning platform called YGLearn, which features a variety of mobile-friendly course offerings.
  • For more information on the comprehensive list of benefits and perks, explore our website: Yukon Benefits and Pension.

For more information on Yukon Territory, visit: Travel Yukon.

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How to Apply

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