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Want to make a difference in your career? Consider this opportunity.
Reporting to the Manager, Clinical and Quality Standards, the Lead, Digital Implementation, position is an exciting opportunity to apply your leadership skills, health care and clinical informatics knowledge, as well as program and project management abilities to digitally-enable evidence-based quality initiatives at a provincial level. This role will initially focus on efforts to evaluate, spread, and scale the early successes of the Evidence2Practice (E2P) program across Ontario. The Lead, Digital Implementation, will work in a dynamic environment and closely with members of the Quality Leadership and OH-Digital Portfolio teams as well as various other internal and external stakeholders to facilitate and support the success of the E2P program expansion, as well as other key digital implementation initiatives to advance the Quality agenda within Ontario Health.
Here is what you will be doing:
Strategy and planning
Contribute to the execution of the vision and mission for the new Evidence2Practice Program and overall connection between the Quality Division and Digital Portfolio to support the success the program. This will involve supporting the development of a 3-year roadmap that will shape the evolution and growth of the E2P program out of start-up phase into a sustainable long-term program.
In collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, lead the definition and refinement of key strategies, tactics, and policies that will help drive E2P tool uptake by clinicians provincially, by leveraging and aligning to OH’s existing funding mechanisms, digital assets, and programs and priorities.
Develop the annual Steering Committee workplan that maximizes member contribution to the 3-year strategy and ongoing success of the program.
Collaboration and relationship management
Develop and maintain strong relationships with colleagues within the Quality Division and across Ontario Health portfolios to share program updates and ensure alignment of overall program goals and activities with other organizational priorities and initiatives
Work closely with external E2P partners to advance program goals and priorities, as identified in the 3-year roadmap, which may involve leading specific workstreams that will contribute to the overall success, long term sustainability, and impact of the program
Liaise with Ministry of Health to support ongoing program reporting, funding, and evaluation
Demonstrate leadership and integrity in interactions with internal and external stakeholders and build trust with stakeholders through transparency, integrity, professionalism, and accountability
Develop and maintain strong internal and external relationships with associations, partners, and key stakeholders to remain current on best practices, priorities, emerging issues, and trends
Lead development of new TPA contract agreement, with revised and updated deliverables and KPIs based upon the 3-year roadmap
Manage the monthly reporting process between OH and the TPA holder, to ensure risks are understood, escalated when needed to leadership, and mitigated through partnership and collaboration with E2P partners
Ensure regular reporting to the Ministry of Health occurs in a timely manner, through effective liaising with internal teams
Here is what you will need to be successful:
Education and Experience
A master’s degree in health informatics, health sciences, health administration, or a related field of study
A minimum of 5 years of experience in:
Leading large system-level change or complex broad-based healthcare IT system management
Supporting quality improvement, clinical informatics, and implementation initiatives
Clinical experience as a regulated health professional is an asset
Professional memberships in Health Information Management, and/or Health Informatics (e.g., Canadian Health Information Management Association certified and CPHIMS-CA credentialed) and/or relevant health discipline designation is an asset
Knowledge and Skills
A strong understanding of Ontario’s health care system, including the eHealth and informatics landscape, and knowledge of the common digital platforms and tools (e.g., HIS, EMRs) used across health care sectors
Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills, with demonstrated experience engaging and building relationships and consensus among diverse colleagues, stakeholders, and disciplines with varying degrees of technical expertise
An advanced problem-solver who enjoys generating and exploring innovative ideas and solutions
Demonstrated ability to understand and discuss clinical, business, and technical concepts related to a complex provincial digital initiative
Ability to develop and deliver presentations and facilitate meeting discussions confidently with a variety of audiences
Demonstrated initiative and independence to take appropriate action and anticipate organizational needs, including risk mitigation and management
Strong attention to detail to ensure accuracy
A strong understanding of health equity, including the social determinants of health and their impacts on health outcomes for different populations
Project management skills and the ability to complete tasks in a timely manner with high-quality results
Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in use of Microsoft Office and virtual meeting platforms (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, MS Teams, Zoom)
Completion of equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism training
Employment Type: Full-Time Temporary (Approx. 12 months)
Location: Toronto, 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: August 3, 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.