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, London Office, seeks a qualified LTC Homes Inspector to inspect and enforce legislative and regulatory requirements governing residents' rights, safety and quality of care in long-term care homes. Consider this opportunity and make a difference in the lives of others!
The position requires extensive travel within the province. You may also be required to work at locations other than the head office or satellite offices.
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
How do I qualify?
- You have a 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 offer is conditional on the successful completion of the following:
- Ministry formal training program and Resident Quality Inspections (RQI) certification
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, you can 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 homes operators, other health care organizations and service providers (e.g. CCAC) while maintaining a high degree of professionalism
- You have proven leadership and interpersonal skills
Health Care Knowledge and Experience
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 homes operations
- You are proficient with Microsoft Office, as well as word processing, databases and spreadsheet applications to prepare reports and correspondence
1 Permanent - Full Time, 130 Dufferin Ave, London, West Region, Vulnerable Sector Check
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Friday, December 6, 2019
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.