Legal and Policy Advisor

Full-time @Ontario Hospital Association in Health Care
  • Post Date : February 28, 2023
  • Apply Before : March 14, 2023
  • Salary: $78.69 - $91.81 / Yearly
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  • Job ID 21829

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Legal and Policy Advisor
Policy and Advocacy Division
Full-time Permanent (Hybrid: 2 days/week in office, 3 days/week WFH)
Target hiring range $78,692- $91,808


The Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) serves as the voice of the province’s public hospitals, supporting them through advocacy, knowledge translation and member engagement, labour relations, and data and analytics with the goal of helping hospitals build a better health system.

The OHA’s Policy and Advocacy division focuses on policy and advocacy, strategic communications, and research and analysis. The team strives to be proactive on core issues affecting Ontario hospitals by engaging in advocacy, shaping legislative and regulatory changes, providing advice and guidance on a diverse range of policy matters, and communicating hospitals’ concerns and challenges to government and the public. The OHA is also attuned to the broader strategic questions facing the future of the province’s health care system and we work to ensure Ontario’s hospitals have a voice in shaping this longer-term vision.

The Legal and Policy Advisor will collaborate with OHA staff, member hospitals, the Ministry of Health, Ontario Health and other system stakeholders in supporting OHA’s purpose.

The Position:

Reporting to the Director, Legal and Policy Issues, you provide strategic legal and policy advice, legal research and project management and committee leadership to various OHA initiatives, working with multidisciplinary stakeholder groups related to legal, policy 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 supporting 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 and Policy 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 system integration, privacy, regulated health professionals, labour and overall risk management; well-developed research and analytical abilities; excellent interpersonal, facilitation, problem-solving 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.

Why Join the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA)?

Join us in serving Ontario’s hospitals to build a better health system. As a not-for-profit association, the OHA offers you a fulfilling role supporting our members through advocacy, knowledge translation and member engagement, labour relations, and data and analytics.

An inspiring and creative place to work, the OHA is your opportunity to change the healthcare system for the better, while having a lot of fun. You’ll also be welcomed into a supportive and inclusive environment built on our core values of:

Humility – we listen to and respect the view of others
Discovery – we explore new ideas and possibilities
Passion – we bring energy and enthusiasm to what we do

Our Culture

The OHA is committed to fostering a climate of equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. 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 diversity of ideas within our organization. We are committed to the fair assessment of each candidate’s abilities, and consider their range of experience, including non-traditional career paths.

Employee engagement is key to the success of any business, and that’s why the OHA is proud of our 100% employee engagement rate. We consistently survey staff to ensure we can respond to their needs and engage in meaningful conversations to improve our corporate culture. It’s why we’ve been recognized as one of the Best Workplaces in Canada (five times!). Our 2022 Best Places to Work award from Human Resources Director demonstrates our commitment to a culture that upholds diversity, equity, inclusion, mental health, wellness, and compassionate leadership.

As we search for qualified candidates to join our team, their fit with our culture and values are just as important.

Our Perks

Joining the OHA gives you access to a multitude of benefits including:
• The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan where the OHA matches your contributions.
• Fully paid extended health and dental benefits, including travel insurance.
• Access to a comprehensive Employee and Family Assistance Program.
• A performance management program that provides an annual performance pay on top of your base salary.
• Coverage up to $1,000 for home office expenses for new staff.
• A Lifestyle Spending Account with $600 to spend on care and wellness.
• Tuition assistance and professional development support ($2,000 for general education or $5,000 for a master’s program).
• Flexible work schedule – work from home 3 days per week, onsite hours (10am to 2pm), and summer hours with Fridays off.
• Start with 3 weeks of vacation which increases based on years of service.
• Extra time off including corporate office closure during the December holiday season, 4 life days and 1 anniversary day.
• Peer-to-peer recognition programs where we celebrate each other’s successes.
• Fun staff events and activities to support engagement and team building.

To Apply:

Potential applicants are invited to submit a resume and covering letter by March 14, 2023. If contacted for an interview, please inform us should accommodation be required.

Application Requirements:

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.



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