Correctional Psychiatric Nurse


The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for 12 months.

Consider a career in Correctional Nursing - This unique opportunity will be of interest to a dynamic and broadly experienced nurse who would like to become a member of a professional medical unit that provides assessment and treatment to clients within a correctional environment.

We offer a competitive salary. We have a substantial benefits package which includes extended health, health spending, dental, vision, long term disability, supportive employment, maternity and parental leave, and a defined pension plan (pension plan has a reciprocal transfer agreement which provides portability of accrued pension benefits and service between the Civil Service Superannuation Board and eligible employers). You may also qualify for additional education and relocation assistance from the Nurses Recruitment and Retention Fund.

Milner Ridge Correctional Centre (MRCC) is located in the Agassiz Provincial Forest, southeast of Lac du Bonnet. It is a minimum and medium security facility that has recently been expanded to accommodate medium security adult males.

MRCC is currently searching for Registered Psychiatric Nurse’s (RPN) or Registered Nurse’s (RN) to work on a full-time, regular basis. The incumbent works under the direct supervision of the Health Services Manager. Candidates are asked to consider the following before applying; work schedule includes days with the potential for some evening and weekend shifts. This environment is highly autonomous and requires nursing staff to work independently and in consultation with the contract psychiatrist. The successful candidate will have the ability to make critical decisions, utilize standards of practice, policy and procedure as well as access resources while working alone. This is a challenging, fast-paced environment providing a unique experience not seen in traditional nursing roles.


Conditions of Employment:

Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
Nursing Licensure with the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (CRNM), the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba (CRPNM)
CPR-HCP Certification
Satisfactory Criminal Record Check - Vulnerable Sector, Child Abuse Registry Check, Adult Abuse Registry Check and Internal Security Check
Satisfactory Certificate of Medical Fitness
Ability to work days, evening and weekends is required

Experience performing clinical assessments and crisis interventions
Experience with patient care planning for individuals experiencing mental illness
Effective verbal communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Experience working independently
Ability to work as part of a team
Knowledge of working with psychotropic medication
Experience in suicide prevention and intervention


Experience in a similar environment such as emergency, medical, surgical or community programs
Knowledge of communicable disease, main signs and symptoms of alcohol or drug misuse
Knowledge of Indigenous culture
The incumbent will be a member of the health care team reporting to the Health Service Manager in a correctional centre. Responsibilities include: providing intervention and support to inmates experiencing psychiatric crisis or illness; implementing, monitoring, and revising psychiatric patient care plans and behavior modification plans for inmates. Triages and refers inmates to appropriate health care professionals; develops treatment plans for inmates; implements, assesses and refers to programs and interventions in cooperation with other professionals. As a member of the medical team, the incumbent must be able to work with considerable independence and without direct supervision. Some weekend and shift work may be required.


Apply to:
Advertisement # 36032
Service Centre 1
Human Resource Services
1130-405 Broadway
Winnipeg, MB , R3C 3L6
Phone: 204-945-3204
Fax: 204-948-7373

Job Details

Application End Date
Job ID
Job Category
Health Care
Area of Interest
Health Care
Employment Type
Full-time, Regular
Job Location
Beausejour, MB
NN1 $71,873.00 - $84,743.00 per year Plus Qualification Pay, if applicable.