Nurse Clinician

Founded in 1967, the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to basic and clinical biomedical research in a wide variety of fields, as well as the training of the next generation of scientists in an innovative technological environment. 

The IRCM clinic is a reference centre for care and clinical research. It is affiliated with the Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM). It welcomes patients from the province of Quebec referred for subspecialized follow-up of rare or complex diseases in four clinics, including diabetes (type 1, complex type 2 and cystic fibrosis-related), genetic dyslipidemias, primary immunodeficiency, and rare kidney diseases. The management of the clinic is based on the use of an electronic medical record which allows for in-person or tele-care. Patients are being followed by a multidisciplinary team including nutrition, nursing, and genetic counseling. In addition, numerous clinical research projects are underway and the expertise developed at the clinic contributes to the training of healthcare professionals.

The IRCM clinic is currently looking to recruit a nurse clinician to be part of the Lipid, Nutrition and Cardiovascular Prevention Clinic, as well as the Diabetes Clinic.

Summary of responsibilities

Under the administrative supervision of the operations manager, clinical and clinical research, and under the medical supervision of the IRCM clinic director, the nurse clinician assumes responsibility for a range of nursing care services according to the biopsychosocial needs of patients with cardio-metabolic diseases. The nurse clinician is responsible for assessing the state of health, implementing and monitoring the therapeutic nursing plan and provides care for patients with complex health problems, in close collaboration with the multidisciplinary team. He/She also works synergistically with the clinical research team. The nurse clinician will be involved in the development and implementation of new care programs.

Main tasks and responsibilities: 

Activities related to clinical care 
For patients at high cardiovascular risk suffering from complex or genetic dyslipidemia (e.g. severe hypertriglyceridemia, familial hypercholesterolemia, dysbetalipoproteinemia) who require follow-up in a specialized clinic:

  • Performs health assessment, teaching and follow-up to patients by integrating an approach promoting self-management of the disease 
  • Coordinates the patient's care trajectory and works in close collaboration with the multidisciplinary team (nurses, nutritionists, genetic counsellors, physicians)
  • Adjusts therapies according to recommendations and provides support for improving lifestyle habits
  • Prepares authorization and renewal requests for special access to medication programs (e.g. PCSK9 inhibitors)
  • Participates in the development or adaptation of clinical tools
  • Participates in the development or improvement of care programs 
  • Identifies for the patients the needs and interventions requiring coordination of services within the institution and between different establishments or organizations in the community
  • Performs additional blood tests necessary for the evaluation and follow-up of patients, including genetic tests 
  • Ensures the completion and the follow-up of additional tests requested for patient assessment
  • Ensures the coordination of clinical tasks with clinical research activities

Activities related to teaching and clinical research 

  • Welcomes and accompanies students on internship in the care process
  • Contributes to research activities, notably by participating in the selection and recruitment of potential participants 
  • Participates in training related to research projects that are relevant to his/her practice 

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in nursing or a bachelor's degree with three (3) eligible certificates, including at least two (2) recognized certificates in nursing
  • Member of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec (OIIQ)
  • Clinical experience of at least 2 years with clients with chronic diseases
  • Functional bilingualism (French, English)

Knowledge and skills:

  • Excellent clinical judgment
  • Leadership, enjoy teamwork, good communication skills, ability to listen
  • Demonstrate professional rigor, integrity, judgment, flexibility, discretion and diplomacy
  • Experience with the electronic medical record (Medesync) would be an asset

Conditions of employment:

  • Regular part-time or full-time position (4 or 5 days (29 to 36.25h)/week), daytime (Monday to Friday)
  • Work-life balance 
  • Start date as soon as possible.
  • Benefits in accordance with IRCM policies:
    • Participation to the government and public employees’ pension plan (RREGOP) 
    • Group insurance plans and employee assistance program (EAP)
    • 20 days of vacation per year (full time schedule).
    • 13 paid statutory holidays and 10 sick or personal days per year

How to apply:
Send your resume and cover letter specifying in the subject Application– Nurse Clinician to the following email address:

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Visit our website.


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