Assistant Health Care Manager, Infection Prevention and Control

Ministry of the Solicitor General
Toronto (City), Ontario
$75,626 - $111,441 Per Year
Closing date
Apr 3, 2023

Consider Your Next Career with the Ministry of the Solicitor General, Ontario Public Service!


The Ontario Public Service is one of the largest employers in the province, with a wide range of exciting career opportunities. We believe in the core values of trust, fairness, diversity, excellence, creativity, collaboration, efficiency and responsiveness. We invite you to join our teams!


We are seeking high-performing nurse professionals to join our Corporate Health Care and Wellness team at the Ministry of the Solicitor General. As an Assistant Health Care Manager, Infection Prevention and Control, you will be a leader in the planning, development and implementation of system-wide programs and improvements in infection surveillance, prevention and control for Ontario's correctional facilities.


PLEASE NOTE: The successful candidate will work remotely from home following the current Government of Ontario Covid-19 guidelines and be able to travel extensively and work outside of core business hours when required.


OPS Commitment to 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.


We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote 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 advance 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 application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.


What can I expect to do in this role?


In this role, you will:


• Provide expertise on infection prevention, control and management programs, policies and best practices, and coordinate ongoing education to institutional staff on infection prevention and control principles and practices
• Lead surveillance activities and work collaboratively with institutional management team to ensure infection control is in compliance with government guidelines and IPAC principles
• Provide professional direction, coaching and counselling in evidenced-based nursing techniques and practices
• Supervise nurses in the coordination and administration of various physiological tests, e.g., COVID-19 and tuberculosis testing
• Assist in the development, implementation, review and evaluation of the institution’s health care programs and services, provide occupational health advice and assist in the management of absenteeism related to infections
• Maintain records and statistics to identify trends and developments that have critical program/service delivery, and/or policy and planning implications


Location: Toronto


How do I qualify?




• You are a Registered Nurse (RN) in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario
• You have a valid Ontario driver's licence
• The successful candidate will be required to provide proof of Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) certification or enrollment in an IPAC certification program prior to job offer, and complete the certification requirements within a specified period of time


Specialized Knowledge


• You have knowledge of infection prevention and control theories, methods and best practices to monitor infections and outbreaks, and provide occupational health advice
• You have knowledge of nursing administration, relevant legislation, PIDAC best practices standards, and the College of Nurses professional standards, guidelines and practices to coordinate health care programs and services, and provide professional direction, and coaching in evidenced-based nursing techniques and practices
• You have knowledge of quality assurance and improvement principles and programs, including assessment, identification and management of risks


Critical Thinking, Planning and Coordination Skills


• You can analyze epidemiology data for nosocomial, viral respiratory and other infection transmissions, assess health trends and determinants, and monitor and evaluate program and operational policy issues to develop best options and recommendations
• You can coordinate the development, implementation, review and evaluation of health care programs and services to ensure high standards are maintained
• You can assess risks, diagnose health care/medical problems, symptoms and/or emergencies, and make sound determinations on health care and special services needs
• You can plan and coordinate ongoing education to institutional staff, and ensure nurses are properly trained in nursing techniques and practices


Leadership Skills


• You have leadership skills to provide oversight on infection prevention and control operations and surveillance activities, perform audits, direct staff and represent the ministry on key public health and stakeholder consultations and discussions


Communication and Interpersonal Skills


• You can communicate clearly and effectively to discuss health care concerns, exchange information and seek health care advice
• You can liaise effectively with institutional management and staff, community partners, agencies and organizations and other key stakeholders on various health care matters


Salary Range: $75,626 - $111,441 Per Year


Additional information:


  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 24 months (with possible extension), 25 Grosvenor St, Toronto, Toronto Region, Vulnerable Sector Check, Credit History Check, Local Police Databases Search, PIP/NICHE/RMS



  • 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), Corporate Talent Programs Branch, Talent and Leadership Division 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. Employees working in congregate living settings may be required to provide proof they are fully vaccinated, meaning they are fully vaccinated as defined by the Ministry of (refer to: COVID-19 Fully Vaccinated Status in Ontario ), including 14 calendar days have passed since receiving their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
    Employees who do not provide proof of full vaccination will be deemed ‘not vaccinated' under the Employer's policy and may be required to attend a vaccine education program, as determined by the Employer. Employees who are not vaccinated under the policy with a valid medical exemption will not be required to attend a vaccine education program. All employees working in congregate living settings must undergo regular rapid antigen testing, regardless of vaccination status.

Please apply online, only, at, quoting Job ID 195562, by Monday, April 3, 2023. 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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