Clinical Service Leader- Winnipeg

Clinical Service Leader – Spiritual Health Services – Repost

Requisition ID: 6882
Position Number: 20030493
Posting End Date: January 30, 2019
City: Winnipeg
Site: Health Sciences Centre
Work Location: Spiritual Health Services
Department / Unit: Spiritual Health Services
Job Stream: Clinical
Anticipated Start Date: 09/03/2018
FTE: 1.00
Anticipated Shift: Days; Evenings, On Call
Daily Hours Worked: 7.75 hours
Annual Base Hours: 2015
Salary: $28.600, $29.564, $30.681, $31.763, $32.927, $34.165, $35.382, $36.847, $38.197

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Position Overview

Under the general supervision of the Manager/Director Spiritual Health Services, the incumbent is responsible for overseeing the daily clinical service delivery and environmental operational issues to ensure optimal person-centred care in a safe and therapeutic environment.

  • The incumbent contributes to the delivery of quality spiritual health services by examining, developing, refining and evaluating the body of knowledge and clinical practices and assists the Spiritual Health Manager/Director in program planning, development and evaluation.
  • The Clinical Service Leader collaborates with the Manager/Director to establish strategic goals for the department which will support and promote the mission, vision and values of the organization.
  • The incumbent will educate Spiritual Health and interprofessional peers on spiritual health screening, assessment, interventions and follow-up within established standards of care in the designated service area.
  • The Clinical Service Leader is an administrative/clinical position. Allocation of time spent on either responsibility will depend on the size of the Spiritual Health Services Department and will be negotiated with the Manager or Regional Director.

Demonstrates strengths as outlined in Core Competencies for Spiritual Health Care Practitioners (created by Manitoba’s Spiritual Health Care Partners (Sept.2017) include:

  • Spiritual Health Assessments and Interventions
  • Communication
  • Collaboration and Partnerships
  • Inclusivity, Diversity and Cultural Safety
  • Personal, Spiritual and Professional Development
  • Leadership
  • Ethical Behavior and Practice
  • Research


  • Previous supervisory experience preferred.
  • Minimum of four years as a Spiritual Health Practitioner. Preference for experience in an inter-spiritual, multi-faith, and culturally diverse environment.

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

  • Master’s Degree related to Spirituality and Health from an accredited Canadian University program or the approved equivalent if internationally educated is required. Course work must include psychology, sociology, spirituality/religious studies, theology, counseling, grief and loss/thanatology, mental health & addictions, cultural safety, philosophy/ethics, and leadership development.
  • Minimum of 4 CPE units supervised clinical experience in a healthcare environment is required. Two units Advanced CPE required. Certified Specialist Canadian Association Spiritual Care (CASC) preferred. May consider a combination of equivalent courses and clinical practice hours in specialty areas (Spiritual Diversity, spiritual direction, counseling, etc.) Candidates must demonstrate competency-based equivalence to the Certified Specialist CASC).
  • In the case of faith-based facilities, there may also be a requirement that religious and spiritual education and practice is consistent with their mission, vision and values, i.e. preference may be given to a candidate who is a graduate of an affiliated faith-based university or seminary having achieved a Masters of Divinity or Theology.
  • Working knowledge of health care administration and systems, and implications for spiritual health. Involvement in education and research required. Completion of coursework and attendance at workshops or seminars in administration is required.
  • Additional training in: Manitoba Indigenous Cultural Safety, WRHA Health Ethics-Equity, Dignity Therapy, Advance Care Planning, Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) conversations and palliative care required. Completes mandated education according to WRHA policy.


  • Active member of a professional organization with a Code of Ethics.
  • Active CASC Specialist certification.
  • Maintains professional competence through a planned program of continuing education as specified by the professional association.
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Training requirements for this position shall be in accordance with the WRHA policy.
  • Incumbent must possess a valid driver’s license and have access to a reliable motor vehicle.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Preference will be given to those applicants competent in an Indigenous language and/or knowledge in Indigenous customs, traditions and values.
  • Strong and demonstrated educator/mentorship skills in active listening, compassionate presence, cultural safety, liaising between patient/team/community, supporting bio-ethical decision-making, grief work , end of life conversations, crisis care, and organizational spiritual leadership.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, respect and ability to champion mission, vision and values of the organization.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) required.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be in good physical, mental and spiritual health to meet the demands of the job (i.e. able to sit at a desk for extended periods of time.
  • Must be capable of walking a fair distance in order to cover a large geographical area within the facility.
  • Must be able to work well under stress and time constraints.
  • May encounter aggressive and/or agitated clients/visitors/staff.
  • Must be able to travel to meetings on and off-site.

This position is subject to a Criminal Record Check, including Vulnerable Sector Search, an Adult Abuse Registry Check and a Child Abuse Registry Check. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred.

Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions across the WRHA legal entity that combine to equal more than 1.0 EFT. The WRHA legal entity includes Churchill Health Centre, Deer Lodge Centre, Grace Hospital, Health Sciences Centre, Middlechurch Home of Winnipeg, Pan Am Clinic, River Park Gardens, Victoria General Hospital, WRHA corporate programs, and WRHA community health services.

Interviewed candidates may be called upon to participate in a skills assessment.

Any application received after the closing time will not be included in the competition.

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