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Continuing Care Licensed Practical Nurse x4 - Watson Lake Community Hospital

Watson Lake Community Hospital
Watson Lake Community Hospital
Competition No.
Closing Date
Competition open until filled
PSAC Bargaining Unit/L07
Pay Rate
$34.62 - $43.80
Employment Status
Regular Full Time - 4 positions available
Monthly/weekly hours
1.0 FTE
Start Date
Saturday, April 1, 2023


Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to be part of a passionate health care team, with an opportunity to grow and develop acute care skills and experience?


Yukon Hospitals are pleased to offer a new continuing care program at the Watson Lake Community Hospital.  To support this program Yukon Hospitals will be hiring a cohort of LPNs.  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. In keeping with this theme, these new LPN positions don’t require acute care experience.  LPNs with continuing care experience or newly graduated and registered LPNs are encouraged to apply.  As part of this role, the LPNs will be provided with the opportunity to gain acute care skills and confidence. 


These positions are rotational part-time work positions.  Incumbents will work a 6 week schedule and then be off for 6 weeks.  During the 6 weeks “on” the incumbents will be provided staff housing in Watson Lake.  This rotational work opportunity allows individuals to live outside of Watson Lake and balance other interests/positons.


As a multidisciplinary team member, the incumbent provides nursing care for patients through the administration and implementation of medical investigation and therapeutic programs through the application of knowledge of general nursing, physical health, and psycho-social well-being; provides organization, direction, and collaboration in the planning and implementation of nursing best practices; ensures the provision of nursing care is within designated and individual scope of practice.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required:

  • Knowledge of established practices and procedures of professional nursing care
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Initiative, good judgment and reliability
  • Ability to develop and implement nursing care plans
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Cross-cultural awareness and sensitivity, commitment to incorporate Indigenous knowledge

The successful candidate is required to have a Practical Nursing Diploma, current license or able to be licensed with YG Consumer and Corporate Affairs, and have current C.P.R certification.


  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Acute care skill development
  • Pension Plan

TO APPLY: Quoting competition #2023-135-138, please e-mail your resume to:

For more information, contact recruitment at

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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 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.

Posting Date: February 23, 2023/Open Until Filled