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Quality & Accreditation Consultant

Requisition ID: 242101 

Posting End Date: May 21, 2021

City: Flexible in Manitoba

Site: Shared Health

Work Location: Shared Health

Department / Unit: Quality, Patient Safety & Accreditation 

Job Stream: Non-Clinical 

Union: SH Exempt

Anticipated Start Date: ASAP 

FTE: 1.00 

Anticipated Shift: Days

Daily Hours Worked: 7.75

Annual Base Hours: 2015

 

This exciting opportunity is one of many created by the creation of a provincial health care system able to support integrated and patient-focused health services throughout Manitoba. Manitoba’s Health System Transformation is supporting the creation of roles that will support enhanced planning and integration, new areas of focus and improved consistency across health organizations. For more information of Health System Transformation and the initiatives that will provide Manitobans with high quality, equitable and sustainable health care, please refer to https://www.gov.mb.ca/health/hst/index.html.

 

Shared Health leads the planning and coordinates the integration of patient-centered clinical and preventive health services across Manitoba. The organization also delivers some province-wide health services and supports centralized administrative and business functions for Manitoba health organizations.

 

Position Overview

We currently have three (3) opportunities for quality & accreditation consultants for Shared Health. Quality, Patient Safety and Accreditation (QPSA) within each service delivery organization (SDO) champions the integration of provincial quality and health services delivery improvements, promotes a culture of patient safety, and supports accreditation processes and activities defined at the provincial level by the Health Services Integration and Quality (HSIQ) within Shared Health based on the coordinated decisions made by the provincial clinical teams (PCTs) that inform and update Manitoba’s Clinical Preventive Services Plan (CPSP).

 

Reporting to Manager Quality and Accreditation, the quality & accreditation consultants will:

  • Work with stakeholders in the SDO to enhance the development, coordination, implementation and monitoring of quality, improvement processes and initiatives aligned with the SDO's strategic and operating plans, and Manitoba's CPSP
  • Support the alignment of SDO quality plans to provincial priorities
  • Implement the provincial quality improvement methodology and models defined by HSIQ to support new models of care and care pathways
  • Coordinate and implement accreditation, quality improvement, and performance improvement activities for the SDO to ensure ongoing benefits realization
  • Monitor and measure the effectiveness and sustainment of clinical changes and the adoption of clinical practice standards by reviewing trends to identify successes and potential problem areas requiring attention
  • Coordinate and implement projects to support SDO clinical teams, task force leads and/or other sponsors in advancing HSIQ defined directives, initiatives and projects on quality, service delivery improvement and accreditation that enhance and improve the quality of care and services within the SDO
  • Implement project plans and monitor project execution, reporting progress through project lifecycle
  • Support the knowledge transfer of quality improvement tools, project management methodologies and change management frameworks 
  • Participate in provincial accreditation forums focusing on implementing standard tools and processes defined by HSIQ within the SDO and integrate Accreditation Canada requirements into service quality and patient safety improvement initiatives

Experience

  • 5 years of experience working in a health services environment managing quality improvement projects or other systemic change initiatives
  • 2 years of experience implementing and managing organizational change initiatives including leading projects and/or supporting accreditation efforts
  • 2 years of experience applying standardized processes related to quality improvement and accreditation processes
  • 2 years of experience working with provincial and/or national standards of health-related industry accreditation programs such as Accreditation Canada or Manitoba Quality Assurance Program (MANCAP)
  • 2 years of experience measuring, monitoring and reporting on the achievement of defined quality improvement goals and applying a range of qualitative and quantitative performance measurement analyses, quality improvement methods and tools such as the IHI Model for Improvement, or Lean Six Sigma

Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)

  • Post-secondary degree in a relevant discipline such as health, business or public administration, engineering, from an accredited educational institution
  • A postgraduate education, formal training in the implementation of organizational change initiatives (e.g. Proci certification or equivalent) and quality improvement (e.g. IHI, Lean), and a professional certification in project management (e.g. Project Management Professional, PRINCE2 Practitioner or equivalent) are assets

 

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered

Certification/Licensure/Registration

  • Active member in good standing of an associated regulatory body as appropriate

Qualifications and Skills

  • Demonstrated mid-to-senior leadership capabilities. The provincial health system in Manitoba has adopted the LEADS in a Caring Environment framework

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to work safely in a typical computerized office environment with frequent meetings, and to lift and carry items of up to approximately 10 kg
  • Interruptions to respond to questions are common; dedicated and focused time for planning and concentration can be scheduled
  • Travel to other health care facilities throughout the province requiring a valid Manitoba driver’s license and use of a personal motor vehicle

 

We have a unique ability to work together to make health care better. If you want to make a difference and contribute to supporting the health of your family, friends and neighbours, please apply today.

 

Interested candidates should select the "Apply" icon below to upload their cover letter, resume and copy of licenses/certification.

 

This position requires a current satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including Vulnerable Sector Search), Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Abuse Registry Check as conditions of employment. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. A security check is considered current if it was obtained no more than six (6) months prior to the start of employment.

 

Please note that an employee is not permitted to hold two or more positions in Shared Health that combine to equal more than 1.0 FTE.

 

Shared Health values and supports employment equity and workplace diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

We welcome applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request during the assessment and selection process.