Provincial Nurse Manager

Application ends: July 31, 2024
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Job Description

NOTE: Effective April 1, 2024 the salary range for this position is $105,307.00 – 148,429.00 per year.

Are you ready to take on a leadership role that makes a real difference? Embrace this exciting opportunity with the Ministry of the Solicitor General to bring your innovative nursing perspective to Ontario’s death investigation system. Join us at the Office of the Chief Coroner (OCC) and play a key role in shaping the future of death investigations in the province.

As the Provincial Nurse Manager, you will lead the modernization and improvement of Ontario’s death investigation system. This role is pivotal in ensuring quality assurance, continuous refinement, and the incorporation of a nursing perspective into the province’s death investigation processes. You will drive policy development, strategic planning, and large-scale project management, contributing significantly to the system’s efficiency and effectiveness.

About us:

The Office of the Chief Coroner works closely with the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service to ensure a coordinated and collaborative approach to death investigation in the public interest. Together, the Chief Forensic Pathologist and Chief Coroner provide dual leadership for the death investigation system in Ontario.

Please note: In this essential hybrid role, the successful candidate will need to be present at the 25 Morton Shulman Ave, Toronto office three days per week. Additionally, as the operation runs 24/7, the candidate will also be on-call as needed.

Why join us?

Impactful Work: Make a real difference in the transformation of Ontario’s death investigation system.
Leadership Opportunity: Lead a team dedicated to continuous improvement and high standards.
Collaborative Environment: Work alongside senior management and develop relationships with Investigating Coroners.
Professional Growth: Engage in challenging projects that enhance your managerial and leadership skills.

Leadership in the Ontario Public Service:

A leadership career in the Ontario Public Service offers meaningful opportunities to lead impactful projects, collaborate with diverse teams, and shape policies, programs and services that positively influence the lives of millions of Ontarians, all within a supportive and inclusive work environment. Our leaders enjoy comprehensive benefit plans, a robust pension program, and challenging and rewarding work that will keep you motivated and fulfilled.

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 invites all interested individuals to apply. As an organization that promotes equity and diversity, the OPS encourages applications from Indigenous, Black, racialized individuals, and persons with disabilities.

The OPS is an accessible employer and we offer accommodation in all aspects of employment, including the recruitment process.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy, the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint, and the Multi-Year Accessibility Plan to learn more about the OPS commitment to advancing racial equity, accessibility, diversity and inclusion in the public service.

What can I expect to do in this role?

Create the Work Environment

In the Ontario Public Service, we hold our leaders to the highest standards, expecting them to embody authenticity, accountability, and courage in every action and decision. It will be your responsibility to create a work environment and team culture that ignites innovation, nurtures collaboration and champions inclusivity by creating a diverse, anti-racist and accessible workplace that is free from discrimination and harassment. By aligning your choices with these values, you will create a vibrant work environment where every individual can thrive.

Deliver on Business Goals and Priorities

Your leadership will be crucial in guiding the team towards the achievement of their business goals. It will be your responsibility to inspire and motivate your team to deliver their best performance and align the team’s daily actions with the strategic vision of the ministry.

You will contribute to the achievement of team goals by….

• Leading innovative modernization and improvement of the service delivery model for the province’s death investigation system, incorporating quality assurance and supporting a culture of continuous refinement.
• Providing senior medical management leadership, fostering innovation, and ensuring quality oversight.
• Developing and revising provincial processes, procedures, and standards in accordance with the Coroners Act.
• Establishing a management framework that incorporates a nursing perspective, including performance metrics to assess the quality of services delivered province wide.
• Contributing to policy development and both short-term and long-term strategic planning to support death investigations.
• Providing leadership, oversight, and large-scale project management in identifying and developing solutions for program development and change.

How do I qualify?


• You are currently registered as a Registered Nurse in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario

Leadership and Management Skills:

• Proven managerial skills to manage staff, interpret collective agreements, and ensure compliance with workplace legislation.
• Leadership skills to collaborate with senior management in recruitment, training, and oversight of the death investigation team.

Performance Management, Project Management and Research Skills:

• Performance management techniques to propose and implement metrics, benchmarking, and data analysis.
• Superior analytical skills to develop and implement new/revised processes and guidelines.
• Research skills to identify and assess trends impacting the death investigation system.
• Project management experience to lead large-scale planning and coordination activities.

Communication, Consultation and Advisory Skills:

• Ability to recommend new/revised approaches, policies, and procedures to the Chief Coroner and Deputy Chief Coroners and make presentations as an active member of the Senior Management Team.
• Strong oral and written communication skills.
• Experience promoting buy-in for recommended changes and enhancing connectivity with Investigating Coroners.

Technical Knowledge:

• Knowledge of pathophysiology, toxicology, and clinical presentation in death investigations.
• Understanding of the Office of the Chief Coroner, Ontario Forensic Pathology Service, and relevant protocols and standards.
• Ability to apply relevant legislation such as the Coroners Act and Anatomy Act to death investigations.

Computer Skills:

• Proficiency in researching information, preparing briefings, presentations, proposals, and recommendations.
• Competence in enabling analytics and data analysis.

Additional Information


  • 1 English Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 25 Morton Shulman Ave, Toronto, Toronto Region, Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check

Compensation Group:

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Posted on:

Friday, June 14, 2024


  • 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.

How to apply:

  1. You must apply online.
  2. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
  3. Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
  4. Read the job description to make sure you understand this job.
  5. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
  6. If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Us to provide your contact information. Recruitment services team will contact you within 48 hours.

All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee’s exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.

Remember: The deadline to apply is Thursday, July 4, 2024 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer.
Accommodation is available under the 
Ontario’s Human Rights Code .

Pre Screening Questions

Nurse – Are you currently registered in good standing as a Registered Nurse (R.N.) with the College of Nurses of Ontario?

No  Yes 

Please provide your registration number for the College of Nurses of Ontario. (Max 250 Words)