Correctional Psychiatric Nurse

Correctional Psychiatric Nurse

NN1 Nurse


(Open until Filled)

Manitoba Justice

Milner Ridge Correctional Centre, Correctional Services

Beausejour MB

Advertisement Number: 39943

Salary(s):   NN1 $2,971.35 – $3,644.83 bi-weekly Plus Qualification Pay, if applicable.

Closing Date:   November 6, 2022

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 women, 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.

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 a Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN)  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.

Nurses who are interested in corrections are welcome to tour the correctional centres to get first hand experience of what it would be like to be a Correctional Nurse. Nurses will witness and understand the level of security and protection our health care workers experience. 

To be considered for this competition, candidates must submit an Application Screening Form along with their resume and a cover letter, to the Public Service Commission by email, quoting 39943 and position title in the subject line.
If you are having difficulty opening the link, you may have to use a different browser. You may also contact Human Resource Services (contact information under “Apply to”) to request a copy of the Application Screening Form.  The selection board will rely only on information provided in this Application Screening Form to determine whether a candidate will be invited for further assessment.”

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Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Nursing Licensure with the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (CRNM) or the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba (CRPNM)
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Check, Satisfactory Child Abuse Registry Check  and Satisfactory Adult Abuse Registry Check (must be original and within 6 months)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Health Care Professional Certification
  • Satisfactory Certificate of Medical Fitness and Satisfactory Internal Security Check
  • Ability to work days; evenings and weekends may be required


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


  • Experience in a similar environment such as emergency, medical, surgical or community programs
  • Knowledge of communicable diseases, 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 Services Manager in the 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 plan 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 weekends and evenings may be required.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 39943

Service Centre 1

Human Resource Services

1130-405 Broadway

Winnipeg, MB , R3C 3L6

Phone:  204-945-3204

Fax: 204-948-7373


Applicants may request reasonable accommodation related to the materials or activities used throughout the selection process. When applying to this position, please indicate the advertisement number and position title in the subject line and/or body of your email. Your cover letter, resumé and/or application must clearly indicate how you meet the qualifications.

Please be advised that job competitions for represented positions may be grieved by internal represented applicants. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


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