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Other Opportunities: Decision Support Specialist (Temporary Full-time)

Reference #00121
PostedTuesday, September 10th, 2019 at 9:45am
ScopePublic Applications Accepted
PositionDecision Support Specialist (Temporary Full-time)
TermTemporary Full-time
Application DeadlineTuesday, October 15th, 2019 at 12:00am

Qualifications Required

Reporting to the Director of Quality, Safety and Decision Support, the Decision Support Specialist (DSS) will be accountable for:

Reporting and analysis of corporate and program-level performance data and standards in order to meet the information needs of the organization.
Extracting data from a diverse set of repositories and inputting data into various external information management entities to fulfill certain external reporting requirements
Assisting program directors/managers to analyze, evaluate, interpret and prepare high quality and timely reports for effective decision making and business improvement.
Assisting clinical areas in the development of scorecards, key performance indicators and business plans.
Assisting in transforming data into information to support evidence-based decision making through the organization.
Working with departments regarding their data collection processes to improve data quality and information systems integration to support the on-going development of an on-line decision support tool.


Graduate of a recognized post-secondary education program, preferably in Business Administration or Health Services or equivalent
Must be a Certified Health Information Management Professional and a member in good standing with Canadian Health Information Management Association
3– 5 years previous experience in a hospital setting, preferably acute, including a demonstrated understanding of healthcare related information, data analysis, report generation, information system interfaces, hospital funding, MIS guidelines and CIHI standards
Proven knowledge of ICD-10-CA/CCI, Discharge Abstract Database (DAD), Case Mix Groupings (CMGs), National Ambulatory Coding Reporting System (NACRS), Comprehensive Ambulatory Care Classification System (CACS), National Rehabilitation Reporting System (NRS), and Resource Intensity Weight (RIW) methodologies
Strong computer knowledge and skills (Meditech, Crystal Report Writing, Excel, Med2020 (WinRecs MS office)

Start date : Approximately November/December 2019
Length of Assignment: 18 months

Applicants wishing to apply to this opportunity are invited to submit an expression of interest and resume by
October 15, 2019 to:

Northumberland Hills Hospital
1000 DePalma Dr.
Cobourg, ON K9A 5W6
Attn: Human Resources

Applicants are invited to forward their resume by Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 using one of the methods below. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in Northumberland Hills Hospital.

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Northumberland Hills Hospital
1000 DePalma Drive
Cobourg, ON
K9A 5W6

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