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Clinical Data Analyst - Oncology & Endoscopy Program

April 21 2021
Industries Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Clinical data, Statistics, Biostatistics, Data Business Analyst, Health, Medical, Medical research
Toronto, ON

The Clinical Data Analyst is instrumental in ensuring the accurate collection and analysis of clinical data on cancer related services across Unity Health Toronto. This position identifies any data quality challenges and submits this data to local and provincial authorities. We utilize this data to improve our processes that impact patient access and outcomes, to advocate for appropriate resource allocation, and to enable programs to benchmark against quality based standards and best practice.

The primary area of accountability for the position will be to collect, audit and input program quality and performance metrics tied to the funding letters as directed by the Business Manager and Senior Clinical Program Director and hospital management agreements for the Oncology and Endoscopy Program (OEP).

To ensure accuracy and proper management of information reported to the OHCCO/MoHLTC/government funding agencies, it is critical for maintenance and enhancement to the annual revenue generated by this portfolio.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work collaboratively with the Business Manager and Senior Clinical Program Director to support the development, implementation and evaluation of initiatives related to quality and efficiencies;
  • Consult with healthcare team and governance committee in the formulation of plans to assist in the development of a quality framework;
  • Collaboratively develop and implement improvement reporting strategy (reports and communication plans as directed by the Business Manager)
  • Analyze reports and focus on data quality in order to help identify areas or change in practice in order to ensure that the program is meeting targeted outcomes
  • Work collaboratively with Business Manager to ensure reporting requirements, data quality, performance measures and targets are met to mitigate risks of funding reduction
  • Analyze monthly reports and look for anomalies
  • Accurately abstract, audit and submit data elements required for reporting
  • Responsible for maintaining confidentiality for abstracting, compiling, and submitting data from confidential health records.
  • Accountable for entering accurate data that adheres to local, provincial reporting requirements and all privacy reporting requirements
  • Collaborates with leadership and staff within the OEP to support the successful implementation of mandated programmatic quality improvement initiatives and projects
  • Strong focus on data quality, interpretation and data management in order to ensure that quality initiatives are on track.
  • Primarily responsible to ensure that the OEP produces high quality information for government reporting, funding, and performance management related to quality-based procedures.
  • Accurate collection, submission and analysis of Systemic Therapy Activity Level Reporting (STALR) and Endoscopy Quality Based Procedures (QBP) and DSP patient data in parameters established by QBP reporting.
  • Demonstrate that the data entered into the registry adheres to the provincial standards and definitions outlined in the funding Technical Specifications.
  • Generating and submitting timely, accurate data reports for our key internal and external stakeholders
  • Disseminate annual funding Technical Specification updates and changes to teams as appropriate
  • Develops tools and working documents that support action plans and working documents that provide structure and direction for improvement that align with Technical Specification reporting requirements
  • Review literature, liaise with internal and external stakeholders for evidence-based quality framework and provide recommendations;
  • Monitor trends of indicator outcomes and provide recommendations for changes to improve process;
  • Identify gaps within the current structure and actual practice of information mining and data sharing;
  • Program support for major organizational initiatives (i.e., accreditation and patient satisfaction)
  • Performs cross-institutional and other data analysis as assigned and/or requested by key stakeholders.
  • Works with stakeholders to analyze impact of errors ie. MS4, WTIS, ICMS for OBSP, Syngo, Meditech, Soarian, Sunrise, ESAS, iPort.
  • All staff are expected to carry out their assigned duties and responsibilities in a manner, which prioritizes patient and employee safety and confidentiality. Key accountabilities in this regard include:
    • Strict compliance with patient/employee confidentiality practices and policies
    • Strict compliance with patient/employee safety practices and standards.
    • Appropriate identification, reporting and response to patient/employee confidentiality breaches in accordance with established policies and procedures
    • Appropriate identification, reporting and response to patient/employee safety risks and incidents/events in accordance with established policies and procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Post secondary education in related field is required
  • Familiarity with diagnosis, diseases, accurately applying various coding systems such as International Classification of Diseases 10
  • Excellent verbal, written, analytic and organizational skills
  • Excellent computer skills for report generation and graphics presentations
  • Ability to lead and motivate individuals to embrace complex change initiatives
  • Specific knowledge and experience related to the clinical activities within the program
  • Demonstrated commitment to the visions, goals, missions and values of the Hospital
  • Proven success in working in a team environment and ability to encourage innovation and accountability among staff at all levels
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills with the ability to analyze and utilize clinical and management data for planning purposes
  • Organizational skills to manage competing priorities and balance multiple, disparate tasks

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