Competition # : 40483
Department: Health Professionals Recruit
Type of Employment: Permanent
Union Status: Exclusion - Non Union - NSPG
Closing Date: 05-Oct-23 (Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM Atlantic Time)
The first of its kind in the country, the role of the Office of Healthcare Professionals Recruitment (OHPR), created in 2021, is to put a laser focus on the collective efforts of government and other organizations that help bring healthcare professionals to Nova Scotia and help them to put down roots in our communities. The thousands of professionals working in healthcare in Nova Scotia are a cornerstone of a strong healthcare system.
Our work is significant in terms of importance and scope. It is work we cannot do alone and we'll work with a broad range of partners to understand what is working well and where we can making things better. Collaboration is not just a buzzword here.
Our team at the Office of Healthcare Professionals Recruitment is small but mighty. Whether it's driving policy changes or working with our partners to boost capacity, we will continue to evolve and think about our impact. We're developing long term strategy while maintaining focus on action and demonstrating results.
About Our Opportunity
The Business Analyst is accountable for one or more initiatives on a strategic level within the department and horizontal delivery between government departments. The Business Analyst identifies, defines, and completes overall continuous improvement initiatives that impact multiple internal and external partners.
For example the Business Analyst will lead the completion of the Client Relationship Management (CRM) tool, working with external vendors and health leadership to ensure business objectives are captured.
The Business Analyst is responsible for consultation, promotion, budgeting, contract management, communications, best practice research, and/or development of the overall deliverables and plans and reporting.
The successful candidate will be responsible for:
Accountable for one or more initiatives on a strategic level within the department and horizontal delivery between government departments. Identifies, defines, delivers, and manages overall projects that impact multiple internal and external partners. The incumbent is responsible for consultation, budgeting, contract management, communications and/or development of the overall deliverables and plans.
Identifies and assesses shortcomings and suggests innovative and creative improvements to existing processes, systems, and procedures, then delivers a plan for elements of a change in collaboration with colleagues and subject matter experts.
Initiates, conducts, leads, and manages ongoing continuous improvement projects such as the development of the digital client relationship management (CRM) tool. The Business Analyst will hold a complex scope as a centralized resource and providing support where required with strategic and business planning, accountability reporting, conducting research for service and policy improvements, budgeting and a website for healthcare professionals and other strategic initiatives.
Delivers on the established outcomes by managing day-to-day relationships with colleagues, partners, and team(s) while working within an established plan.
Delivers on initiatives prioritized by the leadership of OHPR.
Engages with others, getting buy-in to deliver results and skillfully influencing to improve processes. Specifically, adapts approach; for example, considering what is important to the partners, audience and tailors the work and the language accordingly.
Creatively implements plans effectively and efficiently while measuring outcomes and satisfaction of changes implemented. Specifically, the Business Analyst is accountable to achieve positive results by ensuring key changes are implemented on time and within budget and are meeting OHPR objectives and measures such as business efficiency, client satisfaction and budget targets.
Qualifications and Experience
The successful candidate would ideally have the following education/professional experience:
Bachelors degree in relevant (e.g. B.Com; BSc) field plus a minimum of three years of relevant work experience successfully completing digital solutions with relevant stakeholders such as vendors/consultants and clients
Proficiency gathering, developing and comprehending business requirements
Utilizing a variety of complex tools, for example:
MS Visio Suite
Project Management Software/Tools
You must also have:
Ability to identify proper scope for problem resolution
Excellent analytical ability
Superior consensus building skills
Ability to establish effective rapport with system users from various government entities (e.g. Health Authorities, Government Departments)
Ability to work co-operatively and collectively in a team environment
Ability to work under pressure managing multiple tasks and changing priorities to meet dynamic deadlines
Attention to detail and excellent time management skills
Ability to understand government standards, legislation, policies and procedures on technology
Professional designations and certifications (e.g. MBA, PMP, and ITIL)
Experience in digital transformation
Working in a healthcare context
The Government of Nova Scotia has adopted the LEADS Leadership Framework. During the interview, candidates will be expected to express how they have demonstrated the key behaviours and capabilities required to effectively lead in a caring and inclusive environment. LEADS Domains includes Leads Self, Engage Others, Achieve Results, Develop Coalitions and Systems Transformation.
Please follow LEADS (novascotia.ca) for more information. We will assess the above qualifications and competencies using one or more of the following tools: written examination, standardized tests, oral presentations, interview(s), and reference checks.
Equivalent combination of training and experience:
For example: 1 year business analyst certificate/diploma plus 6 years relevant work experience
Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application.
The Government of Nova Scotia offers its employees a wide range of benefits such as Health, Dental, Life Insurance, Pension, General Illness (Short and Long Term), Vacation and Employee and Family Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more about our various benefits offerings and eligibility criteria.
What We Offer
Career Development where you have access to career guidance, tools, resources, and ongoing training for every stage of your career.
Engaging workplace. Our Employees feel valued, respected, connected, and tuned in. We have forward-thinking policies and strategies.
Countless Career Paths.
Department Specific Flexible working schedules.
Pay Grade: EC 10
Salary Range: $2,943.75 - $3,679.70 Bi-Weekly
Employment Equity Statement:
Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. The Government of Nova Scotia has an Employment Equity Policy, and we welcome applications from Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented. If you are a member of one of these equity groups, you are encouraged to self-identify on your electronic application.
Current government employees may access this posting through the link below: http://hcm17.sapsf.com/sf/careers/jobsearch?company=novascotiaP
Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to the employer. We thank all applicants for the interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All questions and concerns may be directed to [email protected].