Practicum Supervisor - Practical Nursing program
CDI College - Winnipeg, MB

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CDI College, Winnipeg Campus is currently seeking Practicum Supervisors in the Portage la Prairie, Steinbach and Winnipeg area to supervise practicums scheduled at health care facilities within the Portage community.

We are seeking Registered Nurses and LPNs who can contribute to the success of the college and the students. Under general supervision, the Practicum Supervisor is responsible for providing clinical instruction and facilitating student practical learning according to the prescribed curriculum.

Specific Responsibilities

The Practicum Supervisor will be responsible for the following:

  • Provide sound ethical clinical supervision and support to learners to enable them in the provision of safe, competent care within their limit of practice and with respect of Host Agency policies, rules and procedures;
  • Identify learning opportunities for learners and help them build autonomy and confidence;
  • Monitor learners clinical progress and support their practical learning throughout placement;
  • Demonstrate responsibility and professionalism when dealing with students, head nurse/team leader, unit staff, and other health professionals;
  • Deliver clinical practice instruction/supervision that help learners meets practicum objectives as set out in the curriculum;
  • Discuss learners’ progress with them individually;
  • Explain the practicum performance expectations to learners at beginning of practicum;
  • Inform the Program Coordinator of any significant changes or problems that arise during a practicum;
  • Attend Instructors’ meetings, as required;
  • Possess a clear understanding of, and upholding, the CDI policies and procedures relating to students and instructors;
  • Possess a clear understanding of CLPNM standards and criteria;
  • Cooperate with the administration staff in the performance of their duties;
  • Complete required forms and records and submitting them to administration staff in a timely manner;
  • Maintain relevant Nursing skills and knowledge;
  • Act as role Model for learners throughout the practicum.

Position Requirements

To be successful in the Practicum Supervisor position, individuals must be committed to developing, maintaining and demonstrating the following:

  • Relevant nursing skills, best practice and knowledge related to clinical practice;
  • Ability to function and coordinate care on a busy acute care unit as required;
  • Ability to assess, monitor and evaluate students’ progress;
  • Ability to use mechanisms to support students clinical performance at all time;
  • Supportive, and able to develop and maintain positive relationships with unit staff;
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills, including group facilitation
  • Ability to motivate and inspire students;
  • Demonstrate and encourage high standards of behavior, a professional attitude and commitment to quality of care and accountable practice;
  • Ability to work cooperatively with other instructors and staff;
  • Ability to consider and respond appropriately to the needs and capabilities of learners to provide them feedback and treat them with objectivity and equitably

Education and Experience:

  • Registered Nurse and Licensed Practical Nurse (CLPNM) with current valid License;
  • Current registration with the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (CRMN);
  • At least two years of recent Canadian practical experience as a RN, RPN or LPN in a Canadian context in acute settings;
  • Experience in working with a diverse population;
  • Instructional experience is an asset

Other Requirements:

  • Travel between practicum locations