The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation.
The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).
Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to Indigenous people and persons with disabilities.
An eligibility list may be established to appoint suitable candidate(s) to future regular, term or acting status positions. Where established, an eligibility list will remain in effect until exhausted or expired based upon operational requirements.
A detailed position description is available upon request.
The Protection for Persons In Care Act (the Act) is a law to help protect adults from abuse and neglect while receiving care in personal care homes, hospitals or any other designated health facility. The Protection for Persons in Care Office (PPCO) of Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living receives and investigates reports of suspected patient abuse and neglect in health care facilities across the province.
The PPCO is seeking experienced investigators on a regular and term basis. This position is responsible for the coordination of inquiries and investigations in complex and sensitive situations reported to the Office on behalf of the Minister as mandated in the Act. The position provides many unique opportunities for learning, growth and development in the field of investigation, collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams, abuse and neglect prevention and ongoing policy analysis and review.
Conditions of Employment:
Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
Must be able to provide a current and satisfactory, and maintaining thereof, Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Search and Adult Abuse Registry Check.
Must possess valid full Class 5 (5F) driver’s license and access to a vehicle which can be used for work purposes.
Must be able to travel within Manitoba by vehicle and air, with occasional overnight stays.
Must be able to work overtime as needed.
Completion of post-secondary education in healthcare or social sciences. Other acceptable combinations of education and experience may be considered
Experience conducting complex investigations, preferably related to neglect, abuse or violence-related cases
Ability to extract, analyze, and evaluate information
Experience managing complex cases with multiple issues involved
Strong time management skills to effective manage competing priorities with tight timeframes
Strong written communication skills, particularly as it relates to case notes and investigation reports
Strong verbal communication skills
Ability to foster partnerships and collaboration with internal and external clients and agencies
Ability to maintain objectivity and impartiality throughout the investigation process
Strong conflict/dispute resolution skills
Experience facilitating meetings and making formal presentations
Experience using databases
Knowledge of relevant legislation, such as The Protection for Persons in Care Act, The Personal Health Information Act and The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and The Adult Abuse Registry Act.
Reporting to the Manager of the Protection for Persons in Care Office, Investigators conduct fair, thorough, unbiased, and timely investigations into complex allegations of patient abuse and neglect. This includes the initial assessment of the alleged abuse and neglect report, completion of the inquiry process, planning and coordinating the investigation, analysis of findings, preparation of reports and follow-up and monitoring of directions resulting from the investigation. The position also collaborates with multi-disciplinary teams and provides expert case consultation services and ongoing policy analysis and review to improve services to patients and ensure protection from abuse and neglect. All investigations are conducted according to the principles of procedural fairness.
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We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.