- Government of Yukon
- Salary: $97,622 - $113,008 per annum
- Job Category
- Healthcare Services and Wellness, Nursing/Healthcare
- Job Type
Government of Yukon -> Health & Social Services – Continuing Care, Program Management
Location: Whitehorse, YT
Salary: $97,622 - $113,008 per annum
Closing date: December 26, 2019
This competition will be used to fill permanent and term Nurse Practitioner positions within the Continuing Care Branch, working full-time hours (75 hours bi-weekly).
Applications will be assessed on a regular basis, so candidates are encouraged not to delay submitting their application as this posting can close at any time with 24-hours posted notice.
Resumes will be screened at regular intervals until the position is filled or the competition closes, whichever is earliest.
Bringing out the best in you
How would you design a continuing care program? Chances are, it would be rooted in evidence-based practices and partnerships. The facilities would be modern and well resourced. And the whole operation would be guided by a resident-focused principle that values the needs, desires and hopes of the people in its care.
But secondly, that package comes wrapped up in Yukon, the finest wrapping paper this country has to offer. Your new home is a place that can go from wild to refined in a single afternoon. From pristine wilderness to a dynamic arts and culture scene, from vibrant communities to a city with modern infrastructure and all conveniences, and a lifestyle that is both outdoorsy and coffee-shop-culture civilized.
You’re going to feel right at home.
Our philosophy of care is “Every action and decision performed by this position is founded on respect for the residents, for the promotion of their dignity, individual freedom, choice and lifestyle, and meaningful quality living.”
As a Nurse Practitioner (NP), you will function as part of an interdisciplinary team to provide comprehensive health care services to persons residing in Whitehorse-based continuing care homes. Continuing Care residents include the elderly, frail elderly, persons with cognitive disorders, persons of any age experiencing a debilitating chronic disease (i.e. heart disease, lung disease, Parkinson’s Disease, multiple sclerosis), persons experiencing the effects of traumatic injury (brain injury, spinal injury), and those experiencing substance abuse / mental health disorders. The Continuing Care NP functions in a collaborative practice model with family physicians, physician specialists, and other allied health professionals (i.e. optometrists, dentists).
In addition to our generous benefits package, Nurse Practitioners working for the Yukon government receive an annual market adjustment allowance of $12,000.
For more information about this position, please contact Adeline Griffin at 1-867-335-1687 or Adeline.Griffin@gov.yk.ca.
For more information about the recruitment process, please contact Heather Fearon at 1-867-667-8087 or Heather.Fearon@gov.yk.ca.
Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications:
- Master of Nursing, Nursing Practitioner Family-All Ages or Adult stream
- Eligibility for registration as a Nurse Practitioner with the Yukon Registered Nurses Association
- Recently applied knowledge of Nurse Practitioner theory, practices and techniques normally acquired through work experience
- Experience gained in a long-term care setting or with a geriatric population is an asset
Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability
- Skill in fostering and maintaining excellent working relationships with a broad range of individuals and partner organizations
- Ability to perform independently and as a member of the transdisciplinary team
- Excellent critical thinking and decision-making skills and ability to solve complex problems
- Ability to provide client-centred and outcome-focused care
Conditions of Employment:
- Current registration with the Yukon Registered Nurses Association as a Nurse Practitioner
- RCMP Security Clearance with Vulnerable Sector
- TB screening
- WHMIS 2015
- CPR Level HCP
- Transportation of Dangerous Goods certification
- Class 5 Driver’s Licence
Job Requirements: Exposure to plants and/or flowers and/or second-hand smoke when supervising residents/clients; exposure to animals; heavy lifting 50 lbs and over; bending; exposure to latex products; some travel (25%), within Whitehorse.
Learn more about us!
Yukon government has been selected as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers since 2014!
To learn more why the Yukon Government is recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, please select the following link: http://content.eluta.ca/top-employer-yukon-government
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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.
How to Apply
To apply for the position of Nurse Practitioner, and for full details on the requirements of the role, please visit: http://employment.gov.yk.ca.
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