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Caring for patients at critical times, working on a dedicated team, making a difference in the well-being of our communities, and enjoying a lifestyle that’s the envy of the world—these are all reasons why being a part of our hospitals is an experience like no other.

From support services and direct care providers, we have over 600 employees and volunteers at our three hospital sites, representing a wide variety of professions, expertise and skills. You have incredible growth opportunities in the Yukon. 

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We have over 600 employees at our three hospital sites, representing a wide variety of professions and incredible employment opportunities in the Yukon.

Our team includes:

  • Nursing
  • Information systems/technology
  • Management, administrative and clerical staff
  • Pharmacy
  • Imaging technologists
  • First Nations health programs staff
  • Human resources
  • Healthcare security officers
  • Food services
  • Liaison workers
  • Procurement
  • Records management
  • Maintenance & skilled trades
  • Social workers
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Dietitians
  • Finance & accounting
  • Laboratory staff

A commitment to safe and excellent hospital care is one of the many reasons why health professionals choose to work for Yukon’s hospitals. We are one of the top employers in Canada and have one of the most skilled teams in the country. To attract the best talent and engage and support our team, we have a lot to offer in addition to a competitive salary package.


Employee Pension Plan

One of the most significant benefits offered to our employees is participation in a defined pension plan. The hospitals assume the cost to manage and fully fund the plan to ensure it meets its current and long-term obligations. This is in addition to matching every employee's bi-weekly contributions, which provide you with guaranteed income upon retirement.


Comprehensive Benefit Package

Yukon Hospitals is also committed to support our employees by offering the opportunity for you to take part in a comprehensive and cost effective health benefits package that provides:

  • Extended health with coverage for supplementary health care needs such as prescription drugs and vision care.
  • Dental care with reimbursement (subject to some maximums) of basic and restorative dental care and orthodontic services.
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Disability Benefits
     
Yukon Bonus

An annual bonus is paid to eligible full- and part-time employees for travel assistance after the completion of one year of service.


Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Our EAP gives our staff members an option to access confidential and third-party support services. This includes referral services and a short-term counseling program to assist employees with a range of personal, family and workplace concerns. 

Employees have an opportunity to grow and develop a wide range of clinical and professional skills through on-going employee education and training. This includes numerous workshops, training sessions as well as e-learning.


Education & Skills Days

Regular sessions are offered at the hospitals to incorporate some mandatory and non-mandatory education from a wide variety of areas, including Nursing, Risk Management, Infection Control, and First Nations Health Programs. There are also on-site training opportunities such as CPR courses, which help our staff members maintain professional certifications/requirements. In addition, individual departments frequently organize in-services specific to their areas.


e-Learning

Yukon hospitals deliver several organization-wide and department-specific mandatory education sessions via an online learning system. These range from WHMIS training and emergency preparedness to hand hygiene education.


Continuing Education Assistance

Through individual units and departments, employees may also pursue continuing education opportunities with financial assistance from the hospitals to update education or learn and develop new skills that will support them in their jobs.


Career Development Program

We provide a comprehensive set of information to assess employee needs, interests and skills as well as advise, coach, counsel and orient employees to career paths. There are also a number of tools for managers to mentor employees on their career paths.


Electronic Health Library (e-HL)

Full-text and indexed e-journals that can be accessed through the EBSCO and OVID databases, well known amongst academics. This e-library provides access to current health information and evidence-based guidelines. It is designed to assist anyone needing access to the most up-to-date research: health care professionals, policy analysts, managers, social workers, etc.

Our hospitals are great learning, clinical and professional practice environments. There are a number of incredible opportunities in Yukon for physicians, nurse practitioners, residents, medical students, students and others to work and practice in our hospitals. There may be specific information you need to know, professional licenses required or application processes to complete.


Student Preceptorship, Practicum and Shadowing

Yukon hospitals maintain strong affiliation with other learning organizations, universities and schools. We recognize and appreciate the importance of students, and include them as an integral part of the organization. We offer placements for students at all levels in a number of clinical and non-clinical settings, starting in high school through to post-graduate levels. We welcome students from a wide variety of health care professions.


Physicians, Locums, Nurse Practitioners, Residents, Visiting Specialists, Medical Students & Observers

There are detailed and specific licensing and application processes you need to complete before you can receive privileges to provide care at Whitehorse General Hospital, Dawson City Community Hospital and/or Watson Lake Community Hospital.

For more information on working in our hospitals, please visit Hospital Privileges


Skilled Foreign Workers

Yukon’s hospitals welcome applications from experienced, qualified, internationally trained health professionals. You can refer to the following resources to determine your eligibility:

Contact our Human Resources team at wghjobs@wgh.yk.ca, if you unable to find your professional licensing requirement. We may be able to help.

