Mi’kmaw Clinical Lead - OPOR

Position Type : Full-time, 6-month term

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

Tajikeimɨk is seeking a Mi’kmaw Clinical Lead – One Person One Record (OPOR) who will use their community clinical experience and expertise, and work closely with Mi’kmaw community-based clinicians, 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 Mi’kmaw Clinical Lead - OPOR will develop and maintain trusted relationships with Mi’kmaw community-based clinical staff, physicians, Health Directors, and partners at Tajikeimɨk and support them in contributing to OPOR clinical care process design. The Mi’kmaw Clinical Lead will work with Mi’kmaw community-based clinicians to identify key areas of intersection between OPOR clinical areas and Mi’kmaw community-based health services and translate requirements to the OPOR Program.

The Mi’kmaw Clinical Lead - OPOR ensures that Mi’kmaw health centres, community members, and Tajikeimɨk are kept informed of 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 on Mi’kmaw clinical and care coordination, system design and evaluation of clinical content.
  • Using a relationship-centred approach, work with 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
  • Support interprofessional, cross-community working groups of Mi’kmaw community-based health service providers to contribute to the development of future state clinical content (e.g. order sets, care pathways, etc.), workflows and all necessary linkages to recommend appropriate clinical decision support interventions and future state workflows that support the unique needs of Mi’kmaw patients, families and providers.
  • Capture best-practices and share with the OPOR team, and advise on suggested workflow modifications.
  • Work with appropriate OPOR Program teams to build their awareness and understanding of the breadth of healthcare services delivered by Mi’kmaw communities and relevant intersections with OPOR care areas.
  • Collaborate with Tajikeimɨk, Mi’kmaw health centres, and the OPOR Program to ensure compliance with data protection, patient confidentiality, and OCAP principles.

What we’re looking for:

  • You are a clinician with at least 3-5 years of experience working in a Mi’kmaw community health centre
  • You have in-depth knowledge of Mi’kmaw community health centre programs, services, operations, workflows, referral patterns, and program delivery methods
  • You are familiar with, and understand, legacy hospital information systems (ex: Meditech)
  • You have exceptional relationship-building and collaborative problem-solving skills, and experience working with cross-functional teams
  • You have excellent interpersonal, presentation, oral and written communication skills
  • You have a passion, personal alignment, and commitment to Mi’kmaw health and wellness through self-determination over health resources.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams)
  • Ability to communicate, verbally and in writing, in the Mi’kmaq language would be an asset

Your qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in a health-related discipline. A Master’s Degree in a related field of study is considered an asset.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • If applicable, registration with and a member of good standing of the relevant health discipline college/association
  • Experience with in clinical documentation standards, business process analysis and reengineering techniques is considered an asset
  • 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

Community organizations and members will have opportunities to help shape and develop health and wellness programs and service priorities for the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia. Stay up to date with progress by following us on social media.

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