Posts Categorized: Opportunity

Job Opportunity – Senior Analyst, Health Economist (Pharmacoeconomics) (Jul 19)

The Pharmacoeconomics Research Unit is a research team that supports Cancer Care Ontario with timely, high quality, and relevant information to inform drug funding decisions. Development of economic evidence with practical application requires use of rigorous methodology, as well as a detailed understanding of the needs of all stakeholders and the impact on the system and patients. The Unit plays an important role in assisting policy-makers and implementers with their health economics needs by conducting, evaluating and explaining methods and analyses in a manner that is understandable and accessible.

We are recruiting an experienced Senior Analyst trained in Health Economics to design and conduct economic analyses and budget impact analyses to inform relevant policy questions. Reporting to the Manager, Pharmacoeconomics Research Unit, and the successful candidate will be involved in conducting literature reviews, building and evaluating economic decision models, and liaising with clinicians, administrators and other stakeholders to conduct applied research and evaluations in the context of the provincial and/or Canadian cancer drug funding environments. Accordingly, the successful candidate requires strong background in cost-effectiveness analysis and decision-modelling methodology, along with clear and concise oral and written communication skills addressing both technical and non-technical audiences. This position will offer the successful candidate an opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment with real-world application and impact. This is a temporary full-time contract with the possibility of extension or becoming a permanent full-time opportunity.

Full announcement at: Cancer Care Ontario


Job Opportunity – Decision Support Specialist (Jul 14)

The Decision Support Specialist (DSS) is a key role within CritiCall supporting the overall strategic objectives and priorities of the Program. The DSS individual is responsible for the overall production, validation and standardization of reports, data dissemination (internal and external), data /trend/probability analysis, as well as recommendations that align with the overall strategic priorities. The DSS will coordinate, automate, and standardize all published reports from the Provincial Hospital Information systems and the shared file database. The DSS will work closely with the CritiCall Systems Specialist and Applications IT Specialist to plan and implement strategies that require IT infrastructure evolution to meet the strategic priorities of the program.

Full announcement at: Hamilton Health Services


Job Opportunities – Several positions at General Electric Healthcare (posted June)

Here are senior and junior/intermediate positions for people with some data and analytics experience, who will be expected to deal with customers.

The positions for Wall of Analytics should have some experience using modelling and simulation in healthcare.


Job Opportunity – Quality Improvement Specialist (posted May 26)

Quality Improvement Specialist – (16-0329)

Unit/Department: Patient Experience and Quality
Reports To: Director, Patient Experience and Quality
Hours: 75 hours per pay period, days, no weekends
Status: Full Time
Rate of Pay: $41.6629 to $50.1963

The Quality Improvement Specialist engages in a leadership role to implement quality improvement initiatives and projects while ensuring both the efficient utilization of resources/processes and a safe environment for both the patient and staff. The Quality Improvement Specialist draws on the broad understanding of quality improvement, utilization management, project management and risk management processes. This position contributes to the shared responsibility of ensuring health and safety policies are followed to provide for a healthy environment for patients, staff, physicians, volunteers and families.

Details at: North York General Hospital


Job Opportunity – Decision Support Consultant (161244) (posted May 24)

Summary of Duties

Analyze, interpret, consult, present and make recommendations on information to support strategic planning, budgeting, restructuring, program optimization and quality initiatives.

Tasks include:

  • Corporate and program utilization analysis including analysis of trends and prediction of clinical volumes and weighted cases.
  • Clinical and financial benchmarking
  • Identification and prioritization of cost savings and operational efficiency opportunities
  • Project planning, management, implementation and monitoring.
  • Provide information about clinical activity to Senior team, Programs, Medical staff and other internal stakeholders.
  • Appropriately connect clinical, financial and qualitative information to drive cost savings initiatives.

Details at: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre


Job Opportunity – Quality Specialist (close June 14)

Quality Specialist
Job Number: 60636
Job: Health Professional/Assistant
This position will be located at: Hamilton General Hospital
Organization: Quality & Value Improvement
Status: Temporary Full-time
Hours per week: 37.5
Number of Openings: 1
Union Code: Non Union Employees
Post Date: Jun 8, 2016, 12:00:00 AM
Close Date (Period for Applying) – External: Jun 14, 2016, 11:59:00 PM

The Quality Specialist will support the identifying, designing, planning, supporting, executing and evaluating of local and hospital-wide improvement initiatives. A Quality Specialist expertly applies and supports application of quality improvement, change management, operations research, and project management tools within the HHS Model for Change and Improvement (Define Plan-Do-Study-Act) to support continuous improvement focused on such areas as clinical appropriateness of care, efficiency, effectiveness, work-flow, access to care, continuity of care, safety and patient experience. Major areas of responsibility include the facilitation of local and corporate improvement initiative teams, education and coaching of individuals in the application of Define-PDSA (including Lean and Six Sigma tools), and supporting program quality councils across the organization. Day-to-day activities include application of methods/tools such as project charters/workplans, process mapping and re-design, data collection/analysis/interpretation, simulation/predictive modeling, and generation and presentation of reports. Activities of the Quality Specialist are aligned within the Hamilton Health Sciences Quality Framework to support achievement of excellence in care and service.

