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Fully paid medical, dental and vision coverage from your first day
- Health care spending account
- Premium defined benefit pension plan
- 3 personal days and 2 float days annually
- Individual contributors start at 3 weeks’ vacation with 4 weeks at 2 yrs.
- Career development opportunities
- A collaborative values-based team culture
- Wellness programs
- A hybrid working model
- Participation in
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Want to make a difference in your career? Consider this opportunity.
The Senior Specialist, Product Implementation role supports Digital Excellence in Health product teams. They provide expertise in specific product functionality, clinical workflows, strategic business analysis, as well as requirements elicitation and facilitation. The purpose of the role is to help manage all aspects of the product lifecycle, including the elicitation and management of requirements for product enhancements, onboarding activities as well as acting as a subject matter expert for all aspects of the product. The role requires clear communication, both verbal and written, and close working ties with key stakeholders, both internal and external, to ensure that the product remains relevant, effective and efficient.
Here is what you will be doing:
Provides mentoring to Business Analyst I and II and identifies gaps in their knowledge and application of processes to improve their lead time for feature development.
Maintains expertise in their business domain via interactions with external stakeholders and government organizations. Transfers knowledge to the product team.
Actively works directly with the team for collaboration, peer support, and to ensure a consistent approach to executing work assignments. Ensures the team's lines of communication remain open and actively seeks feedback to continuously improve team dynamics.
Acts independently with a low level of supervision with the ability to determine when to escalate broader impacting decisions to management.
Collaborates with external stakeholders and government agencies.
Identifies interpersonal relationship difficulties and help their team members and other department team members transition though difficult situations.
Leads product integration initiatives and collaborate with other cross-functional teams in delivery of tasks/projects.
Develops and takes responsibility for own workload, initiatives, and roadmaps for a specific product in collaboration with cross-functional teams across Ontario Health. Jointly accountable for the quality of the products and services that they deliver for their customers.
Assists with the development and identification of product synergies to ensure swift delivery across multiple product portfolios within the organization.
Develops the best user experiences possible.
Engages internal and external clients to gain a deeper understanding of their product domain and actively listen to their clients to understand their needs.
Designs, develops, and leads user research to gain a deeper understanding of the client's needs.
Champions changes across the team to improve the product and its associated processes as well as team practices.
Leads and implements the change within the product and team practices.
Anticipates project bottlenecks and blockers in short term and long-term product roadmaps. Works with multiple departments to overcome these challenges.
Independently engages and actively participates in team discussion with other internal product management teams to recommend product features and changes to product features to improve the user experience, operation, and maintainability of the product.
Creates new Ontario Health business paradigms including new processes and tools.
Provides excellent service to internal and external clients by discovering and meeting their needs and building and maintaining positive and effective working relationships.
Leads by example, demonstrating integrity, creativity, and enthusiasm in achieving results directly.
Works with the management in the definition of Product Vision.
Maintains a thorough understanding of the product and its logical architecture, policy, procedures and standards.
Synthesizes the product vision and high-level business requirements into functional user requirements.
Conducts research on software and hardware products to justify recommendations and to support purchasing efforts.
Provides application specific expertise and knowledge about the architecture and the direction of the business in order to collaborate in writing RFPs and feasibility studies.
Leads sprint planning sessions to clarify the details of the sprint items and provide clear and concise acceptance criteria for user stories.
Acts as the authoritative source for all requirements.
Elicits requirements using a variety of formats and techniques including interviews, document analysis, workshops, storyboards, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, event lists and competitive product analysis.
Leads requirements analysis and verification ensuring that requirement statements are complete, consistent, concise, comprehensible, feasible, unambiguous, and verifiable.
Documents Non-Functional requirements such as security, privacy, legal and maintainability.
Conducts impact analysis for the product on internal and external stakeholders and systems; including communication plan to ensure buy-in and awareness of the product release.
Collaborate with the Dev, QA, and UX Design teams in an agile fashion.
Here is what you will need to be successful:
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Business, Health-related fields, Engineering, Computer Science, or related discipline, or equivalent experience.
5 – 7 years of experience in Product Management and Information Technology Business Analysis and project management and/or vendor management.
Certified Scrum Product Owner and Scrum Master designation is an asset.
Experience with formal requirements elicitation, analysis techniques, process design, re-engineering, implementation, and data analysis.
In-depth knowledge of multiple agile methodologies and the capability to apply Ha level techniques.
In-depth knowledge of documentation tooling such as Confluence Wiki or similar tools.
Strong knowledge of JIRA or similar bug tracking tools.
Strong knowledge of project delivery practices in a matrix environment.
Strong knowledge of Process Mapping Techniques.
Excellent knowledge of SDLC.
Experience with healthcare integration projects considered is an asset.
Knowledge of SQL, VBA, SharePoint, BI tools.
Knowledge of user centric design and innovation.
Expert Knowledge of Business Domain specific to their product area.
Excellent Knowledge of ITSM practices.
Strong knowledge of Ontario Healthcare system required.
Demonstrated understanding and ability to work with healthcare systems, HL7/FHIR, XML messaging principles, techniques, and technologies.
Knowledge and Skills
Strong problem solving and analytical skills to identify and overcome bottleneck and blocker challenges, leads requirements analysis and verification, conduct impact analysis.
Strong communications skills, both orally and in writing, to elicit requirements from internal and external clients, engage and actively participate in team discussion, write RFPs and feasibility studies.
Strong interpersonal, fact finding and interviewing skills to collaborate with cross-functional teams across Ontario Health, transfer knowledge to the product team, interact with product/project teams, cross-portfolio interaction, external stakeholder interaction and ministry stakeholders.
Excellent organizational and multitasking skills and the ability to quickly shift priorities and adapt to changes to meet organizational and department requirements.
Ability to manage simultaneous projects from initiation to completion.
Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Salary Band: 6
Location: Ontario (currently hybrid; subject to change)
All applicants must be a resident of Ontario to be considered for roles at Ontario Health.
Internal Application Deadline Date: September 27, 2023
Ontario Health encourages applications from candidates who are First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and urban Indigenous; Francophone; Black and racialized; members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities; trans and nonbinary; and disabled.
We encourage applicants with accessibility needs to notify us if they have any accommodation needs in the application and/or interview process.
Note: As part of the initial recruitment screening process, applicants must confirm that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If applicants are not fully vaccinated, they will be required to identify any accommodation needs pursuant to a protected ground under the Code. Applicants who identify an accommodation need will be required to provide supporting documentation with respect to their need for accommodation when requested by Ontario Health. If no such accommodation is identified, the applicant will not be eligible to proceed through the recruitment process.