Health Policy Advisor

$78,692 - $91,808 yearly
  • Ontario Hospital Association
  • Hybrid ((Hybrid: 2 days/week in office, 3 days/week WFH))
  • Mar 17, 2023
Full time Health Care Nonprofit-Social Services Other Research

Job Description

Health Policy Advisor 

Policy and Advocacy Division 

Full Time Permanent

Target Hiring Range: $78,692 - $91,808  



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 Health Policy Advisor is an energetic professional with outstanding communication skills and extensive experience in providing leadership, policy advice, project and change management support for a broad range of OHA policy initiatives focused on health system policy and governance. 

You are a great listener and your communication style, energy and self-confidence make people want to work with you.  You enjoy the challenge of gathering and synthesizing a range of perspectives and at times, complex options into a results-oriented plan.  You thrive in a fast-paced environment, can effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously and you have a strong sense of accountability for your work and the service that you and your team provide to OHA members, your colleagues, and the organization. 

The Position: 

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

  • Conduct detailed research, prepare briefing notes and jurisdictional scans, and develop tools and resources for colleagues and member hospitals on health system policy, professional and regulatory issues; 
  • Provide strategic advice and policy development support on issues of emerging interest in the health care sector;
  • Oversee and manage the development of projects, tools and resources; 
  • Represent the OHA as an active participant on relevant external committees and stakeholder working groups; 
  • Collaborate with members and system partners such as the Health Professional Regulatory Colleges, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Labour, and professional associations on matters affecting hospitals and the broader health system. 

The Candidate: 

You have demonstrated knowledge and experience, preferably in the hospital sector related to health system policy, and/or the legal and regulatory framework governing hospitals.  

You have well developed project and process management skills, and effective leadership and stakeholder management skills.  In addition, you have excellent communication, presentation, facilitation, and interpersonal skills. You are a strong team player and can work with and coordinate the efforts of diverse groups of professionals from the health care sector.  You have the ability to work well under pressure while managing multiple priorities and remaining responsive in a dynamic environment. 

You hold a relevant University Degree, combined with demonstrated related work experience is required.  A master’s degree in a related discipline is an asset.  Your solid understanding of Ontario’s health care system, including governance, and/or occupational health and safety, would be an advantage in the position.   

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 31, 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.