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Psychiatric Liaison Nurse (N3)

Requisition ID: 36865 

Position Number: 20035182

Posting End Date: Dec 9, 2019

City: Winnipeg

Site: Health Sciences Centre

Department / Unit: Adult Psych Emergency Nurses 

Job Stream: Clinical 

Union: MNU-10

Anticipated Start Date: 01/10/2020 

FTE: 0.70 

Anticipated Shift: Days; Nights

Daily Hours Worked: 11.63

Annual Base Hours: 2015 


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

Working within the Emergency team and the Mental Health Reassessment and Observation Unit (ROU-HSC), the Psychiatric Liaison Nurse provides mental health expertise in patient assessment, suicide risk assessment, care planning, intervention and evaluation within the Emergency Department, the Mental Health Observation Unit and the Facility. Provides support and mental healthcare to Emergency Department (ED patients and families experiencing stress or crisis. The Psychiatric Liaison Nurse provides consultation and support to patients primarily assigned to an ED nurse.

  • Minimum of 3 years recent acute mental health experience required.
  • Previous experience in an Emergency Department preferred.
  • Demonstrated competence in psychiatric assessment within a biopsychosocial framework, crisis intervention, therapeutic communication, co-occurring disorders and awareness of community resources available to clients with psychosocial, psychiatric and chemical dependency needs.
Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)
  • Graduate of an approved School of Nursing or Psychiatric Nursing required.
  • BScMH, BScPN or BN preferred.
  • Registration 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.
  • Professional Nursing Codes of Ethics for Registered Nurses and Registered Psychiatric Nurses.
Qualifications and Skills
  • Scope of practice as documented in the Registered Nurses Act (Registered Psychiatric Nurses Act for RPNs in Mental Health).
  • Demonstrated excellence in mental health clinical skills.
  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communications skills.
  • Demonstrated effective teaching skills and abilities working with clients and families and to support and educate colleagues in providing mental healthcare.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and provide leadership with a team in providing mental healthcare.
  • Demonstrated ability to practice independently and as a member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team.
  • 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.
Physical Requirements
  • Required physical and psychological health to perform the duties of the position.


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.

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