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Decision Support Analyst Performance Management

by Bluewater Health

Location: Sarnia, Ontario
Date Posted: Aug 28, 2013

Job Description

Decision Support Analyst
Performance Management


Bluewater Health, with locations in Sarnia and Petrolia, is a 326-bed community hospital that cares for the residents of Sarnia-Lambton. With close to 2,500 staff, Professional Staff and volunteers, Bluewater Health provides an array of specialized acute, complex continuing care, allied health and ambulatory care services. State-of-the-art facilities, which opened in 2010, contribute to Bluewater Health’s Mission: We create exemplary healthcare experiences for patients and families every time. For more information about Bluewater Health, visit

The successful applicant will work in compliance with all relevant and applicable legislation and Hospital Policies and Procedures, will practice the Bluewater Health Standards of Performance Excellence and will fulfill their role within the Attendance Support Program parameters. The successful applicant will also possess effective communication and interpersonal skills, will have the ability to work independently and as part of a team, and will have strong attention to detail and accuracy.


Graduate of a post-secondary Health Administration, Business, Health Information Management, Information Technology program, or equivalent required

Skill, Ability and Experience:

-Intermediate- to advanced-level skills in using data management, analysis, and reporting tools (e.g. Crystal Reports, Access, Excel, NPR Reports, SPSS, SAS, or Cognos) required
- Intermediate level proficiency using the MS Office Suite of products required
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills required
-Knowledge of ICD-10 and CCI, grouping methodologies, and MIS statistics preferred
-One to three years experience with data management, statistical analysis, and/or information systems required
-Three years experience in a healthcare setting with a focus on health information management, decision support, research, planning, or healthcare operations preferred

Principle Duties:

-Accurate and timely extraction, manipulation, interpretation, analysis, and presentation of data from multiple sources (e.g. CIHI, Meditech, MIS/OHRS, Intellihealth, CCO/Access to Care, Picker Canada etc.) through ad hoc and regular reporting
-Assist with benchmarking activities related to clinical and corporate performance data
-Utilize tools, frameworks and methodologies to ensure data quality
-Work with data producers/owners and Information Technology staff to develop methodologies for streamlining and automating the manual collection of statistics and to improve data integrity
-Assist in evaluating decision support trends and emerging technologies and participate in the development, operations, and maintenance of a decision support system
-Educate clinical leaders and medical staff in: clinical data sets, MIS reporting requirements, CIHI methodologies, Meditech and related systems
-Provide expertise and support in meeting data queries and information validation requirements of external stakeholders (e.g. LHIN, OHA, CCO/Access to Care, MOHLTC etc.)
-Other related duties as assigned

Posting will remain open until the position is filled

We thank you in advance for your interest in Bluewater Health, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. In accordance with Bluewater Health policy, offers of employment to prospective employees are conditional upon the successful completion and disclosure of a Police Records/Vulnerable Sector Check.

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