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Psychiatric Nursing Assistant - SMHC

Requisition ID: 334004 

Position Number: 21002540, 21002838, 21002468, 21002531, 21002699, 21002785, 21002839, 28002842, 21003098, 21003855, 21002519, 21002828, 21003444

Posting End Date: Open until filled

City: Selkirk

Site: Shared Health

Work Location: Selkirk Mental Health Centre

Department / Unit: Geriatrics 

Job Stream: Non-Clinical 

Union: MGEU

Anticipated Start Date: ASAP 

FTE: 1.00 

Anticipated Shift: Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends

Daily Hours Worked: 8.0

Annual Base Hours: 2080 


Shared Health leads the planning and coordinates the integration of patient-centred clinical and preventive health services across Manitoba. The organization also delivers some province-wide health services and supports centralized administrative and business functions for Manitoba health organizations.

Position Overview

The incumbent participates as an active member of the treatment team carrying out specific therapeutic and rehabilitative interventions with patients based on recovery/treatment plans which have been developed following the Psychosocial Rehabilitation model.


Provides patients with supervision and guidance, assistance with personal care, comfort and support in going about daily living, therapeutic and recreational activities in a safe manner.


  • Experience providing care and support to persons with disabilities preferred.

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

  • Minimum Grade 10 education, Manitoba standards, required.
  • Successful completion of a recognized Health Care Aide course preferred.


Not applicable

Qualifications and Skills

  • Excellent command of the English language (both oral and written). 
  • Preference will be given to those applicants competent in an Aboriginal language and/or knowledge in Aboriginal customs, traditions and values.
  • Information and/or training will be provided within the probation period for the following:
    • Personal Health Information Act (PHIA), Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS) and Principles of Routine Practices (Universal Precautions). 
    • Regional, site and unit policies and procedures. 
    • Roles and responsibilities of members of the health care team.
  • General skills and ability to perform all tasks and responsibilities relevant to the duties of the position. 
  • Ability to organize and prioritize assigned workload. 
  • Ability to recognize and pursue self-development opportunities. 
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to respond to a variety of simultaneous demands. 
  • Ability to perform as a team member and seek assistance as necessary.

Physical Requirements

  • Position involves extensive physical activity such as lifting, transferring and transporting patients and equipment. 


We have a unique ability to work together to make health care better. If you want to make a difference and contribute to supporting the health of your family, friends and neighbours, please apply today.


Interested candidates should select the "Apply" icon below to upload their cover letter, resume and copy of licenses/certification.


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 in Shared Health that combine to equal more than 1.0 FTE.


Shared Health values and supports employment equity and workplace diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


We welcome applications from people with disabilities.  Accommodations are available upon request during the assessment and selection process.

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