Nurse Practitioner (NRS-22-401)

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Position Summary

Reporting to the Director of Health Services – Lorne Memorial Hospital, the Nurse Practitioner participates as a part of the Primary Health Care team, applying current nursing and medical theory, key knowledge, and critical thinking skills to strive to improve the health for clients and the community.  The Nurse Practitioner applies current and relevant nursing and medical theory to allow for the contribution of knowledge, development and involvement in advancing the principles of primary health care. The incumbent also demonstrates competency to teach and mentor others and models collaborative practice.

The incumbent exercises the appropriate level of initiative and independent judgment in determining work priorities, work methods to be employed and action to be taken on unusual matters. The position functions in a manner that is consistent with the mission, vision and values; and the policies of Southern Health‐Santé Sud. Travel and practice will also be required at Lorne Memorial Hospital Clinic, Somerset Medical Clinic and Swan Lake First Nation.


  • Active practicing membership on the RN Extended Practice (EP) Register of the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (CRNM) and the scope of practice as defined by the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certificate
  • Knowledge of the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses on the Extended Practice Register
  • Knowledge of the Canadian Nurses Association Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses
  • Knowledge of the scope of practice as documented in the Registered Nurses Act and the Manitoba Health Professions Regulated Act
  • Knowledge and understanding of the francophone cultural community in the minority context of Manitoba
  • Advanced nursing care knowledge related to health assessments, diagnostics, pharmaco-therapeutics and invasive and minor surgical procedures
  • Regional/facility/unit policies, procedures, protocols and guidelines
  • Knowledge of the 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
  • Knowledge and understanding of the roles and responsibilities of members of the health care team
  • Two (2) years’ experience in a clinical nursing or community health setting is preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage workload by establishing priorities
  • Demonstrated knowledge of customer service concepts and practices
  • Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and effective organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment along with ability to work independently with minimal supervision in a multi-tasking environment
  • Proficiency of both official languages is essential for target and designated bilingual positions
  • Given the cultural diversity of our region, the ability to respect and promote a culturally diverse population is required
  • Demonstrated ability to meet the physical and mental demands of the job
  • Demonstrated ability to respect confidentiality including paper, electronic formats and other mediums
  • Good work and attendance record

Conditions of Employment

  • Requires a valid Class 5 driver’s license, an all-purpose insured vehicle and liability insurance of at least $1,000,000.00

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Southern Health-Santé Sud, in partnership with the Indigenous community, is committed to increasing the representation of Indigenous people within all levels of our workforce. Indigenous applicants are encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self identify as being of Indigenous descent in their cover letter/application.

Completes and maintains Satisfactory Criminal Record Check, Vulnerable Sector Search, Adult Abuse Registry Check and Child Abuse Registry Check. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred.

All Health Care Workers are required to be immunized as a condition of employment in accordance with Southern Health-Santé Sud policy.

Please include three work-related references with your job application from persons who are not related to you but have direct knowledge of your current and past work performance.

Consistent with the French Language Services Policy of the Government of Manitoba and Southern Health-Santé Sud’s FLS Policy, we are committed to offering services in English and French in designated program/service areas serving French-speaking communities within Southern Health-Santé Sud. If no candidates satisfy the bilingual qualification, candidates meeting all other qualifications may be considered for this position.