Community Health Nurse

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Government of Yukon -> Health & Social Services – Whitehorse Health Centre


Location: Whitehorse, YT

Requisition: #51275

Salary: $112,278 - $130,288 per annum

Closing date: June 7, 2024


This posting

This competition is to hire three (3) full-time permanent Community Health Nurses at Whitehorse Health Center; an eligibility list will be used for future identical or similar vacancies within the Whitehorse Health Centre. 


This job is based in the thriving and diverse city of Whitehorse in the beautiful Yukon


Your role

Community Nursing is committed to excellence in providing a range of accessible, affordable services that assist individuals, families, and communities to reach their full potential. As a Community Health Nurse (CHN), you will focus on preventative health strategies to promote the health and wellbeing of our community members. We are looking for individuals who are enthusiastic innovative leaders with excellent communication skills. We are committed to a respectful workplace where everyone is valued. 


Reporting to the Nurse in Charge, this position will deliver preventative services in the form of screening, assessment, immunization, education/consultation, and health counseling to individuals and groups. Working as a CHN, you will be part of a team that constantly strives to improve services to the Yukon people. 


For more information on this job, please contact Cecilia Fraser, A/Community Manager, at or Jane Boutette, Assistant Director of Community Nursing at


For more information about the staffing process, please contact

Rachael D’Silva, Human Resources Consultant at Rachael.D’


Your benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer many additional financial and non-financial benefits:

  • Government of Yukon’s many benefits 


Because we believe health care positions play a critical role in the lives of Yukoners, we also offer

  • a signing bonus of $7500 for Registered Nurses
  • reimbursement of exam fees for new nursing graduates, and  
  • yearly reimbursement for licencing fees. 


As an added benefit, nurses, nurse practitioners and LPNs who work and live in the Yukon may be eligible for increased student loan forgiveness. Check out the details here.


Your career, your home, your lifestyle 

We are the Yukon public service. Every day, we come together to serve the people who live here and make a difference in so many ways. 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.  


As part of our team, your achievements and enjoyment in both your work and personal life will be valued as you explore the many opportunities the Yukon, and the Government of Yukon, has to offer.  


Check out: 

  • Yukon Life  
  • Working at Yukon government 


Important application and job requirements


Essential qualifications 

Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications. Please note selection for further consideration will be based on the information you provide in your resume. Ensure a month/year to month/year format is used for each work experience in order to properly screen your resumes. For additional information on how to apply and a sample, please visit: here.

  • Baccalaureate in Nursing. 
  • Current Registration in good standing with a Canadian registered nursing regulatory authority.
  • Recent experience in public health nursing or related field with emphasis on breastfeeding education, immunization, health protection, illness prevention, health promotion and community development.


Desired knowledge, skills and suitability 

If selected for an interview, candidates should have, and may be assessed on the following:  

  • Strong knowledge in community health programs;
  • Strong knowledge in immunization delivery; 
  • Knowledge of breastfeeding best practices and infant nutrition; 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, communication, organization and flexibility, and the ability to work independently and within a diverse team; 
  • Ability to lead, instruct and counsel; and
  • Clear understanding of confidentiality. 


It may be helpful for you to review “The job interview process”. 


Conditions of employment 

You must meet the following conditions before being hired, or within the time frame noted:

  • TB risk Screening;  
  • Security Clearance with vulnerable sector; 
  • Valid Driver’s Licence;  
  • Verification of BSc Nursing;  
  • Current Yukon RN registration in good standing;  
  • Current CPR HCP; and  
  • WHMIS 2015 (within one month of hire).


Job Requirements

This job requires you to perform, and/or be exposed to the following:

  • Regular exposure to infectious agents,  
  • Frequent driving, and visiting clients in their homes as well as occasional lifting and moving of clients and equipment; and  
  • Ability to travel within Yukon up to 20%.


Learn more 


How to Apply

Resumes may only be accepted through E Recruitment. Link to create your account to apply here .


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


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