Policy Analyst
University Health Network
Toronto, ON
Organization: The Michener Institute
Department: PSW Project

The Michener Institute is Canada’s only post-secondary institution devoted exclusively to the applied health sciences professions. In January 2016 the Michener Institute integrated with University Health Network and has become the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. Offering full-time, part-time and continuing education programs, The Michener Institute is committed to providing its students with Best Experience, Best Education. Through an innovative healthcare curriculum and an engaging learning environment, The Michener Institute prepares learners to become competent and highly skilled allied health professionals.

In 2017, the Michener Institute agreed to undertake the development of the new comprehensive Personal Support Worker (PSW) Registry on behalf of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC). When completed, it will assure PSWs, employers, and the public that the care being provided by Registered PSWs is competent and safe. The Registry is being developed in phases, culminating in a comprehensive registry by 2019. For more information on the PSW Registry of Ontario, please visit our website http://www.psw-on.ca.

Position Summary:
Using evidence informed research, environmental scans and stakeholder engagement, the incumbent is responsible for developing short-term and long-term policies and procedures in areas such as education, practice, governance, title protection, etc. to support a new Personal Support Worker Registry.

The incumbent is responsible for presenting to, engaging with and leading working groups across the health care and education sectors to inform the policy development. The work also includes the development of training materials and guides to support the policies to facilitate operational transfer to the future host of the registry. This is an opportunity for highly self-directed flexible and adaptable individual and who can work within a project management framework with regular check-ins with the project lead and the rest of the team.

Position Qualifications:
Undergraduate degree in relevant field, Master’s degree preferred
2-3 years of experience in policy and procedure development / writing
Previous registry experience preferred
The incumbent must have proven capacity for exceptional writing
Strong organizational and communication skills
Well-developed analytical and research skills
Ability to form strong relationships with other departments and external stakeholders
Some travel required to stakeholder engagements
Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office programs

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a detailed resume and cover letter.

For further information on The Michener Institute, please visit our website at www.michener.ca.

The Michener Institute is publicly funded by the Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care and is an equal opportunity employer.

We offer accommodation for applicants with disabilities during the recruitment process.

While we thank all applicants only those selected for an interview will be contacted.