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The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute is the research arm of The Ottawa Hospital – one of Canada’s largest learning and research hospitals. We are proudly affiliated with the University of Ottawa and supported by The Ottawa Hospital Foundation. With more than 2200 scientists, clinician investigators, trainees and staff, and total revenues of more than $120 million, we are one of the foremost Canadian hospital-based research institutes. Our research spans more than a hundred different diseases, conditions, and specialties with an overall focus on translating discoveries and knowledge into better health.

Analytics Department:
The Analytics Department, a collaboration between OHRI and TOH, strives for excellence in patient care, research, and innovation by providing accurate and timely data, enabling data-driven decisions, and fostering data literacy. The Analytics team leads data governance and performance measurement initiatives, shapes strategy, creates reporting and data access solutions, offers education and training, and provides client services to hospital operations and the research community. Their work is supported by a thorough understanding and analysis of hospital administrative and clinical data repositories and by working in partnership with healthcare leaders, physicians, staff, and other internal and external partners.

Job Description
The Analytics Department is looking for a Methodologist to support the Department of Medicine with the analysis and interpretation of relevant clinical data from different data systems, the creation of key performance indicators, and the creation of reporting and data visualization solutions in various platforms. The successful candidate will collaborate with the Department of Medicine to support its quality mandate and the use of data and analytics to make positive change.

Responsibilities:
•Handle incoming data requests: meeting with stakeholders, understanding requirements, querying data repositories, cleaning and transforming data, conducting exploratory and statistical analyses, and producing meaningful reports and visualizations.
•Support the design and develop of key performance indicators, meaningful reports, presentations, and data visualizations for the Department of Medicine
•Develop strong relationships with stakeholders and a deep understanding of the subject area and data nuances.
•Document work and create user support tools using standard practice guidelines.
•Take part in Analytics team initiatives to enhance our information & analytical knowledge base, standards of practice, and reporting solutions.

Basic Requirements (Education/Experience):
•MSc in Statistics, Epidemiology, Health Sciences, Public Health, or related field
•Data management programming experience (e.g. SQL, SAS)
•Experience with statistical analysis tools (e.g. SAS, R)
•Experience building dashboards and data visualizations using Excel, PowerBI, or similar tools.
•Experience analyzing healthcare or other large data.
•Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
•Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills
•Aptitude for research methodology and attention to detail
•Comfortable learning and using technology, including Office365 products.

Preferred Qualifications:
•Previous project management experience
•Previous healthcare analytical experience or experience working with electronic healthcare system data or healthcare coded data (e.g. ICD/CCI coding)
•Knowledge of analytic methods applied to health services research.
•Demonstrated initiative in the workplace.

Contract Details:
All positions are offered as two-year contracts to start with the intention of renewal. The salary range for the Methodologist II position is $33.953 – $48.957/hr.?
Salary will be commensurate with skills, education, and experience. Employees will be entitled to medical, dental, and pension benefits in addition to 3 weeks paid vacation per annum.

Comments to Applicant:
Please submit a focused cover letter and curriculum vitae, in a single PDF using the name convention “First Name Last Name.pdf” to:

Contact Info:
Name: Deanna Rothwell
Title: Director, Analytics, The Ottawa Hospital and Senior Investigator, OHRI
c/o Nadea Saikaley
Program: Clinical Epidemiology
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Address: Civic Campus, 1053 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Y 4E9
Email: nsaikaley@toh.ca

The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute is committed to building and sustaining a welcoming and supportive culture that promotes equity, diversity and inclusion for trainees, researchers, and staff. We are devoted to identifying and removing barriers that limit equitable access to opportunities within our organization. The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute strongly supports initiatives that encourage the participation of all groups, in particular the four groups defined in the Employment Equity Act (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities).

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those invited for an interview will be contacted. The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute is an equal-opportunity employer. Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the selection process.

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