Manager, Community Nursing

Manager, Community Nursing

Government of Yukon -> Health & Social Services – Community Nursing North

Location: Whitehorse, YT

Requisition: #12272

Salary: $96,187 - $132,098 per annum
Closing date: January 2, 2019 or until filled


A key collaborative leadership role for an experienced Registered Nurse with managerial skills

This competition will remain open to applicants until filled. Assessments will be made on an ongoing basis and 24-hour notice will be provided prior to the competition closing. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible.

Community Nursing provides specialized programming designed to meet the unique needs of our Northern, Yukon communities. We are recognized for our commitment to excellence in the provision of rural and remote, primary and public health services throughout Yukon, including 24/7 emergency care.

The Community Nursing team is a group of high-performing, compassionate people dedicated to serving with respect and purpose. We seek to foster relationships with Indigenous Peoples and collaborate with First Nations’ leadership to continually improve population health status in Yukon communities. We are committed to the ongoing development of our team, and are recognized for our professional development opportunities, including our mentorship program designed to prepare and support nurses who serve rural communities in an expanded scope of practice.

As a Manager of Community Nursing, you will form an integral part of our collaborative team, using your unique skill-set to lead teams, empower employees in their decision-making, and collaborate with leadership to meet the needs of communities in the provision of primary healthcare delivery. In your role, you will provide in-person and remote leadership/coaching, collaborating to understand the needs of the communities we serve and ensuring the operational requirements of the branch are met. This will include managing expenditures, identifying budgetary requirements, establishing and maintaining standards of practice, and creating and sustaining a healthy work environment.

For more information about this position, please contact Sheila Thompson, Director, Community Nursing Branch, at (867) 667 8325 or

For more information about applying to a Health and Social Services competition, contact Marcia Davidson, HR Consultant, at (867) 332 3219 or


Essential Qualifications

Your resume should clearly demonstrate how you meet the following qualifications:

  • Minimum, Baccalaureate in Nursing;
  • Current registration in good standing with a Canadian registered nursing regulatory body;
  • Significant nursing experience, including rural/Northern outpost, and/or advanced practice, and/or emergency nursing;
  • Recent, substantial experience in a supervisory/managerial role, including direct leadership of teams in primary care or emergency care;
  • Experience monitoring and managing operational budgets and expenditures;
  • Demonstrated continuous learning/development in healthcare administration, leadership, and management is considered an asset.


Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability

Candidates will be expected to demonstrate their competence according to the standard set by the Yukon Government Core Competency Framework:

In addition, this competition will focus on, but not limit itself to, the following competencies:

  • Modelling Interpersonal Skills and Personal Responsibility: Demonstrates strong self-awareness through deliberate learning from past experience and self-reflection to increase personal effectiveness and responsibility. Uses strong interpersonal skills to build credibility and personal effectiveness.
  • Demonstrating Client Focus: Creates a client-focused culture for the entire organization and engages others in providing outstanding service to internal and external clients.
  • Influencing Others: Generates commitment while inspiring others. Builds coalitions internally and externally, to reach the organization’s goals by using a variety of methods and adapting influence approaches, and by effectively using knowledge of how the organization really works.
  • Thinking Strategically: Takes a comprehensive, long-term view, critically assessing options and implications, while linking decisions to strategic goals.
  • Taking Action and Achieving Results: Focuses, commits, and applies resources to identify and achieve appropriate results.
  • Promoting Common Values and Ethics: Promotes the establishment, development and application of positive organizational values, ethics and standards of conduct.
  • Leading Change and Innovation: Leads the organization through fast-changing environments, and creates and implements a vision of an organization that is willing to take risks and test new approaches.


Conditions of Employment: Security Clearance with Vulnerable Sector; Valid Yukon driver’s licence; Yukon Nursing registration in good standing.

Job Requirements: Willingness and ability to travel extensively throughout Yukon by air and road. Rotational after-hours emergency coverage by phone.

Relocation: Some relocation assistance may be provided.


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How to Apply

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