Community Health Nurse, Home Care

Indigenous Services Canada - First Nations Inuit Health Branch
North Battleford (Saskatchewan)
$80,304 to $91,278

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

Closing date: 6 September 2020 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

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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


Community Health Nurses working in home care deliver comprehensive nursing services to First Nations communities. They provide in-depth nursing knowledge, skills, clinical expertise and advanced judgment through consultation, clinical practice, leadership, and facilitate knowledge transfer through health promotion and disease prevention, providing care in the home.

Work environment

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) works collaboratively with partners to improve access to high quality services for First Nations, Inuit and Métis. Our vision is to support and empower Indigenous Peoples to independently deliver services and address the socio-economic conditions in their communities.

The First Nations and Inuit Health Branch supports the delivery of primary care services on-reserve in remote and isolated areas, where there are no provincial services readily available.

To learn more about Indigenous Services Canada, visit:

To learn more about First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, visit:

Intent of the process

A pool of qualified candidates may be established and may be used to staff similar indeterminate or specified period employment.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter in 500 words (maximum)

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)


Graduation with a Bachelor of nursing degree from a recognized post-secondary institution

Degree equivalency

Occupational Certification:

Eligibility for registration as a registered nurse in Saskatchewan.


Experience in nursing

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

English essential

Information on language requirements


Knowledge of home care nursing theories, practices, principles and procedures related to the provision of home care
Knowledge of client assessment and charting
Knowledge of nursing scope of practice issues, home and community care based programs, adult wellness


Ability to apply the nursing process to nursing practice
Ability to work with limited supervision
Ability to communicate orally
Ability to communicate in writing

Personal Suitability:

Establishes and maintains effective interpersonal relationships
Respectful of diversity

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

Organizational Needs

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 goals for Aboriginal peoples, preference may be given to candidates who, at the time of application indicate that they are an Aboriginal person (self-declaration).

Operational Requirements

Occasional requirement to work overtime
Occasional requirement for overnight travel
Basic Life Support certification

Conditions of employment

Reliability/Security Clearance
Possession of a valid driver’s licence or personal mobility to the degree associated with possession of a valid driver’s licence
Travel (using government fleet vehicles) to First Nation communities to deliver front line health services to First Nation clients
Overtime in the event of a Public Health emergency or outbreak
Continuous professional registration, in good standing, with the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses’ Association

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

Candidates will be asked to provide original proof of your education credentials.

Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at

Candidates will be asked to provide proof of Canadian citizenship.

Candidates must ensure that they are available for any testing or interviews required.

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.

Reference checks will be sought.

An interview will be administered.

A written examination may be administered.

Candidates must meet the essential qualifications to be appointed to a position.

Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent; we will contact candidates when the screening process is completed.


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.