Registered Nurses (40407WatsonLake) Watson Lake, Canada

About the Organization

The Yukon Hospital Corporation operates three acute care hospitals in the scenic Yukon Territory, Canada’s North. The Whitehorse General Hospital (55 Beds) was most recently accredited in 2011 by Accreditation Canada and was specifically recognized for three leading practices. The remaining hospitals in Watson Lake (6 beds) and Dawson City (6 beds) have recently been constructed with state-of-the-art equipment and technologies, providing care for people in their respective areas. 

The Yukon Hospital Corporation was awarded Canada’s Top 100 Employers Award for 2011 and 2012. With nearly 600 employees spread over 3 sites. This is a testament to the kind of employer the YHC strives to be, and more importantly, to the exemplary care provided to our patients.

About the Yukon

Whether your passion lies in pursuing outdoor adventures, participating in cultural events and festivals, or enjoying the towering mountains, boreal forests, sweeping tundra and rushing rivers, you'll find it in The Yukon.

There is no shortage of activities for the outdoor enthusiast. For history buffs, follow the trails of First Nation traders and gold strike prospectors, and visit Dawson City to relive the heady days of the Klondike Gold Rush. Where else can you sleep beneath the northern lights, dance under the midnight sun, and witness the migration of the Porcupine caribou herd? There's no limit to what you can do in the Yukon.

About the Opportunities

Yukon Hospital Corporation is seeking multiple full-time, part-time, and term-role Registered Nurses to work in Dawson City, Watson Lake, and Whitehorse, YK.

Opportunities exist for RNs in a wide variety of departments such as Operating Room, Emergency Room, Maternity, ICU, Pediatrics, and Psychiatrics.

The successful candidate is required to have the following:

  • A Diploma/Baccalaureate degree in Nursing from a Canadian Nursing program or a recognized equivalent;
  • A minimum of 1 to 3 years of acute care nursing experience;
  • Current registration or the ability to register with the Yukon Registered Nurses Association (YRNA) for a practicing license;
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention knowledge;
  • A current C.P.R. certification; and
  • A valid Yukon Driver’s license (Watson Lake Hospital only). 

If you have certification in ACLS, NRP and TNCC, you would be at an advantage above the rest!

Please apply if you have an astute understanding of the general practices and procedures of professional nursing care. The ideal candidate will have a keen ability to provide professional care, especially in a cross cultural environment. You must also be able to instruct patients and families in health and rehabilitation practices. Importantly, you are effective in creating nursing care plans, and are dedicated to following an interdisciplinary team approach.

Our ideal candidate will have a natural commitment to lifelong learning, and therefore will stay abreast of new trends and developments in the nursing field. You must display good judgment and reasoning abilities, and be an excellent problem solver. As a skilled communicator both in written and verbal situations, you make an excellent leader who has the unique ability to teach other professionals in the industry. You must also be a computer-savvy individual as this will be a part of your daily activities.

Please note that you must be legally entitled to work in Canada to apply.

About the Benefits

In return for your hard work, you will be rewarded with an attractive benefits package including a highly competitive salary, dependent upon the employee group and employment status.

  • Fully furnished accommodations available
  • Yearly bonus, after one year of employment
  • Extended Health Care
  • Dental
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Pension Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Educational Allowance (for those that qualify)
  • Reimbursement of your Registered Nurse Licensing with Yukon Registered Nurses Association

That’s not all! Yukon Hospital Corporation understands the importance of its most important resource – its employees. Currently, an Employee Recognition program is being developed to celebrate outstanding achievement from our staff members.

This is an excellent opportunity to make the move into a department of your choice, develop your leadership skills in a supportive environment, all while building your skillset in the nursing industry - Apply Today!

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