COVID-19 Testing Site Swabber (N2) – Primary Care Program

Working at one of the Winnipeg COVID-19 Testing Sites, the Swabber/Primary Care Nurse primarily:

  • provides support through discussing symptoms experienced by the patient
  • administers Nasopharyngeal swabs
  • provides patient education regarding COVID 19


  • Minimum of two years of directly related experience in a primary healthcare, community health nursing, northern nursing, and/or ambulatory care nursing with an emphasis on primary care services (primary and secondary prevention, intervention, maintenance/support, and palliation).
  • A combination of other nursing experiences would be considered.
  • Experience with mental health counselling would be beneficial.
  • Satisfactory employment record required.

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

  • Graduate of an approved Registered Nursing education program required.
  • Certification in Diabetes or Asthma Education (or attained within 2 to 3 years of employment) preferred.


  • Responsible for maintaining and providing proof of registration with the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (CRNM).
  • Active participation in professional associations e.g. Association of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (ARNM) preferred.
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support certificate required.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Scope of practice as documented in the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA).
  • Proficient with computers, software programs, and applications such as Window, word processing, spreadsheets and databases.
  • Working knowledge of computers and keyboarding.
  • Demonstrated clinical skill in physical examination and nursing intervention.
  • Demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary teamwork.
  • Proven commitment to and knowledge of primary care and community health.
  • Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Preference will be given to those applicants competent in an Indigenous language and/or knowledge in Indigenous customs, traditions and values.

Physical Requirements

  • Physically capable of performing duties related to position, including assisting clients with physical and mental challenges during clinic visits, lifting a variety of clinic equipment and teaching materials, and arranging meeting rooms for group teaching activities.
  • May be required to provide primary care nursing services in a variety of clinic settings, including a primary care clinic site, temporary clinics in community settings, the client’s home, and/or within a private physician practice.
  • Owns or has access to transportation suitable for the performance of Primary Care Nurse (PCN) duties.
  • Required to wear personal protective equipment for entirety of shift.

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