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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.
Successful candidates from the 2016-PEN-EA-NAT-118551 pool will be required to submit a new application for this selection process.
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Candidates must clearly demonstrate how they meet the essential and asset education and experience factors listed by answering the screening questions.
Candidates should write concrete examples demonstrating how they meet the experience and education required by including specific dates where they gained the experience.
Failure to provide sufficient information may result in the candidate being screened out.
The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) hires skilled nurses from all backgrounds and areas of expertise. With the current health challenges facing our offender population, there is a need to recruit more nurses into our organization.
Nurses at CSC play an important role in providing quality care to approximately 15,000 offenders incarcerated in Canada's federal institutions, they work in accredited mental health facilities as well as in Health Services Centres.
In their daily work, nurses in CSC contribute to prevention, care, treatment, and support of acute and chronic physical and mental health conditions of offenders.
Their interventions are extremely valued as they assist in maintaining the safety of Canadians by helping to improve offender health and reintegration into the community.
CSC nurses provide a wide range of clinical services that can be found in a community setting, while specializing in services that reflect the needs of the offender population.
These include infectious disease prevention and control, opiate substitution therapy programs, suicide prevention, enhanced discharge planning, and mental health interventions to support offenders with mental health disorders.
Intent of the process
The CSC will periodically access the applications received and contact applicants selected for further assessment based on the needs of the institution.
It is therefore important for candidates to indicate all the locations for which they are interested and registered to work in.
Information you must provide
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
Registration as a Registered Nurse OR a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in a province or territory of Canada. (In order to be appointed, candidates must be registered in the province or territory where the position is being staffed.)
Experience working in a health care environment, including Clinical fieldwork placements*, such as a medical and / or surgical and / or emergency and / or a psychiatric setting.
If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)
Graduation from a recognized post-secondary institution with a Bachelors or Masters degree in nursing or in another area relevant to the position.
Certification in Infection Prevention and Control accredited by the Certification Board of Infection Control & Epidemiology.
Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) certification in Cardiovascular
Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) certification in Community Health
Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) certification in Critical Care
Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) certification in Emergency
Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) certification in Gastroenterology
Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) certification in Gerontology
Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) certification in Hospice Palliative Care
Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) certification in Medical-Surgical
Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) certification in Neuroscience
Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) certification in Occupational Health
Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) certification in Orthopaedic
Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) certification in Psychiatric & Mental Health
Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) certification in Rehabilitation
Experience providing nursing intervention and / or therapeutic intervention to patients suffering from a variety of mental illnesses or psycho-social difficulties.
Experience in Community Health Nursing and / or Public Health Nursing and / or Occupational Health.
Experience in the provision of mental health services (e.g. mental health assessment, counselling, triage).
Experience in providing crisis / suicide risk assessments .
Experience in nursing in Immunizations.
Experience in nursing in Infectious diseases screening.
Experience in nursing in Health promotion programs.
Experience in nursing in a rural and / or remote area.
Experience in nursing in a correctional setting.
Experience in nursing in a forensic setting.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Bilingual - imperative BBC / BBC
Bilingual - imperative CCC / CCC
Demonstrating integrity and respect
Thinking things through
Working effectively with others
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)
Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups : Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women
Ability and willingness to work shift work, overtime and variable hours.
Ability and willingness to travel occasionally.
Conditions of employment
Reliability and Security : Reliability status.
Possess a Registered Nurse license or Registered Psychiatric Nurse license in good standing from the provincial regulatory body in the province or territory of practice.
Valid CPR certification level HCP (Health Care Provider)
Valid Medical Clearance through Health Canada.
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 targeted groups when you apply.
Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.
A random and / or top down selection of candidates may be used in the determination of those to be given further consideration in the assessment process.