Continuing care careers in the Yukon

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Registered nurse (RN)

Continuing care careers in the Yukon

Join the accredited Continuing Care team and become part of a strong and vibrant, diverse team that is passionate about promoting the highest quality of life for long-term care residents. Discover the different pace of long-term care where a whole-person perspective is at the core of all activities. Find a connection among a warm-hearted group of professionals and discover why so many nurses choose to stay in this workplace.

What you can expect/get in this role:
  • A signing bonus for Registered nurses; 
  • reimbursement of exam fees for new nursing graduates; 
  • yearly reimbursement for licensing fees; 
  • relocation assistance may be considered; 
  • flexible work options; 
  • start your employment with 4 weeks vacation, plus sick leave and special leave; 
  • competitive pay and benefits, professional growth and leadership learning opportunities; 
  • working in a place voted as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers; and 
  • a lifestyle that allows you to access our vast backyard and thriving culture and arts scene.
What we do:

Provide person-centred care using best practice guidelines in a home-like environment while respecting residents’ individuality.
Use their leadership skills in leading teams in day-to-day care and contribute their advanced clinical perspective to the interdisciplinary team.

Job description
  • Supervise the facility and all its programs outside of regular office hours dealing with emergent issues related to residents, staffing (including performance management) and the building; 
  • assess acute, chronic, and palliative illnesses through observation, interview, palpation, inspection, auscultation, collection, discussion with the team and testing of specimens; 
  • develop and evaluate resident care plans, maintain an overview of the needs of and/or changes in assigned residents as care coordinator; 
  • provide interventions according to care plan and evidence-based practice and appropriate/timely documentation of same. This includes following Continuing Care policies and procedures, administering medications and treatments or delegating these duties as appropriate; 
  • demonstrate awareness of, and compliance with, accepted infection and prevention control standards; 
  • documents paper and electronic health records thoroughly and in a timely manner; and
  • provide ongoing assessment and evaluation of resident/client-centred goals and RAI outcomes. The RN will balance this information with competing demands to make decisions which affect the health and safety of residents, clients and staff.                                                                                                                                                                   
  • Extensive orientation related to our philosophy of care and evidence-based policies, as well as regular educational opportunities to maintain clinical skills and best practices; 
  • access to nursing-specific training via Elsevier Clinical Skills web-based learning platform; 
  • broad course offerings through our internal professional development system called YG Learn; 
  • support for career and professional growth through internal assignment opportunities; and 
  • partial financial support for approved professional development and educational programs.
Recruiting process

Interested applicants apply on our website by creating a career profile.  
At each step of the recruitment process, candidates are notified by email if they have been successful and if they will be moving to the next step:

Step 1. Resume is reviewed and candidate is notified. 
Step 2. Written assignment (if required). 
Step 3. Interview. 
Step 4. Reference checks. 
Step 5 Conditions of employment.
Step 6. Offer of employment.  

Job requirements
  • Current registration with the Yukon Registered Nurses Association (YRNA); 
  • eligible for Registered Nurse registration with a Canadian registered nursing regulatory authority; 
  • recently applied knowledge of nursing theory, practices & techniques; 
  • TB screening; 
  • vulnerable Sector RCMP security clearance; 
  • CPR Level C with AED (completed within last 2.5 years); 
  • Food Safe level 1 (completed within the last 2 years); 
  • WHMIS 2015; 
  • for Home Care RN: Transportation of Dangerous Goods (completed within last 18 months); and 
  • for Home Care RN: Valid Class 5 Driver's license.

Branch profile/spotlight

The Government of Yukon's Continuing Care division is known for its exceptional standards, providing clients with the highest level of care and a healthy workplace for staff. The services offered are among the best in Canada, and Yukon’s long-term care homes ranked second in a recent report issued by the National Institute on Ageing. Continuing Care’s mission is to provide comprehensive care and services, including long-term care, home care, and regional therapy services, to the people of the Yukon.  


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