Description: OTN brings virtual care innovation to the healthcare system so that the people of Ontario can get the care they need when and where they need it most: at home, in their community or in hospital. For more than a decade, OTN has increased access to health care and education across the province with one of the world's most extensive telemedicine networks. Working with its many partners and leveraging its unique knowledge of health care and digital technology, OTN addresses challenges by introducing and spreading new ways of delivering care that benefit patients, care providers and the healthcare system. An independent, not-for-profit organization, OTN is funded by the Government of Ontario.
OTN is seeking a dynamic, highly analytical individual to join our Strategy team. She/he will work closely with internal clients and external stakeholders to set OTN's strategic priorities and ensure that telemedicine is integrated into our key partners' strategic plans. We are looking for a strategically minded candidate, with a strong business sense, a demonstrated ability to see the bigger picture, and who is capable of learning fast and moving up the ranks. Candidates with experience in policy development and evaluation, especially in healthcare, will have a distinct advantage. The role is located in the Toronto and will report to the Director, Strategic Planning and Policy.
Qualifications and Attributes:
Undergraduate degree in Business, Public Policy, Economics or other relevant discipline is essential; graduate degree (e.g. MBA, MA, MHSc, MHA, MPA) would be highly advantageous
Canadian Health Informatics designation (CPHIMS-CA) and/or completion of the Certified Health Executive (CHE-TM) program advantageous
3+ years' experience in strategic planning, policy or related role; relevant experience in the healthcare sector not essential but considered advantageous
Ability to think strategically and understand the strategic significance of data/results
Exceptional writing skills, along with an ability to present solutions and results from complex analysis in a clear and compelling manner
Effective communication and interpersonal skills with all levels of staff including senior leaders and various other internal/external client groups
Superior analytical skills, especially in support of strategic planning and decision-making
Exceptional problem solving capabilities that can be applied within a complex and dynamic environment
Good working knowledge of telemedicine in Ontario would be advantageous, with a strong conceptual grasp of how virtual care solutions can impact clinical settings and patient outcomes; direct exposure to virtual care clinical practice would be highly advantageous
Knowledge of Ontario's healthcare sector, including LHINs, hospitals, and other key OTN stakeholders and partnering organizations
Strong grasp of health policy, and health system funding reform instruments and other payment/ funding models
Awareness of emerging IT trends and their impact on healthcare delivery
Knowledge of, and experience with, government policy development and approval processes would be strongly advantageous; broad management consulting experience and strategy development/execution experience would be an acceptable alternative
Demonstrated ability to establish strong client relations within an organization, collaborate effectively and maintain outstanding service delivery standards
Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for stipulated academic/experience requirements
Required to undergo a criminal reference check
Responsibilities and Activities:
Support strategic partnering initiatives with OTN's healthcare sector partners (LHINs, regional health systems, provincial agencies and associations, etc.) to integrate telemedicine and other virtual care solutions into program development and strategic/clinical program plans
Conduct jurisdictional scans, sector/market analysis, business intelligence gathering, and policy research and analysis to support strategic and business planning products
Lead the research and analysis required to support OTN's virtual care stewardship and policy functions
Provide consultative and analytical support regarding interpretation and presentation of data; prepare ad hoc reports to assist with the corporate priorities, projects and decision-making
Develop and apply a deep understanding of health system policy initiatives and funding reform instruments
Keep abreast of virtual care trends and find innovative and creative ways to incorporate key learnings into strategy team products
Support OTN's corporate planning cycle, including development/refresh of the strategic plan, and coordination of the multi-year business plan
Provide high quality strategic planning expertise for OTN's executive team and program leads, including research support
Support OTN's relationship with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) and ensure that telemedicine policy and operational issues are highlighted and addressed as required by MOHLTC
Effectively communicate key insights, learnings and trends to OTN leaders
Perform other related duties as assigned
Perform work in accordance with the provisions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations and all other corporate/departmental policies and procedures
If you have strong communication and organizational skills and committed to excellence in delivering extraordinary customer service, check out our website: www.otn.ca. Please apply to this opportunity by clicking on the careers link on OTN's website or forward your resume via fax: 416 446-4128 quoting - Strategy Analyst prior to February 10, 2017. We thank all applicants; however only those considered for an interview will be contacted. No agencies please.
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