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Nurse Advisor

Reference number: DIS22J-022467-000391
Selection process number: 22-DIS-SK-EA-433310
Indigenous Services Canada - First Nations and Inuit Health Branch
Fort Qu'appelle (Saskatchewan), Prince Albert (Saskatchewan), Regina (Saskatchewan), Saskatoon (Saskatchewan), Spiritwood (Saskatchewan)
$88,197 to $103,995

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

Closing date: 10 October 2022 - 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 answering the screening questions, remember that the assessment board cannot make assumptions about your experience. It is insufficient to say that you have the required qualifications or to list your current or past duties. Rather, using this tool, candidates must demonstrate how they meet the education and experience criteria listed in the job opportunity advertisement by providing clear and concrete examples.

Clear and concrete examples are defined as illustrations in which you fully explain the actions, considerations and steps you completed in order to gain the experience you are describing. This detailed contextual information will be used by the board members reviewing your submission to assess whether you have sufficient experience in a relevant field to complete the tasks which will be assigned to you should you be considered for this position. This is similar to what would be expected of you when asked to provide a concrete example of a particular situation in the context of an interview.

Resumes will be used as a secondary source of information and strictly to validate the concrete examples you will have described in this tool.

If the examples you provide speak of experience that was acquired in a team setting, be specific as to your exact role within the team as it is your experience the board will be looking to assess and not that of your team.

Your responses to the screening questions will be used as the primary source of information and your resume will only be used to validate this information. Lack of examples and details, or indicating "please refer to resume", will result in your application being rejected as the Assessment Board will have insufficient information to determine if the requirement is met.

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Nurse Practice Advisor - Home and Community Care
Provides leadership and professional support, education and awareness to nurses practising in home care nursing. In collaboration with identified Program Managers, supports First Nations and Inuit leadership and communities with advice, assistance and guidance in all matters relating to Home Care services within SK region.

Assistant Communicable Disease Coordinator
Reviews and assesses results and category 1 and 2 reportable diseases under the Public Health Act . With advice from the Medical Health Officer, supports case and contact tracing, treatment and follow-up.

Immunization Coordinator
Provides leadership and professional support in the area of provincial immunization programs. Provides education materials and training for new vaccines, updates and anaphylaxis.

Tuberculosis Program Coordinator
Provides leadership and professional support for the First Nation tuberculosis program is south central Saskatchewan. Works with partners to review program and funding for Tuberculosis health promotion, prevention and treatment.

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 peoples in Saskatchewan.

Health Care programs are designed in partnership with community members and leaders to promote environments that support good health. The Registered Nurse adheres to the Canadian Community Health Nursing Standards of Practice; promoting health, building individual and community capacity, building relationships, facilitating access and equity, and demonstrating professional responsibility and accountability.

The maintenance of cultural competence and the provision of

Intent of the process

The intent of this process is to establish a pool to staff potential or anticipated temporary or permanent vacancies for the following positions:

- Nurse Practice Advisor – Home and Community Care
- Assistant Communicable Disease Coordinator
- Immunization Coordinator
- Tuberculosis Program Coordinator

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

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)


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

Occupational Certification:

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


• Experience managing or leading a healthcare program, healthcare services, or healthcare team
• Experience collaborating and/or establishing partnerships with stakeholders including but not limited to First Nations community leadership, health services, and/or provincial partners
• Experience working within a multi-disciplinary team
• Minimum of three (3) years experience in nursing


• Knowledge of the elements of community health program planning, implementation and evaluation
• Knowledge of the social, economic and cultural factors that influence First Nations, Inuit or Métis health


• Indigenous Cultural Competency
• Demonstrating integrity and respect
• Thinking things through
• Working effectively with others
• Showing initiative and being action-oriented
• Dependability


• Ability to communicate effectively orally
• Ability to communicate effectively in writing
• Ability to provide professional nursing support, mentoring, or change management

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

Asset Education

Graduation with a master’s 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.

*Recognized post-secondary institution: 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

Asset Experience:

• Experience with community development principles and strategies
• Experience with community engagement
• Experience with teaching or giving presentations
• Experience writing documents such as competencies and standards
• Experience working with Indigenous people or organizations
• Experience using the Panorama Public Health Information System or other electronic charting tool
• Experience in communicable disease management
• Experience in interpreting and implementing best practice guidelines
• Experience using spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel or a computer database system such as Electronic Service Delivery Reporting Template
• Experience in developing and maintaining partnerships

Organizational Needs

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 goals for Aboriginal peoples, preference may be given to candidates who, at the time of application indicate that they are an Aboriginal person (self-declaration).

Operational Requirements

• Willingness to relocate to Saskatchewan

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

Conditions of employment

• Reliability Status Security Clearance
• Possession of a valid driver’s license.
• Current BLS Certification (healthcare provider CPR)
• Continuous professional registration, in good standing, or eligibility to register with College of Registered Nurses of Saskatchewan (CRNS)
• 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
• Willingness and ability to work flexible or irregular hours
• Willingness and ability to work overtime on short notice
• Willingness and ability to work overtime in the event of a Public Health emergency or outbreak

Note: Candidates must meet and maintain the above condition 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

• Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required. Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email).
• Time sensitive correspondence may be transmitted via e-mail and it will be the candidate's responsibility to ensure they check their e-mail regularly. Failure to respond to communications may result in elimination from this process.
• All communication relating to this process, including email correspondence, may be used in the assessment of qualifications.
• Failure to provide information in the required format may result in your application being rejected from further consideration in the process.
• Candidates will be asked to provide original proof of your education credentials.

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.

• Candidates will be asked to provide proof of Canadian citizenship or Permanent Residency.
• Reference checks will be sought.
• An interview will be administered.
• A written examination may be administered.
• Candidates must meet all essential qualifications to be appointed to a position.
• Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent; we will contact candidates when the screening process is completed.


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

Nursing/National Projects HR Service Centre Laura Matz, Director - Health Protection Division
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