Winnipeg Health Region Registered Nurse – Palliative Care 3 East Part Time in Winnipeg, MB

Winnipeg Health Region

Branch Winnipeg MB CA

Registered Nurse – Palliative Care 3 East
Winnipeg, MB

The registered nurse provides care that is holistic, compassionate, culturally sensitive and respectful of the individuality of the patient/resident/client and…

Position# 20055824


Under the general supervision of the Patient Care Manager, the Registered Nurse provides professional registered nursing services for patients/residents/clients with complex and unpredictable health needs, including independent nursing services, administration of prescribed medical treatments, fulfilling a leadership role within the interdisciplinary health care team, facilitating coordination of patient/resident/client care and discharge and participating in professional growth and development activities. The Registered Nurse demonstrates a commitment to the mission, vision, values, goals and objectives of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and Riverview Health Centre.



  • Graduate of an approved education program conferring the designation “Graduate Nurse”

    Specialty training related to the clinical area applied for or willingness to complete same within a defined period of time as related to the program of study.


  • Experience in the clinical area applied for an asset.
  • Satisfactory employment record required

Occupational Certification/Registration:

  • Active status registration with College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba with proof of such status being provided.
  • BLS or Family and Friends certification is recommended.
  • CNA certification in a specialty related to the assigned clinical area preferred.


  • Knowledge and application of the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba Standards of Practice for Registered Nurses.
  • Knowledge and application of the Canadian Nurses’ Association Code of Ethics for Registered Nurses
  • Knowledge and application of the scope of practice as documented in the Registered Nurses Act
  • Knowledge and application of Regional/Facility/Discipline policies, procedures, protocols, and guidelines
  • Nursing care knowledge related to the clinical area applied for
  • Knowledge and application of the Personal Health Information Act (PHIA), Protection of Persons in Care Act, Mental Health Act, Workplace Health and Safety Act, Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS) and other legislated acts
  • Knowledge and application of the Principles of Routine Practices (Universal Precautions).
  • Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of members of the interdisciplinary health care team.
  • Knowledge of relevant Workplace Safety and Health responsibilities.

Abilities and Skills:

  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to apply the principles of delegation.
  • Ability to function effectively and efficiently both independently and as a member of the interdisciplinary team.
  • Ability to function in a computerized environment.
  • Ability to select appropriate communication methods pertinent to the situation.
  • Ability to listen and comprehend effectively.
  • Ability to organize workload and set priorities.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to work safely without injury to self, to patients/residents/clients, or to other staff.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive interpersonal relationships with patients/residents/clients, family members and coworkers.
  • Physical and mental health to fulfill the responsibilities of the position.


Patient Care/Clinical Practice

The registered nurse applies knowledge and judgment to contribute to a patient’s/resident’s/client’s achievement of health care goals. The registered nurse provides care that is holistic, compassionate, culturally sensitive and respectful of the individuality of the patient/resident/client and family and their support system. The registered nurse is responsible for total patient/resident/client care but may delegate some aspects of care to other health care team members within the staff mix model. The registered nurse provides care to patients/residents/clients and families utilizing the nursing process. This process includes but is not limited to the following:

a) Assessment

  • Completes an initial assessment with patients/residents/clients and families including physical, psychosocial, spiritual, cultural and economic data to identify health needs.
  • Utilizes available data collected by other members of health care team to further identify health needs.
  • Performs ongoing assessments to identify changes in patients’/residents’/clients’ health status.

b) Planning

  • Plans with patients/residents and families to prioritize care needs based on assessments.
  • Collaborates with other members of the interdisciplinary health care team to develop an individualized plan of care (including discharge plan) incorporating data from a variety of sources.
  • Coordinates the individualized plan of patient/resident/client care.
  • Documents the individualized plan of patient/resident/client care and communicates patient /resident information to enable effective implementation of the plan.
  • Identifies learning needs with patients/residents/clients and families.
  • Involves the patient/resident/client and family in care decisions and incorporates these care decisions into the plan of care.

c) Implementation of Patient Care Plan

  • Demonstrates compassion and respect for confidentiality, individuality and other patient/resident/client rights in all interactions patients/residents/clients and their families.
  • Organizes work for the efficient delivery of patient/resident/client care, completing assignments within the specified time frame.
  • Performs prescribed interventions (diagnostics, tests, treatments, medications) and independent nursing interventions including activities of daily living and other nursing care safely and effectively.
  • Documents assessments and service provided in the patient’s/resident’s/client’s chart.
  • Provides information to patients/residents/clients, families or groups related to their health care needs.

d) Evaluation

  • Monitors and documents patient/resident/client response to care and service provided.
  • Evaluates with patients/residents/clients and families the achievement of health goals.
  • Collaborates with patient/resident/client, families and other members of the health care team to re-evaluate and modify interventions according to changes in patient’s/resident’s/client’s health status.
  • Recognizes patients’/residents’/clients’ and families’ needs that require intervention by other resources, makes referrals, and contacts the appropriate supports.
  • Monitors and investigates changes in care requirements or services provided (eg: drug utilization, home care services, caregiver coping, appointment changes/ cancellations etc.)


