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Health Quality Ontario

Research Analyst



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Health Quality Ontario (HQO) is the provincial advisor on the quality of health care in Ontario, evaluating the effectiveness of health care technologies and services, providing evidence-based recommendations, reporting to the public on the quality of the health system, and supporting the spread of quality improvement throughout the system.

As part of a dynamic and growing Quality Standards team and reporting to the Manager- Quality Standards Strategy, the Quality Standards Research Analyst is responsible for compiling and analyzing information from a variety of sources to provide the evidence base for the development of Quality Standards.  Applying strong research and analytical skills to identify, critique and summarize clinical practice guidelines, data on current Ontario practice and other sources of relevant information, the Research Analyst will collaborate with the Lead-Quality Standards and other Health Quality Ontario staff in the development of Quality Standards.




  • Contributes to Health Quality Ontario’s mission to bring about meaningful improvement in health care by providing leadership in the use of evidence to determine what constitutes optimal care for a specific diagnosis, service area or health system issue and providing guidance on important areas for quality improvement related to each area

Content Analysis:

  • Conducts extensive searches of and appraises available clinical practice guidelines and other information sources related to the topic area in order to gain a broad understanding of and determine the potential scope of Quality Standard topic areas
  • Works with the Lead-Quality Standards to refine the scope of the Quality Standard
  • Works with clinical experts to guide understanding and specific considerations related to the scope of the topic area
  • Liaises with stakeholders to identify priority areas for research and analysis related to the topic area
  • Works with the Lead-Quality Standards and the operations team to execute a robust consultation process on the proposed scope of the topic
  • Summarizes analyses and assists with the preparation of documents and presentation materials
  • Summarizes and synthesizes input from experts and the proceedings of expert advisory committee meetings

Relationship Management:

  • Develops relationships with colleagues within the team, across the organization and externally to understand business/operations activities and research needs, shares information and provides assistance in understanding methodologies and results
  • Coordinates with internal and external stakeholders to execute project activities
  • Collaborates with internal colleagues to ensure Quality Standards are delivered on-time and on budget



To be considered for this opportunity, you will have:


  • Undergraduate degree in social or health sciences, health administration, public health, or another relevant discipline
  • Masters level degree in any of the above, preferred


  • 2 years of experience using research analytical techniques, knowledge of the Canadian health care system
  • 4 years of experience in the above, 2 years of experience in clinical- and/or quality improvement-related content development, preferred

Technical Skills:

  • Bibliographic database and Microsoft Office software and applications, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Advanced user of bibliographic databases, preferred

Key Competencies:

  • Creativity – a novel thinker who enjoys generating and exploring innovative ideas and solutions
  • Attention to detail – to ensure accuracy
  • Initiative and independence – the ability to take appropriate action and anticipate organizational needs
  • Objectivity, integrity – the ability to seek and weigh opinions and evidence – compromising where necessary on ways and means but not on principles or goals
  • Diplomacy and tact – the ability to deal effectively with colleagues, stakeholders and the public from different disciplines with varying degrees of technical experience
  • High energy – capacity to work effectively in a rapid pace work environment
  • Team player – is flexible and enjoys working in a small team environment
  • Professionalism and reliability – ability to complete tasks, as assigned, in a timely manner with high quality results

Our Values:

  • Respect - considerate of the feelings, wishes, rights, roles, and traditions of those who we interact with and work in the system
  • Integrity -  honest, trustworthy and forthright in all that we do
  • Collaboration - foster strong partnerships with all our stakeholders & work together to achieve positive and lasting change
  • Excellence – Producing robust and relevant reports; Promoting new ideas

Duration: Temporary Full-time, contract until December 2017

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a covering letter and resume to by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, quoting competition number 2017-005 as well as their name. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Health Quality Ontario is committed to meeting the needs of all individuals in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Should you require accommodations during the recruitment and selection process, please contact Human Resources.

For additional information on Health Quality Ontario, please visit our website at

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Health Quality Ontario
Posting Date: 11-Jan-2017Medical/Healthcare Contract, Full-Time 11.00  Months Open 1 ASAP
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