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Registered Psychiatric Nurse x2 – Secure Medical Unit

Secure Medical Unit (Mental Health Unit)
Whitehorse General Hospital
Competition No.
Closing Date
Competition open until filled
PIPSC Bargaining Unit/L09
Pay Rate
$41.15 - $54.97
Employment Status
Term Full Time
Monthly/weekly hours
1.0 FTE
Start Date
Thursday, August 31, 2023
End Date
Monday, July 1, 2024


Term Full-Time Position – 1.0 FTE

August 31, 2023 – July 1, 2024

September 1, 2023 – July 31, 2023

This position is at the L09 level with an hourly pay range of $41.15 - $54.97


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).

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, supervision and collaboration in the planning and implementation of nursing best practices.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required:

  • Knowledge of established practices and procedures of professional nursing care
  • Knowledge of trends and developments in the nursing field
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Initiative, good judgment and reliability
  • Advocacy and assertiveness skills
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Ability to teach nursing practices and other relevant clinical skills
  • Ability to develop and implement nursing care/treatment/discharge plans
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Cross-cultural awareness and sensitivity

The successful candidate is required to have a Diploma/Baccalaureate degree in Nursing, a minimum of (1) one year nursing experience or specific online course completion for mental health; be currently registered or able to be licensed with Yukon Registered Nurses Association (YRNA) and have current C.P.R certification. Experience in mental health would be considered an asset.


  • Relocation Allowance
  • Generous Vacation Time
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Pension Plan


TO APPLY: Quoting competition #2023-446-447, please e-mail your resume to:

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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: July 18, 2023/Open Until Filled