The Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 was developed to improve the residents’ experience and quality of life in long-term care homes in Ontario. It sets clear and detailed requirements for residents’ rights, care and services, and for the operation of long-term care homes.
The Ministry of Long-Term Care, Long-Term Care (LTC) Inspections Branch, is an exciting and high-volume area responsible for inspecting long-term care homes for compliance with applicable legislation, regulation and ministry policy.
The Long-Term Care (LTC) Inspections Branch seeks several qualified LTC Homes Inspectors to inspect and enforce legislative and regulatory requirements governing residents’ rights, safety and quality of care in long-term care homes. Consider this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others!
Please note: These positions require extensive travel within the province. You may also be required to work at locations other than the head office or satellite offices.
To view full job ads for all locations and to APPLY, click on the links below:
Sudbury – Job ID 171303
Oshawa and Newmarket – Job ID 171296
Waterloo – Job ID 171297
Hamilton – Job ID 171298
London and Chatham – Job ID 171300
Toronto – Job ID 171301
Ottawa and Kingston – Job ID 171302
What can I expect to do in this role?
In this role, you will work as a member of a highly trained inter-disciplinary inspection team to:
• Evaluate and assess the care, practices, processes and operations within LTC homes using evidence-based inspection methodology and provincial inspection program principles
• Monitor, evaluate and promote the health, safety, comfort and rights of LTC residents
• Interpret and apply relevant legislation and policies to ensure compliance and standards are met
• Identify, collect and document evidence for non-compliance, and determine the appropriate action/sanction and timeframes required
• Provide expert technical knowledge on resident care
Locations: Chatham, Hamilton, Kingston, London, Newmarket, Oshawa, Ottawa, Sudbury, Toronto, Waterloo
How do I qualify?
• You have current registration in good standing as a Registered Nurse, Registered Dietitian or Registered Physiotherapist in the Province of Ontario
• You have a valid class “G” driver’s licence or equivalent as recognized by the Province of Ontario to drive on Ontario highways to conduct field work
• You are willing to travel extensively and work outside normal business hours
Job offers are conditional on the successful completion of the following:
• Ability to successfully complete the Provincial Offences Officer training program.
• Ability to complete and successfully pass the Inspector Certification process within the established timeframe.
Investigative, Analytical and Organizational Skills
• You have advanced analytical and critical thinking skills to examine information and evaluate evidence from a variety of sources, including clinical files, policies and procedures, financial and administrative information, survey data, and observations of the physical environment
• You can establish priorities on health care issues of LTC home residents, and enforce legislation and ministry policy
• You can develop and execute an inspection plan, including managing relevant documents and information
• You have knowledge and experience in performing inspection functions (e.g., interviewing, documenting reviews, observing direct care, employing risk assessment methodology)
• You can function independently and effectively under pressure in a high-volume environment
• You can write clear and detailed inspection reports, as well as communicate legislative requirements effectively and present information to a range of stakeholders (e.g., LTC home operators and residents, health care providers, members of the public)
Leadership, Interpersonal, Problem-Solving and Negotiation Skills
• You can exercise sound judgement, political acuity and discretion when assessing appropriate actions for non-compliant homes
• You can foster cooperation, and resolve sensitive issues with LTC home operators, other health care organizations and service providers (e.g., Home and Community Care Support Services) while maintaining a high degree of professionalism
• You have proven leadership and interpersonal skills
Health Care Knowledge and Experience
• You have knowledge of, and experience working in, long-term care homes, and/or clinical experience in the health care or social services sectors
• You demonstrate the ability to understand, interpret and apply relevant legislation, technical and clinical guidelines, policies and procedures pertaining to LTC home operations
• You are proficient with Microsoft Office, as well as word processing, databases and spreadsheet applications to prepare reports and correspondence
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.
Salary Range: $1,568.07 – $1,885.94 Per Week
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• 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), 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.
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
• Effective October 1, 2021, the OPS COVID-19 Safe Workplace Directive requires all Ontario Public Service employees 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 Directive and will be required to attend a vaccine education program and undergo regular rapid antigen testing. Employees who are not vaccinated under the policy with a valid medical exemption will not be required to attend a vaccine education program but must undergo regular rapid antigen testing.
Please apply online, only, at www.ontario.ca/careers, quoting the appropriate Job ID number(s), by Monday, December 6, 2021. 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 www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/ContactUs.aspx 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.