MAiD Nurse Investigator

Make a difference in this unique role with the Ministry of the Solicitor General, at the Office of the Chief Coroner – Ontario Forensic Pathology Service (OCC-OFPS), where you will be responsible for facilitating reporting/data collection, monitoring and oversight related to Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) deaths.


• These positions may provide flexible work arrangements.
• These positions will require working both day and overnight shifts (as required).
• The majority of this role will be completed remotely; however, work location/headquarters will be 25 Morton Shulman Avenue, Toronto, Ontario.
• This competition may be used to fill future temporary vacancies within 14 months of the completion of this recruitment.
• We currently have an immediate need to fill 2 permanent and 2 temporary positions.
• We are also recruiting for Coroner Investigator positions Job ID 193521 Coroner Investigator < >.

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.

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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.

What can I expect to do in this role?

As a member of the death investigation team, you will:

• provide broad-based medical expertise to support and oversee the MAiD process through facilitating the reporting of MAiD deaths
• identify and analyze relevant information and documents, and interview parties, including clinicians as well as family and friends of the deceased person
• participate in the ongoing collection and management of accurate MAiD-related data for tracking and trend analysis
• provide advice to the Team Lead, MAiD and medical management colleagues to determine appropriate next steps
• provide recommendations to the Chief Coroner and Deputies due to severity of MAiD implications and assist the Chief Coroner in overseeing the implementation and evaluation of innovative approaches to service delivery related to MAiD
• develop and maintain working relationships with a variety of stakeholders in death investigation, including families, forensic pathologists, forensic scientists, law enforcement personnel and other agencies
• participate in inter-ministerial and inter-governmental committees/task forces and maintain ongoing liaison to work collaboratively on issues and projects

Location:  Any City, Anywhere in Ontario

How do I qualify?


BSc in Nursing and current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario in order to provide professional nursing expertise.

**Informational Session Invite**

We will be hosting a virtual interactive session on Monday, January 23, 2023 (12:00-1:00 pm EST) to provide an overview of the role, organization, and key benefits of working with the MAiD unit. Please email to confirm a spot and details. This is a voluntary invite and will not impact your application process.

Technical Knowledge and Experience

You have:
• Demonstrated knowledge of pathophysiology, toxicology, and clinical preparation in conducting a death investigation
• Understanding of the role, activities and mandate of the Office of the Chief Coroner and the Ontario Forensic Pathology Service, death investigation protocols and medical standards and practices
• Knowledge of relevant legislation such as the Coroners Act, Anatomy Act, Bill C-14(federal), Bill C-7, and OCC Code of Ethics, to understand their application to death investigations

Analytical and Research Skills

• You can develop and implement processes, guidelines, standards and protocols for the conduct of death investigations across the province
• You possess research techniques and strategies to identify and assess issues and trends with potential impact on the death investigation system

Consultative and Advisory Skills

• You can recommend new/revised approaches, policies and procedures to the Chief Coroner and Deputy Chief Coroners
• You can make presentations as an active member of the MAiD investigation team

Communication (oral and written) and Presentation Skills

• You can lead training programs, and prepare and present research findings, reports and briefing papers

Computer Skills

• You can research information, prepare proposals and enable analytics/data analysis

Salary Range: $1,599.59 - $1,923.85 Per Week

Additional information:

  • 2 Permanent, Any City, Anywhere in Ontario, Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check
  • 2 Temporary, duration up to 12 months (with possible extension), Any City, Anywhere in Ontario, Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check


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.

Please apply online, only, at, quoting Job ID 193522, by Frisday, February 3, 2023. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.