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Halton Healthcare Posting #:  2019-836284


Position:  Decision Support Consultant

Department:  Decision Support

Status:  Full-Time

Hours:  Days - Monday to Friday. 

Site:  Primarily Oakville. Will require travel to all hospital sites

Halton Healthcare is a state-of-the-art facility that takes great pride in providing quality, compassionate healthcare services to our rapidly growing communities. As a progressive and vibrant healthcare organization, we are committed to being an innovative centre of excellence in community hospital care in the Halton Region.

We take healthcare to a new level to meet the urgent needs of our community's growing and aging population. We are a distinctive centre of healthcare excellence that offers first-rate care in an innovative environment that supports the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of the community.

This is what you’ll be doing:

Reporting to the Director of Decision Support, the Decision Support Consultant is primarily responsible for analyzing, monitoring, interpreting and reporting on various data holdings to support clinical operations. This individual supports the clinical programs through the maintenance and oversight of processes related to mandatory external data submissions and reporting. The Consultant responds to ad hoc data requests to promote evidence-based decision making. The Consultant will ensure that the performance data reported is aligned with the hospital’s corporate data collection and reporting standards. The Consultant will support the guiding principles for information management within the organization and be a key member of the performance reporting team.

  • Assists in the development and management of decision support systems for use by various stakeholders at Halton Healthcare. 
  • Contributes to the development of guiding principles for information management. 
  • Assists in the ongoing development and dissemination of performance standards. 
  • Contributes to the development of a comprehensive and dynamic decision support infrastructure of process frameworks and methodologies. 
  • Supports network for education, capacity development and executive training opportunities. 
  • Participates as an active member of the team and participant on appropriate hospital committees.
  • Contributes to corporate and program performance measurement & reporting. 
  • Provides analytical support and expertise in the collection, review and analysis of industry reports generated by organizations external to Halton Healthcare. 
  • Provides analytical support and expertise to facilitate effective and efficient benchmarking analysis at the corporate and program levels of Halton Healthcare. 

This is what you’ll need to do it:

Halton Healthcare endeavors to hire individuals who are competent in their chosen profession and who exemplify our mission, vision and values of accountability, respect and compassion which guide our individual behaviours and attitudes.

  • Undergraduate degree in Science, Health Sciences, Computer Science, Business, Economics, Health Informatics, or Health Administration.
  • Graduate degree in health sciences, health information systems, or related field including training in data collection, analysis and management an asset
  • 3-5 years’ experience in performance measurement, decision support or other relevant role in healthcare setting required
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating activities among diverse stakeholders and multidisciplinary teams to achieve common goals and objectives required
  • Demonstrated experience using diverse hospital data sources and analysis to promote evidence-based decision making required.
  • Experience using comparator information to make recommendations required
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of volume budget development and reporting required
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of weighted case/CMI development and reporting required
  • Advanced experience using of Microsoft tools (e.g. Excel, Access) required
  • Excellent analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to establish and build effective working relationships.
  • Working knowledge of business intelligence systems used in healthcare an asset.
  • Hands-on involvement on hospital-based quality improvement initiatives an asset.
  • Familiarity with healthcare databases (CIHI, CCRS, NRS, and WTS) required.
  • Experience with Surgical, Rehabilitation and Geriatric program operations a definite asset. 
  • Experience using national and provincial databases, such as CIHI Portal and IntelliHealth, an asset.
  • Data management and/or analysis software experience (e.g. SAS/SQL BI) is an asset.

Date Posted:  January 22, 2019

Internal applications due by: January 29, 2019

If you are passionate about what you do, motivated by a job well done, and as committed to excellence, quality and patient satisfaction as we are, we'd like to hear from you. Please submit your application via our website at directly to this posting and include a current copy of your resume.

We thank all those who apply but only those individuals selected for further consideration will be contacted.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Halton Healthcare will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your accommodation needs to ensure your equal participation.

All personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Halton Healthcare is a smoke free facility in and around all three sites. Smoking is not permitted on hospital properties. We thank everyone who works at or visits our hospitals for respecting this healthy initiative. We are also a scent-free environment for all employees and visitors to accommodate individuals’ health concerns arising from exposure to scented products. , We ask for everyone's cooperation in our efforts to accommodate health concerns

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