Senior Nurse Consultant

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Senior Nurse Consultant

Job Information
Author alnationtalk
Date January 11, 2021
Deadline January 29, 2021
Type Full Time
Company Indigenous Services Canada
Salary $101,495 to $122,926 - Per Hour
Category Nurse
Client Indigenous Services Canada
Contact Information
[email protected]

Indigenous Services Canada – First Nations Inuit Health Branch
Various locations
$101,495 to $122,926

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.

Important messages

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.

Assessment accommodation

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.

Work environment

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 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 temporary 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

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Graduation with a master’s 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.

Degree equivalency

Eligibility for registration as a registered nurse in a province or territory of Canada.

At least four (4) years’ experience providing direct primary care, home and community care, or public health services.

At least four (4) years’ experience providing advice or recommendations to management on health issues.

Experience leading multi-disciplinary project teams, working groups or committees.

Experience leading the development, implementation or evaluation of health programs.

Knowledge of issues related to the delivery of health care services and programs for Indigenous populations.


Create vision and strategy
Mobilize people
Uphold integrity and respect
Collaborate with partners and stakeholders
Promote innovation and guide change
Achieve results


Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
Ability to communicate effectively orally.
Ability to analyze health care policy and make recommendations to management regarding its impact on health care program delivery
Ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines.
Ability to supervise staff and develop budgets

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

Experience providing direct health services to Indigenous populations.

Experience providing direct health services in Northern or remote communities.

Experience working in a home-care, continuing care or long-term care setting.

Experience applying population-based health approaches.

Experience leading the development and implementation of community mobilization strategies.

Experience leading the development and/or delivery of educational and training programs.

Experience leading the development or adaptation of evidence-based clinical guidance.

Experience working in communicable disease control.

Experience leading the development operational frameworks, strategies, or performance indicators for the effective management of nursing services.

Experience conducting environmental scans to identify, prioritize, and resolve emerging health service delivery concerns and issues.

Experience in interpreting and applying health care research data to inform policy or practice decisions.

Experience working with external stakeholders or partners.

Experience managing human resources

Experience leading the development of budgets or costing frameworks

Experience applying a quality improvement lens to service delivery.

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.

Operational Requirements:
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.

Other information

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 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.


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.

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