Community Health Nurse - Primary Care Outreach Clinic


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Community Health Nurse (Nurse IV)

EFT:  1.00
Employment Status:  Full Time
Anticipated Shift:  Days
Anticipated shift length:  7.25 hour shifts
Wage Rate:  As per collective agreement
Department:  Primary Health Care
Site:  Regional Programs
Location / Home Base:  Swan River
HR Posting Number:  PMHRNRPN211781


  • Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing

  • Eligible for active practicing licensure as a Registered Nurse with applicable regulatory body in the province of Manitoba

  • Opiate Agonist Therapy certification or willingness to obtain training and certification

  • Demonstrated knowledge of substance use/mental health conditions and interventions including withdrawal management and harm reduction

  • Three (3) years applicable nursing experience specific to primary health care including Primary Care Clinic, community health nursing, northern nursing and/or ambulatory care nursing setting

  • Knowledge of adult, youth and pediatric clinical assessment, care and treatment, health education and promotion, illness prevention and chronic disease management

  • Knowledge of public health systems, principles of primary health care, population health, determinants of health, and harm reduction in the delivery of primary health care services

  • Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) Training as delineated in Prairie Mountain Health Policy PPG-00002 CPR Training

  • Province of Manitoba Class 5 drivers license, or equivalent from province of residence, and access to a personal vehicle to provide service within Prairie Mountain Health

  • Proficiency with Microsoft programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint), as well as Internet applications and other Information Technology

  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to work independently

  • Demonstrated problem solving and decision making skills

  • Demonstrated flexibility to facilitate changes in techniques and procedures in a changing environment

  • Demonstrated knowledge and competence of skills and concepts related to the position

  • Demonstrated communication skills

  • Ability to respect and promote confidentiality

  • Ability to perform the duties of the position on a regular basis

  • Ability to respect and promote a culturally diverse population

  • Ability to work effectively and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, clients and within interdisciplinary team


The Primary Care Outreach Clinic‘s (PCOC) goals are to deliver primary health care services to individuals and groups in their natural settings, empower individuals to access health and social services within their communities and support behaviour change using a harm reduction approach. The clinic offers opiate agonist treatment, safer smoking and injection supplies, and access to Hep C and HIV care. 

The PCOC CHN is responsible to coordinate the clinic operations working collaboratively with providers internal and external to the RHA, inclusive of but not limited to Addictions Foundation of Manitoba, primary care providers, psychiatrists, mental health services, community pharmacists, emergency departments, emergency response services, and a range of health and social agencies, to create and provide comprehensive & collaborative services. The PCOC CHN acts as a resource and knowledge broker regarding harm reduction, substance use/mental health issues and interventions based on evidenced based research & practice.

The Community Health Nurse (CHN) works within an interdisciplinary team model that includes physicians to support clients with accessing and maintaining meaningful primary health care relationships. The CHN provides case management for persons with complex medical needs in diverse social circumstances, advocates for client centered system alignment and innovation, and links clients with community resources. 

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