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What Ontario Health offers:
Achieving your career goals is a priority to us. Benefits of working at Ontario Health may include the following based on employment type:
Fully paid medical, dental and vision coverage from your first day
Health care spending account
Premium defined benefit pension plan
3 personal days and 2 float days annually
Individual contributors start at 3 weeks’ vacation with 4 weeks at 2 yrs.
Career development opportunities
A collaborative values-based team culture
A hybrid working model
Communities of Inclusion
Want to make a difference in your career? Consider this opportunity.
The OHT Implementation team is looking for one (1) temporary (fixed term), full-time Specialist, Implementation to join our team, to inform and support implementation of multi-faceted and innovative programs and initiatives to support OHTs to improve population health and achieve the quintuple aim.
In 2019, Ontario Health Teams (OHTs) were introduced to provide a new way of organizing and delivering care that is more connected to people in their local communities, with improved access and better value for health care dollars. As a part of an OHTs, health care providers (including hospitals, doctors, and home and community care providers) work as one coordinated team – no matter where they provide care. Our team works closely with the MoH, OH Regions and internal and external partners to advance the maturity and implementation of the OHT model and oversees various programs including OHT performance and improvement, implementation supports and integrating strategic direction and new health service programing involving OHTs into implementation plans, including communications and engagement with stakeholders.
The Specialist, Implementation will play a significant role on a cross-functional team, supporting large-scale projects to advance OHTs across the province. Working closely with the Manager and Leads, this role is primarily responsible for assisting with the delivery of program/operational mandates within a specific area of expertise by executing key activities to achieve required deliverables. As a key member of our team, the Specialist has a strong service orientation, is resourceful and curious, and thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Stakeholder engagement is a key component of this role, so we are seeking a strong team player who places high priority on collaboration, active listening and building strong relationships. Working knowledge of the fundamentals of quality improvement, implementation science, knowledge translation and/or change management, as well as experience using virtual collaboration tools and platforms (MS Teams, Zoom, SharePoint, etc.) are required. Fluency in french is considered a strong asset.
Here is what you will be doing:
Support and enable knowledge exchange and information sharing amongst a broad range of internal and external stakeholders, integrating feedback and data to inform program design and delivery
Support the Managers, Leads and other team members in the development, maintenance, and execution of work plans to ensure completion of deliverables on time, and escalate project risks as appropriate
Design, promote, facilitate, and convene collaborative forums and networks to share information and contribute to successful implementation
Develop implementation assets such as needs assessments, communication plans, presentations, process flows, environmental scans, etc.
Support governance structures including working groups, communities of practice, and steering committees
Serve as a connector between teams to provide advice, align resources, and supports and respond to inquiries from stakeholders and colleagues to address unique challenges and needs
Develop and present materials for review and informational purposes using excellent written, verbal, and graphical communications skills, with ability to express complex concepts effectively
Work with staff from across Population Health & Value Based Systems, other branches of OH Provincial Office, Ontario Health Regions, OHTs and Ministries including administrative and clinical leadership, on cross-functional, collaborative projects
Perform cross-functional and/or other duties consistent with the job classification, as assigned or requested
Here is what you will need to be successful:
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree in Health Science, Health Administration, Business Administration Social Science, or related discipline
Master’s degree in in one of the above disciplines is an asset
3-5 years of related work experience is required; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Completion of equity diversity and/or cultural sensitivity training required
Advanced knowledge/skills and/or certification in implementation science, change management and/or quality improvement a strong asset
Experience with stakeholder engagement including effective application of collaborative tools/platforms (e.g., MS Teams, Zoom, SharePoint, etc.) required
Fluency in French a strong asset
Knowledge and Skills
Strong service orientation with strong relationship-building skills
Must be team-oriented, possess a positive attitude and work well with others
Knowledge of Ontario’s health care system and key system priorities, including Ontario Health Teams
Demonstrated experience leading projects/programs, facilitating collaborative initiatives, and guiding progress from initiation and design to implementation, monitoring and reporting.
Experience supporting governance structures (e.g., steering committees, working groups, etc.) a strong asset
Strong collaboration, relationship building and critical thinking skills
Excellent written, verbal, and visual/graphical communications skills, with ability to express complex concepts effectively
Superior ability to analyze and define problems, evaluate alternatives, propose recommendations to support decision making
Strong computer skills including the MS Office suite; knowledge of MS Teams, SharePoint, PowerPoint, Excel as well as virtual collaboration/meeting platforms required (MS Teams, Zoom)
Detail-oriented with excellent organization and time management skills
Ability to work independently and in a team, work under pressure and manage multiple tasks and deadlines, and navigate competing priorities and ambiguous deliverables
Employment Type: Full-time contract position (anticipated end date October 20, 2024)
Salary Band: 4
Location: Ontario (currently hybrid; subject to change). All applicants must be a resident of Ontario to be considered for roles at Ontario Health.
Internal Application Deadline Date: September 7, 2023
Ontario Health encourages applications from candidates who are First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and urban Indigenous; Francophone; Black and racialized; members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities; trans and nonbinary; and disabled.
We encourage applicants with accessibility needs to notify us if they have any accommodation needs in the application and/or interview process.
Note: As part of the initial recruitment screening process, applicants must confirm that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If applicants are not fully vaccinated, they will be required to identify any accommodation needs pursuant to a protected ground under the Code. Applicants who identify an accommodation need will be required to provide supporting documentation with respect to their need for accommodation when requested by Ontario Health. If no such accommodation is identified, the applicant will not be eligible to proceed through the recruitment process.