Director Patient Care Services

Yellowknife, NT
$141,356 - $201,923, plus annual Northern Allowanc
November 20, 2021
January 19, 2022
Work Setting

Are you a senior healthcare manager with a passion for patient care?  Are you looking for an exciting new place to set down roots with nature at your doorstep? Come for the leadership opportunities, stay for the aurora and beautiful landscapes!  Apply today!

Why the Northwest Territories?

Located above the 60th parallel, the Northwest Territories awaits with seemingly endless lakes and unmatched vistas. The opportunities available in our communities are perfect for the outdoors enthusiast looking for adventure, a healthy work/life balance, and an escape from the hustle of the big city.

Home to the Capital City of the Northwest Territories, Yellowknife is a captivating mix of city life and untamed wilderness. Fully stocked with the essential businesses and services of a southern city, Yellowknife also embraces its quirky northern roots with colourful houseboats, world famous fish shacks, and houses springing up from the rocks.

About the Work

The Director, Patient Care Services is a key senior management role, responsible for providing vision and leadership to the strategic planning, direction, delivery and evaluation of Patient Care Services of Stanton Territorial Hospital.

This position will work to ensure that patient needs are being supported and addressed; and to identify and address program challenges and opportunities for improvement, establish program objectives for the territorial hospital, and to report on and contribute to the evaluation of the effectiveness and efficiency of the program delivery of the hospital. They will also contribute to the development of the program area across the territory through their participation on cross territory initiatives and projects.

Typically, this position requires:

  • A Master's Degree in Nursing or a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing with other relevant Master’s Degree.
  • 10 years of progressive acute care experience with at least 5 years director level experience in an acute care setting.

What are the Benefits?

In addition to highly competitive salaries, the Northwest Territories offers a Northern Living Allowance ($3,700 for Yellowknife), health and dental benefits, a generous pension plan, and outstanding leave benefits including deferred leave options. On top of that, we offer relocation assistance, along with professional development opportunities and education support.

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