Director, Patient Care Services (Yellowknife, NT)

  • PracticeNWT
  • Sep 14, 2022
Full time Director

Job Description

Are you a nurse with leadership experience, seeking an incredible job opportunity? Are you interested in working at one of the newest hospitals in Canada, with a beautiful lakeside view? Do you love the prospect of a five-minute commute, alongside a competitive salary and benefits? If so, then the position of Director, Patient Care Services at the Stanton Territorial Hospital in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories may be perfect for you! Apply now!

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.

On the shores of Great Slave Lake lies the city of Yellowknife (population 19,600), located in Chief Drygeese traditional territory. The ‘urban’ centre of the territory, the Northwest Territories’ capital city boasts many of the amenities of a big city, while maintaining its small town charm, with outdoor wilderness adventures just minutes away. Whether you want to catch the latest plays at the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre, take in one of our many music and cultural festivals, enjoy delicious dining opportunities ranging from Korean to Ethiopian food to our summer farmer’s market, or explore the surrounding environment by snowmobile, skis, boat, or float-plane, Yellowknife has something for everyone.

About the Work

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer (COO), the Director, Patient Care Services (Director) is responsible for providing vision and leadership to the strategic planning, direction, delivery and evaluation of Patient Care Services and overall operation of the Stanton Territorial Hospital (STH) in Yellowknife.

The Director works closely with the COO and the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) Territorial Directors to ensure that patient needs are being supported and addressed. The Director also identifies and addresses program challenges and opportunities for improvement, establishes program objectives for the territorial hospital, and reports on and contributes to the evaluation of the effectiveness and efficiency of the program delivery of the hospital. The Director also contributes to the development of program areas across the territory through STH’s participation on cross-territory initiatives and projects.

The Patient Care Services portfolio includes the following functional areas: Medical Services, Surgical Services, Maternal Child Services, Critical Care Services, Mental Health Services, Extended Care, Renal and Cancer Services, and Scheduling, Operating Room and Day Procedures, Ambulatory Care, Ophthalmology, and the Patient Care Coordinators.

Typically, qualifications for this position would be attained by:

  • A Master's Degree in Nursing or a bachelor’s degree in Nursing with other relevant Master’s Degree,
  • Ten (10) years of progressive acute care experience with at least five (5) years of director level experience in an acute care setting.

What are the Benefits?

In addition to our highly competitive salaries, we offer a Northern Living Allowance ($3,700/year 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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Job Category

Director, Nurse


Yellowknife, NT