LTC HOMES INSPECTOR

Full-time @Ontario Public Services in Health Care
  • Post Date : November 18, 2021
  • Apply Before : December 6, 2021
  • Salary: $1.00 / Weekly
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Job Description

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 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 and make a difference in the lives of others!

Please note: 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.

To view additional locations full job ads and to APPLY, click on the links below
Oshawa and Newmarket
Waterloo
Hamilton
London and Chatham
Ottawa and Kingston
Sudbury

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?

Mandatory

• 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:
• Ability to successfully complete the Provincial Offences Officer training program.
• Ability to complete and successfully pass the Inspector Certification process within 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

Communication Skills

• 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

Computer Skills

• 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 theOPS 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.

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