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Quality Improvement Specialist

Weeneebayko Area Health Authority

Full-Time • James Bay Coast Region

The Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA) is seeking an experienced professional to fill the key role of Quality Improvement Specialist.  

Who We Are:

Weeneebayko Area Health Authority (WAHA)is the leading health care provider on the western James Bay coast. WAHA comprises of hospitals in Moose Factory, Fort Albany, and Attawapiskat, with a Health Centre in Moosonee. WAHA also provides regional outpatient programs, as well as Paramedicine services in Moose Factory, Moosonee, Fort Albany, Kashechewan, Attawapiskat, and Constance Lake. The span of services, complexity of care needs in the region, and the depth of health integration has made WAHA a leader and a model of health care services in Northern Ontario. WAHA consists of 450 employees, a Physician team, many students, as well as community stakeholders. It is affiliated with Queens University and offers many educational opportunities for current and prospective team members.

Who You Are

  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate, work within, and guide a multidisciplinary team
  • Adept at identifying, implementing, and evaluating process improvement initiatives
  • Ability to work in consultation with all levels of the organization on advancing methods of patient care
  • Excellent written, oral, and electronic communication skills
  • An ability to interpret, report, and identify trends in data and analysis
  • Excellent Attendance record

What’ll You Do

  • Liaise with leaders to identify, implement, and develop strategies for process improvement in all departments
  • Work within department to investigate and report on incidents while offering solutions and training
  • Use LEAN methodology to guide and assist employees with driving efficiencies
  • Work with Leadership Team to ensure a realization of the strategic plan and exceed performance metrics
  • Ensures that all quality management and risk management related activities are reviewed, discussed and follow up actions identified as necessary
  • Assist with the planning, Implementation and evaluation of the accreditation preparedness
  • Support the Accreditation core team on information related to accreditation
  • Raise internal awareness and understanding of accreditation and its alignment with WAHA’s strategic plan and priorities
  • Champion accreditation as an important part of WAHA’s continuous quality improvement process
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

What You Bring

  • Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences, Health Administration, Business Administration or related
  • Master’s degree in a related field or a willingness to obtain is preferred
  • Previous experience and knowledge of the Accreditation Canada Qmentum process
  • Demonstrated experience in process improvement
  • Experience working in a public sector, healthcare or a unionized environment is considered an asset


What We Offer

  • Defined contribution pension plan (HOOPP) and health and welfare benefits
  • Travel and Northern allowance benefits
  • Working for an organization currently undergoing development and transformation


Join our Team

The successful candidate must provide a valid Criminal Record Check within a specified time frame. Please apply in writing, providing three recent work references, quoting Competition #2024-025to:

Human Resources

Weeneebayko Area Health Authority

P.O. Box 664

Moose Factory, ON P0L 1W0 

  • Resumes can be emailed to or faxed to 705-658-4917
  • For more information contact the HR team by email above
  • Only those selected for an interview will be contacted
  • This position will remain open until filled
  • Please be advised that in order to be eligible for employment at Weeneebayko Area Health Authority, all new hires must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada

Job Expires: 2024-05-19

Contact Information

Weeneebayko Area Health Authority

Phone: 7056584544
Fax: 705-658-4917
19 Hospital Dr 19 Hospital Dr, Moose Factory, ON P0L 1W0, Canada

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