Clinical Specialist

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Why is this role important?

The Clinical Specialist will work within a dynamic interdisciplinary team involved in the implementation and support of pan-Canadian data standards for the home care, long-term care, hospital-based rehabilitation and mental health sectors. The Clinical Specialist will participate in the planning, development and delivery of client support, expertise and educational resources to assist jurisdictions in implementing reporting systems supported by CIHI’s Specialized Care branch. The Clinical Specialist will support jurisdictions beyond implementation to maintain reporting standards, promote understanding and use of information for decision-making and quality improvement.

What you'll do

1. Supports the identification of the needs of all key stakeholders for information related to clinical data standards maintained by CIHI’s Specialized Care Branch.
2. Participates in the planning, development and delivery of a comprehensive range of products and services designed to assist implementation and use of reporting systems supported by CIHI’s Specialized Care branch.
3. Participates in the planning, development and delivery of education and client support relating to front line and strategic use of health information for quality care, improvement initiatives and planning;
4. Participates in collaborative partnerships with provincial/territorial ministries of health, health policy organizations, data users, and other key stakeholder groups to ensure the ongoing relevance and quality of the data, outputs, programs and services;
5. Participates in operational process improvement and special initiatives in partnership with other programs within the branch, and other CIHI programs.
6. Establishes and maintains relevant clinical networks and knowledge of clinical practices within the supported sector(s).
7. Promotes CIHI products and services.

What you'll bring to the table

• Demonstrated expertise in clinical assessment and clinical decision-making.
• Knowledge and experience working with interRAI and/or FIM assessments.
• Literacy in health data is an asset
• Demonstrated leadership skills including working within a changing and dynamic work environment.
• Results oriented, a critical thinker, adaptable, innovative and flexible.
• Strong verbal communication, business writing and presentation skills.
• Excellent interpersonal skills along with a positive attitude to changes in business practices and processes.
• Strong computer skills, particularly in using Microsoft Office applications: Word, PowerPoint and Outlook are essential; Excel would be an asset.
• Experience developing and delivering blended learning with advanced strategies for in person and virtual instruction.
• Ability to work with minimal supervision; values a team approach.
• Ability to meet travel requirements.
• Fluency in English required, bilingualism is an asset.

Basic Qualifications

• University degree in a health science discipline. A Masters degree and/or a second degree in adult education would be an asset. Equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered.
• Experience as regulated health professional (nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, etc.)
• Five years experience in the health care environment, preferably in a community or long-term care setting.

At CIHI we are committed to fostering an inclusive, barrier-free and accessible environment. Part of this commitment includes arranging accommodations to ensure an equitable opportunity to participate in the recruitment and selection process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.