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Career Opportunity

Posting Number: 149-17
Date of Posting: 2017-06-19
Closing Date: 2017-06-25
Management / Non-Union

Director, Health Information Management & Decision Support

Owen Sound

Reporting to the Vice President Information Management & Technology, CIO this position will focus on advancing Information management and decision support across the organization with a vision to leverage technology enablers that support clinical and corporate decision-making. This position provides key leadership and direction based on the use of data and analytics to inform health service planning, quality, financial activities and decision-making.

The Director will ensure and foster a culture of evidence-based decision-making strategies that use technology to optimize the cost effectiveness and reliability of resources, are the focus of the department. Furthermore, the Director will streamline the operations of the Health Information Management (HIM) & Decision Support (DS) Department in alignment with the business and strategic objectives of the Grey Bruce Health Service (GBHS).

Qualifications / Skills / Abilities:


  • Degree in a health or business related field
  • Graduate of a recognized Health Information Management Program is preferred
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in Decision Support/Utilization Management in an acute health care environment
  • Proficiency with various databases used to capture information in various health sectors including Hospital databases (e.g. CIHI DAD, NACRS, OMHRS); Community Databases (e.g. IAR, Community Business Intelligence), and provincial/regional data repositories with a comprehensive understanding of the Ontario health-care system and issues
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in data/statistical analysis and research skills
  • Experience working within health care funding models including HSFR, HBAM, CCO, QBPs etc.
  • Knowledge of and experience with CIHI, MOH and CCO data submission and reporting
  • Knowledge of Case Costing, CMG and RIW Methodologies
  • Knowledge and understanding of key health care performance measures (clinical, financial, utilization, efficiency) and balanced scorecards
  • Strong abilities in Crystal Reporting, MS Excel and SQL
  • Demonstrated progressive leadership responsibility in a hospital setting
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills
  • Ability to interact effectively and build relationships with all internal and external stakeholders and partners
  • Available for regular assignment of Hospital Administrator on-call responsibilities (assigned on a rotating basis to cover evenings and weekends)
  • Valid (class G) driver’s license and ability to travel
  • Recent satisfactory performance and attendance records
  • Knowledge of and adherence to GBHS ‘CARE’ Behaviours (Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, Excellence) and ‘LEAD’ Competencies (Lead by example, Empower, Achieve results, Develop others)
  • Advocates and supports a culture of patient safety and demonstrates an understanding of how the department service and assigned responsibilities contribute to overall patient safety at GBHS through patient safety knowledge, skills and attitudes

To be considered for this position, please submit a resume to the address or fax number below or complete the On-line Application form. Applications must be received in Human Resources no later than 4 p.m. on the closing date. Grey Bruce Health Services is an equal opportunity employer.

You can submit your resume to one of the following:

Phone: 519-376-2121 extension 2014
Fax: 519-372-3949
Mail: Attn: Human Resources Department
PO Box 1800
1800 8th Street East
Owen Sound, ON N4K 6M9


Contact HR

Mailing address: 1800 8th Street East Owen Sound, ON N4K 6M9

(519) 376-2121

(519) 372-3949


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