General Duty Nurse (N2) - MNNC

Requisition ID: 431 

Position Number: 20008166

Posting End Date: January 18, 2018

City: Winnipeg

Site: Health Sciences Centre

Work Location: HSC Renal Program

Department / Unit: HSC Renal Program 

Job Stream: Clinical 

Union: MNU-10

Targeted Start Date: February 21, 2018

FTE: 1.00 

Anticipated Shift: Days/Evenings/Standby coverage as required

Daily Hours Worked: 8 or 12 hour shifts

Annual Base Hours: 2015


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Position Overview

Under the general supervision of the Manager, Patient Care, the Registered Nurse (RN) is responsible for providing professional registered nursing services for patients, including those with complex and unpredictable health needs. These services include independent nursing services, administration of prescribed medical treatments, a leadership role within the healthcare team, and facilitating coordination of patient care and discharge. Demonstrates a commitment to the vision, values, goals, and objectives of the region/facility/unit.

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

  • Graduate of an approved Registered Nursing education program required. Successful completion of the MB Nephrology Nursing Course required.
  • If there are no applicants with the above qualification, applicants with the following qualifications will be considered: a minimum of one year medical/surgical nursing experience required and must be eligible for and willing to enroll in and complete the Manitoba Nephrology Nursing Course.
  • Prior to beginning the MNNC, must complete a pre-study and pass an exam on the basis of the pre-study program.
  • The Manitoba Nephrology Nursing Course is a full time nine week training program with a period of theory, labs and clinical experience followed by 1008 (equivalent to 6 months full time) hours of work experience in dialysis.
  • Successful candidates will be responsible for payment of tuition and purchase of required textbook/reading materials for the program.
  • For the 9 weeks of the MNNC the successful applicants will be placed on an educational leave of absence and will receive a stipend.
  • The probationary/ trial period will begin following the leave of absence.


  • A minimum of one year medical/surgical nursing experience required.


  • Responsible for maintaining and providing proof of registration with the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (CRNM).
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Training requirements for this position shall be in accordance with WRHA policy.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Knowledge of:
    • College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses.
    • Canadian Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses.
    • Scope of practice as documented in the Registered Nurses Act.
    • 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 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.
  • Proficient with computers, software programs, and applications such as Windows and Word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.

Physical Requirements

  • Good physical and mental health.
  • Moderate to heavy physical effort required.


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.

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