Details at: Hamilton Health Sciences


Job Opportunity – Decision Support Analyst (close June 14)

Competition #: 782301
Job Title: Decision Support Analyst
Department: Decision Support
New Work Type:Full-Time Temporary
Posted Date:08/06/16
Closing date:14/06/16
Salary Range:$28.16 – $33.12 per hour
Length of Temporary Assignment:1 year

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assists in processing timely data loads for DSS systems.
  • Assists in (and provides additional mechanisms if experienced) data quality audits and data reconciliation.
  • Helps design, develop and maintain ad-hoc and standard reports.
  • Integrates data from multiple sources and brings out the most useful results for end users.
  • Managers ad-hoc requests in a timely, customer service oriented fashion.
  • Creates and maintains operations documentation.
  • Works with internal and external stakeholders to assist in analyzing and interpreting data/information.
  • Assists case costing team with quarterly and year end audits and data quality.
  • Works with source system stewards regarding timely and accurate files.

Details at: St. Michael’s Hospital


Job Opportunity – Junior Data Scientist – Centre for Healthcare Analytics (June 6)

Competition #: 780971

Job Title: Junior Data Scientist – Centre for Healthcare Analytics

Job Category: Research

New Work Type: Full-Time Permanent

Posted Date: 18/05/16

Closing date: 06/06/16

Salary Range: $33.59 – $41.98 per hour

The Li Ka Shing Centre for Healthcare Analytics Research and Training (LKS-CHART) is an exciting new organization devoted to applying data science to the healthcare field. The LKS-CHART is a service-based research unit embedded within St. Michael’s Hospital, which applies techniques such as machine learning, simulation modelling, biostatistics, and financial analytics to hospital data to support quality patient care and improved operational efficiency.

The primary responsibility of the Junior Data Scientist (known as Data Science Specialist at St. Michael’s Hospital) will be to extract, organize, analyze, and present data from an enterprise data warehouse. The primary software environment is R but experience in other environments such as SAS is valued. Additional responsibilities will include ad hoc report generation, data visualization, statistical analysis and support of data management activities, which may involve database validation, data review, and quality control.

Full advertisement at: St. Michael’s Hospital


Job Opportunity – Quality Improvement Specialist (May 23)

Quality Improvement Specialist – (16-0329)

North York General Hospital

Union: Non-Union
Site: General
Position: Quality Improvement Specialist
Unit/Department: Patient Experience and Quality
Reports To: Director, Patient Experience and Quality
Hours: 75 hours per pay period, days, no weekends
Status: Full Time
Rate of Pay: $41.6629 to $50.1963
Application Deadline: May 23, 2016

POSITION OVERVIEW:
The Quality Improvement Specialist engages in a leadership role to implement quality improvement initiatives and projects while ensuring both the efficient utilization of resources/processes and a safe environment for both the patient and staff. The Quality Improvement Specialist draws on the broad understanding of quality improvement, utilization management, project management and risk management processes. This position contributes to the shared responsibility of ensuring health and safety policies are followed to provide for a healthy environment for patients, staff, physicians, volunteers and families.

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Job Opportunity – Improvement Facilitator (posted 4 Apr 16)

Job Title:   Improvement Facilitator

  • Job Number:  CAAR776900
  • Division & Department: Innovation & Performance Improvement — Innovation & Improvement — 171.2050000004
  • Location: General & Birchmount
  • Position Type: Full-time Permanent
  • Length of Contract: Not Applicable
  • Shift Duration: Days
  • Union Affiliation: NON UNION

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Director of Innovation and Improvement, Clinical Operations Support you will be responsible for working with program and service leaders and front line teams to make sustainable, positive changes to operations and quality of care at The Scarborough Hospital. This would include facilitating group discussions, analyzing current business processes and work flows, and by coaching teams in designing, developing, testing and implementing changes ideas through the use of Lean Management and quality improvement methodologies. Also, coaching and mentoring a wide range of internal stakeholders through the creation and delivery of education and training in improvement strategies including but not limited to lean methodologies.

Required Qualifications:

  • 3-5 experience as a Improvement Facilitator or in a related field
  • Working knowledge of, and experience with, Lean principles and tools.
  • Strong project planning skills, including the ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Familiarity with healthcare and related technologies
  • Advanced skills in MS Office, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, etc.
  • Advanced ability to produce clear and concise project reports
  • Highly developed organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in negotiation techniques and facilitation skills
  • Ability to work independently and to exercise sound judgment
  • Ability to work collaboratively with the interprofessional team
  • Demonstrates values consistent with TSH’s Code of Conduct and is committed to fostering a healthy and positive work environment in accordance with Health & Safety policy and legislation.
  • Utilize protective equipment provided and identify and reports hazards
  • Engages in ethical conduct and strives to understand and appreciate the diversity of our patient/staff population and community
  • Excellent work performance and attendance record

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate Degree. Master’s Degree in a health related discipline, Business or Industrial Engineering, or Improvement Advisor certification through the Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  • Project Management Certificate is an asset

TSH offers a culture that fosters Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence (ICARE).  We embrace and celebrate our community’s unique multicultural heritage and diversity.  TSH is committed to providing accessible employment practices, in compliance with the AODA.  Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process, applicants are asked to make their needs/requirements known.

Contact:

Alfred Ng, Director, Innovation and Performance Improvement Office, Clinical Operations Support (alng@tsh.to)

The Scarborough Hospital | 3050 Lawrence Avenue East | Toronto, ON M1P 2V5


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