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Project Manager, (Health Care) Implementation

Ontario Health

This is a Contract position in Acheson, AB posted November 24, 2022.

Want to make a difference in your career?

Consider this opportunity The Project Manager (PM), Implementation is an exciting and dynamic opportunity to leverage health system expertise and strong project management skills to lead a suite of system-level, cross-programmatic projects intended to fulfill strategic objectives of the Ontario Cancer Plan and make a difference in the quality of care for cancer patients in Ontario.

Working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, the PM will build strong relationships with clinical leads, regional cancer program partners, and other teams within clinical programs to manage multiple PD&I initiatives and ensure timelines and deliverables are achieved.

The PM will be responsible for all aspects of project scoping, planning, implementation and management including establishing scope/deliverables, risk assessment, development of mitigation strategies and escalation of issues The successful candidate should have expertise in project management, quality improvement, and change management, and proven success designing and leading system-level implementation projects.

As the first point of contact for key internal and external stakeholders, this individual will demonstrate professionalism, tact, diplomacy, and excellent judgement and decision-making skills.

Here is what you will be doing: Lead and manage provincial projects of high priority, complexity and long-term duration Scope, plan, and achieve project deliverables within specified timelines for assigned projects, often concurrent with competing timelines Directly support the initiation phase of projects, partnering with clinical and business leads to ensure that clear goals, scope, deliverables, approach, governance, and timelines are established Ensure each initiative has a robust stakeholder engagement plan, communication plan, evaluation plan, reporting processes and achievable project plan Ensure initiatives are appropriately resourced, scheduled, and that project and related documents and deliverables are completed to specification Monitor project schedules, status, identify deviations from work plan and budget, implement corrective action and escalate risks/issues as necessary Maintain clear, detailed project management documents; prepare, monitor and manage the project plans and other artifacts; Identify and manage complex inter-dependencies between projects and with key partners, and ensure alignment of stakeholder engagement plans across the suite of initiatives Pull diverse and interdisciplinary groups together, emphasizing interdependence and shared overall objectives; Identify resource needs and work with Manager to direct resources appropriately, including assignment of staff resources, delegating, scheduling and prioritizing work (While this role does not have any direct staff reports you will lead a large team of diverse staff to achieve common goals); Report project status, progress and challenges to senior leadership and various stakeholder groups; Perform cross-functional and/or other duties consistent with the job classification, as assigned or requested Here is what you will need to be successful: Education and Experience Master’s degree (preferred) or undergraduate degree in an appropriate discipline (e.g.

health services research, health/business administration, health sciences) and five to eight years of experience, including at least three working within the healthcare sector and leading/enabling large-scale strategic projects; or equivalent combination of education and experience; Experience working with a diverse array of clinical experts and health care administrators; Experience as a Project Manager with proven success in planning and implementing health service delivery re-design and change management initiatives Familiarity with organization and delivery of healthcare in Ontario; understanding of cancer services and/or work experience in an oncology setting and/or experience implementing clinical tools are preferred; Knowledge and Skills Demonstrated knowledge and application of project management, healthcare quality improvement, knowledge translation and exchange, and change management best practices, with a focus on system improvement; Excellent communication and stakeholder relations skills including the ability to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships, build credibility, consult, influence, persuade, build consensus, coach, and resolve conflicts; Collaborative leadership style with the ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment Excellent communication, presentation and facilitation skills with the ability to presents complex concepts clearly and effectively to a diverse audience (including executives, patients, clinicians, vendors, health administrators) Demonstrated planning and the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously in a hands-on manner, adjusting to issues as needed in a dynamic environment Superior ability to analyze and define problems, evaluate alternatives, find solutions, make decisions, prioritize and effectively anticipate and respond to issues as they arise Must be detail-oriented and goal oriented with strong problem solving, critical thinking and negotiating skills Eagerness to learn about and partner with all service delivery partners and departments within, and external to, the organization to advance the project objectives; Demonstrated ability to work both as a member of a team and independently, using sound judgment; Employment Type: Permanent Full-Time Paygrade and Zone: 6B Employment Location: Toronto, Ontario (currently hybrid; subject to change).

All applicants must be a resident of Ontario to be considered for roles at Ontario Health.

Internal Application Deadline Date: November 25, 2022 Ontario Health encourages applications from candidates who are First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and urban Indigenous; Francophone; Black and racialized; members of 2SLGBTQIA communities; trans and nonbinary; and disabled.

We encourage applicants with accessibility needs to notify us if they have any accommodation needs in the application and/or interview process.

Note: As part of the initial recruitment screening process, Applicants must confirm that they are Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19.

If Applicants are not Fully Vaccinated, they will be asked to identify any accommodation needs pursuant to a protected ground under the Code.

If no such accommodation is identified, the Applicant will not be eligible to proceed through the recruitment process.