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Senior Negotiator

Ministry of Health
Physician & Provider Services Division, Provider Negotiations Management Branch
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
4 Temporary (up to 18 months, with possibility of extension)
Job Code:
6A009 - Legal06
$76,382.00 - $112,555.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Open Targeted
Job ID:
Ignite your career at the Ministry of Health's Provider Negotiations Management Branch! We're on the hunt for dynamic Senior Negotiators who thrive on crafting negotiation strategies. If you have experience in coordination and implementation, and are a leader with a passion for pushing boundaries, then consider applying for this exciting opportunity!

About Us

The Physician and Provider Services Division (PPSD) is accountable for policy development, negotiations, and mediation or arbitration, where applicable, and the implementation of agreements between government and certain health care provider associations. The division recently modernized its organizational structure to better align with their business objectives and is looking for new staff who are ready to learn and are passionate about contributing to the lives of Ontarians through the work we do.

The Provider Negotiations Management Branch is a new branch, created to lead the negotiations process for the ministry with health care providers, including the Ontario Medical Association (OMA), the Association of Ontario Midwives, the Ontario Association of Optometrists, and the Ontario Dental Association.

Why work for the Ontario Public Service?

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment.

We offer:
• Competitive compensation and benefits
• Flexible work arrangements
• Collegial and professional work culture
• Career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas
• On-the-job training to support your success in the role

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the "How to apply" section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

As a Senior Negotiator, your role will include:

- Leading, or contributing to concurrent projects, negotiation teams and committee work involving a range of stakeholders
- Developing and implementing communication strategies to engage stakeholders in issues analysis and dispute resolution
- Providing input to the development and implementation of strategies and mandates for the negotiation of accountability agreements and contracts
- Conducting comprehensive analyses and reporting of information throughout the negotiation process
- Ensuring effective project leadership, facilitating project stages, transitions, and issues resolution
- Serving as senior expert and conduit of information between health care providers, health care organizations, and the ministry
- Developing and maintaining critical consultation and liaison with provincial stakeholders
- Providing technical expertise, advice and oversight on all aspects of negotiations, advising on strategies and best practices

Please note: you may be required to work beyond standard office hours to respond to information requests.

How do I qualify?


- Working knowledge of negotiation processes and strategies, contractual agreement development and management, and accountability frameworks and structures.
- Knowledge of the health care system and delivery, as well as the role, governance and relationships between different decision-making groups.

Communication & Interpersonal Skills:

- Demonstrated negotiation and mediation skills to promote collaboration and cooperation among parties.
- Verbal communication and consultation skills to interact productively.
- Ability to build and maintain partnerships.
- Written communication skills to present research analyses and convey information.
- Advisory skills to provide advice to other branches/divisions on best negotiation practices.

Analytical & Problem-Solving Skills:

- Analytical and problem-solving skills, together with policy research and development skills.
- Ability to understand, interpret and apply knowledge of complex legislation, regulations and policies.

Project Management & Business Planning Skills and Knowledge:

- Knowledge of business and financial best practices, including financial analysis, performance measurement, accountability, reporting and risk management.
- Knowledge of, and experience applying research and project management techniques to lead, or contribute to, concurrent projects, negotiation teams and committees.

Additional Information:

  • 4 English Temporary, duration up to 18 months, 438 University Ave, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario
Consulting and Planning
Posted on:
Monday, September 18, 2023
  • W-HL-203132/23(4)
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Tuesday, October 3, 2023 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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