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  • Post Date: August 25, 2020
Job Description


DEPARTMENT:  Mental Health & Dependencies (011309)
HOURLY SALARY:  Min. (1) $25.25 – Max. (18) $45.22



Person who is called upon to advise an institution on questions pertaining to nursing and who may be required to carry out such responsibilities as:



  • ·     The design, distribution, evaluation and revision of orientation, training and skills updating activities for employees and trainees;

  • ·     The design, implementation, evaluation and revision of programs aimed at improving the quality of health care and professional activities and programs.



  • Person who provides a variety of nursing services according to the bio-psycho-social needs of the users or groups of people under her/his care. She/he evaluates the health condition of users; determines and implements treatment and nursing care plans for users with complex health problems and/or problems that involve various biological, psychological and social aspects. She/he provides nursing and medical care and treatments aimed at maintaining and restoring health, and preventing disease.

  • She/he conceives implements and evaluates mental health care programs that require advanced knowledge and that are aimed at solving complex health problems and/or problems involving various biological, psychological and social aspects.  This person is involved in the development or adaptation of clinical and health care quality evaluation tools. She/he coordinates teamwork and; plays an advisory role towards her/his colleagues and the interdisciplinary team.

  • She/he identifies, for the users, the needs and interventions that require the coordination of different mental health services within the establishment and between different establishments or related organizations.  If applicable, she/he ensures the coordination of these services.

  • She/he ensures the organisation for the psychiatrist visit and the clinical follow-up of the care plan resulting of each consultation.

  • She/he acts as a case manager for the clients having and acute or chronic mental illness.

  • She/he acts a liaison to ensure the follow-up and maintain the communication when a client receives services in other departments or from other institutions.

  • She/he assumes, in collaboration with other health professionals, a consulting and educational role on mental health for clients, families, and any other people involved with individuals with mental health issues.





  • Member in good standing of the O.I.I.Q;

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing or an undergraduate degree consisting of three (3) admissible certificates, of which two (2) are accredited certificates in Nursing. At least one (1) in the fields of mental health or psychiatry is a strong asset.


*The following candidates will also be considered:

·     College degree in Nursing with all of the following:

  • An acquired experience and successful completion of a trial/probation1 within the CBHSSJB in extended role;

  • An acquired experience and successful completion of a trial/probation within the CBHSSJB in Awash or Uschiniichisuu.




Three (3) years of experience as a nurse including:

  • Two (2) years of experience in acute care or

  • One (1) year of experience in extended role with a recognized training.

Knowledge and Abilities:



  • Strong interest in developing nursing practice and training;

  • Knowledge of and experience with public and community health prevention and promotion related approaches, methods, issues and programming (and in First Nation contexts) being an asset;

  • Knowledge of MSSS programs and regulations for first lines services is an asset;

  • OMEGA training is an asset;

  • Teaching abilities;

  • Knowledge of Cree culture, and social/health issues in Eeyou Istchee is an asset;

  • Knowledge of Eenou/Eeyou Pimaatsiiun healing practices and paradigms is an asset;

  • Excellent communication skills for group facilitation, written and presentation;

  • Excellent interpersonal and listening communication, leadership and teamwork skills;

  • Excellent critical thinking, organizational and decision-making skills;

  • Demonstrate independence, flexibility, discretion and empathy;

  • Mastery of office software.




  • Fluent in English;
  • Fluency in Cree or French is an asset;




  • Willing to travel.


Posting start/end date:  25/08/2020 – 08/09/2020
Shift type:  Day
Positions available:  1
Hours per day/week:  7.25 / 36.25
Lodging provided:  Yes


To apply, please forward your resume to:

Cree Board of Health & Social Services of James Bay

Tel: 514-861-5955  Fax: 514-989-7495


With your application, please make sure to specify the PR and/or posting number as well as the Job title on which you wish to apply.

We thank all candidates who apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Note 1: In accordance with various Sections of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA), the organization has the objective of staffing all of its positions with qualified and competent beneficiaries of the JBNQA.  

1 For Cree Nurses, a preceptorship equivalent in time to a trial/probation period will be considered as acquired experience.