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Legal And Policy Advisor

Job ID46-D8-51-9E-EC-EE
CompanyOntario Hospital Association
Date Posted2021-09-23
Posted Until2022-03-22
Job TypeFull-time
Job CategoryHealth Care
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Legal and Policy Advisor
Policy and Public Affairs Division
6 to 12-month Contract (Secondment Opportunities will be considered)
Target hiring range $75,194 - $87,727

Position Profile:

The Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) is committed to achieving a high-performing health system and focused on supporting our members and partners in many ways, particularly in the areas of quality, integration, and value. The Legal and Policy Advisor collaborates with OHA staff, member hospitals, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and other health care stakeholders in supporting the OHA’s thought leadership initiatives.

You are a self-starter with critical thinking skills, a highly developed analytical ability and project management skills. You have extensive experience in providing research, legal and policy analysis support on a variety of regulatory and professional issues impacting hospitals. You are a great listener and your communication style, energy and self-confidence motivates people to work with you. You thrive in a fast-paced environment and you have a strong sense of accountability for your work and the service that you and your team provide to your colleagues, the organization, and stakeholders.

The Position:

Reporting to the Director, Legal Policy and Professional Issues, you provide legal and policy advice, legal research and project management and committee leadership to various OHA initiatives, working with multidisciplinary stakeholder groups related to legal and professional issues. You will:

• Conduct policy-based research and jurisdictional scans
• Prepare briefing notes and policy options papers, and legal research to support senior management decisions
• Lead legal analysis to assist OHA members with ongoing and emerging sector issues
• Support the development of resources and educational materials to assist member hospitals with legislative, legal and professional issues, including emerging case law, regulatory and legislative changes
• Prepare advocacy materials, including policy positions and submissions, to relevant system stakeholders
• Provide expertise and support to relevant committees, sub-committees and working groups
• Consult with OHA membership and liaise with government and health care stakeholders
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Director, Legal, Policy and Professional Issues

The Candidate:

You have an understanding of legislative and regulatory processes; knowledge of current issues affecting the health care sector, including but not limited to privacy, risk management and labour; well-developed research and analytical abilities; excellent interpersonal, facilitation and written and verbal communication skills; and superior organizational and project management skills.

A degree in law is required. Hospital, healthcare, or another relevant public sector experience will be considered an asset.

You are a highly motivated self-starter, dedicated team player who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment and can build successful working relationships with a variety of stakeholders.

The ideal candidate is dynamic, positive, collaborative, persuasive, resilient, driven and results-oriented and displays the values of Humility, Discovery, and Passion.

The Organization:

The OHA is a not-for-profit Association. Our purpose is serving Ontario’s hospital to build a better health system. At the OHA, our members are at the heart of everything we do. Through advocacy, learning and engagement, labour relations and improved access to data and analytics, the OHA is enhancing the direct services it provides to members.

Interested in helping the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) build a better health system?

We can offer you a fulfilling role, an inspiring and creative place to work, and the chance to change the health care system (for the better) – and oh yeah, have a lot of fun in the process. As you may know, employee engagement is key in the success of any business, and the OHA is proud of our 99 percent employee engagement rate.

Need more proof the OHA is a great place to work? Well, how about this… we’ve been recognized as one of the Best Workplaces in Canada, five times, as well as Best Workplaces in Canada for Women.

In serving Ontario’s hospitals to build a better health system, the OHA is a dynamic organization offering innovative education, tools, and practices that enable people to deliver effective, safe and efficient health care. For more information visit
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The OHA is committed to fostering a climate of equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. We welcome and respect the diversity of all members of our community. We welcome applications from Black individuals and Persons of Colour, Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas within our community. OHA is committed to fair assessment of a candidate’s abilities, and consideration for diversity of thought, method, and experience, including non-traditional career paths.

The successful applicant must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (as defined by the Government of Canada) or have a valid vaccination exemption pursuant to the Human Rights Code. Further, they must provide proof of vaccination (or a valid exemption) prior to the start date, provide updated information as necessary, and comply with any ongoing vaccination-related requirements.

Potential applicants are invited to submit a resume and covering letter. If contacted for an interview, please inform us should accommodation be required. This posting will be open until the position is filled.