MAiD Nurse Investigator

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Make a difference in this unique role where you will be responsible for facilitating reporting/data collection, monitoring and oversight related to Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) deaths at the Office of the Chief Coroner – Ontario Forensic Pathology Service (OCC-OFPS).

What can I expect to do in this role?

As a member of the death investigation team, you will:
•provide broad-based medical expertise to support and oversee the MAiD process through facilitating the reporting of MAiD deaths
•identify and analyze relevant information and documents and interview parties, including clinicians as well as family and friends of the deceased person
•participate in the ongoing collection and management of accurate MAiD-related data for tracking and trend analysis
•provide advice to the Team Lead, MAiD and medical management colleagues to determine appropriate next steps
•provide recommendations to the Chief Coroner and Deputies due to severity of MAiD implications and assist the Chief Coroner in overseeing the implementation and evaluation of innovative approaches to service delivery related to MAiD
•develop and maintain working relationships with a variety of stakeholders in death investigation, including families, forensic pathologists, forensic scientists, law enforcement personnel and other agencies
•participate in inter-ministerial and inter-governmental committees/task forces and maintain ongoing liaison to work collaboratively on issues and projects

Location: Toronto

How do I qualify?


BSc in Nursing and/or current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario in order to provide professional nursing expertise.

Technical Knowledge and Experience

You have:
•Demonstrated knowledge of pathophysiology, toxicology, clinical preparation in conducting a death investigation
•Understanding of the role, activities and mandate of the Office of the Chief Coroner and Ontario Forensic Pathology Service, death investigation protocols and medical standards and practices
•Knowledge of relevant legislation such as the Coroners Act, Anatomy Act, Bill C-14(federal) and OCC Code of Ethics, to understand their application to death investigations

Analytical and Research Skills

•You can develop and implement processes, guidelines, standards and protocols for the conduct of death investigations across the province
•You possess research techniques and strategies to identify and assess issues and trends with potential impact on the death investigation system

Consultative and Advisory Skills

•You can recommend new/revised approaches, policies and procedures to the Chief Coroner and Deputy Chief Coroners
•You can make presentations as an active member of the MAiD investigation team

Communication (oral and written) and Presentation Skills

•You can lead training programs, prepare and present research findings, reports and briefing papers

Computer Skills

•You can research information, prepare proposals and enable analytics/data analysis

Salary Range: $78,353.60 - $94,244.80 per year

Additional Information:

  • 1 Permanent, 25 Morton Shulman Ave, Toronto, Toronto Region, Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check


  • 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.

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), 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. (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 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.

Please apply online, only, by Thursday, November 28, 2019, by visiting and entering Job ID 141112 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.