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Undergraduate Nursing Employee (UNE) HSC

Requisition ID: 309921 

Position Number: 20046969, 20046970

Posting End Date: Open Until Filled

City: Winnipeg

Site: Health Sciences Centre

Work Location: Health Sciences Centre

Department / Unit: Mental Health 

Job Stream: Clinical 

Union: MNU-0030

Anticipated Start Date: ASAP 

FTE: Casual 

Anticipated Shift: Days, Evenings, Weekends

Annual Base Hours: 2015 

Salary: $28.867


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 Undergraduate Nursing Employee (UNE) position provides an opportunity for the nursing student employed as a UNE to consolidate the knowledge and skill acquired in their approved nursing education program towards competency in the range and complexity of Registered Nurse (RN) or Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) practice. The UNE is an unregulated member of the collaborative health care team who provides *patient centred care with the supervision of the RN or RPN.


The nursing activities performed and level of supervision required are determined by legislation, standards of supervision outlined by regulatory colleges, employer policy, educational preparation, practice setting, complexity of the patient, level of risk involved, and competency of the UNE. In collaboration with the UNE, the RN or RPN at the point of care has the responsibility to make a reasonable and prudent UNE patient care assignment.


The UNE is accountable for providing safe nursing care to patients in accordance with their formal nursing education preparation and competency. The UNE is responsible for seeking consultation and guidance. The UNE is excluded from employment in a practice setting for the period of time that the UNE is in a clinical placement as a student in that practice setting.


*Patient means an adult or child who receives or has requested health care or services from a Regional Health Authority and/or Shared Health, and its health care providers or individuals authorized to act on behalf of them. This term is inclusive of residents, clients and outpatients.


  • Not applicable

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

  • Current enrollment in an approved nursing education program leading to initial entry to practice as a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse.
  • Successful completion of the third year or enrolled in third year with a minimum of 450 hours of clinical practice in an approved nursing education program leading to initial entry to practice as a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse.
  • In addition to the minimum of 450 hours, completion of a clinical placement in medical/surgical or mental health setting is required in order to work in relevant patient care areas. Additional clinical practice hours and/or specific course completion from the approved nursing education program may be required to qualify to work in some patient care settings.


  • Registered student in accordance with policies and procedures of the education institution at which they are enrolled in an approved nursing education program.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Acquired competencies in clinical nursing practice to provide safe, quality nursing care, in a supervised assignment.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team and request guidance and consultation.
  • Accept direction and guidance and constructive feedback.
  • Critical thinking skills including clinical judgment, problem solving, and evaluation skills reflective of level of formal nursing education.
  • Communicate clearly, appropriately and respectfully with the patient, family, and members of the health care team.
  • Attitude and behavior that conveys respect and dignity of all persons.
  • Able to establish professional, safe, inclusive and respectful relationships.
  • Independent and shared accountability in a just and trusting culture.
  • Demonstrate competencies when working with patients/families, staff, students, and volunteers.
  • Compassionate, empathic and caring attitude.
  • Basic use of technology and competency in computer, clinical electronic device use, and electronic documentation.
  • Adheres to all applicable clinical documentation requirements per site policies.

Physical Requirements

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


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.


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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