Senior Medical Consultant – Ontario Public Service

Senior Medical Consultant


Now, more than ever, the people of Ontario depend on public health leaders to make responsible choices and set the conditions to safeguard their health. The COVID-19 pandemic drew attention to the central role these leaders play and made their leadership visible through daily news conferences and other media exposure. But it is not just in times of crisis that Ontarians rely on their judgement – on all matters of public health, they expect public health leaders to prove their commitment to the promotion, protection and improvement of health outcomes.

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is looking for a qualified, resilient public health leader to fill the role of Senior Medical Consultant. If this resonates with you, please read further and consider applying to this role.

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) Leadership Behaviours defines what it means to be a leader:

  • We are responsible for being leaders that demonstrate authenticity, accountability and courage.
  • We are innovative by embracing positive disruption, having a future mindset and by developing each other, every day.
  • We are collaborative by leading with a common purpose, being inclusive and driving people centered outcomes.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

  • Provide public health advice and expertise to support decision-making in the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health (CMOH), and advance the policy and program development initiatives of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Public Health Division.
  • Provide specialized public health expertise and advice to the division on the assessment and management of public health risks and/or hazards to the public health system.
  • Lead and participate on working groups, cross-functional teams and expert panels.

Location: Toronto

How do I qualify?


  • A degree in medicine from a university of recognized standing and a Fellowship in Community Medicine (Public Health and Preventive Medicine) from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
  • A licence to practice medicine in Ontario.

Technical Expertise

  • You have extensive knowledge and understanding of the field of public health, including emerging trends and issues to provide medical consultation and expertise to the CMOH.
  • You have expert knowledge and interpretative understanding of the Health Protection and Promotion Act and understanding of relevant legislation (e.g., Immunization of School Pupils Act, Personal Health Information Protection Act).

Research, Analytical, and Problem-Solving Skills

  • You have demonstrated research and analytical skills and an understanding of risk assessment and management to provide proactive assessment and communication of major health issues.
  • You can coordinate and conduct research and analysis related to Public Health, practices, theories and related implications.
  • You can exercise a high level of medical judgement when analyzing medical and scientific data to provide expertise and advice to the CMOH.

Communication and Relationship Management Skills

  • You have superior communication skills to provide consultation, advice, expertise and interpretation/application of complex medical terminology or clauses within mandates, agreements/contracts, regulation, and potential strategies to a variety of people of diverse backgrounds and skills.
  • You have experience developing and maintaining key stakeholder relations.

Leadership and Coordination Skills

  • You demonstrate strong leadership and coordination skills to lead medical consulting activities, oversee the unit’s project and program development work, and provide direction, guidance and senior-level medical expertise to staff and management.

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 the OPS 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.

Salary Range: $170,114.00 – $215,991.00 Per Year

Additional Information:

Please apply online, only, at, quoting Job ID 169593, by Thursday, October 14, 2021. 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.