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Decision Editor & Hearings Analyst

College of Nurses of Ontario

Job Title:                        Decision Editor & Hearings Analyst

Team:                                Hearings

Job Status:                     Permanent

Eligibility:                      Open to any qualified applicant



Decision Editor & Hearings Analyst

Provides decision writing support to the Discipline and Fitness to Practice Committees so that the decisions and reasons of the hearing panels are timely and clearly articulated using plain language.  Conducts research and analyzes and manages information related to professional regulation and tribunal hearing practices and procedures.



  • Provides writing support in accordance with the decision-making role of the Discipline and Fitness to Practice Committees and the legal principles of administrative law; assists in editing decisions and reasons reached by the panels; reviews file materials to ensure accuracy of decisions and reasons; proofreads for style consistency, grammar, and spelling; liaises with independent legal counsel, as required.
  • Conducts legal research and analysis of case law and past CNO decisions to provide writing support for panel’s decisions and reasons and to improve the quality of the panel’s reasons; researches and analyzes current practices and procedures of other regulators’ disciplinary proceedings to support the implementation of best practises and modernization and efficiencies in the hearing process.
  • Prepares decisions and considers any publication bans and privacy issues for publication on, CNO’s public register and newsletter; assists with requests for access to exhibits by the public/media.
  • Participates in the development and delivery of orientation and education of the Discipline and Fitness to Practice Committees.





Education and Experience 


  • Lawyer registered with the Law Society of Ontario in good standing.
  • Three to five years of legal writing experience at an administrative tribunal or regulatory College


Organizational Competencies


Consistently demonstrate CNO’s Staff Core Competencies:

  • Innovation – Curiously cultivate new ideas with a desire to learn and a collective focus on the best outcome.
  • Integrity – Conduct every interaction with fairness, honesty, and mutual respect.
  • Collaboration – Work with the right people at the right time to make the best-informed decision.
  • Well-being – Care for the physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional needs of ourselves and others


Job Competencies, Knowledge, Skills

  • Knowledge of the regulatory environment, principles of procedural fairness and the role of statutory committees
  • Analytical and Critical thinking – uses sound knowledge of the legal principles of administrative law, procedural fairness, the Statutory Powers and Procedures Act, privacy, the rules of evidence, expert witness issues, credibility assessments of witnesses, and regulation of health professionals, including the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA) and Nursing Act, 1991, and research and analysis of tribunal and court decisions on relevant issues to provide guidance to the panel with their decisions and reasons to support independent and fair hearings.
  • Communication – applies solid knowledge of best practices for writing reasons in the administrative law context and Discipline and Fitness to Practice proceedings; uses legal writing and editing skills to review quality of the panel’s decisions and reasons, and to clearly articulate complex issues using plain language that is clear, concise, and coherent.
  • Consulting and Advising – provides guidance and feedback on relevant legislation to improve understanding of panel members ensuring rationale used in the decision by the panel or independent legal counsel supports legislation; references previous court decisions and CNO panel decisions to capture different scenarios to help consider recommendations.
  • Planning and Organizing – uses effective time management skills to identify conflicting demands and timelines, adjusts plans to accommodate additional or new work assignments so deadlines are met.
  • Problem Solving – uses in-depth knowledge of the mandate of the Discipline and Fitness to Practice Committees, the Health Professions Procedural Code’s rules for discipline and fitness to practice proceedings, and the Committees’ rules and guidelines to evaluate impact, risks, and benefits of any guidance and support provided to the panels.
  • Demonstrated advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook; knowledge of databases to update records and create reports.


Hiring Range:            $104,285 – $110,819

Full Salary Range:     $104,285 – $125,142

To Apply

Please email cover letter and resume by June 14, 2024, at 4:00pm ET to via UKG Pro.

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Our DEI Commitment

The College of Nurses of Ontario protects the public by promoting safe nursing practice. We strive to be diverse, inclusive, fair, equitable and accessible by addressing barriers and promoting dignity and respect for all.  If you require Code-protected accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact citing “Request for Accommodation” in the subject line.

Land Acknowledgement

The College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) operates on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of many Indigenous communities across Ontario which continue to be home to Indigenous peoples.

CNO’s office is in Toronto, on land that is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples.