Apply for nursing jobs in First Nations communities

Be part of a collaborative team of Indigenous Services Canada health care professionals. Deliver care to clients of all ages in remote or isolated First Nations communities.

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Positions available

Join our front-line nursing team in one of the registered nursing positions:

Community health nurse

Community health nurses deliver comprehensive health services in First Nations communities that include:

  • in-depth nursing knowledge, skills and clinical expertise
  • advanced judgment through consultation and clinical practice
  • leadership
  • knowledge transfer
  • health promotion
  • disease prevention

Public health nurse

Public health nurses deliver programs designed in partnership with community members and leaders that promote and preserve environments that support the good health of First Nations peoples on reserve.

Charge nurse

The Charge nurse plays a key role in the day-to-day operations of the nursing station while providing culturally safe and quality patient care. They are responsible for:

  • promoting positive relationships within the clinical team and community
  • coordinating and supervising care delivery
  • providing clinical guidance
  • supporting the management and administration of the clinic or health centre

Nurse practitioner

Nurse practitioners deliver primary health care services to clients of all ages that may include:

  • autonomous diagnosis
  • illness treatment
  • ordering and interpreting tests
  • prescribing medications
  • performing minor medical procedures
  • educating clients and their families on:
    • healthy living
    • disease prevention
    • managing illness

The benefits

Who can apply?

Candidates must be either a registered nurse or eligible to be a registered nurse. They must be certified by the time of appointment within the province in which the position is located. They must also have gained, within the last 5 years, at least 2 years' experience in:

Consult the provincial nursing regulatory body for more information:

How to apply?

For instructions on how to apply, email us at nursing-infirmiers@sac-isc.gc.ca.

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