Project Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Toronto

Michael Garron Hospital


OVERVIEW

East Toronto Health Partners (ETHP) is the Ontario Health Team (OHT) serving East Toronto. We are a group of more than 100 community, primary care, home care, hospital and social services organizations in East Toronto, as well as patient/client, caregiver and community advisors, working together to better connect local care and services.

We work together as an integrated team to make it easier to navigate the healthcare system and transition between healthcare providers and places. Our goal is to build a healthier and more equitable East Toronto – enabling every person and neighbourhood to thrive.


Using a learning health system approach, this position will be responsible for supporting project/program/change interventions, implementation and operations of priority initiatives such as integrated care pathways in collaboration with the build and implementation teams. 


The incumbent will work collaboratively with key interested parties, hospital partners, primary care, community members and front-line staff across the East Toronto Health Partners Ontario Health Team (ETHP) to facilitate positive change.

Supporting alignment and integration with other OHT initiatives, program evaluation and quality improvement processes, and supporting team-based care planning and operations for cross-organizational accountability of ETHP priorities.

This is a one year contract position with possibility of extension.



EDUCATION

• University degree in in a related field (, public health, health promotion, health sciences, sociology or health/business administration) or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience
• Master’s degree in related field preferred
• Project Management Institute (PMI) certification preferred or project management experience required
• A combination of equivalent education and experience may also be considered.


QUALIFICATIONS
• A minimum of 2-3 years related Project Management, including planning skills, draft work plans, work collaboratively with partners and other team members, and manage deadlines and competing priorities
• Understanding of local health issues, priorities, and needs
• Front-line health or social service provider experience preferred
• Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication and presentation skills, including ability to plan and implement engagement meetings and resolve issues/concerns
• Experience designing and implementing process improvement projects in a healthcare setting
• Results oriented with high attention to detail and accuracy
• Data analysis and ability to break down data to inform decision making
• Familiarity with Ontario digital health tools and health information systems (primary care EMRs and hospital information systems) in Ontario
• Experience in data collection and analysis, and in using health equity frameworks
• Experience using continuous quality improvement methodologies and tools
• Prior working experience developing and implementing project plans, programs, support tools, and processes in health care setting an asset
• A high performer, adept at building productive working relationships 
• Motivated, innovative mindset, with strong ability to coach and mentor partners through change
• Comfortable navigating ambiguity, but also able to drive clarity and structure in complex environments
• Ability to resolve conflict, apply an entrepreneurial approach to complex problem solving, create plans and materials where few parameters are provided
• A clear commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism
• Strong understanding of healthcare in Ontario, including knowledge of Ontario Health Teams
• Computer literacy in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Project and Visio
• All employees of Michael Garron Hospital (MGH), a division of Toronto East Health Network (TEHN) (formerly Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH)) agree to work within the legislated practices of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Ontario
• All employees of MGH are responsible to contribute to a transparent culture of patient and staff safety by adhering to and a biding by patient and staff safety policies and procedures set by MGH
• All employees are accountable for protecting the psychological health and safety of themselves and their co-workers through adherence to MGH’s policies and practices