Apply By: Monday, March 22, 2021 11:59 pm EDT
Competition Status: Application Screening

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Ministry of the Solicitor General
Sarnia Jail
Job Term:
1 Temporary up to 12 months with the possibility of extension
Job Code:
I0912E - Social Services102
$74,136.00 - $109,246.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Attention Health Care Professionals!

Do you have knowledge of nursing administration, health care programs and operations? If so, bring your knowledge of healthcare and your strong leadership skills to the role of Assistant Health Care Manager at the Sarnia Jail, Ministry of the Solicitor General.

As the Assistant Health Care Manager, you will ensure the efficient and effective operation of the institution's health care services and the general health care of inmates with diverse needs within a multi-disciplinary team. Health care services are provided 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Why join the Ontario Public Service?

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is one of the largest employers in the province with a wide range of meaningful and rewarding career opportunities. No matter the position, we live the core values of trust, fairness, diversity, excellence, creativity, collaboration, efficiency and responsiveness. We need great frontline leaders to support the delivery of health care services in our provincial adult institutions.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will use your management and leadership skills, coupled with your knowledge of health care processes to assist in the oversight and delivery of patient-centred health care to inmates.

Specifically, you will:

• assist in the development, implementation, review and evaluation of health care programs and services to ensure high standards are maintained, coordinating health care services/programs with other disciplines
• assist in the development, planning and implementation of the delivery of health services education programs for inmates and staff
• supervise a team of nurses in the provision of health care services, ensuring a safe environment for both inmates and staff
• supervise the maintenance, distribution and security of all medications, including narcotic and controlled drugs, equipment, and medical and treatment supplies
• supervise Medical Clerks, assigning duties, checking quality of work, and ensuring records are properly maintained to standards
• provide coaching and counselling, and report inability to meet College of Nurses of Ontario standards
• monitor adherence to budget allotments, maintaining and controlling equipment inventories

Leadership in the OPS

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) Leadership Behaviours defines what it means to be a leader through the following expected behaviours and attributes:
• You are committed to the responsibilities of being a leader by demonstrating authenticity, accountability and courage.
• You are innovative by embracing positive disruption, maintaining a future mindset and leading with a common purpose.
• You are collaborative by driving people-centered outcomes, being inclusive and helping staff and colleagues grow, every day.

Visit the Leadership Talent Office on Yammer to learn more about the OPS Leadership Model and to view the application preparation guide for management competitions.

How do I qualify?


• you are a Registered Nurse (RN) in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario

Leadership, Management and Organizational Skills

• you have administrative and leadership skills to be responsible for the efficient and effective administration of health care programs and services on an assigned shift
• you can ensure professional standards are met by developing, maintaining and evaluating procedures and methods for delivery of health services
• you can lead the development and improvement of health care services and programs
• you have leadership skills to supervise a team of Nurses, providing mentoring and coaching as needed

Specialized Knowledge

• you have knowledge of nursing administration, and health care programs and operations
• you have knowledge of health care professional regulatory bodies, practices and standards to ensure compliance and can interpret relevant legislation (e.g. Regulated Health Care Professions Act, Health Care Consent Act, Mental Health Act)
• you have the ability to acquire knowledge of correctional philosophies, policies and procedures relating to health care services in a security-based adult correctional institution
• you have a general level of understanding about emergency response procedures

Relationship Management and Communication Skills

• you have interpersonal and communication skills to respond to service delivery issues with inmates and their families, community agencies and organizations
• you demonstrate the ability to exchange information and provide advice on offender needs to medical practitioners, and to discuss medical issues with offender family members.
• you can liaise effectively with community partners such as Mental Health centres, Public Health departments, private physicians/specialists, and hospitals

Evaluation and Analytical Skills

• you can maintain records and statistics to identify trends that have critical health care service delivery, policy and planning implications.
• you can evaluate and ensure consistency of professional standards and procedures of health care are provided and maintained
• you can assess risks and make sound decisions surrounding continued health care and treatment needs

Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility and Anti-Racism

The OPS is an innovative, responsive and accountable public service that works hard to be diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable. Diversifying leadership is a top priority for the OPS. Our goal is to achieve parity with the Ontario labour force by 2025 for the most under-represented groups (Indigenous, racialized and persons with disabilities) on our leadership teams.

The OPS is an accessible employer and we offer accommodation in all aspects of employment, including the recruitment process. Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advancing racial equity, diversity and inclusion.

Additional Information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 700 Christina St N, Sarnia, West Region, Vulnerable Sector Check, Credit History Check, Local Police Databases Search, PIP/NICHE/RMS
Compensation Group:
Management Compensation Plan
Health and Social Services
Posted on:
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

    A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
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All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, March 22, 2021 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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