Nursing Practice Consultant – Primary Health
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 is for a full time permanent position, working 75 hours bi-weekly. This position is for a Nursing Practice Consultant with a focus on supporting primary health care in an expanded scope.
Community Nursing Branch is responsible for the delivery of primary and public health care through health centres situated across the Yukon. This position is based in Whitehorse and includes the training, on-going education and development of staff to ensure they meet or exceed the professional standards required to function in primary health care and in an expanded role capacity.
The Community Nursing Branch overall is also responsible for the management and operation of various tele-information programs and systems, specifically the Yukon Tele-Radiology Program in rural community health centres, and liaising with the 811 health-line and with other internal education and learning management systems.
The Nursing Practice Consultant (NPC) is part of a skilled and dynamic team responsible for coordinating and delivering clinical training to all branch staff, and mentoring nurses, including NIC’s. This position coordinates and delivers professional development courses and provides training and education designed to maintain and keep current the knowledge and skills of those working in an expanded nursing scope of practice. Additionally, the consultants identify the resources required to meet program objectives and ensure financial accountability; provide recommendations to Community Nursing management; conduct program audits and develop and deliver educational support for practice issues; and investigate issues specific to the Tele-Radiology and 811 programs.
For more information about the Yukon, our team, or this position, please contact: Jenna McDowell, Manager, Clinical Practice & Quality Improvement at [email protected] or Jaime Strachan, HR Consultant at [email protected].
For help on how to apply on this competition, please visit our website or if you have questions about creating your e-recruitment profile email [email protected] or phone 867-667-9453.
Please do not email resumes to the email address above. Resumes are only be accepted through E-recruitment. For the link to create your account to apply, click here.
Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications. Please note selection for further consideration will be based on the information you provide in your resume. Ensure a month/year to month/year format is used for each work experience in order to properly screen your resumes. For additional information on how to apply and a sample, please click here.
- Baccalaureate in nursing
- Current registration with a Canadian registered nursing regulatory authority
- Experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of programs
- Recent experience in the delivery of community health and treatment services (preferably in an expanded role)
- Experience in delivering training workshops/courses would be an asset
Candidates who have education, training, and/or experience equivalent to the essential qualifications listed above will be equally considered.
Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability
The ideal candidate should demonstrate:
- Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, organization and flexibility.
- Ability to lead, coach and council
- Strong knowledge of quality assurance, quality improvement, risk management and resource utilization.
- Strong knowledge in treatment services in an expanded role (for the primary health focused position
Conditions of Employment: TB screening, security clearance with VS, valid class 5 driver’s licence, current Yukon RN registration in good standing, current CPR, BLS - HCP, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), and Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC).
Job Requirements: Willingness and ability to travel regularly within the Yukon by both ground and air.