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Director General & Chief Nursing Officer

Ottawa, Canada | Government of Canada

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    Government / Military
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Is responsible to support First Nations and Inuit peoples in Canada in achieving their optimal health through the development management and oversight of equitable strategies, policies and programs aimed at ensuring the availability and delivery of quality primary, oral health, home and community health care services, and in the development of Indigenous Health Human Resource strategies.

Work environment

Indigenous Services Canada 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.

Intent of the process

This is an anticipatory process. The intent is to staff the position indeterminately.

The process may also be used to staff similar positions with Indigenous Services Canada and Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada with various language requirements and profiles, and in various locations in Canada.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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


Post-graduate degree such as a Master’s degree, in a nursing discipline or an acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience. Registered Nurse with a license to practice in Canada.

Degree equivalency


-Experience in working with Indigenous partners and/or communities to advance Indigenous health priorities in a self-determination and substantive equality approach.

-Experience in developing or implementing inter-professional client, family or community centered care and innovation.

-Experience in working in leading and managing primary health care system(s) with quality and patient safety standards and clinical practice guidelines.

-Experience in managing human* and financial** resources.

*Human Resources : Applicants must clearly demonstrate that they have supervised staff, assigned work and developed staffing plans. Applicants must indicate the number of staff they supervised in each position.

**Financial Resources: Applicants must show evidence of managing and being accountable for a budget. This experience is defined as being responsible for financial planning, forecasting and reporting. Applicants must also indicate the size on the budget they managed directly.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)


-Experience in managing children’s specific programs or services

-Experience or working knowledge of traditional practices and ceremonies in an Indigenous context

-Experience on applying the principles of Ownership Control Access and Possession of data and information

-Experience in Facilities Management

-Knowledge of the principles and methods for the development of practice guidelines for Nursing/healthcare professionals

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

Various language requirements

Bilingual Imperative CBC/CBC

Bilingual Non-Imperative CBC / CBC

Information on language requirements


-Knowledge of key factors of the Government of Canada’s Reconciliation agenda, with particular focus on specific health-related and population health or social determinants of health initiatives and tracking of health and social outcomes.

-Knowledge of nursing practice policies across federal, provincial and territorial systems.

-Knowledge of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Orders related to the First Nations Child and Family Services Program and Jordan’s Principle and the Government of Canada’s commitment and actions to comply with these Orders.


- Create Vision and Strategy

- Mobilize People

- Uphold Integrity and Respect

- Collaborate with Partners and Stakeholders

- Promote Innovation and Guide Change

- Achieve Results

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


- Travel across Canada may be required.

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