Why Choose Us?

WHY CHOOSE US?

 

 

 About Us

Click here to view Prairie Mountain Health's 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.