Join our team

Join our team

When it comes to health care in Canada, health information and quality of care are inextricably linked. Health information professionals transform data into valuable information that has a significant impact on the quality of health care that Canadians receive. Their work also influences operational decisions at health care institutions and informs policy and funding decisions being made across the country.

The Canadian Health Information Management Association and the Canadian College of Health Information Management, together the Organization, are on a mission to advance the health information profession and ensure quality health information along the continuum of care.

About the College

The Canadian College of Health Information Management is a national, not-for-profit corporation that sets the accreditation standards for educational institutions and certification standards for health information professionals in Canada.

The College, incorporated in 1972, protects the public interest by governing and regulating the professional practice of more than 4, 600 certified health information member registrants. In enhancing its status as a regulatory body, the College advances the professionalization of the health information industry and acknowledgement of its professionals as a key driver of policy, funding, and the care that Canadians receive.

About CHIMA

CHIMA is the national professional association for the health information profession in Canada, representing over 5, 800 health information members from coast to coast to coast. It advocates for and monitors trends within the profession, creates networking opportunities, and facilitates continuing education for its members. CHIMA also connects members with employment opportunities at organizations within health care and beyond.

Director, Canadian College of Health Information Management

About this role

We are looking for a Director/Senior Director (dependent on experience) who is passionate about influencing and advancing the recognition of health information across Canada. This role will report to the CEO and Registrar and be a part of the organization’s leadership team. The Director will bring health information to decision-making tables and deepen and expand the standards of the profession.

This individual will manage the development, and uptake of our professional standards, while working to build the inclusive nature of the profession in Canada through thought leadership, education, strategic engagements, and consultations with the profession, external stakeholders, and colleagues.

A leader of experience in similar roles, this individual will be an outcomes-focused professional, comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and managing multiple priorities simultaneously. They will have an entrepreneurial spirit and can take ownership of responsibilities.

This is a full-time position, with eligibility for a health and dental plan and pension.

Requirements

  • Certification with the Canadian College of Health Information Management
  • 15+ years’ experience in health information in the field and/or academia
  • Bachelor’s degree in health, education, science, technology, business, or leadership
  • Political acuity, empathy-based leadership style, effective public speaking, and critical thinking abilities
  • Strong relationship-building skills to work with colleagues, volunteers, and partners and manage sensitive situations as they arise
  • Knowledgeable of the Canadian health care landscape, including the development and dissemination of professional practice standards
  • Maintain confidentiality in all interactions and with information
  • Able to pivot between strategy and tactics in daily work
  • Ethically minded and respectful of diverse views and opinions
  • Digitally savvy and able to work across multiple platforms

Additional assets

  • Fluency in French, both verbal and written
  • A master’s or Ph.D. in health, education, science, technology, business, or leadership
  • Knowledge and experience in curriculum standards development and/or curriculum development
  • Experience in developing and managing standards in academic program assessment and developing and implementing continuous improvement strategies.

Responsibilities

  • Engage and account manage academic partners with college-accredited programs. This includes continuing to foster our relationships with executive administration (Dean, Presidents, etc.) and program-level coordinators to ensure cohesive and positive relations.
  • Engage, curate, and align with the broader academic ecosystem in Canada to inform the forward direction of the profession and the College.
  • Engage students and newly certified graduates in the profession, answering questions and opening pathways for engagement through our community portfolio.
  • Run working groups and facilitate sessions with volunteers and paid contributors to advance project initiatives with the College.
  • Develop and maintain the curricular standards for the College that underpin certifications provided by the College.
  • Run and re-imagine the operating governance of the College, including our academic working groups to help advance co-development with the profession.
  • Liaise with external organizations to advance the profession
  • Provide content direction for professional development within CHIMA. This includes monitoring current and projected trends and advancements in health information and setting roadmaps for the organization.
  • Provide input into College’s operational processes, such as accreditation, national certification blueprints, national examination question banks, and statistics reporting as required.
  • Contribute to the development and execution of government grants with subject matter expertise for the advancement of the profession (e.g., research, skill development, training, economic development, etc.)
  • Act as a subject matter expert (SME) in health information, being a resource internally and externally on various engagements and projects (i.e., publications (e.g., textbooks) or new professional development offerings)
  • Work in collaboration with administrative oversight functions and provide briefing notes and other assets as required to the board of directors.
  • Run operations of the professional ethics processes for the College
  • Other duties as assigned.

Location

This role requires applicants to reside in Canada, working from a home office.

Affichage disponible en français sur demande.

Position will be posted until filled.

Diversity

The Organization is pan-Canadian with staff, chapters, and board members from rural and urban landscapes. Recruitment is based on values—regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, or sexual orientation. For applicants with disabilities, accommodations will be made available in all aspects of the selection process.

We are proud of our commitment to lead a diverse group of individuals who bring different perspectives, experiences, and ideas to the health information profession.