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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.

Please submit your application to [email protected]

Front-end website developer

About this role

We are looking for a talented front-end website developer to create and maintain the Organization’s websites. This individual should be able to prioritize effectively and multi-task while working in a fast-paced environment with short- and long-term deadlines. The individual hired must be a team player who can work well independently, receive feedback, and collaborate with team members to understand how we can meet our business requirements by leveraging technology, including needs analysis, tool selection, and configuration to meet our requirements. They have an investigative nature and are inquisitive and introspective.

This role is for a person with a strong understanding and knowledge of web design patterns and theories, general web functions, and industry standards. This person must be well-versed in programming languages needed to create user-friendly websites and have the drive to understand how the system works and solve problems as they arise. This role is for someone eager to learn about new trends and technologies.

This is a full-time contract position, with a future option to convert to permanent full-time with pension and benefits. This role reports to the Manger of Health Information Operations.

Requirements

  • University degree or college diploma in engineering, programming, software development, software design, or web design.
  • 3-5 years of experience building, designing, testing, and implementing WordPress themes/plug-ins and customized plug-ins that are database driven
  • Minimum one year of systems development experience and proven knowledge of current programming languages
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of web design patterns and theories, general web functions, and industry standards
  • Proficient in coding languages including PHP, HTML, CSS, HTML
  • Intermediate knowledge of JavaScript (no jQuery)
  • Working knowledge of MySQL
  • Strong knowledge of e-commerce, UI, cross-browser compatibility, general web functionality and standards, and web security principles and how they apply to web-based applications and the protection of sensitive information
  • Interested in working with a team to understand how we can meet our business requirements by leveraging technology, including needs analysis, tool selection, and configuration to meet our requirements
  • Excellent knowledge and experience of code versioning tools (e.g., Git)
  • Advanced understanding of the WordPress core software and its functions at the code level
  • Understand web performance best practices (e.g., analyze and optimize critical rendering path)
  • Able to multi-task and meet long and short-term deadlines and prioritize effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to connect the dots to understand how the system works and solve problems as they arise
  • Effective project and time management skills
  • Team player and self-starter who creates their own measures of excellence with an ability to work well independently, receive feedback, and collaborate with others
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and problem-solving skills
  • High level of organization and attention to detail
  • Experience working remotely and in a virtual team environment
  • Some travel on evenings and weekends may be required

Responsibilities

  • Perform regular maintenance on all the Organization’s platforms and maintain back-end infrastructure for web and mobile
  • Support contact for all internal and external stakeholders across all WordPress websites for the Organization
  • Liaise between third-party IT partners and The Organization
  • Implement wireframe prototypes into functional websites or website components
  • Provide project status updates to leadership and team members
  • Identify website project risks and provide solutions to mitigate or avoid such risks
  • Create user-friendly web pages by using markup languages, such as HTML
  • Update and maintain knowledge and skills in current trends and emerging technologies
  • Attend meetings and collaborate with team members to determine the website’s layout, discuss the design plan, and needs of the website
  • Ensure all web and mobile development and content comply with applicable legislative requirements (e.g., privacy legislation, AODA legislation, etc.)
  • Adhere to WCAG 2.0 Guidelines when authoring and managing digital products
  • Plan, design, write, modify, integrate, and test website and mobile-related code
  • Conduct tests and assist in performing security and quality controls in collaboration with third-party partners
  • Monitor website traffic and adjust applications, etc. based on patterns and trends
  • Research, recommend, and test applications for the website (e.g., plug-ins, add-ons, etc.)
  • Create and maintain technical documentation, sharing knowledge with team members
  • Inspect and troubleshoot bugs and other quality assurance issues.
  • Monitoring application performance related to usability and preparing for other relevant issues that may arise
  • Maximizing the application pace by optimizing the scalability of applications
  • Integrating graphics, audio, and video into the website
  • Other duties as assigned

Location

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

Please submit your application to [email protected]

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.