Data Wait Time Monitor Job at Nova Scotia Health Authority – in Sydney, NS

Job Description

Req ID: 116839

Location: Eastern Zone, Cape Breton Regional Hospital

Company: NSHA

Department: CANC Radiation Treatment CBR

Type of Employment: Hourly PT short-assignment (40% FTE) x 1 position(s)

Union Status: CUPE

Posting Closing Date: 16-Aug-21

Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.

Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.


The Data Wait Time Monitor analyzes and provides timely and accurate data to improve the performance of cancer services, to support health professionals, policy makers, planners and researchers. The Program also works to support the delivery of best practices, improve quality of care, improve patient safety, and utilize data to improve accountability and enable better system planning and policy-making.

Some of the responsibilities of the Data Wait Time Monitor include, but are not limited to:

Collecting accurate and timely wait time data

Providing clinicians and other health professionals with the tools required to effectively assess patient urgency according to a defined wait times standard;

Measuring and reporting wait times and data regarding utilization of procedures;

Supplying clinicians, administrators and managers with near real-time information for use in monitoring and managing wait lists

Reporting wait time information to the department of Health and Wellness and cancer Care Nova Scotia.

Generate and maintain statistical reports, according to hospital and provincial policy

Participate in Quality Management Programs and initiatives


Graduate of a of a two year medical secretarial program

Minimum of one year experience in a computerized office environment in the past 5 years

Proficient in using Health Information Systems such as, OPIS (Oncology Patient Information System), CWS (Community wide scheduling), Medi-tech systems for Data Collection& Monitoring

Proficient in accessing data from a variety of data repositories and compiling Statistical reports

Demonstrated proficiency in using software applications such as: Microsoft Office Outlook and Excel with a minimum of two years utilizing this software.

Ability to work independently, with minimal interruptions, while maintaining a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to exercise tact, and maintain confidentiality.

Client focused, with the ability to work within a team environment

Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

Hours of Work

Short Assignment Part-time (40%) Position; 28 hours bi-weekly

Beginning August 23, 2021 with an expected end date of February 22, 2022

These dates are subject to change

Salary Information

$21.7303 – $24.3130 hourly

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Typically interviews are held within three to four weeks of the closing date.

Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. Additional documentation such as banking & proof of identity will be included in your offer letter.

Criminal Record Check

Proof of education & training certifications

Proof of any additional required qualification

Valid registration with the relevant licensing body

Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation

Proof of SIN number

Hiring Process will depend on the timeliness of delivering the above. This is a Admin Professionals bargaining unit – CUPE position. Preference is given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. Nova Scotia Health Authority is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. Only online applications are accepted.

Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.

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Company Location:  Sydney, NS

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