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Community Health Nurse Immunization (RN)

Reference number: DND22J-085996-000009
Selection process number: 22-DND-EA-NAST-496234
National Defence
Cold Lake (Alberta), Edmonton (Alberta), Wainwright (Alberta), Comox (British Columbia), Vancouver (British Columbia), Victoria (British Columbia), Shilo (Manitoba), Winnipeg (Manitoba), Gagetown (New Brunswick), Gander (Newfoundland and Labrador), Happy Valley-Goose Bay (Newfoundland and Labrador), St. John's (Newfoundland and Labrador), Dartmouth (Nova Scotia), Greenwood (Nova Scotia), Halifax (Nova Scotia), Borden (Ontario), Kingston (Ontario), London (Ontario), North Bay (Ontario), Ottawa (Ontario), Petawawa (Ontario), Thunder Bay (Ontario), Toronto (Ontario), Trenton (Ontario), Georgian / Huron / Simcoe Region - Other locations (Ontario), Bagotville (Québec), Montréal Island (Québec), Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (Québec), Valcartier (Québec), Moose Jaw (Saskatchewan)
$81,513 to $92,653 (Over and above salary, nurses receive an annual allowance, from $605 to $3,850, depending on education level.)

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Closing date: 7 November 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.

Not all work locations listed have current vacancies. This process will be used to fill future vacancies.

Please note that should you demonstrate an interest in multiple locations, you may be assessed at the Canadian Forces Base closest to your home residence. You will only be assessed once for this process and your results will be shared with other locations that you were interested in. Should no location be selected, you may be referred to the closest Canadian Forces Base to your home residence.

You will be required to show how you demonstrate the essential qualifications (i.e. Education, Experience and/or Occupational Certification) for the initial screening through your résumé and in answering online screening questions.

It is not sufficient to only state that the qualifications are met or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. Rather you must clearly demonstrate how, when, and where the qualification was met through substantiation by examples. Failure to provide the above information in the format required may result in your application being rejected from the process. You must answer all questions in order to continue to next steps.

Information on your described skills, experience, etc. provided in screening questions should be supported by your résumé.

Your résumé must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements.

Creating an environment where diverse perspectives are valued begins with self-declaration. Count yourself in and self-declare by identifying to which employment equity group(s) you belong. In order to self-declare, please ensure to indicate this by checking off the appropriate box within the online application as part of the Employment Equity section.

*The term “Aboriginal” is used within this job advertisement as it relates to the Employment Equity Act and other legislative frameworks. The term “Indigenous” is used where possible, in alignment with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Work environment

What do we offer?
At DND, we foster a work environment where employees have opportunities to grow, to learn, to progress in their careers and to have job satisfaction in the long term. You’ll enjoy:
- A career among a dynamic and dedicated team
- Opportunities for advancement
- A diverse, respectful and inclusive work environment
- A total compensation package including a competitive salary, health & dental benefits, pension plan and a variety of leave entitlements

The Canadian Forces Health Services (CFHS) is the designated health care provider for Canada’s military personnel, delivering medical and dental services at military installations across Canada and overseas.

Our mission is to deliver quality care and promote health protection to Canadian Forces personnel. We are a multi-disciplinary team that works together, guided by the best interests of those we serve. We support, promote and encourage the professional and personal development of our employees.

Intent of the process

This inventory will be used for various tenures (indeterminate, deployment, specified period, assignment, secondment). Applicants who meet the essential qualifications will have their application included in the inventory for this ongoing selection process. As positions become available, the applicants meeting the initial screening requirements identified by the hiring manager may be contacted and referred for consideration. Please ensure that your information is updated and remains current in your PSRS Applicant Account. Your application in this inventory will be active for 365 days.

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.

Degree equivalency

Eligibility for registration as a registered nurse in a province or territory of Canada with no current license suspensions or restrictions in other jurisdictions.

E1 – Significant* and recent ** experience as a nurse in a clinical, public health or community setting.

*Significant is defined as at least seventeen-hundred (1,700) hours of experience in a broad range of related activities. 1,700 hours is equivalent to one-year of full-time work.

** Recent is defined as within the last 5 years

E2 - Experience applying the principles of routine and travel immunization including immunization schedules, vaccine storage and handling,

E3 – Experience in adult education and health promotion principles

E4 – Experience conducting health assessment and intervention

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

Certification in Community Health Nursing.

Course in Immunization.

E1-Experience as a nurse in the Canadian Armed Forces Health Services.

E2 – Experience managing an immunization program.

E3 – Experience implementing and delivering tuberculosis (TB) screening and control program.

E4 – Experience implementing protocols for vaccine management including ordering and controlling vaccine inventory, storage, handling, cold-chain management and transport procedures that safeguard vaccine.

E5 – Experience applying national and international immunization policies and guidance documents, immunization and travel health statements from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) and the Committee to Advice in Tropical Medicine and Travel (CATMAT).

E6 – Experience administering allergy desensitization therapy and monitoring patients for anaphylaxis reactions.

E7 – Experience developing and/or implementing community health related components of local emergency preparedness plans as part of the health care team.

E8 – Experience working as an infection prevention and control practitioner.

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

Various language requirements
English Essential
French Essential
Bilingual Imperative (BBB/BBB, BBC/BBC, BCC/BCC, CBC/CBC, CCC/CCC)

Information on language requirements

A1 – Ability to gather and analyze information to influence treatment outcomes
A2 – Ability to prioritize tasks

Demonstrating Integrity and Respect
Think Things Through
Showing Initiative and Being Action Oriented
Working Effectively With others

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

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

Information on employment equity

As a result of the relocation of a work unit at Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment (AETE) in 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta, the Department of National Defence is committed to providing access to other work opportunities for AETE- 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta employees. Employees of UIC 2671 – AETE- 4 Wing Cold Lake may be appointed or deployed to positions for which they are qualified ahead of other candidates.

Willing and able to work occasional overtime
Willing and able to occasionally travel on short notice
Willing and able to work flexible hours

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Other conditions of employment:
Continuous registration, in good standing, with the provincial regulatory body responsible for regulating the profession of nursing in which employment is maintained.

Candidates must meet and maintain the above noted 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

1. Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

2. All information obtained throughout the selection process, from the time of application to close of process, may be used to evaluate the candidates.

3. A variety of assessment tools may be used. This may include application screening, interviews, written assessments, reference checks, board knowledge, interactions with internal staff during the process, etc.

4. Top down selection may be used during any stage of the selection process.

5. Appointment decisions may be based on one or more of the following criteria:
a. Matching of the individual's experience or qualifications to the strengths and weaknesses of the work team or specific duties of the position;
b. Depth, breadth, type of work-specific experience;
c. Level/degree of one or more competencies/qualifications;
d. Organizational needs, including Employment Equity.

6. Our organization will only accept on-line applications for this opportunity. Please click “Apply online” to submit your application. Should you have a disability or an exceptional circumstance that requires an alternative application method, please contact Devin for guidance.

7. Applicants who apply to this selection process must include in their application a valid email address and make sure that this address is functional at all times and accepts messages from unknown users.

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women.

The Department of National Defence is committed to providing an environment where justice, fairness and the elimination of barriers helps build a skilled, diverse and representative workforce reflective of Canada. We welcome diversity in all its forms, promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply. Please note that preference for hiring will first be given to candidates who are members of the above mentioned designated groups.


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

Maude Latendresse
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