Licensed Practical Nurse

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Government of Yukon -> Health & Social Services – Intermediate and Community Care, Admin – McDonald Lodge

Location: Dawson City, YT

Requisition: #35862

Salary:  $70,011.00 - $81,101.00 per annum

Closing Date: May 24, 2022 

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

For more information on the hiring preference, visit

This competition is for two full-time positions and may be used to fill term, auxiliary on-call or casual opportunities as well.

You’ve prepared yourself for a continuing care career because that’s where your heart is, where your interests and skills lie. You want to use what you know and have learned to provide the kind of care that enables people to live out their lives in the best way possible. Working in the fantastically bright and energetic community of Dawson City,Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) at Alexander McDonald Lodge work to full scope with duties including community development, interdisciplinary collaboration, and independent practice.

Our staff work together in an environment that encourages and supports collaborative teamwork and innovation. As a member of our team, you will enjoy permanent, full-time employment with benefits in an environment that encourages endless opportunities for career growth. You will be able to get the most out of our modern facilities and resources as an LPN and experience the best practices and collaborative teamwork environments. You’ll be stepping into a full-time career with all the benefits, responsibilities, and advancement that you long for.

If you are a Licensed Practical Nurse who is eager to use evidence-based practices, partnerships, and innovation to create a place that our residents call home, then we want to hear from you!

For more information about the position, please contact Amaris Poznikoff, Manager, Alexander McDonald Lodge and Home Care via email at

For more information about the recruitment process, please contact Kimberly Ponsioen at (867) 332-7082 or via email

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.

  • Eligibility for registration as a Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Recently applied knowledge of nursing theory, practices & techniques
  • Experience gained in a long-term care environment would be an asset

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability:

Candidates should have and may be assessed on:

  • Ability to provide professional care for residents by promoting their physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing;
  • Ability to provide leadership, coaching and training to members of the team;
  • Effective oral and written communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Excellent critical thinking, relationship-building and conflict management skills; and
  • Ability to operate across multiple levels of care and within a transdisciplinary environment.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Full COVID-19 Vaccine.
  • TB screening.
  • Security Clearance with Vulnerable Sector.
  • CPR Level C.
  • Food Safe (completed within the last 2 years).
  • WHMIS 2015.
  • Yukon LPN registration with Medication Administration upon hire.


Job Requirements: Shift work. Exposure to plants and/or flowers and/or second-hand smoke when supervising residents/clients. Exposure to animals. Heavy lifting 50lbs and over. Bending. Exposure to latex products.


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