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Manager Medical Assistance in Dying

Requisition ID: 234906 

Position Number: 20042958

Posting End Date: July 27, 2021

Work Location: Flexible in Manitoba

Job Stream: Non-Clinical 

Union: SH Exempt

Anticipated Start Date: ASAP 

FTE: 1.00 

Anticipated Shift: Days 

Daily Hours Worked: 7.75

Annual Base Hours: 2015


This exciting opportunity is one of many created by the creation of a provincial health care system able to support integrated and patient-focused health services throughout Manitoba. Manitoba’s Health System Transformation is supporting the creation of roles that will support enhanced planning and integration, new areas of focus and improved consistency across health organizations. For more information of Health System Transformation and the initiatives that will provide Manitobans with high quality, equitable and sustainable health care, please refer to https://www.gov.mb.ca/health/hst/index.html.


Shared Health leads the planning and coordinates the integration of patient-centered clinical and preventive health services across Manitoba. The organization also delivers some province-wide health services and supports centralized administrative and business functions for Manitoba health organizations.


The Manitoba health system has seven health service delivery organizations (SDOs) across the province to serve the health needs of our population including CancerCare Manitoba, the Northern Regional Health Authority, the Interlake Eastern Regional Health Authority, Southern Health-Santé Sud, Prairie Mountain Health, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and Shared Health.

Position Overview

Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) is available throughout Manitoba and is coordinated provincially by Shared Health. A provincial medical assistance in dying team is available to help patients access this service. Patients may speak with their health care provider or local health authority or directly contact the provincial MAiD team regarding accessing medical assistance in dying in their region.


We currently have an opportunity for a manager medical assistance in dying who will report to the provincial lead medical specialist services and will:


  • Plan, coordinate and evaluate systems to provide safe, effective and efficient MAiD services and support to all service delivery organizations (SDOs) within the province
  • Build and manage a flexible and collaborative team with of approximately 5 clinical professionals a culture of client service to provide MAiD services across the province including coordinating and allocating appropriate resources for the delivery of patient care in response to MAiD requests
  • Coordinate and manage patient care and support services for MAiD clinical services including administration, program planning, integration of quality improvement, risk management and utilization management systems
  • Provide support where MAiD services are delivered across the province by liaising with hospitals, community program partners and service delivery organizations (SDOs), their hospitals, and community program partners.
  • Work with Shared Health senior management to develop, manage, evaluate and ensure compliance with provincial clinical services standards, professional standards of practice, applicable code(s) of ethics and nursing education and research within the program
  • Oversee the development of discipline specific and multidisciplinary standards, education (continuing, training and in-service) and research, and support and develop standard provincial methodology based on evidence to enable positive patient outcomes
  • Develop, recommend, implement and evaluate key performance indicators related to service delivery
  • Identify barriers and enablers to support adherence to legislative requirements
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to ensure safe, effective and appropriate client care through a clinical quality and patient care lens that will shape an environment for clinical and service excellence


5 years of management experience, preferably in a health-care setting including:

  • 3 years of experience supporting a clinical area or program
  • 2 years of experience in implementing program planning, development and evaluation
  • 2 years of experience managing unionized clinical staff including applying associated collective agreements
  • 2 years of experience influencing internal and external stakeholders

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

  • Post-secondary degree in a relevant discipline such as in clinical care or in health or public administration from an accredited educational institution
  • A postgraduate degree in a health related field is an asset


An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered


  • Active member in good standing of an associated regulatory body as appropriate

Qualifications and Skills

  • Demonstrated mid-level leadership capabilities. The provincial health system in Manitoba has adopted the LEADS in a Caring Environment framework

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to work safely in a typical computerized office environment with frequent meetings, and to lift and carry items of up to approximately 10 kg
  • Interruptions to respond to questions are common; dedicated and focused time for planning and concentration can be scheduled
  • Travel throughout service area requiring a valid Manitoba driver’s license and use of a personal motor vehicle


We have a unique ability to work together to make health care better. If you want to make a difference and contribute to supporting the health of your family, friends and neighbours, please apply today.


Interested candidates should select the "Apply" icon below to upload their cover letter, resume and copy of licenses/certification.


This position requires a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.


Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions in Shared Health that combine to equal more than 1.0 FTE.


Shared Health values and supports employment equity and workplace diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


We welcome applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request during the assessment and selection process.

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