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Welcome to Prairie Mountain Health Careers!

Whether you are starting out, or you are a seasoned professional, Prairie Mountain Health (PMH) has a variety of career opportunities to suit your unique goals and needs. Learn, grow and succeed with us at Prairie Mountain Health, the largest region in Western Manitoba!

PMH employs over 8,500 employees who work together to improve the physical, mental, social, cultural and spiritual needs of individuals, families and communities in Western Manitoba.

  • Why Choose Us?
  • New Hire Requirements
  • Resources
  • How to Apply & FAQ's

WHY CHOOSE US?

About Us

Click here to view Prairie Mountain Health – Mission, Vision, Values and Strategic direction

  • Do you want to work in a rural setting that borders on a national park?
  • Do your want to work in an urban setting, the third largest health facility in Manitoba?
  • Do you want a quality of life that suits your needs?
  • Click on any of the links below to find out more about the services and amenities that sets Prairie Mountain Health apart from the rest of Manitoba!

 

Employee Benefits

We offer comprehensive, shared payment, health and benefit packages that vary depending on the employee group and status. Most packages include the following:

  • Health
    • Extended Health Care – provides supplementary health services such as prescription drugs, hospital accommodation differential costs, and vision care, to name a few.
    • Dental – provides for reimbursement of basic, restorative and orthodontic services, subject to some maximums
  • Life Insurance
    • Group Life Insurance
    • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Sickness and Disability
    • Sick leave – Short term sick leave benefits are provided in the event of a non-occupational illness or accident
    • Long Term Disability – Income is provided in the event of total disability
  • Pension Pan
    • Defined Benefit Pension Plan – You are guaranteed a lifetime pension based on a benefit formula tied to your pensionable earnings history, contributory service and how long you worked.
  • Paid Time Away
    • Vacation – Depending on the position, vacation entitlement starts at three weeks, with additional time accrued based on years of service.
    • Discretionary Leave – Certain positions are eligible for discretionary leave in lieu of paid overtime.
    • Holidays – Twelve statutory holidays are observed throughout the year.
    • Special Leave – Leave with pay may be granted for compassionate leave, etc.
  • Maternity, Parental and Adoption Leaves are granted based on provisions with the Collective Agreements and terms and conditions for Non-union Out of Scope staff. A supplemental unemployment benefit may be payable to eligible employees who are on an approved maternity leave. (Further details on benefits will be provided upon confirmation of employment).

For more information about pension and health benefits, visit the Healthcare Employees’ Benefits and Pension Plans of Manitoba website at www.hepp.mb.ca

Career Development

Continuous improvement is important to Prairie Mountain Health and we support our staff in pursuing lifelong learning.

Professional Development opportunities are available to staff at all levels in the organization. Whether its computer skills training for office staff, inter-professional education for healthcare providers, management training for a new supervisor or leadership training for an experienced manager in support of succession planning, staff are presented with opportunities to learn and grow throughout their careers.

New Graduate Nurse Mentorship Program

Prairie Mountain Health believes that mentorship is an important part of helping new professionals to develop their skills in order to transition successfully into the workplace. The New Grad Nurse Mentorship Program partners the new graduate with an experienced nurse whom they can feel comfortable asking questions too and gaining valuable on-the-job knowledge from.

Recruitment Incentives

Nurses Recruitment and Retention Fund (NRRF)

The Nurses Recruitment and Retention Fund (NRRF) was established in 1999 to assist with the recruitment and retention of Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Registered Psychiatric Nurses in Manitoba. They are committed to enhancing the delivery of health services in the Province of Manitoba by addressing issues of nursing supply.

NRRF’s Conditional Grant for Manitoba's Nursing Graduates ($4,000) available to Manitoba Nursing graduates. This program was established to encourage new graduates to relocate to rural communities in Manitoba, subsequently reducing the number of rural nursing vacancies.

NRRF’s Personal Care Home Grant ($2,000) is in response to the proposed enhancements to the hours of direct care for residents in personal care homes. NRRF has established a grant to assist in addressing the workforce requirements to recruit nurses to work in personal care homes for a return of service commitment.

The Nurses Recruitment and Retention Fund offers many opportunities for nurses to relocate to Manitoba. If eligible, you could receive up to $5,000 reimbursement toward your moving expenses.

Eligible nurses must agree to a 12 month return of service commitment in a permanent or term position (0.6 EFT or higher) for above grants.

For more information visit www.manitoba.ca/health/nurses for more information

Manitoba Tuition Fee Income Tax Rebate

Build your future in Manitoba! You may be eligible for 60% of your tuition rebated back to you whether you completed your post-secondary training in Manitoba or elsewhere. Find out more information by contacting a MB Government Representative at 1-800-782-0771 or visiting their website at http://www.gov.mb.ca/tuitionrebate/index.html  

Student Opportunities

Student Practicums

Prairie Mountain Health welcomes students and apprentices in all areas of study that can be accommodated.

