Job opportunity: Project Lead – Evaluation and Knowledge Transfer

The Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) Stage Capture and Pathology Reporting Project (Stage-Path Project) is seeking a candidate for a temporary part-time position as Project Lead for Evaluation and Knowledge Transfer. Application deadline: August 1, 2009.

This position will require that the successful applicant work with project team members and also liaise directly with pathologists, clinicians, administrators and other hospital stakeholders involved in implementation of synoptic pathology reporting tools and collaborative staging data collection.

This is a temporary part-time position within the scope of the project and is not intended to become an operational role at CCO. A contract position may also be possible or a secondment from another organization if all parties are in agreement.

Responsibilities:

Plan, organize and implement an evaluation plan and framework to assess project processes and outcomes related to hospital implementation of synoptic pathology reporting tools and collaborative staging data collection. Use of qualitative research methods and evaluation tools will be required.

Plan, develop, implement and lead a study to asses the impact of implementing synoptic reporting tools with input and direction from the Project’s Clinical Lead – Pathology. This may involve developing data collection tools, data analysis plans as well as supervision of reporting analysts who will complete any advanced statistical analyses if required.

Develop comprehensive documentation of all evaluation and research activities summarizing all phases and activities including summaries of lessons learned and reports that will be shared internally and externally. Preparation of manuscripts for publication will also be required.
Develop strategies, tools and supports for facilitating education and knowledge transfer on lessons learned from project evaluation activities or for other project development needs targeted at clinicians and other key stakeholders.

Develop presentations and other materials to facilitate dissemination of evaluation findings or delivery of knowledge transfer and education to both internal and external stakeholders.

Provide support to other project workstreams and share best practices related to project evaluation and knowledge transfer planning, development and implementation. This may also involve development of tools and completion of planning and development documentation and other project artifacts.

Develop and monitor the project plan for the Evaluation and Knowledge Transfer workstream of the project. Participate in regular team meetings to report on progress of this workstream against the plan. Develop reporting to project manager and Project Leadership Team as required. ill be open to leaders and clinicians in the entire LHIN.

Qualifications/Experience:

• At least 15 years project evaluation experience for health care related initiatives required
• Significant experience in leading the development and implementation of successful education and knowledge transfer initiatives for health care providers including clinicians required
• Proven track record in planning, developing, implementing and publishing health care related evaluation and research (including experience in statistical analyses)
• Demonstrated facilitation skills including structuring meetings, organizing, leading, using facilitation tools needed.
• Excellent computer skills (including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project & Visio, SAS/SPSS)
• Clinical knowledge related to cancer pathology reporting and cancer staging an asset
• Previous CCO experience or experience working in Ontario’s cancer system is an asset

More About Cancer Care Ontario:

Cancer Care Ontario is an umbrella organization that steers and coordinates Ontario’s cancer services and prevention efforts. As the provincial government’s chief cancer advisor, Cancer Care Ontario directs over $500-million in public health care funding for cancer prevention, detection and care. The agency also operates screening and prevention programs; collects, monitors and reports information about cancer and cancer system performance; develops evidence-based standards and guidelines for health care providers; and works with regional providers to plan and improve cancer services.

More about the Chief Information Officer’s Portfolio:

The CIO Portfolio is CCO’s Information Technology/Information Management (IT/IM) Division. It supports CCO’s objectives through the use of innovative eHealth, IT and IM tools such as: a sophisticated data warehouse (iPORTTM), web portals, web tools, electronic document repositories, customized software development, integration engines, computerized physician order entry systems, and electronic business intelligence tools.

CCO’s IT/IM division also manages special projects for the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MoHLTC) such as the Access to Care Program including Ontario’s innovative Wait Times Strategy. In 2007, Cancer Care Ontario’s WTIS-EMPI project won the Canadian Information Productivity Awards (CIPA) Diamond Award of Excellence and Institute of Public Administration of Canada’s (IPAC) Gold Award for Innovative Management.

The information on our website is at:
http://www.cancercare.on.ca

Also, consider our introductory video at:
http://www.cancercare.on.ca/images/cancercare.wmv

Cancer Care Ontario manages the medical procedures wait times information system for all Ontarians; which can be examined more closely at:
http://www.ontariowaittimes.ca

View our listing of all other CCO current job postings at:
http://www.cancercare.on.ca/careers

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We are a HOOPP employer (http:www.hoopp.ca) and an equal opportunity employer.

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