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Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Senior Nurse Consultant


Posted Apr 11120687 -1569414

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Senior Nurse Consultant

Do you want to play a key role in shaping the direction of immunization policy and programs in Ontario? Apply your knowledge of public health combined with your nursing expertise to this opportunity with the Population and Public Health Division, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to provide consultative advice on vaccine preventable diseases and immunization.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

• Provide specialized public health subject matter expertise.
• Conduct policy analysis related to Ontario's publicly funded immunization programs.
• Develop operational policies, protocols, guidelines and best practice documents.
• Develop and implement program related training and educational opportunities.
• Participate in inter-ministerial and inter-governmental committees and task forces.
• Prepare briefing notes, presentation materials, and position papers for senior management.
• Provide interpretation and application of legislation, regulations, and public health standards impacting public health.

Location: Toronto

How do I qualify?


• You are a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario.
• You have a baccalaureate degree in nursing from an accredited university.

Public Health Knowledge:

• You have knowledge of public health with specialized understanding of vaccine preventable disease and immunization.
• You know and can interpret the Ontario Public Health Standards: Requirements for Programs, Services, and Accountability, protocols, regulations and legislative authorities (i.e., Health Protection and Promotion Act).
• You can provide subject matter expertise and specialized consultative advice in the area of vaccine preventable diseases and immunization policy and programs to Public Health Units and key stakeholders.

Policy Development and Project Management Skills:

• You have experience analyzing and interpreting literature on current and emerging public health trends.
• You can provide continuous assessment and advice related to public health risks to Ontarians.
• You can identify existing and emerging health hazards and assess the scope, scale and probabilities of impact they present to Ontarians.
• You can lead the development of public health protocols and operational policies, guidelines, and best practice documents.
• You are able to conduct immunization policy analyses and develop comprehensive policy options to inform Cabinet submission and Results Based Planning processes, and prepare other public health project documents.

Issues Management and Risk Assessment Skills:

• You have experience developing risk management strategies and making recommendations to support evidence-based decision-making and develop strategies to manage risk.
• You can develop and present issue notes, briefing notes, presentation materials, letters, speeches, and position papers for senior management.

Communication and Presentation Skills:

• You can respond to inquiries, complaints and requests as well as provide advisory services in interpreting and applying legislation, regulations, public health standards, protocols, and operational procedures that impact public health.
• You can provide advice on risk and prevention issues and strategies to government bodies and stakeholder groups.
• You can prepare and present reports, analyses, summaries, and correspondence.
• You have experience preparing educational materials and conducting training presentations.

Stakeholder Relationship Management, Customer Service, Teamwork Skills:

• You can participate in inter-ministerial and inter-governmental committees and task forces.
• You can maintain ongoing liaison with colleagues, other ministries, Public Health Ontario, professional associations, and federal and provincial counterparts.
• You can manage and support relationships with public health units and health care providers.
• You can participate and collaborate as a member of committees and task forces.
• You have experience addressing underlying customer needs and issues.
• You have experience leading and participating on projects.

Salary Range: $70,538 - $103,944 per year


  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 393 University Ave, 21st Floor, Toronto, Toronto Region, General Screening Requirement


  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service Employment Screening Checks Policy, the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Please refer to the Additional Information / Address section above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    You will be responsible for obtaining the criminal record check at your own expense and provide it, along with your written consent, to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), HR Service Delivery Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional screening checks as indicated in the Additional Information / Address section above that were not obtained directly by you. (Note: If a Vulnerable Sector Screening/Check is required, it must also be obtained in person at your local police service.)

    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 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 screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.

Please apply online, only, by Wednesday, April 25, 2018, by visiting and entering Job ID 120687 in the Job ID search field. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

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Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care