Manager, Community Nursing

Manager, Community Nursing

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

Location: Whitehorse, YT

Requisition: #18030

Salary: $98,111 - $134,740 per annum

Closing date: October 7, 2019

This posting is to fill a full-time, two-year term position (to November 5, 2021) based in Whitehorse.

Community Nursing Branch is located in the beautiful city of Whitehorse, Yukon. If you are looking for adventure and a beautiful landscape with the opportunity to make a difference, this role is for you.

The Community Nursing Branch is committed to standards of excellence in the provision of primary health care throughout Yukon, inclusive of 24/7 emergency care in rural communities. The Branch provides a broad range of specialized community health programs that address the health needs of community members across the life spectrum, and is recognized for its professional development for nurses working in an expanded scope of practice. The Branch embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include:

  • Respect people
  • Be compassionate
  • Dare to innovate
  • Cultivate partnerships
  • Serve with purpose

Reporting to the Director of Community Nursing, you will be responsible for managing the primary health care nursing programs and operations, and public health nursing services for a group of nurse-led health centres across Yukon. As Manager, you will act as a hub of providing support to community health centres, and as an advisor to the Director and management team about issues and needs in communities and primary health care. In this position, you will play a key role in supporting the vision and goals of the department through holistic health care delivery in Yukon communities, by respecting relationships with Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations, and through collaboration with partners, stakeholders and First Nations’ leadership to continually improve the population’s health status within communities.

The ideal candidate is a solution-focused problem-solver who has demonstrated ability to work well within a collaborative team environment. A key skill is the ability to coach employees to empower their decision-making and autonomy while considering Branch operational requirements. As such an individual, you will work closely and collaboratively with the Branch’s leadership team to identify budget requirements to safely meet patient and operational needs by managing expenditures; adhering to processes; establishing and maintaining standards of practice; hiring, supporting and managing performance of professional and support staff; 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, or Marcia Davidson, HR Consultant, at 867 332-3219 or     

Essential Qualifications

Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet each of the following qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Baccalaureate in Nursing.
  • Current registration in good standing with a Canadian registered nursing regulatory body.
  • Significant nursing experience, including experience in rural, northern outpost or advanced practice and/or emergency nursing.
  • Recent and substantial experience (usually acquired over a 3-5 year period) in a supervisory/managerial role, managing teams in a primary care or emergency care delivery, unionized health care environment.
  • Recent and substantial experience (usually acquired over a 3-5 year period) in a managerial role, monitoring budgets and making fiscally accountable decisions.
  • Strong computer skills and ability to work comfortably in word processing and Outlook.
  • Additional education in Healthcare Administration, Leadership and/or Management.
  • Experience in remote supervision and coaching of employees.
  • Experience in community and stakeholder engagement in cross-cultural environments (preferably First Nations)

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:

This competition will specifically 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. Housing in Whitehorse is not provided.

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