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Home & Community Care Practice Advisor

Reference number: DIS22J-022164-000378
Selection process number: 23-DIS-MB-EA-567830
Indigenous Services Canada
Winnipeg (Manitoba)
$84,187 to $98,114

For further information on the organization, please visit Indigenous Services Canada

Closing date: 14 February 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents 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

Candidates must clearly demonstrate with concrete examples, IN THE PRE-SCREENING QUESTIONS, how they meet the education and experience factors listed in the essential qualifications. Only screening questionnaire will be used during pre-screening process. We may use resumes as a secondary source to validate the answers to the pre-screening questions. Candidates who fail to provide sufficient information will be eliminated from further consideration.

Work environment

By joining our team, you will have opportunity to provide direct support to health services and community based programming. You will build and support strong working relationships with First Nations and Inuit communities, families, and individuals, with a focus on improving health outcomes and reducing health risks.

Currently we are using a hybrid telework schedule where we are working in the office as well as working from home. The department is actively working on a flexible, phased approach for the safe return of employees to their workspaces.

Intent of the process

Intent to fill one indeterminate vacancy.

The pool also be used to staff similar positions with various tenures, various language requirements, various security requirements, as well as various locations within Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) and Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC).

Applicants are encouraged to apply ONLY if they are able to relocate to Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

Contact information for 3 references.

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

• Graduation with a nursing diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution* with acceptable specialization in nursing, nursing service administration, nursing education or some other specialty relevant to the position.

*Recognized post-secondary institution: A public or private institution that has been given authority to grant degrees, diplomas, and other credentials by a public or private act of a provincial/territorial legislature or through a government-mandated quality assurance mechanism. For greater certainty, also included are institutions authorized to grant specific academic credentials for specific academic programs.

Degree equivalency

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

• Experience* in providing Home Care or Primary Care Nursing in one or more of the following areas:
- Wound management
- Chronic disease management
- Palliative care

• Experience* in performing health assessments and determining the appropriate course of action using professional practice and workplace protocols.

*Experience equivalent to 12 months on a full-time basis* working as a registered nurse providing nursing services to individuals, groups and families at the community level in order to promote & protect health and prevent illness.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

English essential

Information on language requirements

• Knowledge of the First Nations & Inuit Home & Community Care Program
• Knowledge of the social, economic and cultural factors that influence First Nations health

• Ability to provide nursing advice and guidance on home health nursing.
• Ability to communicate effectively orally.

• Critical thinking (Action Management)
• Showing initiative
• Judgement

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

• Degree from a recognized post-secondary institute.

Degree equivalency

• Experience with Microsoft Office Word, and PowerPoint.

• Indigenous Services Canada is committed to having a skilled and diversified workforce representative of the population we serve. In support of our strategy to achieve our employment equity goals, selection may be limited to candidates self-identifying as belonging to one of the following Employment Equity groups: Women, Aboriginal Persons, Visible Minorities and Persons with Disability.

• Occasional requirement to work overtime
• Occasional requirement for overnight travel
• Willingness and ability to travel in small aircraft, off-road vehicles and by boat in varied weather conditions to communities in remote and isolated areas, as required.

Conditions of employment

• Medical Clearance.
• Reliability Status
• Continuous professional registration in good standing with the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba
• Willingness to complete education/training relevant to the position.
• Maintain current and ongoing certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation-Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers.
• Willingness to obtain and maintain certification in other certification programs as deemed necessary by employer.
• Possession of a valid driver’s license or personal mobility associated with the possession of a valid driver’s license.

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

All communication throughout the entire staffing process, including email correspondence may be used in the assessment of qualifications.

Proof of citizenship or permanent residency will be requested if you are considered for a position.

For this selection process, our intention is to communicate with applicants by e-mail for screening/assessment purposes (including issuing screening results, and sending invitations for written tests and interviews). Applicants who apply to this selection process must include in their application a valid e-mail address and make sure this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users.

We may assess the essential and asset qualifications using interviews, written tests, reference checks or a combination of these methods.

Candidates from outside the public service may be required to pay for travel and relocation costs associated with this selection process.

Other sources of information (such as performance agreements, work samples, board member knowledge, etc.) may be used to assess the criteria identified on the Statement of Merit Criteria.

Candidates invited to the assessment stage will be required to provide ORIGINAL proof of their education credentials, i.e., their degree or official transcript. Failure to do so may result in you not being considered further in the selection process.

Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at http://www.cicic.ca/

Should you be an employee of the public service, please identify clearly your substantive group and level, your employment status and your Personal Record Identifier (PRI) on your resume and/or application form.

Candidates must ensure that they are available for any testing or interviews required

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language(s) of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language(s) in their application.


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, 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.

Contact information

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