Prairie Mountain Health is committed to providing students/individuals/apprentices and health service providers with an opportunity to gain valuable clinical and work experience in a health care related career.

Student practicums are arranged through your Education Institution Student Services Coordinator for placement within our facilities.

Prairie Mountain Health is a beautiful place to learn and play, offering both modern conveniences and rustic outdoor experiences. When you decide to do your practicum with us, you are deciding to live in a modern community surrounded by wide-open spaces, lakes and uplands. There is plenty of opportunity to balance the stress of student life with the relaxation of playing in Parkland. Whether you love down-hill skiing, mountain biking, swimming, snowmobiling, wakeboarding, canoeing, jet skiing, shopping or just hanging out, the Parkland provides it’s to you. No matter where you are, you are moments from contemporary urban services and stunning rural scenery. The best of both worlds!

Summer Student Opportunities

Prairie Mountain Health will promote the employment of students for the purposes of summer student recruitment and potential recruitment upon graduation. Prairie Mountain Health will attempt to hire the most suitable summer student for summer employment and provide duties and responsibilities that are meaningful in creating an educational-learning experience

For example:

Are you a 2nd or 3rd year nursing student interested in working for the Prairie Mountain Health as a Health Care Aide while home from university/college breaks?

You’ll have the chance to gain some experience in a health care setting. Casual hours are available all year round. You must have completed equivalent education credits to a work as a Health Care Aide and be available to work.

Home for the Summer Program

Along with the Office of Rural & Northern Health (ORNH) the Home for the Summer Program assists rural and northern health employers to provide students with summer career opportunities. The program is promoted by the ORNH during the office’s numerous visits to Manitoba Colleges and Universities throughout the year. The student must meet the following criteria:

  • Student originates from the area
  • Student is currently enrolled in a health care training program that is a future need for the region
  • The position for the student will be both an educational and work placement
  • The work of the position will include a project that adds to the region about recruitment and retention
 
Job Shadowing Opportunities

Prairie Mountain Health offers Job Shadowing opportunities for students interested in a career in Health Care. Job Shadowing provides work experience that allows an individual to observe an employee performing the duties of their job.

New Hire Requirements 

     

All new applicants with Prairie Mountain Health must complete the following Pre-Employment checks as listed below:

  • Pre-employment checks

Criminal Record Check

PMH requires you to complete and return a valid police criminal record check with the vulnerable sector search (dated within the last 6 months) prior to being offered a position.

Please note: Applicants will be required to provide a criminal record check at his or her own expense.

Please go to your nearest Police/RCMP detachment to request a valid check.

Child Abuse Registry Check

PMH requires you to complete and return a valid Child Abuse Registry check (dated within the last 6 months) prior to being offered a position.


Child Abuse Registry Self Check Application form is available from Human Resources or at the following website link: www.gov.mb.ca

Adult Abuse Registry Check

PMH requires you to complete and return a valid Adult Abuse Registry check (dated within the last 6 months) prior to being offered a position.


Adult Abuse Registry Self Check Application form is available from Human Resources or at the following website link: www.gov.mb.ca

 

Please present all original paperwork to your hiring manager on or before your first day of employment.

       Proof of certification of required qualifications will be required, as listed on the position description.

 

Supporting Documents

Many of the positions with PMH require that confirmation of credentials are provided prior to employment. Such documents may include the following:

        • Confirmation of graduation (credentials)
        • Confirmation of Affiliation/Memberships (MASW, MAPN, etc.)
        • Confirmation of Driver’s License
        • Other

Note: Originals will be returned upon confirmation.

RESOURCES 

               

Educational Opportunities

Opportunities for personal and professional growth through education and professional are important to Prairie Mountain Health and our staff. To meet the demand for skilled health care providers, there are a number of in-house training programs offered in Prairie Mountain Health. Watch our website for training opportunities.

Relocation Information

Out of Province

The Nurses Recruitment and Retention Fund offers many opportunities for nurses to relocate to Manitoba. If eligible, you could receive up to $5,000 reimbursement toward your moving expenses.

Eligible nurses must agree to a 12 month return of service commitment in a permanent or term position (0.6 EFT or higher) for above grant.

For more information visit www.manitoba.ca/health/nurses for more information

Internationally Educated Applicants

Qualified international applicants are encouraged to apply for positions in Prairie Mountain Health. The process to immigrate here does require some time and effort. Your eligibility for employment depends on your occupational group, qualifications, and current Citizenship and Immigration (CIC) status, and Human Resources Skills Development Canada regulations (HRSDC).

