Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Practitioner

Full time | Carmacks, YT


Government of Yukon -> Health & Social Services – Community Nursing – Carmacks Centre
Location: Carmacks, YT
Requisition: #40638
Salary: $101,068 – $117,433 per annum
Closing date: April 13, 2023

This competition is open to all candidates who meet the above noted Admissibility. A hiring preference will apply for qualified candidates of Canadian Indigenous ancestry, with a priority for qualified Yukon First Nation candidates. This initiative is in support of the Yukon government’s goal for a representative public service.
For more information on the hiring preference, visit

This is an until-filled competition. 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.

This competition will be used to fill two (2) full-time, permanent positions, working 75 hours bi-weekly. One position is based in Carmacks, offering services to Pelly Crossing; and one is based in Faro, offering services to Ross River.

In addition to the generous benefits package, Nurse Practitioners working for the Yukon government in community-based positions are currently eligible for:
• Signing bonus of $7,500
• New Retention Allowance for 2023 of $15,000
• An annual market adjustment allowance of $12,000
• An annual retention allowance of up to $6,000 per annum
• Community Allowance

Your role in the community

As a Nurse Practitioner (NP) with Community Nursing, you will provide comprehensive health care to community members in rural Yukon. You have a passion to serve our rural/remote and First Nations communities, blending your research, specialized nursing knowledge, experience in complex decision-making, and legislated authority to provide advanced practice primary health care to meet the health needs of individuals and families. As an NP in community, you will act as an important link between clients and health services, where you will seek to strike a balance between autonomous practice and a broader collaborative model of care that includes primary health care nurses, family physicians, community health nurses and other allied health professionals (i.e. optometrists, dentists, etc.). Telehealth, telephone and fax are available modes to provide necessary links between and outside of the communities. This Nurse Practitioner role was first piloted by Community Nursing in 2019. We are looking to broaden access to this role supporting holistic care in multiple communities. This is an excellent opportunity to have a leading role in the continued development of NP practice in the Yukon Territory and requires a passionate individual with a commitment to providing high-quality care in a rural setting.

Working with us

The NP position in the Yukon is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the charm of rural/remote living in Canada’s North, while having the access to the conveniences of the city within a few hours’ drive. As an NP with Community Nursing, you will form part of the communities in which you serve. Housing in community will be provided in rural communities. Hours of work fall under regular business hours, where after-hours/weekend-call are not a routine part of this position – enabling you to take advantage of the many amazing outdoor recreation opportunities and events the community and surrounding areas have to offer.

Community Nursing provides fulsome orientation and training for new employees. Your ongoing professional development may also be supported through the Yukon Government Learning & Development Fund as well as the Yukon Registered Nurses Education Fund.

Relocation may be provided.

For more information about the recruitment process, please contact Melanie Kaiser, Manager, Recruitment & Relief, at
For more information about the position or the model of care, please contact Jane Boutette, Assistant Director, at

Essential Qualifications:

Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications. Please note that selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume.
• 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, typically demonstrated through a minimum of 1- 2 years of independent NP practice.
• Experience working in rural/remote First Nations communities is an asset.
Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability:
Candidates should have and may be assessed on:
• Experience in developing strong relationships with multidisciplinary teams to influence collaborative goals.
• Ability to provide leadership as a clinical expert/resource to provide quality care and service delivery.
• Strong understanding of ethics and confidentiality in practice.
• Ability to research current literature and integrate new evidenced-based principles into nursing practice, as appropriate.
• Knowledge of trauma and its relationship with substance use, with the ability to provide trauma-informed care.
• Ability to recognize the importance of self-care.
• Ability to provide person-centred care that focuses on improving outcomes.
• Excellent critical thinking and decision-making skills, with the ability to solve complex problems.
Conditions of Employment:
• Registration with the Yukon Registered Nurses Association as a Nurse Practitioner, in good standing
• RCMP Security Clearance with Vulnerable Sector
• TB screening
• Valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence
• Current Heart & Stroke BLS

Job Requirements: Exposure to clients who are ill or have communicable diseases; lab specimens and body fluids, and potential needle punctures; intoxicated, confused, or combative clients or clients with high level of emotional needs; direct and vicarious trauma, which may lead to post-traumatic stress disorder; radiation (X-rays); chemical supplies, which may be caustic; driving in adverse weather and road conditions; video display terminals for extended periods of time.

Learn more about us!

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.
To learn more about what the Yukon has to offer, check out these links:
The Yukon Life
Travel the Yukon
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See why the Yukon government has been identified as one of Canada’s top employers since 2014!

How to Apply

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