Project Manager, Clinical Information Transformation Project - Medication Management

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Company Name Centre for Addition and Mental Health (CAMH)
Location Toronto, Canada
Date Posted Feb 03, 2012
Category Management
Job Type Full-Time


Project Manager, Clinical Information Transformation Project - Medication Management

Position Description:

The Medication Management Project at CAMH is a critical clinical transformation project required to improve patient safety and the quality of client care. This project includes designing and implementing the medication management functionality (e.g., eMAR, CPOE, order sets, pharmacy, etc.) in the integrated clinical information system (CIS) and standardizing associated care processes across the organization. It is governed by CAMH’s Clinical Information Transformation Project. Reporting to the Project Director, the Project Manager will lead the project design and implementation planning for medication management functionality in the integrated clinical information system. They will be responsible for organizing the project team and managing appropriate decision-making bodies. Identifying and managing risk, issues and quality assurance throughout the project; liaising with other Clinical Transformation projects to ensure alignment; monitoring the overall project progress and milestones through the application of standard project management methodologies will be critical part of the Project Manager’s role. They will communicate and provide regular updates about the project to the Project Director. Ensuring effective project controls are established and maintained; the Project Manager will develop and maintain all project management documentation. The incumbent will be responsible for managing and setting performance standards for assigned staff, including scheduling and prioritizing of staff workload and developing, mentoring and coaching others. Facilitating project communications; and working with the software vendor teams and clinical user groups to solve business/clinical issues and execute relevant implementation plans will be a key feature of this role. The Project Manager will engage and collaborate with leadership, physicians, nurses and pharmacy to design and implement the integrated system, as well as process and policy changes as they apply to the project. The successful candidate will support a workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork, and complies with all applicable and regulatory requirements. Based at 1001 Queen St. W. Toronto on site within the hospital environment, with occasional requirement for local travel to other CAMH sites.

You will posses a University Degree in Computer Sciences, Health Informatics, Health Administration, Business, Project Management or related Clinical discipline with a health care information technology focus, or the equivalent in education/career experience. A Masters degree is desirable. You will have a Minimum of 3 years of progressive experience in health care information systems involving project management, clinical change management, software deployment and testing. Direct experience in the implementation of electronic patient record systems, particularly Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) and electronic medication administration documentation, related systems and process redesign efforts is highly preferred. A deep understanding of clinical processes related to medication management with experience engaging the physicians, nurses and pharmacy stakeholders is required. Comprehensive experience applying standard project management practices is required (e.g. project planning, implementation, evaluation, risk assessment, benefits realization). Applicable industry experience in projects that support client groups within Health Care is preferred. Previous managerial experience is beneficial. Suitable candidates must also demonstrate a strong customer service orientation, excellent collaboration and communication skills (written and oral), advanced analytical and creative problem solving skills and the ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders. Bilingualism (French/English) and/or proficiency in a second language would be an asset. Core Competencies: PMP certification desirable; Fluent understanding of electronic medication management in a hospital environment; Excellent analytical, problem recognition and resolution skills; Excellent organization and time management skills; presentation skills; Ability to effectively handle a large number of issues simultaneously; Ability to work effectively under pressure; Ability to meet deadlines; Detail orientation; Must be change oriented and possess an attitude of continuous improvement; Proficiency in Microsoft environment.

Please Note: This full-time, 18 month contract is NOT part of any bargaining unit

Salary Range: Competitive Salary & Benefits Package

Please forward your resume to:
Human Resources
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
1001 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6J 1H4

Fax: (416) 583-4316

Please remember to include the File Number when applying.

File Number: 12052

As an employment equity employer CAMH actively seeks Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, women, people with disabilities, (including people with who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges), and additional diverse identities for our workforce. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted for an interview, please inform us should accommodation be required.

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