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Occupational Health Nurse

Job ID20-968-08-072-1327
Date Posted2020-09-10
Job Type
Job Category
Closing Date 2020-10-14
Reference Number 20-968-08-072
Job Category Experienced
Who Can Apply Canadian Citizens

Location Ottawa, Ontario
Salary Range $78,800 - $95,870
$69,350 - $84,360
Status Indeterminate (permanent)
Language Requirement Bilingual Imperative (CBC/CBC)

Job Summary

The Occupational Health Nurse (OHN) is part of a multi-disciplinary team responsible for supporting the health and safety of employees. The scope of work of the OHN is to improve, protect, maintain and restore the health of employees through the implementation, review and the delivery of a variety of services.

Major responsibilities are:

  • Identify and manage Occupational Health and Safety issues in the workplace.
  • Advise managers and employees of various Occupational Health and Safety programs through activities such as; travel consultations and immunizations, tuberculosis testing, ergonomics, hearing tests and fitness to work assessments.
  • Coordinate cases under the Disability Management Program for both work related and non-work related illnesses and injuries to facilitate an early and safe return to work.
  • Provide advice to employees travelling abroad in order to decrease the risk to health and safety.
  • Provide advice and direction to managers at all levels regarding employees' health or safety related concerns. 
  • Provide medical oversight in certain training exercises.
  • Develop and provide training on topics related to Occupational Health and Safety and Wellness to meet organizational requirements.
  • Provide emergency care for occupational and non-occupational injuries and illness by assessing health status, providing nursing care and/or referring employees.
  • Develop and maintain accurate record keeping systems by analyzing medical information and statistical data.
  • Develop and maintain a network with municipal, provincial and federal health services and agencies across Canada.


  • Current registration as a Registered Nurse in Ontario and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or a diploma in Nursing.
  • Occupational Health Certificate (COHN) and/or a diploma in Occupational Health.
  • Underfill*: Candidates currently enrolled in an Occupational Health Program with the eventual designation of COHN will be considered. Candidates will be evaluated on an individual basis and enrollment confirmation will be mandatory.

The educational program must be from an accredited learning institution recognized in Canada.

If you completed a program outside of Canada you will be required to obtain proof of a Canadian equivalency at your expense through a recognized credential assessment service.

Note: Any higher level of education could be recognized as experience.


  • A minimum of five (5) years of working experience in Occupational Health Nursing or related nursing fields, preferably in audiology, ergonomics, travel health and disability management.

*The underfill opportunity requires the same experience.


  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Advisory
  • Communication
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Judgement

Conditions of Employment

The incumbent will be required to travel to district and satellite offices. 


Not Applicable

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Security Requirements

Candidates must be eligible to receive an Enhanced Top Secret security clearance. The process involves a security interview, a polygraph, and a background investigation that includes credit and financial verifications. The use of illegal drugs is a criminal offense. Drug use is an important factor considered in your reliability and suitability assessment during the selection process. Therefore it is important not to use any illegal drugs from the time you submit your application.


We thank all applicants for their interest in CSIS. However, only those who are selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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