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Nurse Education Advisor - Primary Care

Reference number: DIS23J-097997-000004
Selection process number: 23-DIS-AB-EA-568687
Indigenous Services Canada
Edmonton (Alberta)
$84,187 to $98,114

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

Closing date: 8 February 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



The Nurse Education Advisor provides advice, guidance and assistance to nurses working in First Nation communities in primary care. The Nurse Education Advisor will:

• Provide advisory/consultative services, professional support and guidance to First Nations nursing professionals and support workers relative to the delivery of primary care services to First Nations;
• Conduct monitoring activities (e.g. site visits, chart audits), verify compliance with standards, assess/evaluate progress and prepare reports;
• Participate in the identification of training needs for primary care professionals and support workers, provide recommendations on the selection of training activities;
• Develop and deliver information sessions for best practice and knowledge in primary care;
• Participate with orientating new hires to community based programs and to working in primary care in First Nations Communities.

Work environment

First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB), Indigenous Services Canada, is recruiting Registered Nurses to provide quality, evidence-informed nursing services to support our nurses working in First Nations communities. This position is intended to enhance the health of First Nations people by providing culturally respectful support to community health nurses working in the diverse cultures of Canada’s First Nation communities.

Intent of the process

The immediate need is to fill a two-year temporary vacancy.

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 Alberta.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter

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 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

Recent and significant* experience as a Registered Nurse in the area of Primary Care, which must include emergency nursing or critical care nursing.

*Recent and significant experience is defined as the depth and breadth of experience normally associated with full-time performance of duties for a minimum period of 3 years within the last 5 years

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
Mobilize people

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)

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

Degree equivalency

Certification in ACLS, PALS, ITLS
CNA certification in ER or critical care nursing

Knowledge of current health issues in Canada and First Nations Communities
Knowledge of current research supporting Primary Care best practices

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): Aboriginal peoples, Women, Visible Minorities and Persons with Disabilities.

Maintain current BLS certification
Travel to remote locations on gravel roads or small aircraft
Willingness and ability to work overtime on occasion
Willingness and ability to travel for 14 consecutive days inclusive of a weekend
Willingness and ability to work overtime in the event of a public health emergency or outbreak
Willingness to relocate to Alberta

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance
Possession of a valid driver’s license
Continuous professional registration (in good standing) with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta

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.
Candidates will be asked to provide original proof of educational 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.
The screening board cannot make assumptions about your experience. It is important that candidates clearly demonstrate to what degree they meet the above experience elements, giving detailed examples for each element.
All communication relating to this process, including email correspondence, may be used in the assessment of qualifications.
Candidates must meet the essential qualifications to be appointed to a position.


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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