Quality Improvement Specialist
Health Quality Ontario (HQO) is the provincial advisor on the quality of health care. With the goal of excellent care for all Ontarians, Health Quality Ontario reports to the public on how the system is performing, develops standards for what quality care looks like, evaluates the effectiveness of new health care technologies and services, and promotes quality improvement aimed at sustainable positive change.
The Quality Improvement Specialist works with provincial and regional teams to identify and plan for quality improvement (QI) opportunities, catalyze and spread QI and best practices, connect the QI ecosystem and build capacity and knowledge.
The QI Specialist is in a unique role interacting with key stakeholders and partners across the province to support the evolution of quality improvement strategies and implementation initiatives. More specifically, this role would support Health Quality Ontario’s work to facilitate large scale quality improvement efforts. This role may include synthesizing research and evidence, developing implementation strategies and resources designed to support the adoption of evidence, leading and developing communities of practice, and working with other key stakeholders to develop and monitor quality improvement programming. The QI specialist would also be responsible for developing reports and presentations, as well as working with other internal and external stakeholders on projects related to Health Quality Ontario’s strategic objectives.
The QI specialist also works closely with Health Quality Ontario peers in Quality Improvement Branch, the Health System Performance team in the development of an audit/feedback provincial strategy; Evidence Development and Standards (EDS), and Corporate Services to ensure alignment of activities. The QI Specialist works with the field to understand their efforts in quality improvement and ensure HQO supports bring value in support of the overall quality agenda in Ontario and can identify innovations happening across the province.
The approach to the quality improvement strategy as an integral component of HQO’s core mandate is going through an evolution, designed for example to increase the connection with evidence and public reporting, maximize how we can use Quality Improvement Plans as integral part of the program, and more actively engage with patients, partners and providers through coordinated and impactful large-scale quality improvement initiatives.
As part of the Clinical Improvement and Informatics team, the Quality Improvement Specialist may be asked to participate in work under the scope of this department including, for example, Quality Standards, General Internal Medicine, Choosing Wisely, Health Quality Transformation.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT TO DO?
Clinical Improvement and Informatics
Support improvements in health care quality
Builds Capacity and Knowledge
HOW DO I QUALIFY?
To be considered for this opportunity, you will have:
Key Organizational Competencies:
Status: Regular Full-Time and Temporary Full-Time (up to 18 months)
Qualified applicants are invited to submit a covering letter and resume to HQORes@hqontario.ca by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 30, 2018, quoting competition number 2018-048 as well as their name. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Health Quality Ontario is committed to meeting the needs of all individuals in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Should you require accommodations during the recruitment and selection process, please contact Human Resources.
For additional information on Health Quality Ontario, please visit our website at www.hqontario.ca.
Health Quality Ontario (HQO) is the provincial advisor on the quality of health care in Ontario, evaluating the effectiveness of health care technologies and services, providing evidence-based recommendations, reporting to the public on the quality of the health system, and supporting the spread of quality improvement throughout the system.