Indigenous Services Canada – First Nations Inuit Health Branch
$87,540 to $103,221
For further information on the organization, please visit Indigenous Services Canada
Closing date: 29 January 2021 – 23:59, Pacific Time
Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.
We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.
When answering the screening questions, remember that the assessment board cannot make assumptions about your experience. It is insufficient to say that you have the required qualifications or to list your current or past duties. Rather, using this tool, candidates must demonstrate how they meet the education and experience criteria listed in the job opportunity advertisement by providing clear and concrete examples.
Clear and concrete examples are defined as illustrations in which you fully explain the actions, considerations and steps you completed in order to gain the experience you are describing. This detailed contextual information will be used by the board members reviewing your submission to assess whether you have sufficient experience in a relevant field to complete the tasks which will be assigned to you should you be considered for this position. This is similar to what would be expected of you when asked to provide a concrete example of a particular situation in the context of an interview.
Resumes will be used as a secondary source of information and strictly to validate the concrete examples you will have described in this tool.
Finally, if the examples you provide speak of experience that was acquired in a team setting, please be specific as to your exact role within this team as it is your experience the board will be looking to assess and not that of your team.
In order to be considered for appointment to a position, candidates must meet ALL essential merit criteria. Meeting asset criteria is desirable and may be a deciding factor in determining the person to be appointed to an available position; HOWEVER, a candidate may be appointed to a position even if some or all of the asset qualifications are not met.
Please be advised this process will be used to staff nursing positions in the areas of Communicable Disease Control, Primary Care and Home and Community Care in the department of Indigenous Services Canada. The candidates are encouraged to visit the website
https://www.canada.ca/en/indigenous-services-canada.html for more information on various programs and services.
At the time this job opportunity was published, Indigenous Services Canada employees had not yet returned to their workplace due to the context of COVID-19. Therefore, the successful candidates may have to work remotely until further notice.
The official workplace for the positions currently available is Ottawa. Depending on the needs and requirements of the service, the possibility of a telework arrangement could be considered. The request will be assessed in accordance with the provisions of the Directive on Telework.
Intent of the process
The immediate intent of this poster is to fill up to 3 positions in the NCR.
A pool of qualified or partially assessed candidates may be established and may be used to staff similar positions at this group and level with various language requirements (English Essential or Bilingual Imperative), various security requirements, various conditions of employment, various tenures (acting, assignment/secondment, deployment, term and/or indeterminate), and in various locations within Indigenous Services Canada.
Positions to be filled: 3
Information you must provide
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
• Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with an acceptable specialization in nursing, nursing service administration, nursing education or some other specialty relevant to the position.
Eligibility for registration as a registered nurse in a province or territory of Canada.
• At least two years’ experience providing direct primary care, home and community care, or public health services.
• Experience providing advice or recommendations to management on health issues.
• Experience working in multi-disciplinary teams on health issues.
• Knowledge of issues related to the delivery of health care services and programs for Indigenous populations.
• Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
• Ability to communicate effectively orally.
• Ability to provide advice and recommendations on health issues
• Ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines.
• Demonstrating integrity and respect
• Thinking things through
• Working effectively with others
• Showing initiative and being action-oriented
If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)
• Graduation with a master’s degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with an acceptable specialization in nursing or some other specialty relevant to the position.
• Experience participating in the development and implementation of projects.
• Experience providing direct health care services to Indigenous populations
• Experience providing direct health services to Northern or remote communities.
• Experience working in a home-care, continuing care or long-term care setting
• Experience applying population-based health approaches.
• Experience participating in the development and implementation of community mobilization strategies.
• Experience participating in the development or implementation of public health programs.
• Experience working in communicable disease control
• Experience participating in working groups or committees.
• Experience participating in the development or adaptation of evidence-based clinical guidance.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Various language requirements
Various Language Profiles (English Essential, BBB, CBC)
Information on language requirements
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Indigenous Services Canada is committed to having a skilled and diversified representative of the population its serve. In support of our strategy to achieve employment equity goals, preference may be given to candidates who, at the time of application, indicate that they are belonging to one of the following Employment Equity groups (self-declaration): Aboriginal peoples, Women, Visible Minorities and Persons with Disabilities.
First consideration may be given to candidates self-identifying as Aboriginal peoples.
• Willingness and ability to work overtime on short notice.
• Willingness and ability to travel on occasion.
• Willingness and ability to work from home as required.
Conditions of employment
• Security: Various (Reliability, Secret)
• A valid, unrestricted, license/registration to practice nursing in the province or territory of employment.
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.
Information on employment equity
Reference checks will be sought.
An interview will be administered.
A written exam will be administered.
Candidates are entitled to participate in the selection process in the official language of their choice.
Successful candidates will have to obtain the required security clearance level prior to being appointed to the position. Personal Information will be required when completing security clearance level documentation.
Successful candidate(s) must meet and maintain the conditions of employment throughout their employment.
Successful candidates are required to meet the language requirements of the position. Second Language Evaluation (SLE) testing will be administered to successful candidates prior to being appointed to a position unless the candidate can provide current valid SLE results.
All communication relating to this process, including email correspondence, may be used in the assessment of qualifications.
Candidates will be required to provide proof of education as part of this selection process. Candidates with foreign educational credentials are required to provide proof of Canadian equivalency. You may consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials at www.cicic.ca for further information.
Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line are asked to contact 1-800-645-5605.
Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required. Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email).
Time sensitive correspondence may be transmitted via e-mail and it will be the candidate’s responsibility to ensure they check their e-mail regularly. Failure to respond to communications may result in elimination from this process.
The client organization will accept applications on-line only. All job applications must therefore be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System. Following are some of the benefits associated with applying on-line:
-Applicants can create a profile and a résumé that can be used when applying for other processes without having to recreate a new application each time.
-Applicants can modify their application/résumé at any time BEFORE the closing date indicated on the job advertisement.
-Applicants can verify the status of their applications, at any time.
-Applicants can be notified electronically of tests or interviews and results.
-For some jobs, applicants will find important information, namely the job questionnaire and a complete statement of merit criteria that are only available when applying on-line.
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.
Other Nursing Opportunities
From time to time, other federal, provincial and territorial organizations (providing similar services to First Nations and Inuit populations) and/or other federal government departments providing nursing services enquire regarding the existence of an inventory of nurses who may be interested in providing public and primary care nursing support for temporary assignments and/or providing surge capacity requirements and/or nursing services in other government departments.
Please notify us if you would not be interested in participating in these potential opportunities
Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.
Information on the preference to veterans
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.