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Policy Analyst (Nurse Practitioner)

The College of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CRNA) is a regulatory college under the Health Professions Act. Our vision is excellence in nursing regulation for the health of all Albertans. Our objective is people-first, and we are committed to attracting the best people, engaging and developing a workforce that embodies our values of integrity, respect, accountability and professionalism. The CRNA is committed to meeting and exceeding its legislative responsibilities by using a Right-touch Relational Regulatory approach.

Policy Analyst (Nurse Practitioner)

Are you a nurse practitioner (NP) looking to make an impact in health professional regulation? Are you passionate about innovation and change?  Are you committed to analyzing and developing policy to advance strategic and regulatory initiatives at the College of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CRNA)? If so, this is the opportunity for you!

We are looking for someone to challenge our way of thinking, to innovate and to direct industry-leading policy analysis and development in the regulatory space. If you are a passionate practitioner, researcher, analyst, writer, and facilitator, we strongly encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

What You Will Do

The Policy Analyst (Nurse Practitioner) will fulfil the following functions with a focus on advancing initiatives that support the regulation of Nurse Practitioners, including but not limited to:

  • Developing a nurse practitioner community of practice across health and post-secondary systems to discuss, share and inform regulatory and practice research, knowledge sharing, policy development and partnership opportunities.
  • Leading legislative, regulatory and policy briefings, focused on NP initiatives, to support decision making by CRNA leadership and Council. 
  • Providing nurse practitioner policy expertise to inform the development and implementation of regulatory initiatives.
  • Representing the CRNA on Alberta, interprovincial and/or pan-Canadian nurse practitioner-focused committees that have a regulatory policy focus. 
  • Providing analysis, identify gaps and areas for improvement, and recommend regulatory policy related changes.
  • Acting as key contact with other regulatory colleges, government representatives and other stakeholders for matters pertaining to nurse practitioner regulatory policy-related matters. 
  • Promoting policy development internally by working collaboratively across multiple departments and ensuring that the appropriate resources are in place to support the process.
  • Developing expertise with international, federal, provincial nurse practitioner best and promising practices and frameworks to stay on top of current trends and advise CRNA leadership of new and emerging initiatives, opportunities and/or risks. 
  • Monitoring nurse practitioner activity, legislation, and regulations to ensure the CRNA is adhering to requirements and is positioned well for the future. 
  • Conducting environmental scanning, literature reviews and interviews with health system partners to inform the development (or improvement) of nurse practitioner focused policies.
  • Supporting departments and business units across the organization with other general regulatory policy-related needs
  • Recommending best/promising practices innovations and improvements to regulatory (and nurse practitioner practice) related policies and processes. 
  • Supporting regulatory process, policy, and procedure development.
  • Leading the development of nurse practitioner decision/discussion/briefing documents for CRNA leadership and Council related to regulatory and strategic initiatives. 
  • Conducting research, engage in analysis and develop regulatory recommendations in response to requests from CRNA leadership and Council. 
  • Leading nurse practitioner focused regulatory knowledge sharing initiatives (e.g., publications in academic/professional journals, presentations, conference abstracts). 
  • Leading the development of comprehensive nurse practitioner focused research and policy papers. 
  • Supporting and assist with implementation of the CRNA's diversity and inclusion initiatives with a focus on initiatives affecting registrants. 
  • Supporting research, policy/process development, etc., for the CRNA's Council and governance committees, as appropriate. 

What You Possess   

  • Nurse practitioner in good standing with a minimum of 10 years of experience. A combination of experience and education will be considered. 
  • Demonstrated leadership experience is preferred. 
  • Knowledge of health system issues, initiatives and opportunities is required. 
  • Maintain registration with the CRNA (including maintaining currency as a Nurse Practitioner). 
  • Demonstrated ability to build sustainable relationships both internally and externally with the organization.
  • Excellent analytical and research skills.
  • Critical thinking skills with a strong ability to interpret and apply legislation and provide recommendations on sensitive policy issues.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Strong organizational and meeting facilitation skills. 
  • Strong proficiency in MS365 applications and virtual meeting platforms.
  • Ability to prioritize and adjust quickly to changing priorities and execute in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to recognize and handle confidential information in a professional manner.
  • Knowledge of current regulatory issues, initiatives and opportunities is preferable.
  • Knowledge of legislation and regulation relevant to nursing and health care is preferable. 

What We Offer

  • This is an ongoing full-time employment opportunity.
  • A competitive salary. 
  • Extended health and dental benefits package, including several resources to support mental health and financial wellness. 
  • An excellent defined benefit pension plan.
  • Work environment is hybrid.
  • A 7.25-hour workday from Monday through Friday.
  • 12 general holidays and an annual holiday break when our office is closed for the last week in December.
  • Earned vacation days at a monthly rate that equates to 20 days per year to start.
  • On top of it all, we provide an annual self-directed staff development fund to support life-long self-learning and self/family personal health and wellness services. 

If this position sounds like a good fit for your skills, we invite you to submit a resume and cover letter via email quoting file EO-1545  to by 11:59pm on May 26, 2024. Thank you for your interest.