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Nurse - Inventory

Reference number: PEN23J-123996-000003
Selection process number: 2023-PEN-EA-PAC-180501
Correctional Service Canada - Health Services
Abbotsford (British Columbia), Agassiz (British Columbia), Kelowna (British Columbia), Mission (British Columbia), Victoria (British Columbia)
$81,513 to $92,653 (plus a terminable allowance of $4,500 per year, an education allowance up to $3,850 per year and a Correctional Service Specific Duty Allowance of $2,000 per year. These allowances are subject to change, modification or revocation, with notice.)

For further information on the organization, please visit Correctional Service Canada

Learn more: CSC Health Services

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Closing date: 14 February 2024 - 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.

If you have been found qualified in the Nurse 2022-PEN-EA-PAC-166031-5 selection process with the Correctional Service of Canada, you are not required to apply for this inventory as both processes will be used to staff the same positions. If you are applying and have participated in this process, your assessment results may be applied as part of this selection process.

Any application submitted will stay active in the inventory (assuming it meets the essential screening criteria) for 180 days. At the end of that period, you will need to refresh your application to ensure it stays active in the inventory. 15 days prior to the end of the 180 day period, you will receive a notice to your PSRS profile instructing you that your application will expire unless it is refreshed.

Work environment

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) hires skilled nurses from all backgrounds and areas of expertise. With the current health challenges facing our offender population, there is a need to recruit more nurses into our organization.

Nurses at CSC play an important role in providing quality care to approximately 15,000 offenders incarcerated in Canada's federal institutions, they work in accredited mental health facilities as well as in Health Services Centres. In their daily work, nurses in CSC contribute to prevention, care, treatment, and support of acute and chronic physical and mental health conditions of offenders. Their interventions are extremely valued as they assist in maintaining the safety of Canadians by helping to improve offender health and reintegration into the community. CSC nurses provide a wide range of clinical services that can be found in a community setting, while specializing in services that reflect the needs of the offender population. These include infectious disease prevention and control, opiate substitution therapy programs, suicide prevention, enhanced discharge planning, and mental health interventions to support offenders with mental health disorders.

Intent of the process

The candidate qualified pool resulting from this selection process may be used to staff similar positions on an indeterminate (anticipatory), term, or casual basis.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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

Registration as a Registered Nurse OR a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in a province or territory of Canada. (In order to be appointed, candidates must be registered in the province or territory where the position is being staffed.)

Experience working in a health care environment, including Clinical fieldwork placements*, such as a medical and/or surgical and/or emergency and/or a psychiatric setting.

* Clinical fieldwork placement is defined as a guided clinical practice in selected nursing settings to facilitate the application of theoretical concepts and skill development.

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

Graduation from a recognized post-secondary institution with a Bachelors or Master degree with acceptable specialization in nursing or in another specialty relevant to the position.

Degree equivalency

Relevant Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) certification(s) in nursing (e.g. Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, Community Health, Critical Care, Medical-Surgical Health, etc.).

Certification in Infection Prevention and Control accredited by the Certification Board of Infection Control & Epidemiology.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

Demonstrating integrity and respect.
Thinking things through.
Working effectively with others.
Showing initiative and being action-oriented.

Ability to communicate effectively orally.

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

To support employment equity objectives, increased representation of employment equity groups.
To support diversity and inclusion, increased representation of a member of an equity-seeking group.
To meet business objectives, increased representation of a member of an equity-seeking group.

Variable hours of work including night, weekend, statutory holidays

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Possess a Registered Nurse license or Registered Psychiatric Nurse license in good standing from the provincial regulatory body in the province or territory of practice.

Valid CPR certification – level HCP (Health Care Provider).

Valid Medical Clearance through Health Canada.

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 may be sought.

A test may be administered.

An interview may be administered.

A situational exercise may be administered.

You must provide proof of your education credentials.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

A random and/or top down selection of candidates may be used in the determination of those to be given further consideration in the assessment process.


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

Tanya Maher, Health Services Recruitment and Retention Project Officer
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