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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  

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.
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