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Job Title:Manager, Health Networks, BORN Ontario REPOST
Reference #:19-049
Available Spots: 1
Union: Non-Union
Supervisor: Executive Director, BORN Ontario
Classification:Temporary (until May 2020) Full Time (1.0)
Salary:$89,407.50 to/à $108,673.50
Posted Date: 2019-02-04


The Manager of Health Networks is responsible for the development and maintenance of stakeholder networks and technology systems to support BORN’s vision of the best possible beginnings for lifelong health. Engagement with internal and external stakeholders, along with the development and submission of proposals to key funding partners, are key components of this position. The Manager of Health Networks is also responsible for developing and monitoring operating budgets and for managing the human resources including hiring, termination and managing the performance of staff as necessary.


Scope encompasses oversight for the network of coordinators, research and technology in the following areas:

1. Develop, maintain and deliver a Health Networks strategic plan at BORN for maternal-child care in Ontario.

  • Develop and implement the BORN Health Networks strategic priorities, goals and objectives within the framework of the BORN vision and mission, ensuring alignment between BORN, CHEO and provincial strategies.
  • Consult with stakeholders, partnering agencies, and other programs across the province and funders within the context of program priority setting
  • Oversee the development, maintenance and delivery of a provincial stakeholder engagement plan, and the supporting technology systems, to facilitate the collection of registry data
  • Develop a network of IT and technical experts who can provide advice, as well as assist with, testing and implementing existing and new technical solutions to support registry based functions
  • In partnership with the Scientific Medical Director, oversee the development of BORN’s internal and external research plans and BORN’s data request process
  • Identify and build strong relationships with key stakeholders to facilitate and improve maternal-child care in Ontario. These may include current BORN stakeholders, as well as new groups and individuals (e.g. OMD, eHealth, Software companies, EMR vendors, HIS vendors, hospitals, midwives and birthing centers).

2. Leadership and oversight of the growth and operations of the Health Networks program at BORN

  • Coordinate and oversee BORN’s Provincial Engagement Team in maintaining stakeholder alliances to support the collection of registry data and allow providers and patients to benefit from the information gathered
  • Oversee the development, maintenance and delivery of technology systems at BORN, work with users to ensure the technology systems meet user needs, and ensure technical and administrative perspectives are balanced to support the success of Health Networks at BORN
  • Oversight for BORN Ontario’s data request process from multiple stakeholders across the province including clinicians, researchers and policy organizations
  • Provides oversight to BORN’s internal and external research portfolios, including management of relevant research staff, budgets, coordination and attendance to relevant meetings and committees
  • Recruit, develop, and retain BORN Health Networks staff, located across the province, efficiently and effectively, which includes all of the management functions to ensure specific work activities are completed and deadlines met, in addition to termination of employees if necessary
  • Understand the impacts of technology decisions on and of the broader environment – Privacy, Security, Ministry, Science, Policy
  • Oversight for the coordination of all technology activities at BORN to minimize operational disturbances
  • Negotiate, define and manage BORN Health Networks budgets existing and new funders (currently MOHLTC, MCYS, eHealth Ontario, PHAC), monitor variances and adjust budget allocations and/or implement correction actions in alignment with hospital and provincial policies and best-practices
  • Negotiate, secure, review, and monitor service agreements with contractors and service providers

3. Develop and maintain stakeholder relationships to ensure the information required by and provided by BORN is available and used by those in a position to improve care in the maternal-child health sector of Ontario.

  • Liaise with other data and healthcare agencies to support maternal-child health care initiatives
  • Enable effective, representative, and efficient advisory committees, as needed, to enable stakeholder input and implementation of BORN Health Networks functions
  • Develop and maintain provincial partnerships to ensure the BORN vision and Health Networks strategic priorities are recognized, supported, and leveraged. This includes organizations such as the OMA (and relevant sections), OntarioMD, CMA, CPS, CHEORI, OHRI, ICES, etc.
  • Ensure BORN is represented on ministry task forces and provincial sub-committees relevant to maternal-child health
  • Respond to Government information requests and ensure appropriate on-going data capture to comply with unpredictable and often urgent requests
  • Represent BORN at provincial, national, and international forums relevant to maternal-child health to enhance the Programs’ profile
  • Participate on local, provincial, national and international working groups and committees as appropriate
  • Develop and oversee a comprehensive communication plan for the Health Networks Program at BORN to address CHEO, regional, provincial, national, and international opportunities

4. Adhere to current BORN privacy and technical protocols and assist in the development of new solutions to support the Health Networks program

  • Lead the development of technical solutions to support the Health Networks Program at BORN in collaboration with the BORN IT Lead, external subject matter experts and IT stakeholders
  • Lead the development of new stakeholder engagement strategies, in collaboration with the Provincial Engagement Team Lead, to support the collection of registry data
  • Participate as a member of the BORN Privacy and Security Review Committee
  • Oversee the BORN Information Security Program
  • In collaboration with the Privacy Officer, develops and implements policies and procedures around data management, access and sharing
  • Follows all Registry policies and procedures for the use and disclosure of personal health information contained the BORN prescribed registry
  • Engage with BORN’s Privacy Officer, the Information and Privacy Commissioner, as well as the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care’s privacy team to identify novel privacy solutions to support the Health Networks Program at BORN

Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • Master’s Degree in relevant discipline (Essential )
  • Minimum five (5)years of experience related to healthcare, including experience in a Management / leadership role (Essential)
  • Certification in either Administration or an Information Technology subject area is required; if certification in either area is lacking, significant experience in that area is required (Essential)
  • Experience working within one or more IT systems in Ontario, ideally related to the maternal- child health systems (e.g. OMD, eHealth, EMR vendor, HIS vendor, etc.) (Essential)
  • Knowledge of how to use technology to engage stakeholders, improve care and to transform health services in the maternal-child sector (Essential)
  • Experience working in data security and/or cybersecurity, ideally in a health care setting (Preferred)
  • Bilingualism (English/French) (Preferred)
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