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Senior Health Analyst Consultant, Toronto Central Palliative Care Network

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline February 10, 2011


The Toronto Central Palliative Care Network is comprised of core and indirect hospice palliative care providers serving the Toronto Central LHIN. The Network if committed to ensuring integrated quality hospice palliative care for patients & families in the LHIN. As part of its strategic planning efforts and senior health analyst is required to support the Network’s endeavours in knowledge management and capacity planning for the region to help inform regional planning and design.


  • Conduct extensive and comprehensive literature searches (including development of search methodology reports), retrieval and review in the areas of health system integration, health performance measurement, and hospice palliative care using a variety of databases (EMBASE, MEDLINE, etc.,).
  • Collection and analysis of primary and secondary sources of data from a variety of data sources: CIHI, CCAC, hospitals, other.
  • Undertake descriptive and some inferential data analysis using statistical programs (i.e., SAS, SPSS, other).
  • Undertake descriptive and inferential data analysis using statistical programs (i.e., SAS, SPSS, other).
  • Undertake the development of a database and data analytics of both quantitative and qualitative data (i.e., data coding, etc.,)
  • Coordinate and support committee and other meetings (room bookings, minute taking, coordinating speakers/guests, invitations, etc.).
  • Provide research and evaluation support to Network committees as required.
  • Create summary and (quantitative and qualitative) analytic reports.
  • Undergo any necessary tasks as directed by the Executive Director or assigned authority to support the achievement of the initiatives listed in the “Projects” section below.
  • Provide general administrative support: schedule and book meetings, support membership management activities, and other tasks as required).


1. The Consultant will be responsible for supporting the following initiatives (not exhaustive):

a. Assisting capacity planning through extensive health literature and health data review and search, collation of secondary data, undertaking analysis and calculations to develop estimates of future demand for services, and reporting writing

b. Support analysis of regional performance public reporting through the collection of data from a large number of health care organizations, data management (including database development and management), data analysis and summary reporting (including graphics).

c. Managing and ensuring the successful organization of the 2011 State of the Union Event: project planning, speaker invitation management, participant packages, marketing, database management, venues & catering, and other related items.

Qualifications, Skills & Aptitude

  • Possesses a graduate level degree is epidemiology, statistics, health sciences and related disciplines.
  • Possesses at least 2‐3 years work experience in the health or related fields.
  • Possesses knowledge/familiarity of Canadian health information data (i.e., Stats Canada, CIHI data, MOHLTC, etc.,)
  • Familiarity of the provincial / national health care system (ideally hospice palliative care).
  • Superior computer skills (MS Office (Word, PPT, Excel, other)
  • Statistical analysis knowledge and skills required (including knowledge of analytics software).
  • Superior researching skills (e.g., literature search & review, surveying/ interviewing, data analysis, data reporting).
  • Good understanding of performance measurement and evaluation.
  • Strong inter‐personal skills, and capable of working with professionals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Strong communication skills – verbal and written (sample written report requested).
  • Superior project management and organizational skills.
  • Excellent problem‐solving capabilities.
  • Able to demonstrate initiative and is self‐directed.

Salary: $20‐$23 / Hour (based on qualifications).

Duration and Start Date of Contract: 3 months, possibility of extension, starting immediately (ideally)

Application Instructions:

Please send a cover letter, with c.v. no later than February 10, 2011 end of day.

Siu Mee Cheng, Executive Director, Toronto Central Palliative Care Network

(only qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview – please no calls)