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COVID-19 Nurse - Inventory

Reference number: AHS20J-019332-000010
Selection process number: 20-AHS-HSI-EA-NCR-285824
Public Health Agency of Canada
Calgary (Alberta), Edmonton (Alberta), Vancouver Region - Other locations (British Columbia), Winnipeg (Manitoba), Halifax (Nova Scotia), Toronto (Ontario), National Capital Region - Other locations (Ontario), Montréal - Other locations (Québec), Regina (Saskatchewan)
NU-CHN-03, NU-CHN-04, NU-CHN-05, NU-CHN-06, NU-CHN-07
$80,906 to $122,926

For further information on the organization, please visit Public Health Agency of Canada

Closing date: 18 March 2020 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

Update: **Amendment to Closing Date**
Due to the large number of applications received, the Inventory will close on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 23:59, Pacific Time.

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.

The Health Portfolio Operations Centre (HPOC) is activated at Level 3, to support effective coordination of federal, provincial and territorial preparedness and response to the emergence of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in China.

Due to intensity of efforts to support this activation, enhanced border measures at airports and quarantine of repatriated Canadians, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has an urgent need to establish a roster of nurses who can support ongoing efforts.

This includes a need for quarantine officers, nurse managers, and other registered nurses.


• Perform Health assessments of international travellers and make determinations on the risk to public health.
• Apply principles and knowledge of the disease process in the management and control of communicable diseases.
• Work with colleagues and managers to support effective communication and case management.
• Act as the Public Health Agency of Canada’s representative to network, engage and work collaboratively with partners of a variety of organizations to permit and support effective application of the Quarantine Act and to achieve other Agency goals.
• Work with stakeholders to create change within the travelling public in support of health promotion.
• Ensure that all public health literature, notices to the public, posters, alerts, etc. are clearly posted and implemented.

• Providing advice and recommendations for senior management on policy, programs or initiatives
•Conducting literature reviews, analysis of emerging evidence, epidemiology and research reports to inform best practices for infection prevention and control in healthcare settings
•Leading guideline development working groups, engaging with national experts (external advisory body) and liaison organization representatives on the National Advisory Committee on Infection Prevention and Control
•Represent HAI-IPC section on working groups, emergency preparedness and response & training activities, establishing and managing effective partnerships across the Health Portfolio and with external stakeholders
•Providing IPC and HAI technical support to key files, branch priorities and action requests
•Developing evidence based guidelines, tools, publications and presentations

Intent of the process

The Public Health Agency of Canada will periodically pull and review the applications received and contact applicants selected for further assessment based on the needs. The first pull of applications may be as early as March 16, 2020. It is therefore important for candidates to indicate all the locations for which they are interested and registered to work in. Nurses already registered in the province where positions are available will be given first preference to the position. Additional locations, other than those listed above, may be considered based on the needs of the position being staffed. Candidates may be contacted to express interest in the additional locations.

The immediate intent of the inventory is to staff temporary nurses to prepare and respond to the emergence of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This could include casual and term (specified period) appointments. A pool of qualified candidates may be created and may be used to staff temporary or permanent opportunities within the Public Health Agency of Canada.

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 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.

Degree equivalency

- Experience in public health, community health, travel related nursing, infectious diseases or other specialty relevant to the position.
- Experience in performing health assessments.

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

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

Note: this education may be considered an Essential or Asset qualification depending on the position being staffed.

Degree equivalency

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

Various language requirements

Information on language requirements

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

Candidates MAY be required to meet ONE OR MORE of the following qualifications, depending on the requirements of the specific position being staffed as they may be deemed as either an Essential or Asset qualification:
Effective Oral Communication
Demonstrating integrity and respect
Thinking things through
Working effectively with others
Showing initiative and being action-oriented
Establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships
Successfully dealing with challenging clients

Additional essential qualifications, asset qualifications, organizational needs, operational requirements and/or conditions of employment may be identified and applied during the assessment and/or selection of candidates.

Operational Requirements:
- Willingness and ability to travel within Canada and internationally as required
- Willingness and ability to work overtime as required, on short notice
- Willingness and ability to work on call on a rotational basis and stand-by as required

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Secret security clearance

Current valid registration as a Registered Nurse and a member in good standing in the province where the position is located.

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

COMMUNICATION FOR THIS INVENTORY will be sent by email. Candidates must check their email accounts frequently as there may be new communication regarding this inventory or a deadline for response. Responses provided after the indicated deadline may not be accepted. Candidates must include in their application a valid email address that is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users; some email systems block these types of email. Ensure to check/view your spam folder regularly.

Persons with a disability preventing them from applying on-line should contact us at 1-800-645-5605.

NOTE: Casual employment is temporary employment of 90 working days or less, in a calendar year


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.

Contact information

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