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Prosecutions Associate

College of Nurses of Ontario
Toronto (City), Ontario (CA)
$120,562 - $128,116
Closing date
Mar 4, 2024

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Contract Type

Job Title:                             Prosecutions Associate


Job Status:                          Permanent




Eligibility:                         Open to any qualified candidates 






Oversees and manages proceedings before the Discipline and Fitness to Practise Committees, including collaborating with system partners and ensuring legislative timelines are met.


Supervises the team’s work activities by providing staff oversight, support, coaching and consultation; reviewing quality of work, identifying strategies to facilitate success to ensure team contribution achieve organizational goals.








  • Plans, recruits, trains, and supervises staff to achieve team goals related to the prosecution and/or resolution of allegations of misconduct, incompetence and/or incapacity. Oversees and manages the prosecution of matters before the Discipline and Fitness to Practise Committees and unregistered practitioners by coordinating and monitoring processes; instructing external CNO legal counsel; identifying and resolving procedural, regulatory and statutory issues that arise; negotiating with self-represented members.   Explains regulatory processes to relevant parties and system partners related to the prosecutions function, and shares expertise and regulatory knowledge with internal CNO teams. Drafts, prepares, and reviews legal documents. Oversees recruitment and management of expert witnesses. Works in collaboration with other CNO teams to implement process improvements ensuring consistency and legislative compliance







  Education and Experience  


  • LL.B. or JD Practicing Lawyer in good standing with Law Society of Ontario, with 3 or more years of relevant experience Experience providing direction and supervision to staff





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  




  • Analytical and Critical Thinking – Uses solid knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation and its application, such as the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991, Nursing Act, 1991, administrative law and other legal principles (e.g., procedural fairness and confidentiality), CNO By-Laws and Practice Standards, to support the prosecution of and/or resolve matters before the Discipline and Fitness to Practise Committees. Uses analytical techniques to evaluate complex information and reach a conclusion in continuously evolving situations.



  • Communication – Uses effective communication skills to prepare complex legal documents in a clear and concise manner and convey complex legal and process information in plain language to foster understanding. Adjusts communication delivery when difficulty in understanding arises.


  • Consulting and Advising – Consults and discusses complex legal and regulatory issues with external CNO legal counsel, and shares expertise with internal CNO teams. Initiates and participates in development of process improvements and collaborates with internal CNO teams and external CNO legal counsel to ensure legislative compliance.


  • Developing others – Supports and inspires the learning and development of their team by identifying how individual learning opportunities are connected to team results and goals, assessing performance, and by balancing individual and team needs to ensure equal opportunity for learning and development.


  • Planning and Managing Resources – Prioritizes and sequences work and monitors progress; assigns work with consideration for staff workload, capabilities, and priorities.


  • Strategic Action – Thinks and acts comprehensively to support organizational goals and priorities; considers organizational perspective while appreciating the importance of details.


  • Proficient in Microsoft Office such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook and collaborative technologies such as Teams, Zoom and SharePoint.





Hiring Range: $120,562 - $128,116


Full Salary Range: $120,562 - $144,674




To Apply


Please email cover letter and resume by March 4, 2024 at 4 pm EST via UKG.




Thank you for your interest.


We are committed to employment equity and encourage applications from all qualified candidates. CNO offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you are contacted about a career opportunity or testing, please let us know if you require accommodation.


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.






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