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Practice Advisor - Public Health

Reference number: DIS22J-022307-000220
Selection process number: 22-DIS-ON-EA-420215
Indigenous Services Canada - First Nations and Inuit Health Branch
Ajax (Ontario), Amherstburg (Ontario), Arnprior (Ontario), Atikokan (Ontario), Aurora (Ontario), Bainsville (Ontario), Bancroft (Ontario), Barrie (Ontario), Belleville (Ontario), Bobcaygeon (Ontario), Bolsover (Ontario), Borden (Ontario), Bracebridge (Ontario), Brampton (Ontario), Brantford (Ontario), Brebeuf Island (Ontario), Bridgenorth (Ontario), Brighton (Ontario), Britt (Ontario), Brockville (Ontario), Buckhorn (Ontario), Burleigh Falls (Ontario), Burlington (Ontario), Cambridge (Ontario), Campbellford (Ontario), Carleton Place (Ontario), Chalk River (Ontario), Chatham (Ontario), Clarington (Ontario), Cobourg (Ontario), Cochrane (Ontario), Coldwater (Ontario), Collingwood (Ontario), Cornwall (Ontario), Curve Lake First Nation (Ontario), Delhi (Ontario), Downsview (Ontario), Dryden (Ontario), Dunnville (Ontario), Elgin (Ontario), Elliot Lake (Ontario), Espanola (Ontario), Essex (Ontario), Etobicoke (Ontario), Exeter (Ontario), Fenelon Falls (Ontario), Fort Erie (Ontario), Fort Frances (Ontario), Frankford (Ontario), Gananoque (Ontario), Georgetown (Ontario), Geraldton (Ontario), Goderich (Ontario), Gravenhurst (Ontario), Guelph (Ontario), Hamilton (Ontario), Hanover (Ontario), Harrow (Ontario), Hastings (Ontario), Hawkesbury (Ontario), Hearst (Ontario), Heron Bay (Ontario), Hiawatha First Nation (Ontario), Hill Island (Ontario), Kapuskasing (Ontario), Kemptville (Ontario), Kenora (Ontario), Kincardine (Ontario), Kingston (Ontario), Kingsville (Ontario), Kirkfield (Ontario), Kirkland Lake (Ontario), Kitchener (Ontario), Lakefield (Ontario), Lansdowne (Ontario), Leamington (Ontario), Lindsay (Ontario), London (Ontario), Long Point (Ontario), Mallorytown Landing (Ontario), Manitouwadge (Ontario), Marathon (Ontario), Markham (Ontario), Midland (Ontario), Milton (Ontario), Mississauga (Ontario), Moosonee (Ontario), Napanee (Ontario), New Liskeard (Ontario), Newmarket (Ontario), Niagara Falls (Ontario), Niagara-on-the-lake (Ontario), Nipigon (Ontario), North Bay (Ontario), North York (Ontario), Oakville (Ontario), Ohsweken (Ontario), Orangeville (Ontario), Orillia (Ontario), Oshawa (Ontario), Ottawa (Ontario), Owen Sound (Ontario), Pain Court (Ontario), Paris (Ontario), Parry Sound (Ontario), Pelee Island (Ontario), Pembroke (Ontario), Perth (Ontario), Petawawa (Ontario), Peterborough (Ontario), Pickering (Ontario), Picton (Ontario), Pigeon River (Ontario), Pikangikum (Ontario), Port Colborne (Ontario), Port Hope (Ontario), Port Lambton (Ontario), Port Rowan (Ontario), Port Severn (Ontario), Prescott (Ontario), Queenston (Ontario), Rainy River (Ontario), Rama First Nation (Ontario), Renfrew (Ontario), Richmond Hill (Ontario), Sarnia (Ontario), Sault Ste. Marie (Ontario), Scarborough (Ontario), Simcoe (Ontario), Sioux Lookout (Ontario), Smiths Falls (Ontario), Sombra (Ontario), South Glengarry (Ontario), St. Catharines (Ontario), St.Joseph Island (Ontario), St. Thomas (Ontario), Stirling (Ontario), Stratford (Ontario), Sturgeon Falls (Ontario), Sudbury (Ontario), Terrace Bay (Ontario), Thames River / Lighthouse Cove (Ontario), Thunder Bay (Ontario), Tillsonburg (Ontario), Timmins (Ontario), Tobermory (Ontario), Toronto (Ontario), Toronto Pearson International Airport (Ontario), Trenton (Ontario), Tyendinaga (Ontario), Vaughan (Ontario), Vineland Station (Ontario), Walkerton (Ontario), Wallaceburg (Ontario), Walpole Island (Ontario), Washago (Ontario), Waterloo (Ontario), Welland (Ontario), Whitby (Ontario), Windsor (Ontario), Woodstock (Ontario), Central Ontario - Other locations (Ontario), Eastern Ontario - Other locations (Ontario), Georgian / Huron / Simcoe Region - Other locations (Ontario), Greater Toronto Area - Other locations (Ontario), Hamilton / Niagara - Other locations (Ontario), National Capital Region - Other locations (Ontario), Northern Ontario - Other locations (Ontario), Northwestern Ontario - Other locations (Ontario), Southern - Western Ontario - Other locations (Ontario)
$84,187 to $98,114

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

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Closing date: 28 March 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.

*****IMPORTANT MESSAGE***** Candidates who have submitted an application to selection process 20-DIS-ON-EA-381361 and who were screened in, please DO NOT re-submit your application.


The next pull of applications for this inventory competition will be pulled on November 28, 2022 at 9:00 AM ET. Subsequent applications will be pulled if and when required.

Your application, screening questions and text questions will be used to assess the Ability to communicate effectively in writing. 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. When examples are requested for recent and significant experience, failure to supply dates with concrete examples demonstrating the timeframe and the how experience was gained will also result in your application being rejected.

Virtual work arrangements may be available and will be determined on a case by case basis dependent on operational feasibility at the time of hiring. This does not imply only tele-work; but rather it could also mean working from an Indigenous Services Canada office, or other Government of Canada office within a regional or national headquarters building. The employee will be expected to perform all functions of the positions remotely but report to a manager who might be working in another location.

Work environment

The role of the NUCHN04 Practice Advisor-Public Health with FNIHB OR includes, but is not limited to:

• Providing technical direction in public health program areas by supporting Community Health Nurses to address public health program needs for FNIHB, First Nation communities and organizations
• Promoting population health assessments, community participation and community development approaches to support the implementation of evidence informed public health nursing practices in First Nation communities.
• Supporting and assisting FNIHB nursing and Band employed nursing staff in collaboration with the public health team in developing, implementing and evaluating public health programs and provides/accesses expert second level advice.
• Collaborating, establishing and maintaining working relationships with both internal (for example, nurses, community based programs, environmental health officers) and external health care professionals and community service providers, First Nations communities and organizations, provincial and other federal departments.
• Maintaining effective communication and achieving better integration of FNIHB program activities with Ontario’s local and provincial public health system around public health protocols and activities.

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)

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.

*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

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

EXP 1 - Recent* and Significant** experience in providing Public Health Nursing in two or more of the following areas:

1. Case and contact management of Tuberculosis
2. Case and contact management of Vaccine Preventable Diseases and Delivery of Immunizations
3. Case and contact management of Sexually Transmitted/Blood Borne Infections including HCV
4. Case and contact management of Communicable Disease Emergencies
5. Infection Prevention and Control in the following areas: Primary care Nursing setting; OR Public Health/ Community Health Nursing

Recent* is defined as within the last three (3) years

Significant** is defined as at least one (1) years’ cumulative experience with performing complex activities related to these tasks in a wide variety of situations.

EXP 2 - Experience in mentoring (preceptoring) adult learners.

EXP 3 - Experience providing nursing advice and consultation.

Working effectively with others

Ability to organize workload and adapt to changing priorities in a stressful environment.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

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


EXP 1 - Experience as a Community Health Nurse providing health care services to Indigenous people in remote/isolated and non-remote Indigenous communities

Degree equivalency

EXP 2 - Experience working in communicable disease management at a local, provincial, or federal level.

Willingness and ability to work overtime, as required

Willingness and ability to travel in small aircraft, off road vehicles and by boat in varied weather conditions to communities in remote and isolated areas, as required.

Valid driver's licence or personal mobility to a degree normally associated with the possession of a driver's license.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of the principles of communicable disease management and control

Demonstrating integrity and respect
Thinking things through
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)

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: Women, Aboriginal Persons, Visible Minorities and Persons with Disability.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

A valid license to practice nursing in the province of Ontario with a CNO designation of Entitled to Practice.

Willingness and ability to complete mandatory education/training relevant to the position.

Important Note: Candidates must meet and maintain the 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

An interview may be administered.

An assignment, secondment, or acting appointment requires approval of your supervisor.

Indeterminate employees at the same group and level or equivalent will be considered for deployment. If no deployment is made, applicants from other groups and levels will be considered in the advertised appointment process.

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

Successful candidate(s) must meet and maintain the conditions of employment throughout their employment.

You must provide proof of your education credentials.

Candidates will be required to provide original proof of education as part of this selection process. Candidates with foreign educational credentials are required to provide proof of Canadian equivalency. You may consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials at www.cicic.ca for further information.

Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line are asked to contact 1-800- 645-5605.

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.

The client organization will accept applications on-line only. All job applications must therefore be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System. Following are some of the benefits associated with applying on-line:

-Applicants can create a profile and a résumé that can be used when applying for other processes without having to recreate a new application each time.
-Applicants can modify their application/résumé at any time BEFORE the closing date indicated on the job advertisement.
-Applicants can verify the status of their applications, at any time.
-Applicants can be notified electronically of tests or interviews and results.
-For some jobs, applicants will find important information, namely the job questionnaire and a complete statement of merit criteria that are only available when applying on-line.

To submit an application on-line, please select the button "Apply Online" below.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.


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.

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