Central West Specialized Developmental Services (CWSDS) is a leader in providing residential, community participation supports and specialized services, assessment and treatment to individuals who have developmental disabilities, dual diagnosis, and/or challenging behaviours throughout the municipalities of Halton, Peel and Dufferin and the regions of Waterloo and Wellington.
CWSDS is looking to hire a Manager of Quality Assurance and Risk Management on a full time basis (40 hours per week), out of our main centre located in Oakville.
Reporting to the Executive Director and working collaboratively with the office of (and direct reports of) the Executive Director and Board of Directors, the Manager of Quality Assurance and Risk Management is responsible for the organizations’ quality assurance and risk management program and the development and maintenance of quality assurance and risk management models, systems, policies, and procedures. The Manager of Quality Assurance and Risk Management oversees the organizations’ clinical/individual service delivery records and the development and maintenance of related systems, policies, and procedures.
- Establishing, monitoring and implementing policies and procedures related to the collection, maintenance, retrieval and control of clinical records and ensures privacy, confidentiality and security of individual records
- Developing and monitoring appropriate policies, guidelines, directives, and actions to ensure compliance with regulatory reporting requirements while addressing Privacy, Confidentiality, and Security of individual information and records
- Collaborating with applicable members of CWSDS leadership team in the development and monitoring of appropriate policies, guidelines, directives, and actions related to MCCSS Quality Assurance Measures and assistance with Ministry reviews and monitoring of implementation of relevant recommendations.
- Playing a key role in fostering a culture of continuous quality improvement
- Coordinating and leading the Accreditation process and ensuring that policies and procedures are developed, staff are informed of changes, and evidence is gathered to support Accreditation
- Following up on annual quality improvement plans
- Making recommendations related to policies and procedures that will support Accreditation and other aspects of quality assurance, quality improvement, and risk management
- Developing and implementing Quality and Risk Management Framework in accordance with the Organization’s Vision, Purpose, Values, strategic direction, accreditation standards, MCCSS compliance standards, and relevant legislation
- Developing the methodology for and maintaining the collection and analysis of data related to individuals, quality assurance, indicators, benchmarks, and outcome measures
- Creating and implementing mechanisms for continuous quality improvement based on quality assurance findings
- Proactive identification of potential risks and making recommendations to address risk
- Delivering reports as needed
- Responding to subpoenas, summons to witness, requests for information, etc. related to individual records
- Ensuring that clinical records policies and procedures are consistent with the organizations’ practices and complies with current legislative requirements
- Providing advice to organization staff and clinicians as required related to record keeping, access/release of individual information, and privacy/confidentiality
- Maintaining physical and electronic clinical records
- Administering AIMS electronic clinical database
- Overseeing and supervising Clinical Records Services staff
- Previous experience in quality assurance, risk management and health records/administrative management
- Preferred applicants will have developmental disability services quality assurance and risk management experience
- Preferred applicants will have post-secondary qualifications in one or more of the following: health information management, quality assurance/risk management, administrative management experience
- Experience in management reporting to senior level staff
- Proven experience in preparing action plans, reports, power point presentations, data analysis, trends, etc.
- Excellent judgment, decision –making and persuasion skills to secure win-win resolutions, using diplomacy and tact.
- Comfortable following up with members of the management team to ensure deadlines are met with respect to Accreditation
- Strong relationship building skills to foster positive working relationships
- Sound working knowledge of MS Office applications and health/ client information systems to prepare documents, conduct analysis and generate reports.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality and professionalism is essential
- Self-directed and able to work with minimal supervision
- Must have a valid Ontario driver’s license, proof of insurance and reliable vehicle
- Must have satisfactory medical clearance and a clear criminal record check with vulnerable sector screening
In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Central West Specialized Developmental Services will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.
We thank all applicants for your interest in our organization but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted