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The Federal Public Service awaits your expertise as an Occupational Health Nurse!

Reference number: SHC20J-022272-000019
Selection process number: 20-NHW-SPECIALIZED-NAT-NUCHN03-000003
Health Canada - Corporate Services Branch
Calgary (Alberta), Edmonton (Alberta), Vancouver (British Columbia), Victoria (British Columbia), Winnipeg (Manitoba), Moncton (New Brunswick), St. John's (Newfoundland and Labrador), Halifax (Nova Scotia), Kingston (Ontario), Ottawa (Ontario), Toronto (Ontario), Montréal Island (Québec), Québec (Québec), Regina (Saskatchewan), Saskatoon (Saskatchewan)
NU-CHN-03 - Occupational Health Nurse
Indeterminate, term, full-time, part-time, casual, deployment, assignment, secondment
$80,906 to $91,963

For further information on the organization, please visit Health Canada

Closing date: 26 October 2022 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

Important messages

---The closing date has been extended and will now be closing on October 26, 2022---

Please be advised of the following change concerning the Conditions of Employment, as of December 8, 2021:

----To have, and maintain, a valid driver’s license is a condition of employment for these positions----

Health Canada’s Public Service Occupational Health Program (PSOHP) is looking for Occupational Health Nurses for various cities across Canada. There are currently vacancies in Vancouver and Saskatoon. Positions in other locations could become available at any time.

The intent of this inventory is to have a pool of interested and/or qualified candidates to draw from for current and future needs. Resumes and applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis as long as the poster is active.

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, and join the PSOHP team!


By joining the PSOHP team as an Occupational Health (OH) Nurse you will be responsible for ensuring the health and safety of federal public servants (clients) in so far as their positions have medical requirements that must be met as a condition of their employment. Below are some of the challenging and rewarding duties that you will be undertaking:

• Conduct OH evaluations and clinical testing, as well as, identify client health risks and health conditions related to work.
• Provide immunization services and screening for communicable diseases for clients at risk because of occupation of work location.
• In the National Capital Region clinic, provide travel medicine services for work-related travel and/or overseas posting.
• Coordinate fitness to work evaluations and assist OH Medical Officers or Nurse Practitioners.
• Prepare and deliver education material and information sessions to increase understanding of communicable diseases, health evaluations, and fitness to work issues.
• Respond to requests from client departments for advice, information and communicable diseases screening or immunization services in the event of communicable disease issues.
• Work in a multidisciplinary role as part of a clinical team along side OH Medical Officers, Nurse Practitioners and OH Nurses both regionally and nationally.
• Travel to client work sites to provide assessment or ancillary testing services.
• Develop protocols and procedures as client jobs evolve and change impacting their occupational health in different ways.

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Work environment

Who are we?

Health Canada is the federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health. Our goal is for Canada to be among the countries with the healthiest people in the world. For more information, please visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada.html

Within Health Canada, the PSOHP is the occupational health service provider responsible for the provision of three service lines for federal government department employers: Occupational Health Evaluations Services, Communicable Diseases Services and Occupational Hygiene Advice.

The PSOHP offers you a unique opportunity to work alongside a multidisciplinary team of Occupational Health Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Occupational Health Physicians, Administrative Officers and Managers who, together, make a REAL difference in the health of Canadian Federal Public Servants.

Why should you consider Health Canada as your next career stepping-stone?

As one of the largest employers in the country, Health Canada provides its employees with an exceptional workplace, opportunities for professional development, access to continued learning throughout their careers and flexible work schedules. We have been selected from hundreds of organizations across Canada to receive the award for Top National Capital Region Employer, Top Employer for Young People, as well as Top Diversity Employer for 2020. As a result, you will have the opportunity to work with engaged individuals. You will also enjoy your salary and ALL the benefits (dental and health care) for you and your family, as well as, an appealing pension plan and access to our Family and Employee Assistance Program.

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)

Are you ready to join us? Below are what you must have:

• Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Education or other specialty relevant to the position OR a Certificate or Diploma in Occupational Health Nursing from a recognized post-secondary institution

Degree equivalency

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

• At least one year of experience in the direct provision of occupational health assessments and disability management services

• Experience in a minimum of two (2) of the following four (4) occupational health services: Immunizations; Tuberculin Skin Tests (TSTs); Occupational Audiometry; Occupational Spirometry

• For the Ottawa position, you must also have experience in travel health

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, CBC/CBC).
For more information, please visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/services/second-language-testing-public-service.html)

Information on language requirements

• Judgment
• Initiative
• Dependability
• Thoroughness
• Respectful of diversity

• Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
• Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team
• Ability to plan and establish priorities

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

Tell us if you have any of the asset (good to have) criteria:

• Experience in ALL four (4) of the following occupational health services: Immunizations, Tuberculin Skin Tests (TSTs), Occupational Audiometry, and Accupational Spirometry

• Experience in travel health

• Current occupational certificate in audiometry

• Current occupational certificate in spirometry

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

• Current registration in good standing as a registered nurse in the province or territory where the position is located
• To have, and maintain, a valid driver’s license
• Ability to manually lift and carry equipment safely to a maximum of 20 kg when travelling from the office location to deliver services
• Overnight and same day travel from the office location to a variety of work sites to deliver services
• Work in the office is required. Remote work may be considered in accordance with operational requirements
• Willingness to adjust work hours on occasion based on operational needs; may be required to work overtime on weekdays or evenings
• Willingness to wear personal protective equipment

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

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 special accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

You are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of your choice (English or French). You are asked to indicate your preferred official language in your application.

Health Canada (HC) is committed to increasing representation of Black employees and other racialized groups, Indigenous People, women and persons with disabilities. HC would like its workforce to be reflective of the population it serves. Therefore, we encourage candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a member of one of these groups.

Give yourself the best chance to succeed! As the objective of this process is to assess qualifications needed for the position(s) to be staffed, let us know if you have a functional limitation/ disability, which may affect your performance. For example, contact us if you need assistance in completing and submitting your application. Should you then proceed to the next assessment stage, such as an exam or interview, we will send you an e-mail with additional information on the assessment format so that you can determine if you may require an accommodation (such as a different test format, an adaptive technology, or additional time). Assessment accommodations are designed to remove the obstacles without altering the criteria being assessed so candidates with functional limitations can fully demonstrate their abilities.

You may also review jobs open to the public through INFOTEL at 1-800-645-5605. The INFOTEL number for persons using a TTY/TDD is 1-800-532-9397.

HC welcomes applications from Veterans. We recognize your contribution to Canadians and would like to offer you the opportunity to continue your career in an environment where multi-talented employees with diverse skills are appreciated and supported.


HC is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce that comprises individuals who have an array of identities, abilities, background, culture, skills, perspectives, and experiences that are representative of Canada’s current and evolving population. We are passionate about fostering a workplace where all people feel welcome, can reach their full potential, and contribute their unique perspectives and experience to the success of the team.


We encourage all qualified candidates to apply, regardless of race, colour, religion, sex (including gender identity and/or expression), national origin, sexual orientation, civil union or relationship status, disability, age, parental status, military service, or other status protected under federal law.


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

Health Canada Specialized Recruitment Team
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