Electronic Health Record (EHR) Consultant

Position Type : Full-time, 6-month term

Closing Date : Friday, June 7, 2024 by 4:30 p.m.

Tajikeimɨk is seeking an EHR Consultant who will use their EHR expertise and exceptional relationship building skills, and work closely with Mi’kmaw health centres, to advise and guide the provincial OPOR Program team on the design, implementation and optimization of OPOR in order to enhance Mi’kmaw patient safety, improve integration of care, and support more seamless transitions between provincial healthcare services and Mi’kmaw community-based care.

The EHR Consultant will use their EHR experience and expertise to navigate, guide and support Mi’kmaw community health centres and Tajikeimɨk throughout the OPOR planning and implementation process. They will support effective Mi’kmaq engagement throughout the OPOR clinical transformation initiative.

This is a full-time, 6-month term position with the possibility of developing into other employment opportunities. Open to flexible work arrangements (ex: secondment, job sharing).

What you’ll do:

  • Serve as a Subject Matter Expert to Tajikeimɨk and Mi’kmaw health centres on EHR planning, implementation, integration, optimization, governance structure and strategy
  • Develop and maintain trusted relationships with Mi’kmaw community-based physicians, clinical staff, Health Directors, Tajikeimɨk, and OPOR program teams
  • Work closely with the Mi’kmaw OPOR Clinical Lead and Mi’kmaw community-based care providers to identify intersections between OPOR clinical areas and Mi’kmaw community-based care areas and identify key OPOR decisions that require Mi’kmaw input and involvement
  • Using a relationship-centred approach, work with the Mi’kmaw OPOR Clinical Lead, community-based clinicians and partners to identify strengths, opportunities, challenges, and priorities as they relate to OPOR clinical areas, and consolidate and analyze feedback/information to provide recommendations to the OPOR Program
  • Serve as a liaison between Mi’kmaw community health centres, Tajikeimɨk and the provincial OPOR Program teams and facilitate communication between the partner groups so that each understand the realities, constraints and needs of the other
  • Facilitate consensus and decision making across partner groups
  • Prepare information and decision materials for review by working groups and partners
  • Inform the development of the OPOR data governance framework and EHR templates to ensure that OCAP principles are adhered to
  • Support the implementation, and optimize the adoption of, the OPOR Provider Portal in Mi’kmaw health centres
  • Ensure that Mi’kmaw health centres and Tajikeimɨk are kept informed of OPOR developments, timelines, and potential impacts on the delivery of community-based care

What we’re looking for:

  • You are an accomplished and respected digital health innovator
  • You thrive in navigating complex, multi-partner environments with ease
  • You have a proven track record in pioneering innovative digital health solutions and facilitating successful, large-scale healthcare information technology (IT) system implementations
  • You exemplify excellence in customer service, prioritize effective communication, and engage partners with authenticity; you are a relationship builder with the ability to work effectively with multiple partners.
  • You possess strong analytical capabilities, spanning healthcare, technology, and governance.
  • You have a passion, personal alignment, and commitment to Mi’kmaw health and wellness through self-determination over health resources.

Your qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in health care or health informatics discipline; Master’s degree in a related field of study is considered an asset
  • For regulated health care professional candidates, current full practicing registration with the applicable provincial college or association
  • Relevant professional development in areas of IM/IT, process improvement, change management, project management, group facilitation
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Current Digital Health Canada membership and Certified Professional in Healthcare Information Management Systems (Canada CPHIMS-CA) considered assets
  • Exceptional relationship-building and collaborative problem-solving skills, with experience working with cross-functional teams, senior leaders, and external vendors or partners
  • Strong interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage multiple priorities, and deliver results within tight timelines
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, presentation, oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in project management tools (e.g., MS Project) as well as Microsoft Office 365 tools
  • Ability to communicate, verbally and in writing, in the Mi’kmaq language would be an asset
  • Preference will be given to Mi’kmaw applicants

Salary: to be negotiated based on experience.
Location: Millbrook, Membertou, or to be determined
Closing: June 7, 2024 at 4:30 p.m.

Please email your resume and cover letter, in confidence, to: taji@mhwns.ca

Preference will be given to Mi’kmaw applicants. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Organization

Tajikeimɨk | Mi’kmaw Health and Wellness is the new and developing health and wellness organization being created to lead health transformation on behalf of Mi’kmaw communities in Nova Scotia. In collaboration with Chiefs, Grand Council, and Health Directors, Tajikeimɨk will build on and evolve the health and wellness services and programs used by Mi’kmaw people in Nova Scotia; improve health service delivery; and strengthen coordination with Federal and Provincial health system partners—with the goal of improving overall health for Mi’kmaq and communities.

One Person One Record (OPOR)

Over many years, the health information systems within the provincial health system in Nova Scotia have been procured and implemented by functional need. Therefore, Nova Scotia’s hospital information systems currently:

  • Have limited ability to efficiently and effectively share detailed patient data between systems.
  • Have limited ability to support cross-continuum care processes, especially those that intersect with services that are managed and delivered by Mi’kmaw communities.
  • Do not enable the extraction and integration of data/information to support health system analytics, especially in ways that support the principles of First Nations data sovereignty and support Mi’kmaw health information needs.
  • Are aging and becoming increasingly costly to maintain.
  • Have historically been designed without consideration for the unique needs of Mi’kmaw patients and intersections with Mi’kmaw community-based health services.

Nova Scotia’s OPOR Program is intended to provide a foundation for improved health system governance, integration of patient information across the care continuum, and standardized processes and practices. The OPOR Clinical Information System (OPOR-CIS) is the replacement of the three existing hospital information systems with a core clinical information system while simplifying the clinical systems environment and enabling it to be extended into the community.

Mi’kmaw health centres and Tajikeimik have a significant and time-sensitive opportunity to shape OPOR governance, clinical standardization and readiness, implementation, integration and optimization.

If you are a highly creative individual, seeking an exciting position in a dynamic environment where you can make a difference, Tajikeimɨk is looking for you.

Elukuti’kw wjit Naji-Wlo’ltinenew Utanminal.
We are working toward better health for all in our communities.

Join us on this journey

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