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Policy Analyst

To provide research, analysis and recommendations to support CNO’s regulatory functions: Entry to Practice, Standards, Quality Assurance and Enforcement, as well as CNO’s mandate.

This role is temporary until February 2019

Key Accountabilities

Regulatory Policy Development

  • Defines the full scope of an issue and positions it to match CNO's mandate
  • Develops a work plan identifying timelines, activities and end products
  • Works collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Conducts policy research that is relevant and meaningful, considers key issues and trends, considers impacts of external factors, and uses appropriate methodology that enables decision-making.
  • Prepares evidence-based analysis about specific regulatory issues to assist Council in the decision-making process
  • Delivers end products (e.g. briefing note, background paper) that contain evidence-based recommendations with sound rationale and logical analysis to support operational and regulatory decision-making in keeping with CNO's mandate
  • Monitors the health care and regulatory environment, and reports key issues and trends
  • Demonstrates a broad understanding of the College’s regulatory functions and works with internal and external subject matter experts to respond to policy needs

Regulation Submission to Government

  • Prepares draft regulation based on Council’s direction; works with legal counsel to draft regulations; presents to teams, Committees and Council for discussion and decision
  • Circulates draft regulation to nurses and stakeholders for comment; synthesizes and analyzes comments
  • Prepares submission for government review; supports movement of proposed regulation through government processes and provincial legislature
  • Collaborates with relevant teams to support implementation of new regulations.
  • Supports  communication plans for stakeholders

External/Internal Responses

  • Assesses opportunity to provide a formal response to external stakeholders
  • In collaboration with relevant team(s), prepares formal responses to issues that require a response
  • Identifies and communicates implications of emerging external policy issues that may impact the College
  • Completion of post-secondary education in a complementary discipline plus two to three years of related work experience in a similar role.
Knowledge and Experience
  • Knowledge of broad issues relating to the nursing profession, health care system and self-regulation
  • Broad knowledge of the political process and the legislative framework that governs nursing in Ontario
  • A comprehensive understanding of strategies and techniques to research, identify, and analyze nursing  regulatory issues and policy solutions
  • A high degree of knowledge and experience in analyzing policy questions (e.g. familiar with policy process)
  • Knowledge of and ability to interpret a variety of qualitative and quantitative research findings, usually gained through three to five years’ experience in relevant analysis, research, health policy or health services management
  • BScN preferred
  • Strong analytical skills and the proven ability to synthesize diverse information
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Solid judgment, problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to handle conflicting priorities
  • Demonstrated success working independently and across teams
  • Confident interpersonal and presentation skills

Hiring Range: $83,057 – $86,581
Full Salary Range:$83,057 – $98,907

If selected for this opportunity, you will work full-time from our Toronto office. 

To Apply 

Please email cover letter and resume by December 19th , 2017 at 4:00pm EST to careers@cnomail.org.  

We are committed to employment equity and encourage applications from all qualified candidates. CNO offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you are contacted about a career opportunity or testing, please let us know if you require accommodation.
Page last reviewed December 05, 2017