Project Director, eHealth Collaborative
eHealth Collaborative, Greater Toronto Area - Mississauga, ON

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Position: Project Director, eHealth Collaborative

Status: Full-Time & Permanent, with family medical benefits, performance bonus program and pension plan

Role Summary:

The Project Director will bring innovative eHealth thinking and coordinate and support the work of the eHealth Collaborative Steering Committee.

The eHealth Collaborative currently includes eight organizations, known as ‘the Members’. You will be working in partnership with the major care providers and managers of the Mississauga Halton LHIN and CCAC and the Central West LHIN and CCAC and care providers including the William Osler Health System, Headwaters Health Care Centre, Halton Healthcare Services and Trillium Health Partners, which are together known as the ‘Members’ of the eHealth Collaborative.

The role of the eHealth Collaborative Steering Committee is to leverage the knowledge and resources of the Members, to enable local, regional and provincial health system integration. With the combined economies of scale, the Steering Committee seeks to identify common opportunities to improve information and technology supports and the flow of information among providers to the benefit of the patients of the MH and CW LHINS and the broader health system.

The Employer:

The client is the Steering Committee of the eHealth Collaborative, which is the eight Member organizations listed in the Role Summary above. The Project Director’s employer, will be Trillium Health Partners.

Trillium Health Partners (THP) is a leading hospital with a strong record of performance, fiscal responsibility and quality patient care. The hospital encompasses three main sites at Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga Hospital, and the Queensway Health Centre offering the full range of acute care hospital services as well as a variety of community-based, specialized programs.

Key Aspects and Responsibilities:

As the Project Director, your innovative thinking, values-based approach to decision-making, team orientation and effective communication will support the strategic decision-making of the CIOs and CEOs of the Members of the Collaborative. You will take responsibility for developing, leading and delivering the major deliverables of the project with job duties and responsibilities, including but not limited to:

  • Improving upon the existing shared clinical information portal, REACH. The clinicians at the Members in the Collaborative have fast access to patient health information stored electronically at any of the hospitals, from any location, through a secure network called REACH -- Rapid Electronic Access to Clinical Health information.
  • Developing high-level functional and non-functional requirements, suitable for use in an RFSQ (Request For Supplier Qualification) tendering instrument including the execution of the RFSQ tender, and analysis of the findings
  • Assessing the need for a regionalization of datacentre solutions including outsourced and/or shared-services models
  • Coordinating the development of a preferred governance model, which supports the needs of individual hospitals while enabling efficient governance during subsequent development and operating phases
  • Collaborating with the appropriate teams in developing the work plan for this Phase of the Common HIS Project while providing oversight, coordination and reporting on the progression of the working group(s) as appropriate
  • Investigating on the development of recommendations for next steps in the Common HIS Project, as some Members are considering an upgrade to their HIS (Hospital Information System)
  • Utilizing an Enterprise Architecture approach to the Common HIS, that includes clinical business processes, functionality, technology and shared governance
  • Liaising with applicable individuals, vendors, organizations etc., as appropriate to develop and manage key relationships while participating in eHealth initiatives at our Member hospitals, CCACs and LHINs

Key Job Requirements:

  • University degree in one of: Healthcare Administration, Nursing or Allied Health, Computer Science, Health Informatics, Business or a related focus
  • Preferred education - Master’s level degree complimented by significant exposure to information management and technology in healthcare
  • Demonstrated stakeholder relationship skills with a proven ability to initiate, build and foster effective and lasting relationships with clients, vendors and other partners
  • Demonstrated Strategic Leadership as a proactive, self-starting individual that is results oriented in building a consensus at the strategic level
  • Effective negotiation and communication skills with superior listening, presentation and written abilities, coupled with the ability to advocate and educate
  • Experience in business transformation specific to participation in business and organizational change, development/transformation plans and initiatives
  • Demonstrated management experience in a complex environment
  • Knowledge of common clinical care processes including healthcare information technologies, with an emphasis on applications, and basic principles of systems integration
  • Good project management experience specific to managing and leading projects
  • Experience in developing technology/vendor relationships
  • Occasional travel between the eight Member’s locations is required
  • Familiarity with public-sector procurement in Ontario an asset
  • Exposure to eHealth in Ontario or other jurisdiction an asset

Role Title: This role was recently advertised as Bi-LHIN eHealth Steering, but has been updated for clarity to Project Director, eHealth Collaborative. There is a small chance the HR team may further revise the role title, at the offer negotiation phase. There is no plan to change the remuneration, key responsibilities or job qualifications.

Reports To: Vice-President, Chief Information and Privacy Officer at Trillium Health Partners

Employer & Location: While the eHealth Collaborative currently includes eight organizations including four hospital organizations, two CCACs and two LHINs, as listed above, the successful candidate will become a full-time permanent employee of Trillium Health Partners, and be based at 100 Queensway West at Hurontario Street in Mississauga, Ontario.

Remuneration:

Starting Salary Range: The base starting salary is currently estimated to be in the $120,000 to $140,000 range per year.

Besides a full benefits program, there is also an annual Performance Bonus program for staff at this level; the details will be available to short-listed candidates only.

The hospital will also be contributing something in the range of $12,000 to $15,000 per year, into the employee's pension plan, managed by the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP).

The Recruitment Firm:

Carecor Health Services Ltd. is an Ontario based staffing solutions firm, focused on healthcare roles only, for its entire 30+ years in business. Accreditation Canada audited Carecor this year, and assessed our processes in detail, and awarded the firm with “Exemplary Standing”.
Carecor was selected as the search firm to manage the recruitment campaign for this role, on an exclusive basis. Carecor's Lead IT Recruiter, Ron Beck, has accomplished over 2,000 successful hires since 1986 for both IM/IT and Healthcare organizations, and will personally manage this recruitment campaign.

Application Process Details:

Before deciding to apply, e-mail enquiries are welcome. If this posting is one of the versions that does not allow e-mail addresses, then reply through posting site to request the Recruiter's direct e-mail address.

Given the senior nature of this role, no application through an online ATS (Applicant Tracking System) is required. Interested parties are welcome to e-mail their questions and applications directly to the Recruiter. Applications through job boards and web site processes are also welcome, however the treatment of attached files by web site systems can be less reliable than direct e-mail. Applications via facsimile are discouraged.

Regarding Timing:

While priorities and timing may change, the following outlines the current timing plan of the recruitment campaign:

  • August, 2014 - answering questions from interested parties and collection of applications
  • Monday, September 8, 2014 is the planned application deadline. If you elect to apply after this date, consider messaging the recruiter to confirm applications are still being accepted.
  • September, 2014 - preliminary and final panel interviews
  • Tuesday, September 30, 2014 – Target for the formal offer extended to the preferred candidate

Trillium Health Partners and the other Members of the eHealth Collaborative are committed to fostering healthy and positive work environments in accordance with all applicable legislation, including the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Ontarians with Disabilities Act, and the Ontario Human Rights Code.


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