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Registered Nurses - Community Health & Float

Reference number: DIS22J-097997-000002
Selection process number: 22-DIS-AB-EA-564020
Indigenous Services Canada - First Nations and Inuit Health Branch
Various locations
$81,513 to $92,653

For further information on the organization, please visit Indigenous Services Canada - First Nations and Inuit Health Branch

Closing date: 20 October 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

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.


Community Health Nurses deliver comprehensive nursing services to First Nations communities. They provide in-depth nursing knowledge, skills, clinical expertise and advanced judgment through consultation, clinical practice, and leadership while also facilitating knowledge transfer through health promotion and disease prevention.

The three streams that fall under “Community Health” are: Public Health, Home & Community Care and the Float Team.

Public Health responsibilities include communicable disease control, well child clinics, pre-natal and post-natal programs, school health, health promotion, and disease and injury prevention.

Home and Community Care responsibilities include case management, chronic disease management, wound care, and post-operative care in client homes.

Float Team Nurses enjoy autonomous, varied work travelling to many of the Alberta First Nation Communities while immersed in diverse First Nations cultures. Float Team Nurses will be required to travel from the position location (Enoch) to any of the following communities on a regular basis:

- Alexis
- Goodfish Lake
- Heart Lake
- Paul Band
- Saddle Lake
- Sunchild
- Duncan
- Sturgeon Lake

Work environment

First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB), Indigenous Services Canada, is recruiting Registered Nurses to provide quality, evidence-informed nursing services, respectful of culture and intended to enhance the health of First Nations people in Alberta. The maintenance of cultural competence and the provision of culturally safe care are paramount in these areas of practice.

Please note: Float Team Nurses will travel to the Alberta First Nation Communities identified under “Duties”

Intent of the process

The immediate need is to fill three Home Care nurse positions (Alexis, Saddle Lake, Sunchild), seven Public Health nurse positions (Duncan, Saddle Lake, Sunchild) and establish a Float Team based out of Enoch (please see 'Duties' for more information on the Float Team role).

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A response to a text question addressing the following:

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

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

Independent clinical experience as a registered nurse (RN) in one of the following 2 areas:
i. Public Health/Community Health *Includes but not limited to Maternal/Child Health, Immunizations, Infection Prevention and Control.
ii. Home Care *Includes but not limited to Wound Care Management, Long Term Care, Supportive and/or Seniors Living.

Communication (Oral)
Communication (Written)
Demonstrating Integrity and Respect
Showing Initiative and Being Action-Oriented
Thinking Things Through
Working Effectively With Others
Indigenous Cultural Competency

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

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

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

Degree equivalency

Experience in pediatric nursing
Experience in palliative care nursing
Experience in Mental Health
Experience in chronic disease management
Experience working with First Nation communities

Organizational Need:
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: Aboriginal Persons, Women, Visible Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities.

Operational Requirements:
Travel to rural locations on gravel roads
Willingness and ability to work overtime on occasion
Willingness and ability to work overtime in the event of a public health emergency or outbreak
Willingness to relocate within 40km of position location

Conditions of employment

Security clearance to the Reliability level
Possession of a valid driver’s license
CPR Certificate, Healthcare Provider Level C, renewed annually
Continuous professional registration, without conditions or restrictions, with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta

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


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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