  • Accepts responsibility for delegating appropriately and monitors/evaluates delegated activities.
  • Participates in the coordination of care with other members of the health care team to ensure continuity of care.
  • Demonstrates the leadership skills required to assume additional responsibilities such as ‘charge’.
  • Completes case management functions as required and appropriate.
  • Collaborates and problem solves with other health care team members to facilitate patient/resident/client flow and work processes.
  • Performs duties in an ethical manner.
  • Balances team and individual responsibilities, contributing to development of positive team spirit and team success.


  • Listens attentively and responds appropriately when interacting with patients/residents/clients, adapting communication style to meet the needs of the patient/resident.
  • Manages difficult or emotional patient/resident/client situations.
  • Communicates and consults with patients/residents/clients, families and other members of the health care team for the delivery of safe, effective care.
  • Communicates/documents accurate observations in a timely manner utilizing correct terminology and the approved methodology.
  • Shares nursing knowledge with patients/residents/clients and families, students and other health care professionals.
  • Demonstrates an awareness of therapeutic nurse- patient/resident/client relationships; that is, maintains professional boundaries and professional communication.
  • Participates in interdisciplinary team activities such as rounds.


  • Uses critical thinking and problem solving skills to make decisions within own scope of practice.
  • Acknowledges limitation in knowledge, judgment and skills, takes appropriate actions to compensate for limitations (e.g. contacts appropriate interdisciplinary health care team member or uses policies and procedures) and functions within those limitations.
  • Recognizes and reports situations, occurrences, problems or concerns in a timely fashion following appropriate communication channels.
  • Uses resources (time, personnel, supplies, equipment) in a cost effective manner.
  • Provides for safety of self and others by adherence to safety guidelines, policies, practices and other applicable legislation.
  • Demonstrates accountability for own actions, including the meeting of attendance and punctuality guidelines.
  • Participates in screening of referrals and decision making regarding service provision.

Professional Responsibilities

  • Provides care in a professional manner, consistent with the Registered Nurses’ Act of Manitoba, the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba Standards and the Canadian Nurses’ Association Code of Ethics.
  • Reports unsafe practice, professional incompetence, professional misconduct and incapacity or unfitness to practice of any health care team members through appropriate channels.
  • Advocates for patients/residents/clients while respecting their right to self-determination.
  • Provides constructive feedback to members of the health care team in a timely manner.
  • Performs in a manner that reflects the values of trust, compassion and excellence of service in interactions with patients/residents/clients, families, the health care team and the public.
  • Exhibits openness to feedback and applies feedback to improve performance.

Quality Improvement

  • Participates in meetings, committees, councils, teams, etc. to improve patient/resident/client care and the work environment as assigned.
  • Supports and participates in the service quality improvement initiatives/plan.
  • Demonstrates openness to ideas/changes that support quality patient/resident care.
  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness in completing assignments.
  • Displays commitment to excellence through identification and implementation of care and service improvements.
  • Monitors own work to ensure quality is achieved and maintained.

Education & Research

  • Maintains and improves clinical expertise through formal and informal education opportunities.
  • Assumes responsibility for maintaining competency in own professional nursing practice.
  • Develops own performance improvement plan to enhance professional nursing practice
  • Acts as a resource and role model for students, colleagues and others.
  • Participates in educational and research activities.
  • Develops individual and group health teaching sessions in conjunction with team based on the needs identified for, or by, the patient/resident/client and family.

Other Responsibilities

  • Maintains current knowledge of Disaster Plans and appropriate response to Emergency Codes (Emergency Public Address Announcements).
  • Promotes achievement/maintenance of a clean and safe work environment.
  • Utilizes routine practices (universal precautions).
  • Uses equipment and materials safely and efficiently.
  • Identifies and reports hazards in accordance with established guidelines.
  • Handles hazardous and infectious waste properly.
  • Meets attendance and punctuality guidelines and follows established policies if unable to report to work.


Environmental Conditions

  • Requires shift work and may require extended working hours.
  • Involves physical activities such as standing, transferring and transporting patients/residents/clients and equipment.
  • May encounter exposure to disease, radiation, toxic materials, noise, allergens, etc.
  • May encounter aggressive and/or agitated patients/residents/clients/visitors.

Impact of Error

  • Inappropriate/insensitive communication, action or poor judgment may adversely affect patient care, or negatively impact the facility’s reputation.
  • Non-adherence to Centre policies and procedures may cause harm to individuals, equipment or property.

Working Relationships

Directly responsible to the Patient Care Manager. (May be responsible to Charge Nurse of the assigned shift.) May be responsible for directing other nurses, students, health care aides and other support staff in the performance of patient/resident care. Collaborates with physicians and professional health staff in the facility and the community.

Authority Registered nurses have the authority to provide health care that they are competent to provide; such care is endorsed in the practice setting and is within the scope of nursing practice as defined by the Registered Nurses Act of Manitoba.

It is understood that the duties and responsibilities contained in this Position Description are representative of those necessary to carry out the functions of the position however they do not limit the incumbent from performing other related duties.

This position is subject to a Criminal Record Check (with Vulnerable Sector Search), Adult Abuse Registry Check and a Child Abuse Registry Check. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred.

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Employment Type: Part Time
Location: Winnipeg, MB, CA
Posted on: 2015-05-19
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