Health System Analyst
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July 7, 2014
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The Workforce Design Branch (WDB) supports Alberta's health system priorities through planning, designing, and modelling key professional requirements and improving existing and advancing new compensation policies and strategies. The branch governs the Schedule of Medical Benefits, the Optometry, Oral Surgery and Podiatric Schedules, clinical and academic alternate relationship plans, and other health professionals' compensation. Working in collaboration with the Professional Services and Health Benefits and Alberta Health Divisions, the Alberta Medical Association (AMA), the Universities of Alberta and Calgary, professional and regulatory bodies, government departments, and Alberta Health Services (AHS), the WDB identifies emerging and ongoing issues for health professions and supports applied health workforce research to enable the Workforce Strategy Branch (WSB) to develop informed policies and strategies to affect change. The WDB is accountable for developing and maintaining physician and allied health schedules and physician and other provider alternate compensation programs and strategies, including frameworks and plans to guide operation of these programs.
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This exciting role within the Workforce Design Branch, Compensation Design Unit (CDU) is a perfect opportunity for you to demonstrate broad knowledge of policy analysis, research and development as well as exceptional project management skills in a health-related environment!
The CDU is responsible for the development and impact of provider compensation models for consideration by the Ministry for implementation in various clinical environments. The Unit will work with key internal and external stakeholder including the Alberta Medical Association (AMA), Alberta Health Services, Alberta Universities, and various AH Divisions as appropriate to develop and support implementation of provider compensation.
This unit supports overarching government directions for innovation in service delivery in the province through new models of alternative provider compensation model design and is responsible for ensuring that the compensation model design is consistent and complimentary across the province to ensure a maximum and fiscally sustainable contribution to the Health System strategic direction.
CDU has the lead within Alberta Health (AH) for system-level compensation design strategy and policy direction related to alternative provider compensation. This unit develops and implements a broad spectrum of compensation approaches required to support overarching directions for innovation in service delivery to promote more efficient use of the health workforce, to provide better care to rural and under-serviced Albertans, and to facilitate communication among health care providers.
Key responsibilities of this position include analyzing, interpreting, and summarizing complex health data, providing context and meaning to data, and transforming data into high quality information enabling health system evidence-based decision making. This position provides expertise in data visualization, preparing analytic reports, and providing health analytical guidance and advice to clients.
The incumbent will be required to prepare standardized health information products (e.g., statistical tables as well as descriptive and comparative analysis of population demographics, disease prevalence and trends, health status, and health system utilization) supporting business needs. In addition, the incumbent provides ad hoc analytic support to clients (e.g., responds to various analytic requests in a timely manner; creates customized information products; provides health analytical guidance and advice to clients to identify and define their health analytic needs; and enhance clients' understanding of statistics and analytics).
The analyst should have an excellent understanding of health data and databases including approaches and methodologies to link data and limitations of existing databases; and has an intimate knowledge of information research design and methodology, qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis techniques, statistics, and database development and management. The incumbent must ensure reasonable timeliness and quality in responding to a variety of information requests for informed business planning, policy development and decision making.
The analyst provides critical analysis and research for the Ministry with an emphasis on compensation model design to support innovative medical services delivery. Strong project management skills are required to establish critical paths, process maps and other project management tools, work with project site personnel, stakeholders from Alberta Health Services and the Alberta Medical Association evaluators in order to move projects from design through implementation to evaluation. Excellent verbal and written communication skills will ensure successful preparation of presentations, briefing materials, policy documents for senior level decision making. The incumbent will utilize effective relationship building abilities to successfully work with internal and external stakeholders to develop models and determine operational details.
University graduation in a related field (social sciences, health, public health management, economics, public and business administration, public policy and management, or related discipline) plus a minimum of 4 years progressively responsible related experience is required. Equivalencies considered. Related experience in the following is also required: research and statistical data analysis, policy analysis and development, project management, strategic planning, grant administration and program evaluation as well as knowledge of consultation processes, co-ordination and change management methods. Experience working and analyzing large data sets and statistical analysis is required and within a health care context preferred.
Work experience in public policy or the health care system is a requirement.
$2,596.42 - $3,403.56 bi-weekly
This is a 2 year temporary full-time position. Candidates with lesser qualifications may be considered at a lower level. This competition may be used to fill a number of current and future vacancies in various ministries throughout the Government of Alberta.
What we offer:
-Comprehensive benefits plan:
How to Apply
Online applications are preferred. If you are unable to submit an electronic version of your resume, please submit your resume, quoting the Job ID, to: Alberta Health, Human Resources, 2nd Floor, ATB Place North, 10025 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB, T5J 2N3 or fax: (780) 638-1075. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of their application. Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file.
If you require any further information on this job posting, please call our Human Resource office at: (780) 427-1524. We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
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