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Apply Now Job ID 1285468 Date posted 07/17/2019
Community :KELOWNA
Position Summary

We have a new and exciting leadership opportunity at Interior Health taking data to the next level . If you are a strategic analytical leader who loves to find insights from data, able to champion and drive major healthcare initiatives while leading your team to success, then we want to hear from you.

The Executive Director, Analytics is a member of the Planning and Research Leadership Team and acts in an advisory capacity to the Vice President. The Executive Director will be responsible for planning and implementing a comprehensive Analytics Strategy for the Health Authority to generate knowledge and evidence, enable proactive predictive analyses and planning, and inform and improve service delivery efficiency and effectiveness.

The Executive Director also provides leadership for Strategic Information, decision support, performance monitoring and reporting to guide planning, management and delivery of services across the Health Authority, and for overseeing data quality initiatives. The Executive Director builds collaborative relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to communicate and promote Analytics strategies and innovation.


1. Develops and oversees implementation of an IH Analytics Strategy, including short, medium and longer-term analytics initiatives to strengthen analytics capacity and use in IH. The Analytics Strategy will guide IH advanced analytics support for planning, forecasting and predictive information, along with clinical effectiveness applications, and patient partnerships in support of Analytics initiatives.

2. Develops and maintains strong partnerships with internal and external stakeholders including physicians, academic partners, other Health Authorities, Ministry of Health and CIHI to promote innovative Analytics opportunities and partnerships, inform key strategy development, coordinate with the provincial Digital Health strategy, and improve patient care and population health. Works closely with internal stakeholders (IMIT, Clinical Operations and corporate departments) to promote the IH Analytics Strategy and initiatives.

3. Ensures the Analytics Strategy and analytic and strategic information activities align with and contribute to successful achievement of the organization’s key strategies, Service Plan and Ministry of Health deliverables and reporting expectations.

4. Promotes and leads Health Authority data quality initiatives, including supporting data stewardship, proactive data quality monitoring and compliance, and data quality improvement initiatives. Leads initiatives to promote timely, consistent, and reliable information for IH. Ensures data and reporting standards are developed and/or implemented consistently and monitored / maintained. Ensures compliance with internal and provincial reporting requirements.

5. Fosters an environment that embraces and supports innovation and evidence-based, analytics-informed planning to meet population and patient needs. Advances data development and data linkage to support the Analytics Strategy and analytics capacity in alignment with the provincial Health System Performance Management Framework, Health System Matrix and tools such as the population grouper and client roster. Supports development of the provincial Health Data Platform to advance understanding and planning for population-based health needs.

6. Leads Analytics and Strategic Information analyst resources and promotes advanced training in such areas as analytics and data visualization to support knowledge generation. Oversees the recruitment, development, mentoring, and succession planning of team members.

7. Oversees selection, implementation and application of appropriate Analytics tools, technology and systems to enhance Analytics capacity. Identifies new and innovative opportunities to generate Analytics knowledge.

8. Ensures comprehensive and reliable performance reporting for IH performance management, guided by sound performance reporting frameworks, standards and data quality.

9. Represents Interior Health in provincial and national Analytics activities.

10. Provides leadership for other services, programs, or projects as assigned by the Vice President.


• Minimum of a Master’s degree in Health Informatics, Health Care or Business Administration, Business Analytics or related discipline.

• Fifteen or more years of leadership experience in large, complex, adaptive health organizations.

• Extensive knowledge of healthcare and service delivery models across the continuum of care.

LEADS Capabilities:
Demonstrates all LEADS Capabilities, in particular:
• Leads Self – self-awareness, demonstrates character
• Engages Others – fosters the development of others, communicates effectively, builds effective teams
• Achieves Results – sets direction, strategically aligns decisions with vision, values & evidence
• Develops Coalitions – builds partnerships & networks to create results, navigates socio-political environments
• System Transformation – demonstrates systems/critical thinking, strategically oriented to the future, champions & orchestrates change

Skills and Abilities:
• Knowledge and experience with Analytics strategy development and implementation.
• Knowledge of current and future healthcare issues.
• Ability to successfully utilize management strategies and programs.
• Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to unify, energize, and motivate people.
• Ability to drive and facilitate change.
• Ability to influence others at all levels of the organization and well as external stakeholders.
• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, including the ability to make effective presentations to groups.
• Ability to function effectively in a highly dynamic environment.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

Interior Health is committed to increasing its Aboriginal workforce representation and ensuring that we have Aboriginal Peoples at all levels of the organization. We understand the value of building an Aboriginal representative workforce as an important step in meeting the healthcare needs of Aboriginal Peoples. We invite all applicants who identify as having Aboriginal ancestry (First Nations, Metis, Inuit) to include the information in resumes and cover letters.
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Interior Health values diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to cultivate a workforce rich in culture, experience and knowledge to ensure equitable health outcomes for all of the clients we serve. We are welcoming of all populations including our Aboriginal partners throughout the Interior Health Region. We are committed to increasing our Aboriginal representative workforce to build an engaged, culturally diverse organization focused on the goal of providing high quality, sustainable healthcare through an engaged workforce and healthy workplaces. We build inclusive, trusting and respectful relationships through our partnerships. At Interior Health, Every Person Matters.

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