Assistant Health Care Manager

Ministry of the Solicitor General
North Bay, Ontario
$76,382 - $112,555 Per Year
Closing date
Jul 15, 2023

Attention, Health Care Professionals!


Do you have knowledge of nursing administration, health care programs and operations? If so, bring your knowledge of health care and your strong leadership skills to the role of Assistant Health Care Manager at the North Bay 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.


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


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 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 define 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-centred outcomes, being inclusive and helping staff and colleagues grow, every day.


Location: North Bay


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 being provided and maintained
• you can assess risks and make sound decisions surrounding continued health care and treatment needs


Salary Range: $76,382 - $112,555 Per Year


Additional information:


  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months (with the possibility of extension), 2550 Trout Lake Rd, North Bay, North 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 Health (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 197719, by Saturday, July 15, 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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