Director Nursing – Whitehorse General Hospital 1st Floor
Competition #2023-471 (Management/Excluded Group)
Regular Full Time Position – 1.0 FTE
Are you looking to be part of an exceptional and passionate health care team in one of Canada’s most spectacular natural environments with vast and stunning wilderness at your doorstep?
Yukon Hospitals strives to cultivate an environment of passionate and engaged people with a culture that values growth, work/life balance, and wellness in helping all our people reach optimal ability. Our organization is an integrated system of hospitals: Whitehorse General Hospital (58 beds), Watson Lake Community Hospital (6 beds) and Dawson City Community Hospital (6 beds).
The Director Nursing (DN) ensures that culturally sensitive, safe, quality, patient- and family-centred care is provided at Yukon Hospitals. The DN works with all stakeholders (internal and external) to ensure excellent outcomes in the development and implementation of YHC-aligned operational plans for clinical areas of Whitehorse General Hospital including Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, Surgical Services, and Clinical Education Program. The incumbent works closely with the Director of Nursing WGH 2nd floor and colleagues on the Management and Executive Teams, as well as with physician leaders, to ensure seamless day-to-day operations. While the main objectives of this position are clinically focused, patient experience is all encompassing and may require the incumbent to take on a variety of tasks or projects to ensure patients and families have an optimal experience. To excel in this role, the incumbent displays passion and optimism, inspires respect and trust, and provides vision and inspiration to peers and direct reports.
Knowledge and Skills Required
- Strong knowledge of health care and hospital systems
- Sound knowledge of professional practices and procedures as outlined by Yukon Registered Nurses Profession Act and Yukon Practical Nurses Act, along with a strong understanding of current nursing standards, policies, and procedures
- Demonstrated knowledge in recruitment strategies, performance management, and with the administration and interpretation of collective agreements
- Self-directed and strong collaborative skills
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both verbal and written
- Ability to lead and work as a member of a multidisciplinary team
- Ability to develop operating, maintenance, and capital budgets, including analysis
- Ability to develop and achieve operational plans
- Ability to establish, lead and maintain positive change
- Ability to deal with multiple complex issues and manage multiple priorities
- Ability to coach, mentor and develop employees
- Ability to focus on creating an exceptional quality patient and family experience and ensuring patient safety
- Strong ability to prepare written documents, data sheets, business cases, and reports
- Strong ability to prioritize, problem-solve, and make decisions both interdependently and independently
- Cross-cultural awareness and sensitivity
- Working knowledge of Microsoft office applications i.e. Excel, Word, Outlook
The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree in Nursing, or recognized equivalent, and possess a minimum of five years management experience, preferably in a hospital or healthcare setting. A certificate in hospital or health care services administration and/or management, nursing administration or human resource management or equivalent preferred. Experience in quality, safety and risk management along with workplace violence prevention training/certification preferred. Current registration with the Yukon Registered Nurses Association, or recognized equivalent organization would be considered desirable assets. An equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience may be considered.
- Yukon Bonus
- Pension Plan
- Comprehensive Benefits Package
- Relocation Allowance
TO APPLY: Quoting competition #2023-471, please e-mail your resume to: email@example.com
For more information, contact recruitment at firstname.lastname@example.org
Indigenous Workforce Initiative – We are committed to having a diverse and representative workforce that reflects the community we serve. When applying to YHC Career Opportunities, we invite you to voluntarily self-identify in the email body of your application. Please do so in whatever manner you feel accurately reflects who you are. You will then be connected with Yukon Hospitals’ Indigenous Workforce Initiative (IWI), where you can receive support with application materials, hear about additional training or mentorship opportunities, and ask any questions you have. All self-identification information will remain confidential. You are also welcome to contact IWI supports before submitting your application at IWI@wgh.yk.ca or call 867-332-7203.
Yukon Hospital Corporation is committed to employment equity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however, only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted. Unfortunately, at this time, we are unable to consider resumes from International applicants. Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada in order to apply, i.e. have Landed Immigrant Status, Work Visa, or be a Canadian Citizen.