Utilize the following links to obtain further information about living and working in Canada.

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/index.asp

http://www.cic.gc.ca/EnGlish/work/index.asp

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/residents/new_immigrants.asp

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/index.asp

Further information on immigrating to Canada can be found by visiting the following website:

Learn more about Designate Medical Practitioners

Permanent Residency Status through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) is a government immigration program that selects skilled workers who demonstrate they have the potential and the desire to immigrate and settle themselves and their families in the Province of Manitoba.

In summary, the MPNP accepts applications from skilled workers who can make a positive contribution to Manitoba’s economy and society as permanent residents. This requires:

    • Education and training
    • Work experience
    • Enough knowledge of English or French to start a job soon after arrival
    • A connection to Manitoba (for example, friends or family or current employment)
    • Settlement supports (enough money to maintain yourself and your family while you are becoming established)
    • An intention to settle permanently in Manitoba

Learn more about the Provincial Nominee Program

 

Professional Licensing Information

In Manitoba, to work in a regulated profession you must apply to the regulatory body. The regulatory body will assess your qualifications to see if they meet the licensing requirements. Generally, regulated professions require university education, supervised work experience, language ability, licensing exams and registration fees.

Each profession listed below has a link to the website of its respective regulatory body where you will find information about becoming employed in that profession.

      • Audiologists

Manitoba Speech and Hearing Association

      • Dietitians

College of Dietitians of Manitoba

      • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Manitoba Health EMS Branch

      • Licensed Practical Nurses

College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Manitoba

      • Medical Laboratory Technologists

Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science

      • Medical Radiation Technologists

Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists

      • Midwifery

College of Midwives of Manitoba

      • Nurse Practitioners

College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba

      • Occupational Therapy

College of Occupational Therapists of Manitoba

      • Physician Assistants

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba

      • Physicians and Surgeons

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba

      • Physiotherapists

College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba

      • Registered Nurses

College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba

      • Registered Psychiatric Nurses

College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba

      • Respiratory Therapists

Manitoba Association of Registered Respiratory Therapists

      • Pharmacists

Manitoba Pharmaceutical Association

      • Social Workers

Manitoba Institute of Registered Social Workers

      • Speech Language Pathologists

Manitoba Speech and Hearing Association

Collective Agreements

Frequently Asked Questions 

                    

 

How often are vacancies posted?

Vacancies are posted every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for a seven day period closing at 1600 hours (4pm Central Time).

Open until filled vacancies, otherwise known as ongoing vacancies, are posted daily and removed once the position has been filled.

What if I miss the application deadline?

Late applications are not accepted. Postings close at 1600 hours (4pm Central Time) on the closing date. Please ensure to submit your application before the closing date and time.

What is a competition number?

All posted vacancies are assigned a job competition number. Ex: HARNRPN151. Please reference this competition number when calling your HR Recruitment Office with questions.

How do I apply?

  • Apply directly on-line when searching our career listings here.
  • Or by submitting your application via email, fax, mail, or in person, to the applicable HR Recruitment Office.  Click here for the fillable application.

What do I need to include when I apply?

External applicants 

  • External application form;
  • Resume;
  • Cover Letter (optional);
  • Proof of all required credentials as listed in the job description (ie: certificates, etc); and
  • Proof of entitlement to legally work in Canada (ie: valid work permit, Canadian residency or Canadian citizenship).

Internal applicants (have a valid employee number)

  • Internal application form;
  • Resume;
  • Proof of all required credentials as listed in the job description (if credentials haven’t been previously provided to the hiring manager or if newly acquired).

How do I retain a copy of my application?

Before clicking on “Submit Application”, either print a copy of your application form and/or save a copy by clicking on “File” à “Save As”.

Once you click on “Submit Application”, you will not be able to retrieve your application form.

I am clicking on “Submit Application” but my application is not submitting. What do I do?

Required fields will be highlighted in red. Please review your application to ensure all required fields have been filled in.

How do I know that my application was received?

You will receive an on-screen confirmationacknowledging that you have successfully submitted your application. It is recommended that you print or save a copy of this message for your records as proof of application submission.

Below is an example of message you will see on your screen.

 HR EmailReply

What happens after I apply?

After the closing date, your application and resume will be reviewed. If interviews are required, those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Generally, you will be contacted within three weeks of the closing date of the posting if you are being interviewed. If you are called for an interview, please ensure you take note of the name, department, and phone number of the contact person.

We thank all applicants for applying; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Do I need to complete more than one application if I am interested in more than one opportunity?

Yes, you must apply to each position separately to be considered for each position.