• Company:
    Ministry of the Solicitor General
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    negotiable / month
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    3 days ago
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Consider Your Next Career with the Ministry of the Solicitor General, Ontario Public Service!

The Ontario Public Service is one of the largest employers in the province, with a wide range of exciting career opportunities. We believe in the core values of trust, fairness, diversity, excellence, creativity, collaboration, efficiency and responsiveness. We invite you to join our teams!

The Ministry of the Solicitor General is embarking on a large-scale initiative to modernize Ontario’s correctional system, with a focus on enhancing safety and security, infrastructure and services in institutions across the province. Consider a rewarding career in correctional services and join us in making a difference in the lives of individuals in custody and in keeping our communities safe.

The Ministry of the Solicitor General, Fort Frances Jail, is seeking a caring and compassionate Nurse Practitioner who is passionate about primary health care to become part of the health care team. In addition to primary health care competencies, the ideal candidate will have experience in chronic disease management, pain and symptom management, and mental health and addictions. Your practice will have a focus on health promotion and disease prevention. As a Nurse Practitioner, you will make clinical decisions and plan care as part of an inter-professional health care team.

Working as a Nurse Practitioner with the Ministry of the Solicitor General, you will have the opportunity to practice in an environment where you are supported by experienced primary care practitioners, including physicians, nurse practitioners, psychiatrists, nurses, social workers and pharmacists. This is an opportunity to participate as a leader in the continued development of the Nurse Practitioner role, delivering comprehensive health care for people in corrections.

The Ministry of the Solicitor General offers a comprehensive and competitive compensation package, including:

• A defined benefit pension plan
• Maternity and parental leave top-up benefits
• A comprehensive health and dental plan
• Life and disability insurance
• A progressive work environment that promotes work/life balance
• Flexible learning and developmental opportunities, including online, education and mentorship programs
• Opportunities for career advancement and specialization

The Ontario Public Service has been chosen as one of:

• Canada’s Top 100 Employers
• Greater Toronto’s Top 90 Employers
• Canada’s Best Diversity Employers
• Canada’s Greenest Employer
• Top Employers for Canadians Under 40

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will use your specialized knowledge and skills to provide patient-centred primary care. Specifically, you will:

• Assess, diagnose and prescribe treatment with an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention
• Communicate diagnosis and treatment plan options
• Collaborate with an inter-professional team in the development of the patient plan of care, and to develop and implement strategies that promote health and prevent illness
• Advocate for, and facilitate, the principles of self-care by involving offenders in their own plan of care
• Act as a resource for patients, staff and external stakeholders
• Respond to emergency situations and implement appropriate interventions
• Practice in accordance with College of Nurses of Ontario Practice Standards and Ministry expectations
• Practice in accordance with the security requirements of the institution

How do I qualify?

Mandatory Requirements

• You are registered as a Registered Nurse Extended Class (Nurse Practitioner) in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario
• You have a Nurse Practitioner specialty certificate in primary health care or adult care

Clinical Assessment, Critical Reasoning and Analytical Skills

• You demonstrate clinical expertise and assessment skills to elicit, interpret and utilize information from inmates and other sources
• You can respond to emergency situations and implement appropriate interventions
• You can evaluate responses to treatment and modify the treatment plan to achieve established goals

Leadership Skills

• You have leadership skills to coordinate and deliver primary health care services, embed quality improvement and lead consultation and engagement with healthcare staff and partners, as well as internal and external stakeholders

Specialized Knowledge

• You have knowledge of illness/disease theory, health promotion and prevention, pharmaceuticals, diagnostic and laboratory testing, evidence-based practice and current treatment modalities
• You have knowledge of mental health and addiction treatment options
• You can interpret and apply legislation to practice (i.e., Health Care Consent Act, Personal Health Information Protection Act, Regulated Health Professions Act, etc.)

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

• You can communicate effectively and present information in a clear and concise manner
• You can document care and progress by preparing progress notes, written treatment plans and clinical summaries
• You can adapt your communication skills to provide information and health teaching to a diverse population
• You can advocate for and encourage patient participation in their plan of care
• You can support patients in the implementation and modification of their treatment plan

Hours of Work

• The hours of work are 36.25 hours per week. You are expected to work rotating shifts in a health care unit that provides 7 days per week service, up to 24 hours a day.

Additional Information:


  • 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.

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