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Indigenous Decision Support Consultant

Job IDF8-E1-03-B8-3D-F8
CompanyLondon Health Sciences Centre
Date Posted2024-04-16
Posted Until2024-10-13
Job TypeFull-time
Job CategoryHealth Care
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London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) is a world-class academic health sciences centre located in the
Southwestern Ontario City of London. As one of Canada's largest acute-care teaching hospitals, LHSC is
a world-class innovator in clinical care, research, and teaching, delivering both local and regional
services, including the Children's Hospital, within a large geographic area. The workforce of close to
15,000 employed and credentialled staff who are dedicated to deliver the highest quality patient care
while working together to shape the future of health.

LHSC's vision is "Transforming health, together." We are committed to co-creating care experiences with
patients, partners, and communities, and equity and inclusion are critical components of this commitment.
LHSC recognizes the pressing need to address the disparities faced by Indigenous patients, families, and
providers, and is dedicated to collectively developing a comprehensive strategy to achieve better
outcomes for these communities. As an organization, we aim to actively engage and collaborate with First
Nations, Inuit, Metis and Urban Indigenous Peoples, and strive to ensure that our organization's efforts
are rooted in their specific needs and priorities.

Decision Support and Data Analytics Department
The Decision Support Consultant is a trusted expert in applying critical thinking to facilitate problem
solving and identify improvement opportunities. Clients include senior leaders, directors, operational,
medical and clinical leaders and community partners.
The Decision Support Consultant ensures strategic alignment and standardized approaches to ensure
data quality is maximized. They provide education to improve data knowledge, analysis and stewardship
of resources for clinical programs and corporate projects. They perform aggregation and presentation of
clinical, financial and utilization data to inform strategic planning and facilitate evidence-based decision
making at the local and system level.

The Decision Support Consultants liaise with other resources within the Decision Support Department to
ensure operational needs of partners and programs are met. These operational needs include regular
and ad hoc reporting, planning and forecasting, assessing data quality issues and solutions, and
education regarding the resources and tools which are available across the organization. Project work is
also included from time to time depending on the nature / size / and scope of the identified work.

The Decision Support Consultant will be tasked with supporting development of LHSC's role in delivering
Population Health Management (PHM), a strategy for using population-level data and information to
support the health and well-being of entire populations proactively. The consultant will, therefore, be
working with external partners in the system to understand system-level questions and concerns, and
explore opportunities to use information accessible through LHSC's data holdings and partnerships to
answer these questions.

As part of this Decision Support Consultant's role in PHM, they will be asked to support LHSC's
participation in Indigenous data analysis and reporting in support of advancing Indigenous Health for First
Nations, Inuit, Metis, and Urban Indigenous populations. This will include support for LHSC's Senior
Director of Indigenous Health via the Office of Inclusion and Social Accountability and management of
Decision Support requests from external Indigenous partners. The Consultant will help to ensure that this
support is provided in accordance with First Nations Ownership, Control, Access, and Possession
(OCAP) principles.
Education RequirementsSuccessful completion of Bachelor's Degree in Business, Health Administration,
Epidemiology/Biostatistics or equivalent education.

Master's Degree preferred
Experience4 years recent, related job experience.

Knowledge of culture and experience working with local Indigenous communities in Southwestern
Ontario preferred.
Work SettingsHybrid/ Predominately Remote. Must be located within Ontario.
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