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Manager, Nutrition & Food Services

Nutrition Services
Whitehorse General Hospital
Competition No.
Closing Date
Competition open until filled
Job Description and Salary currently under review
Employment Status
Regular Full Time
Monthly/weekly hours
1.0 FTE
Start Date
Monday, November 6, 2023


Sign on Bonus Available


Competition #2023-608 (Management/Excluded Group)


Regular Full Time

Job description and Salary currently under review


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).

Reporting to the Director of Corporate Services, the incumbent manages the Nutrition & Food Services Department, and has the responsibility, authority and accountability for its physical, financial and human resources; overseeing the delivery of food services to hospital patients, staff, contracted services and general public; advising Territorial departments and community groups on matters relating to clinical nutrition services; provides nutrition and food service support to all Yukon Hospital Corporation facilities (YHC); providing professional development and training to all levels of  staff, students, other professionals, paraprofessionals and technical staff; and performing other duties

Knowledge and skills required for this position:

  • Strong knowledge of the science of nutrition as it applies to general nutrition:
  • Knowledge of administrative practices and procedures as they apply to the management of nutrition services in a health care institution;
  • Ability to manage, plan, organize, implement and control a dietary service in a primary health care hospital;
  • Ability to work independently and problem-solve, as well as within a primary health care team;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, oral and written.
  • Demonstrated skills in working with diverse patient populations.
  • Cross cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and decision-making skills.
  • Comfortable with computer software, and willingness to learn Computrition Software, Meditech, UKG and other electronic medical records.

The successful applicant is required to have a degree from a recognized university with a specialization in nutrition, dietetics, commerce or relevant related field or commensurate experience; 3-5 years of supervisor or management experience in a hospital setting. Master’s Degree in Nutrition or Hotel and Food Administration and experience with a computerized diet management system is desired.


  • Yukon Bonus
  • Pension Plan
  • Relocation Allowance
  • Generous vacation time
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package


TO APPLY: quote competition #2023-608 and email 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: Open Until Filled