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Correctional Service Canada - Health Services

Dorchester (New Brunswick), Renous (New Brunswick), Springhill (Nova Scotia), Truro (Nova Scotia)


$88,197 to $103,995

For further information on the organization, please visit Correctional Service Canada

Closing date: 21 May 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

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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.

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This position is responsible for the supervision, coordination and delivery of healthcare and clinical services to offenders in an institutional setting within the... Correctional Service of Canada (CSC). They also contribute to the development and implementation of strategic plans and operational policies and procedures. They supervise a team of nursing staff, service providers and support staff, providing input into human resource requirements within budgetary allocations, including overseeing contracts for professional services.

Work environment

Correctional Service Canada (CSC) is the federal government agency responsible for administering court imposed sentences of a term of two years or more. CSC manages various security level institutions and supervises offenders under conditional release in the community. CSC's mandate is to contribute to public safety by actively encouraging and assisting offenders to become law-abiding citizens, while exercising reasonable, safe, secure and human control.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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

• Current registration as a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse in a province or territory of Canada*, with no conditions or restrictions.
• In order to receive an employment offer, you must be registered in the province or territory where the position is located.

• Recent and significant* experience in one or more of the following areas: psychiatric, medical-surgical, emergency or other related fields.
• Recent and significant experience is normally gained over 3 consecutive years within the last 5 years.

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

• Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in nursing, nursing service administration, nursing education or some other specialty relevant to the position.
• Relevant additional certifications.

Degree equivalency

• Experience managing human resources.
• Experience managing financial resources.
• Experience in program management such as needs assessment, planning, organizing, coordinating and evaluation.
• Experience in coordinating Health and/or Training Programs.
• Experience in dealing with Indigenous communities.
• Experience in dealing with community-based health organizations, such as public health or mental health.
• Experience in planning, developing, coordinating and supporting the implementation of comprehensive formal discharge/post release plans for individuals with complex medical problems.
• Experience working in an interdisciplinary environment.
• Experience working in a correctional environment.

• Ability to manage human resources.
• Ability to manage financial resources.
• Ability to develop partnerships.

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

Various language requirements

English Essential

Bilingual Imperative CBC/CBC

Information on language requirements

• Knowledge of nursing management strategies in the delivery of health services.
• Knowledge of professional Standards of Practice from the college of Nurses for the respective Province of Work.
• Knowledge of the issues and trends affecting the management and delivery of health programs.
• Knowledge of relevant legislation and Correctional Service Canada policies (e.g. Commissioner’s Directives).

• Ability to plan, organize and direct the provision of health services.
• Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
• Ability to communicate effectively orally.
• Ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment.

• 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)

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

Information on employment equity

Conditions of employment

Reliability and Security: Reliability Status Security Clearance.
• Medical Clearance through Health Canada or alternatives designated by Health Canada.
• Valid CPR/AED level Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. Valid CPR/AED for Health Care Providers (HCP) is also acceptable. Certification must be obtained in person.

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

Reference checks may be sought.

An interview may be administered.

An assignment, secondment, or acting appointment requires approval of your supervisor.

You must provide proof of your education credentials.

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

You must indicate in your application if you require a technical aid for testing or an alternative method of assessment.


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
Renous NB


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