Medical Adjudicator (Nurses)

Employment and Social Development Canada - Edmonton, AB (il y a 18 mois)

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Employment and Social Development Canada - Benefits Delivery Services Branch
Edmonton (Alberta), Victoria (British Columbia), Winnipeg (Manitoba)
Permanent and temporary full-time positions
$78,937 to $89,307

For further information on the organization, please visit Employment and Social Development Canada

Closing date: 8 August 2021 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

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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

The hiring organization will only accept on-line applications. To submit an application, please select the button “Apply Online” below. Persons requiring accommodation with a condition that prevents them from applying on-line are asked to contact 1-800-645-5605.

When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job. This process will create an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for assessment.

Your application in this inventory will be active for 120 days. A notice that your application is about to expire will be posted to the "My jobs" menu of your account 90 days before the end of your active period. If you do not take action, your application will no longer be active and therefore no longer considered for this inventory. Should your application become inactive while the process is still open, a notice will be posted to your account indicating that your application has expired; you may select the link "Update my Inventory Status" to reaffirm your interest.


Medical adjudicators determine whether or not our clients are eligible for benefits. They are registered nurses who use their health science knowledge, the Canada Pension Plan Disability legislation, and the medical information provided by the client and health professionals. They problem solve and make decisions by using their nursing knowledge and experience. Successful applicants will regularly use their written and oral communication skills, and work in an open office environment.

Work environment

If you want to:
  • work in an open, collaborative and team-based office environment
  • receive in depth training and ongoing support
  • develop your professional skills as a member of Canada’s public service
  • obtain diverse learning and advancement opportunities across program areas and the country
  • work with people who believe diversity is one of our greatest strengths
  • use your skills, passion and dedication to support Canadians with a disability
You've found the place. JOIN US!

Whether a newly registered nurse or one with years of experience, this is a great place to start your career or continue and develop your nursing skills and abilities. We offer daytime hours, NO WEEKENDS, good work life balance options, a comprehensive benefit program, continuing education and professional development as well as the ability to maintain ongoing nursing registration requirements.

Intent of the process

Please note that this process will ONLY be used to staff permanent or temporary full-time positions within Employment and Social Development Canada, in Edmonton (Alberta), Winnipeg (Manitoba), and Victoria (British Columbia).

Applicants are encouraged to apply ONLY if they are willing and able to relocate to Edmonton (Alberta), Winnipeg (Manitoba), or Victoria (British Columbia).

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter in 500 words (maximum) "Your cover letter will be used to assess your Communication (written) skills. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the occupational certification and experience criteria listed in the essential qualifications section. Please use each criterion as a header. For the occupational certification, please explain when and where you obtained the registration. For the experience criterion, provide clear and concrete examples in a maximum of two paragraphs, explaining when, where and how you obtained this experience. Describe the examples in specific terms, providing sufficient details so that the screening board can clearly understand the circumstances. The content must be supported by your résumé. Please note that point form or a “copy and paste” from your résumé is not sufficient. Failure to provide a complete application, consisting of both a cover letter and a résumé, may result in your application being rejected from the process."

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

Candidates must maintain this occupational certification throughout their employment:
Currently registered as a registered nurse (RN) in the province or territory where you work and be a member in good standing in that province or territory, as well as be willing and eligible to register, at the time of appointment, in the province or territory of the location where the position will be staffed.
Entitled to practice with no restrictions.

Experience in clinical settings; or long term care settings or rehabilitation settings; or public health; or home care; or other experience relevant to the position.

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

English essential
**The Western Canada and Territories Region is a unilingual region where English is the predominant language, therefore a high level of proficiency in the English language is required. We will be assessing your ability to understand, read, write, and speak in English during this process.**

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of aetiology and diagnostic techniques; health and disease processes and how they affect the individual's functional capacity; treatment modalities and their side effects; and medical prognoses

Communication (oral)
Communication (written)
Applying principles and procedures
Planning and Organizing
Working with others
Client focus
Changing and learning

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

Experience in specialized nursing in areas such as psychiatric, medical surgical, oncology, neurological, medical rehabilitation or palliative care.

Adjudication experience with Canada Pension Plan Disability, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), Veterans Affairs, private insurers, or other medically-based disability programs.

At Employment and Social Development Canada, diversity is our strength. If you’re a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a visible minority and are interested in bringing in different perspectives and insights, let us know by completing the Employment Equity (EE) section in your application. Appointments of members of these EE groups could be made to ensure our workforce is inclusive and representative of the Canadian public we serve.


Operational Requirements:
Willing and able to work overtime as required
Capable of working in an open office space

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance - This factor is not used at the pre-selection stage. The Department is responsible for the security clearance process.

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


Acknowledgment of receipt of applications will not be sent.

You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements through your cover letter and this must be supported by your résumé.

It is imperative that you provide a current email address that accepts e-mail from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). Candidates are strongly encouraged to check their email on a regular basis. It is your entire responsibility to inform us at all times of any changes regarding your contact information.

The retest period for the Medical Adjudicator assessment is 180 days from the date of results notification. If you submit an application before the retest period has elapsed, your application will not be considered.

Random selection and/or top-down selection may be used at any time during the process to identify which applicants will be further assessed.

Management may choose one or more Asset Qualifications at the screening stage.

A written exam, an interview, a situational exercise, and reference checks may be part of the assessment process.

Failure to participate in assessments as scheduled may result in the rejection of your candidacy.

All information obtained throughout the selection process, from the time of application to close of process, may be used to evaluate the candidates.

Candidates will be required to submit their proof of education and occupational certification documents at the time of assessment.

Proof of citizenship will be required.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate on their application their preferred official language for each of the following: a) written correspondence, b) oral interview.

The Western Canada and Territories Region is a unilingual region where English is the predominant language, therefore a high level of proficiency in the English language is required. We will be assessing your ability to understand, read, speak, and write in English during this process.

Please note that candidates (including employees of the Public Service) will not be considered to be in travel status or on government business and that travel costs will not be reimbursed. Consequently, candidates will be required to pay for their own travel for various assessment phases.

N.B.: Applicants must meet each essential qualification to be appointed to the position. An applicant may be appointed to the position even though he/she does not meet any or all of the asset qualifications, operational requirements or organizational needs. However, meeting these criteria is desirable and may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. In the event that there are as many applicants who meet the essential qualifications as there are vacancies, the manager may decide not to assess some or all of the asset qualifications, operational requirements or organizational needs.


Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, 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.