Health Care Job in Canada

  • Full Time
  • Canada

Ministry of the Solicitor General

Assistant Health Care Manager

Job Details

Hiring OrganizationMinistry of the Solicitor General
Post NameAssistant Health Care Manager
Qualification Post Graduate
Industry Private
Employment TypeFull Time
Work Hours8 Hours
Salary CAD 75626 To CAD 111441 Per Year
Location London, Ontario, Canada N5V 2B2

Job Description

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 Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre, Ministry of the Solicitor General.

As the Assistant Health Care Manager, you will ensure the efficient and effective operation of the institution’s healthcare services and the general healthcare 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 healthcare services in our provincial adult institutions.

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

We are committed to building a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promoting a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful, and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities, and expressions.

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, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code. Refer to the “How to apply” section if you require disability-related accommodation.

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 healthcare processes to assist in the oversight and delivery of patient-centered healthcare 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, assign duties, check the quality of work, and ensure records are properly maintained to standards
  • provide coaching and counseling, 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 behaviors 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 the delivery of health services
  • you can lead the development and improvement of healthcare 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, healthcare 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 of 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 centers, Public Health departments, private physicians/specialists, and hospitals

Evaluation and Analytical Skills

  • you can maintain records and statistics to identify trends that have critical healthcare 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 labor force 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.

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