Practice Advisor - Public Health

Practice Advisor - Public Health

Government of Canada | Petawawa, ON, K8H, CA

Posted 5 days ago

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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.
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The first pull of applications for this inventory competition will be pulled on April 25 2022. 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.

All employees of the core public administration are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and attest to their vaccination status unless accommodated based on a medical contraindication, religion, or another prohibited ground for discrimination as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.

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

On October 6, 2021, the Government of Canada announced details of its plans to require vaccination across the federal public service.

As per the new Policy on COVID-19 Vaccination for the Core Public Administration Including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, federal public servants in the Core Public Administration and members of the RCMP must attest to their vaccination status. The requirement for employees to be fully vaccinated applies whether they are teleworking, working remotely or working on-site. This is a condition of employment and it applies to indeterminate (permanent), determinate (term), casual, and student hiring. Should you reach the point in the selection process where it is necessary to verify terms and conditions of employment then the hiring manager or a human resources representative will contact you in order to complete an attestation.

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 equiv