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NU-CHN-03 Occupational Health Nurse Inventory

Health Canada

Corporate Services Branch - Specialized Health Services Directorate

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 Inventory

 Selection Process Number : 23-NHW-CSB-EA-NCR-356760

Deployment, Indeterminate, Term

Full-time and Part-time positions

$81,513 to $92,653

(Salary under revision. Over and above salary, nurses are eligible to receive an annual education allowance, from $605 to $3,850, depending on the education level.)

Closing date: June 30, 2024 11:59 PM (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

Work environment

Ever wanted to be a part of making history? Be part of our amazing team!

Are you interested in working at HC, a cutting-edge organization that values both your physical and psychological health and wellness, provides rich career development opportunities and rewards innovation? HC is among Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2021 in addition to being recognized as Top employer for Young People since 2015 and as Best Diversity Employer since 2010! Grasp this opportunity to not only enjoy the unparalleled benefits of the public service, but to get so much more on our award-winning team!

PSOHP is the occupational health service provider responsible for the provision of three service lines for federal government departments: Occupational Health Evaluation Services, Communicable Disease Services and Occupational Hygiene Advice.

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.

Health Canada provides you with an exceptional workplace, opportunities for professional development and access to continued learning throughout your career.


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.

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

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.

Intent of the process

The process aims to create an inventory of qualified candidates to fill positions, at Health Canada's Specialized Health Services Directorate. Applications will be accepted on a regular basis and will be evaluated regularly to fill immediate needs, thus as long as the poster is active.

Positions to be filled: 4

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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

Here are the job requirements that you must meet at the time of application to be invited to the next step of this selection process.


  • 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**.

*The term "degree" refers to a baccalaureate as established by educational authorities.

**For positions in the Quebec Region, the term "post-secondary institution" is defined as university level which does not include CEGEP.

Degree equivalency


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


  • At least one year of experience as a registered nurse in the direct provision of occupational health assessments OR 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

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


  • Various language requirements
  • English Essential
  • Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB, CBC/CBC

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)

Candidates MAY also be required to meet ONE or MORE of the following experience factors, depending on the requirements of the specific position being staffed. The following education and/or experience could be deemed as essential or asset, depending on the needs of the position.


  • Current certificate in occupational audiometry
  • Current certificate in occupational spirometry


  • Experience in ALL four (4) of the following occupational health services: immunizations, Tuberculin Skin Tests (TSTs), occupational audiometry, and occupational spirometry.
  • Experience as a registered nurse in the direct provision of disability management services and occupational health assessments.
  • Experience in travel health.

Organizational needs

In support of achieving a diversified workforce, consideration may be given to candidates self-declaring as belonging to one of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal peoples, Persons with disabilities, Members of visible minorities, and Women.

Conditions of employment

  • Security Level: Reliability Status
  • 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.
  • Full time work at the office is required.
  • 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


  1. APPLICATION: Candidates submit their applications via the VidCruiter platform. Only applications submitted through VidCruiter will be considered. In your application, you must demonstrate how you meet essential education and essential experience and/or asset criteria.

  2. SCREENING: Screening is the initial review of your application. During the screening step, we will review your responses for essential education and essential experience and/or assets.

    • NOTE: Depending on the number of applicants, volume management strategies such as, but not limited to, top-down, cut-off, random selection and/or assessment may be used to manage applications and applicants. If a volume management strategy is used, communication regarding the application of the strategy will be sent to applicants affected by the strategy.

  3. WRITTEN ASSESSMENT : Should you successfully meet the criteria assessed during the screening stage; you will be invited via email to complete a written assessment that will be completed through an online platform.

  4. DOCUMENT GATHERING & ASSET VALIDATION: Should you successfully meet the criteria assessed during the written assessment, you will be invited to do an interview and the document gathering step of the hiring process. In this step, you will be asked to submit the required documentation to support your application (e.g., proof of education, Second Language Evaluation results, etc.). During this step, you may also be asked to validate/elaborate on your asset experiences.

  5. PARTIALLY QUALIFED POOL: Congratulations! You have made it into the partially qualified pool.


Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent.

Candidates will be contacted and invited to assessments via email. It is imperative that you provide a valid email address that accepts email from unknown users (some messaging systems block these types of correspondence). Candidates are responsible for checking their emails, as well as their junk emails, regularly. In addition, you need to inform us of any changes to your contact information. If you fail to follow these recommendations, you may be eliminated from the selection process.

Please clearly identify the group and level of your substantive (non-acting) position as well as your status (term or indeterminate) as an employee in your online application in the Employee Information section.

A written test, interview and/or reference check may be done.

If you require special accommodation at any stage in the selection process, including technical aid to ensure an equitable assessment of your qualifications, please inform as soon as possible.

An assignment or secondment requires approval of your supervisor.

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

Advice: Please make sure to clearly detail your work experience in your résumé. Do not assume that the screening committee has prior knowledge of your history.


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

SHSD Inventories / DSSS Inventaires (HC/SC)