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Nurse 3 (N3)

Requisition ID: 118683 

Position Number: 20035483

Posting End Date: Open Until Filled

City: Winnipeg

Site: Seven Oaks General Hospital

Department / Unit: Urgent Care SOGH 

Job Stream: Clinical 

Union: MNU-072

Anticipated Start Date - End Date: ASAP - Indefinite

Reason for Term: Other Leave

FTE: 0.70 

Anticipated Shift: Days;Weekends;Standby coverage as required 

Daily Hours Worked: 12.00

Annual Base Hours: 2015

Salary: $37.025, $38.274, $39.577, $40.849, $42.030, $43.317, $44.646


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Position Overview

Working within the Urgent Care team, the Psychiatric Liaison Nurse provides mental health expertise in patient assessment, risk assessment including suicide risk assessment, care planning and disposition, intervention and evaluation within the Urgent Care Department, the Mental Health Observation Unit and the Facility. Provides support and mental healthcare to Department Urgent Care patients, families and personal supports for those experiencing emotional stress. Provides mental health nursing consultation services/support to the Urgent Care team and inpatient units (e.g. medicine, surgery etc).Acts as a liaison for discharge planning .Functions as a clinical resource for mental health education within the Urgent Care Department and site. Provides patient care within Seven Oaks Hospital and Concordia Hospital based upon the need for patient assessment/consultation by a Psychiatric Liaison Nurse.

  • Minimum of 3 years recent acute mental health experience required.
  • Previous experience in an Urgent Care/ Emergency Department preferred.
  • Demonstrated competence in:
    • psychiatric assessment within a biopsychosocial framework,
    • crisis intervention,
    • therapeutic communication,
    • co-occurring disorders,
    • teaching skills and abilities working with clients and families; and
    • supporting and educating colleagues in providing mental healthcare.
Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)
  • Graduate of an approved School of Nursing or Psychiatric Nursing required.
  • BScMH, BScPN or BN preferred.
  • Current registration in good standing with the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (CRNM) or College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba (CRPNM) required.
  • Active participation in professional associations e.g. Association of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (ARNM) preferred.
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training requirements for this position shall be in accordance with the applicable policy.
Qualifications and Skills
  • Demonstrated excellence in:
    • mental health clinical skills;
    • verbal and written communications skills
  • Awareness of community resources available to clients with psychosocial, psychiatric and chemical dependency needs.
  • Demonstrated ability to :
    • Collaborate and provide leadership with a team in providing mental healthcare,
    • practice independently and as a member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team,
    • engage clients using Recovery-oriented practice; and
    • participate and conduct Critical Incident Stress Management Program (CISM)
  • Demonstrated effective organizational, interpersonal, critical thinking, creative problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrated basic computer skills and ability to utilize relevant Emergency Department computer systems.
  • Knowledge of:
    • College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses/Registered Nurses of Manitoba Standards of Practice for Registered Psychiatric/Registered Nurses.
    • College of Registered Psychiatric/Registered Nurses of Manitoba Code of Ethics for Registered Psychiatric/Registered Nurses.
    • Canadian Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses
  • Scope of practice as documented in the Registered Nurses Act (Registered Psychiatric Nurses Act for RPNs in Mental Health).
  • Scope of practice as documented in the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA) for Registered Nurses.
  • Regional/Facility/Unit policies, procedures, protocols, and guidelines.
  • Nursing care knowledge related to clinical area.
  • Personal Health Information Act (PHIA), Protection of Persons in Care Act, Mental Health Act, Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS), Principles of Routine Practices (Universal Precautions) and other legislated acts.
  • Roles and responsibilities of members of the healthcare team.
  • Principles of delegation.
  • Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Preference will be given to those applicants competent in an Indigenous language and/or knowledge in Indigenous customs, traditions and values.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking/problem solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize care for an individual patient or group of patients.
  • Ability to delegate care appropriately and monitor outcomes of delegated care.
  • Ability to respond to a variety of simultaneous demands.
  • Ability to recognize and pursue self-development opportunities.
  • Ability to perform independently and as a member of the healthcare team.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing situations.
  • Ability to maintain concentration with frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to function in a demanding and stressful environment.
Physical Requirements
  • Required physical and psychological health to perform the duties of the position.
  • Access to and use of a reliable motor vehicle during working hours & suitable for all environmental conditions.
  • Possession of a valid Manitoba class 5 driver’s License required.
  • Will be required to travel between the Seven Oaks and Concordia sites.

<span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"">This term position may end earlier as outlined in the Collective Agreement


The Collective Agreement this position is covered under, is identified by the Union noted above.  As a result of The Health Sector Bargaining Unit Review Act, the bargaining agent for this position may differ from the Union identified.  In the event you have any questions, please contact your site Human Resources Department.


This position requires a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.


Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions across the WRHA legal entity that combine to equal more than 1.0 EFT. The WRHA legal entity includes Churchill Health Centre, Deer Lodge Centre, Grace Hospital, Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg, Pan Am Clinic, River Park Gardens, Victoria General Hospital, WRHA corporate programs, and WRHA community health services.


Interviewed candidates may be called upon to participate in a skills assessment.


Any application received after the closing time will not be included in the competition

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