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Job Title:FT (1.0) Quality Management Specialist – BORN Ontario
Reference #:17-434
Union: Non-Union
Supervisor: Manager, Health Outcomes, BORN Ontario
Salary:$61,347.00 to/à $75,348.00
Posted Date: 2017-10-02


The Quality Management Specialist will be responsible for ensuring the highest quality of data in the BORN Registry. BORN Ontario will use this data to synthesize and translate knowledge into practice, thus ensuring highest quality research and patient outcomes for mothers, babies and children in the province of Ontario.


§ Create and implement policy, protocols and guidelines for data quality assurance.

§ Responsible for ensuring the ongoing complete capture of high quality, accurate Maternal and Child information across the care continuum. See for the current scope of data collected.

§ Identify data quality issues, engage appropriate partners in understanding the issues and defining data quality improvement plans to resolve the issues

§ Develop the BORN Data Quality Improvement strategy with the Data Quality Committee and aligned with the Data Quality Framework

§ Create Data Quality Work Plans to achieve the strategy

§ Advocate for data quality in technical and clinical process definition in consultation with the DCRC.

§ Provide educational and communication opportunities for BORN agents, stakeholders, and BIS end users to better understand their role in and the importance of data quality.

§ Promote data quality in all aspects of our data work: collection, analysis, use and disclosure of information

§ Guide decisions on resource allocation to carry out the DQF

§ Align with criteria for data element addition/deletion/changes

§ Ensure quality alerts and reports are effectively monitoring and flagging emerging issues i.e., Reporting – Admin/DQM reports

§ Assists in the development and facilitation of key quality improvement projects with focus on BORN Ontario registry data across the continuum, clinical practice, Maternal/Child outcomes, and prenatal and newborn screening.

§ Increase proficiency in Quality management and CQI methodologies to participate in, or lead initiatives at the organizational, regional and provincial level.


§ Minimum of a post-graduate degree in a Health Science or Administration field. (Essential)

§ Minimum of 5 years of related experience (Essential)

§ Knowledge and experience in clinical informatics and health information and database management. (Essential)

§ Ability to interpret data analysis to support organizations in using data to plan, monitor and evaluate quality of patient care (Essential)

§ In-depth understanding of continuous quality improvement (CQI) methodology and tools ie., LEAN, Sigma Six, PDSA cycles, AIM, (Essential)

§ Computer literacy and in particular, comfort with internet, presentation, spreadsheet, analytic and word processing applications. (Essential)

§ Solid understanding of databases and data quality management frameworks. (Essential)

§ Bilingualism (English and French) (Preferred)

§ Experience in maternal-child health (Preferred)

§ Police Record Check (PRC). (Essential)

Should the applicant require any accommodations during the application process please notify Human Resources as per the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

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