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Nurse Practice Advisor - Home & Community Care

Reference number: DIS23J-097997-000014
Selection process number: 23-DIS-SK-EA-597279
Indigenous Services Canada - Indigenous Services Canada - First Nations and Inuit Health Branch
Fort Qu'appelle (Saskatchewan), Regina (Saskatchewan)
$88,197 to $103,995

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

Closing date: 4 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

--> SELECTED CANDIDATES MUST BE WILLING TO RELOCATE TO SASKATCHEWAN. Applicants may wish to review the Relocation Directive for information pertaining to entitlement for relocation benefits: http://www.njc-cnm.gc.ca/directive/nrd-drc/index-eng.php


First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB), Indigenous Services Canada, is recruiting Registered Nurses to provide quality, evidence-informed services, respectful of culture and intended to enhance the health of First Nations peoples in Saskatchewan. Health Care programs are designed in partnership with community members and leaders to promote environments that support good health. The maintenance of cultural competence and the provision of culturally safe care is paramount.

The Nurse Practice Advisor - Home and Community Care provides leadership and professional support, education and awareness to nurses practicing in home care nursing. In collaboration with identified Program Managers, they support First Nations leadership and communities with advice, assistance and guidance in all matters relating to Home Care services within Saskatchewan.

Work environment

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

Intent of the process

The immediate need is to staff one position on an indeterminate basis based out of Regina or Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan.

A pool of qualified or partially assessed candidates may be established and used to staff identical or similar positions at this group and level with various conditions of employment, tenures (acting, assignment/secondment, deployment, term and/or indeterminate), and in various locations.

Positions to be filled: 1

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)

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

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 with community engagement
-->Experience managing or leading a healthcare program, healthcare services, or healthcare team

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


•A Master’s degree in Nursing or a field related to health

• Experience with community development principles and strategies
• Experience with teaching or giving presentations
• Experience working with Indigenous people or organizations
• Experience in interpreting and implementing best practice guidelines
• Experience using spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel or Electronic Service Delivery Reporting Template

Degree equivalency

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

• Indigenous cultural competency
• Demonstrating integrity and respect
• Thinking things through
• Working effectively with others
• Showing initiative and being action-oriented
• Collaborate with partners and stakeholders

•Ability to communicate effectively orally
•Ability to communicate effectively in writing*
*All material collected through this process may be used to assess your written communication

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 workforce representative of the population it serves. In support of our strategy to achieve our 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): Indigenous peoples, Women, Visible Minorities and Persons with Disabilities.

•Willingness and ability to work overtime on occasion
•Willingness and ability to work overtime in the event of a public health emergency or outbreak
• Availability for regional and national travel. Incumbents may be required to travel by vehicle or small fixed-wing aircraft, and occasionally into remote northern locations
•May be required to be temporarily reassigned to other communities as operationally required
•Willingness to relocate to Saskatchewan

Conditions of employment

•Reliability status security clearance
•Possession of a valid driver’s license
•Current BLS Certification (healthcare provider CPR)
•Continuous professional registration, without conditions or restrictions, with the College of Registered Nurses of Saskatchewan

Note: Candidates must meet and maintain the above conditions of employment throughout their 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

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


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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