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Nurse - Inventory

Government of Canada
Kingston, Ontario
Closing date
Jul 1, 2023

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Registered Nurse
Work Setting
Area of Practice
General Nursing
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.

Work environment

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 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

CSC will review applications received weekly and contact applicants selected for further assessment based on the needs of the region or institutions. It is therefore important for candidates to indicate all the locations at which they are interested in working.

The candidate qualified pool resulting from this selection process may be used to staff similar positions on an indeterminate (anticipatory), term, or casual basis.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A response to a text question addressing the following:
  • To help us review your application quickly, please answer brief questions, included in the job advertisement, on education, experience and location preferences.

Contact information for 2 references.

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.

Clinical fieldwork placement is defined as a guided clinical practice in selected nursing settings to facilitate the application of theoretical concepts and skill development.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements


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)


Graduation from a recognized post-secondary institution with a Bachelors or Master degree with acceptable specialization in nursing or in another specialty relevant to the position.

Degree equivalency


Relevant Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) certification(s) in nursing (e.g. Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, Community Health, Critical Care, Medical-Surgical Health, etc.).

Certification in Infection Prevention and Control accredited by the Certification Board of Infection Control & Epidemiology.


Experience providing nursing intervention and/or therapeutic intervention to patients suffering from a variety of mental illnesses or psycho-social difficulties.


To support employment equity objectives, increased representation of employment equity groups.

To support diversity and inclusion, increased representation of a member of an equity-seeking group.

To meet business objectives, increased representation of a member of an equity-seeking group.

Achieving a representative workforce has been identified an Organizational Need and may be applied in this appointment process. Applicants must complete the Employment Equity portion of the CREATE/MAINTAIN PROFILE identifying themselves as a person of an EE group in their application through GC jobs in order to be considered to meet the Organizational Need in this process.


Ability and willingness to work shift work, overtime and variable hours.

Ability and willingness to travel occasionally.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance - 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.

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 who apply on this selection process should include an email address that accepts emails from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). Should your email address change during the process, it is your responsibility to inform us and to regularly verify your emails.

Reference checks may be sought.

An interview may be administered.

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


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

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