Healthy providers working in healthy environments can provide better care to patients. Yukon hospitals have a number of activities, programs and supports in place that are designed to reach our goal of supported and engaged people delivering safe and excellent hospital care.


Occupational Health & Safety

We support, promote and strive to maintain a safe and healthy working environment – and one that encourages work/life balance – for all staff. Our hospital team at all three facilities work together to encourage a culture of prevention by developing and implementing policies and programs such as:

  • Health and safety investigations and reports
  • Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committees
  • N95 respirator fit testing
  • Flu clinics
  • Immunizations
  • Infection control
  • Musculoskeletal injury prevention
  • Falls prevention
  • Blood/body fluid exposure prevention policies
  • Occupational hygiene monitoring

Employee Health & Wellness

Encouraging work-life balance is incredibly important to our team. Our hospitals fully support and offer a formal workplace wellness program called Working on Wellness (WOW), which includes activities and initiatives that promote the physical, social and emotional well-being of our team members. Initiatives of the program are completely employee-driven and organized. Some examples include:

  • Diabetes Awareness Month
  • Disability management and return to work support
  • Fitness Boot Camp
  • Fun Family Days
  • Mental Health Week
  • Mini-Massage Week
  • Retirement Seminar
  • Smoking Cessation Campaign
  • Staff Holiday Season Contests and Gifts

Our employees are our great asset and among Canada’s most skilled, dedicated and passionate health care professionals. Many are also recognized and active leaders within the hospital, our community and their fields of practice. We recognize and honour their hard work and on-going commitment to providing the best possible patient care.


Long Service Awards

Our hospitals are incredibly fortunate to say we have a team dedicated to the health and well-being of all Yukoners. Some of our employees have served 30 years or more! On an annual basis we celebrate, honour and recognize the outstanding contribution our employees as they reach every five-year milestone.

We support and promote a diverse and inclusive workforce that recognizes the unique needs of all staff. We strive to provide a safe and healthy work environment by removing barriers and supporting those who require individualized accommodation. The wellness of our staff is key to ensuring the health and well-being of the patients in our care.

We support our staff by:

  • Developing a comprehensive Ability Management framework that support staff who require accommodations at work
  • Partnering with front line supervisors and managers to support staff at all levels of the organization
  • Assisting staff while off work due to injury or illness by proactively initiating leave options, long term disability benefits or the Workers Compensation claims process
  • Liaising with health care providers and developing personalized accommodation plans for the earliest return to work following injury or illness
  • Providing information on services available through the employer and resources in the community that promote wellness and healthy choices
  • Collaborating with OH&S to ensure optimal working conditions that recognize the individual needs of staff while ensuring a high standard of health and safety
  • Offering support and coaching on maintaining a healthy work/life balance, flexible work arrangements, accessing FSEAP services and programs and alternative work arrangements when needed
  • Offering coaching and training opportunities that build self-awareness and support positive, productive communication  
  • Streamlining processes, paperwork and forms and offering guidelines and assistance to staff when accessing various programs and services

Life in Yukon is like no other, featuring spectacular natural beauty, pristine wilderness, rich history and traditions, strong and vibrant communities, cultural diversity and unique opportunities. Learn more about amenities, housing, and local services through the links below.


Yukon

Whitehorse

Dawson City

Watson Lake
Staff Accommodation
Crocus Ridge at 1 Hospital Road in Whitehorse, YT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Due to our northern location and our need to recruit qualified professionals and health care specialists from outside the territory, we provide some peace-of-mind by offering short-term accommodation to employees and others working in our hospitals.


Crocus Ridge (Whitehorse)

The staff residence in Whitehorse (pictured above) is nicely situated on the banks of the Yukon River within close walking distance of the hospital and offers great views of the river, mountains and city.

Crocus Ridge offers fully furnished suites with the following amenities:

  • Fully equipped kitchen with all the basic appliances and fixtures
  • Double bed and bedding
  • Private bathroom
  • Internet
  • Cable television
  • Telephone (local calls only)

For more information:

Contact the Facilities & Residence Clerk at 867-393-8695 or WGH-Accommodation@wgh.yk.ca.


Dawson City and Watson Lake

We also have fully furnished and subsidized accommodation in both Dawson City and Watson Lake to assist new employees and itinerant health care providers at the community hospitals. Each residence includes:

  • Fully equipped kitchen with all the basic appliances and fixtures
  • Double beds and bedding
  • Private bathroom
  • Wired internet access
  • Cable television
  • Telephone (local calls only)

FAQs

How do I request/book accommodation?

Staff accommodation is requested and coordinated by the hiring manager or facility administrator, as required. There is a priority list for bookings.

How long can I stay in staff residence?

Every situation is unique and how long you are able to stay in a staff residence depends on your need and room availability. Typically, staff residence is meant as a short-term accommodation to assist new employees in their transition to life in Yukon or on temporary job assignments.