Facility Administrator - Dawson City
Yukon Hospital Corporation - Dawson City, YT

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Dawson City, Yukon Territory – known as the Capital and heart of the Klondike, it is best known for the gold rush of 1896 when gold was first discovered in nearby creeks. Once referred to as the “Paris of the North”, it is situated on the banks of the Yukon and Klondike Rivers; it has a rich history, booming tourism industry and an active gold mining industry. Dawson City has a year round population of 1881, as of 2011, with approximately 60,000 visitors per year. Dawson City is accessible by road or air year round and is approximately 535 kilometres north and west of Whitehorse, YT.


Responsible for the supervision of direct client care across the full continuum of health (from health promotion through palliation) through active involvement in the planning, organizing, coordinating, and evaluating of the overall programs as related to clinical and support services within the facility. These include managing human and financial resources, information management and environmental control on a day-to-day basis. The Facility Administrator is responsible for personal professional development, ongoing staff development, and team building. The Facility Administrator provides overall leadership, which includes facilitating the integration of local programs and services, and acting as the point of first contact with/for individuals of the community, and performs other related duties. The hospital is expected to be completed in April 2012.

The Candidate - Qualifications/Toolbox

Baccalaureate or Masters Degree in Nursing; five years nursing experience in an acute care hospital with five to ten years experience in a management position; preferably a Certificate in hospital or health care services administration and/or management, nursing administration or human resource management or equivalent; current registration with the Yukon Registered Nurses Association; Non-Violent Crisis Intervention and current CPR certification.

Skills and Abilities

Good knowledge of health care and hospital systems; thorough knowledge of established practice and procedures of professional nursing care; excellent knowledge of management methods and techniques including human and financial management and staff development; sound knowledge of professional practices and procedures as outlined by Yukon RN Act; knowledge of the organization and management of diagnostic and therapeutic hospital departments; working knowledge of Microsoft office applications i.e. excel, word, outlook; demonstrated ability to plan, organize and manage using critical thinking skills; ability to develop orientation programs, in-service education and training programs; ability to prepare reports, manuals and correspondence; strong ability to prioritize, problem-solve, and make decisions both interdependently and independently; exceptional ability to resolve operating problems and assess staff performance; exemplary leadership skills in a changing environment; excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to lead and work as a member of a multidisciplinary team; excellent supervisory/management skills; good initiative, discretion and judgment; cross-cultural awareness and sensitivity; and commitment to lifelong learning.

The Compensation

This position is part of our Management group with an annual salary of $90,856 to $113,585. Included with the offer will be an attractive benefits packages, pension plan, yearly performance bonus, and relocation allowance.

The initial screening of candidates will be on those who have applied by September 14th, 2012, but the recruitment process will remain active until a suitable candidate has been selected. Quoting competition # 2012-001, please email your resume/application to:

Human Resources Department
Whitehorse General Hospital
#5 Hospital Road, Whitehorse, YT, Y1A 3H7

Yukon Hospital Corporation is committed to employment equity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority consideration. We thank all those who apply and advise that only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

About this company
The Yukon Hospital Corporation (YHC) continues to be highly successful in providing quality acute care services to the people of the Yukon....