Clinical Nurse Specialist

Requisition ID: 821 

Position Number: 20004812

Posting End Date: January 19, 2018

City: Winnipeg

Site: Health Sciences Centre

Department / Unit: Patient Services Mental Health 

Job Stream: Clinical 

Union: MNU-10

Targeted Start Date: ASAP

FTE: 0.80 

Anticipated Shift: Days

Daily Hours Worked: 7.75

Annual Base Hours: 2015


Grow your career in the Winnipeg Health Region! Our team provides a spectrum of health care services through an integrated network of sites, services and organizations. We’re united by a shared commitment to excellent and equitable health care.

Position Overview

Under the general direction of the Director of Patient Services - Mental Health, as part of the multidisciplinary team, the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) provides: Leadership in promoting excellence in the delivery of relevant nursing/psychiatric nursing services through the application of advanced knowledge of nursing/psychiatric nursing care, research methodologies, evidence based practice and program evaluation. The CNS addresses key clinical issues and program priorities by participating in or directing clinical practice, consultation, education, research, support of systems, publication and professional leadership. The priorities of the CNS are directed by program priorities. The CNS provides leadership and direction related to nursing/psychiatric nursing practice, standards, program development and evaluation, quality and research.


  • Minimum five years of recent clinical experience in a variety of nursing roles relevant to the position.

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

  • Masters of Nursing or Psychiatric Nursing with graduate course work in research methods required.


  • Individual is responsible for maintaining and providing proof of active registration on the register of practicing nurses as per The Registered Nurses Act/Registered Psychiatric Nurses Act.

Qualifications and Skills

  • 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.
  • Proficient with computers, software programs, and applications such as Windows, word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
  • Competency in managing technology in healthcare systems.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative.
  • Ability to perform independently and as a member of the healthcare team.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing situations.
  • Ability to function in a demanding and stressful environment.
  • Demonstrated effective conceptual, organizational, interpersonal, critical thinking/problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to plan, manage and implement change effectively.
  • Ability to foster interpersonal relationships including effective negotiation and conflict resolution.
  • Demonstrated effective group facilitation skills.
  • Ability to teach at individual and group level.
  • Knowledge of the research process and ability to apply research to clinical practice.
  • Project management skills.
  • College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba/Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses/Registered Psychiatric Nurses.
  • Canadian Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses, if not a Registered Psychiatric Nurse.
  • Scope of practice as documented in the Registered Nurses/Registered Psychiatric Nurses Act.
  • Regional/Facility/unit policies, procedures, protocols, and guidelines.
  • 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.
  • Principles of collaborative practice.
  • Advanced nursing care knowledge related to clinical area.
  • Roles and responsibilities of members of the healthcare team.
  • Principles of delegation.

Physical Requirements

Not Applicable


This position is subject to a Criminal Record Check, including Vulnerable Sector Search, an Adult Abuse Registry Check and a Child Abuse Registry Check. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred.


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, Health Sciences Centre, 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.

Job Segment: Clinic, Nursing, Counseling, Public Health, Medical Research, Healthcare

Find similar jobs: