Business Analyst (5+ yrs) for Clinical Communications and Collaboration projects for Hospital Redevelopment Program - 20230421SS-BA-EIP-1, 20230421SS-BA-EIP-2, 20230421SS-BA-EIP-3 - Ap 27 - 1

Job Type: Contract
Positions to fill: 1
Start Date: May 22, 2023
Job End Date: May 31, 2024
Pay Rate: Hourly: Negotiable
Job ID: 129499
Location: Vancouver
S.i. Systems enterprise public sector healthcare client is seeking a  Business Analyst for Clinical Communications and Collaboration projects as part of the Royal Columbian Hospital Redevelopment Program. The Senior Business Analyst may be expected to participate in several of these Early Implementation Projects simultaneously, and must possess the willingness, experience and ability to work with agility, flexibility and resourcefulness in order to respond to changing circumstances and deadlines that exist on the major facilities redevelopment projects.

12 month full time contract + 2 x 1 year extensions. 
There are 3 BA roles available. 
Must live locally in Metro Vancouver. They have been explicit on this point. 
Work can be performed mostly from home, with availability for some onsite meetings.

  • 5+ years experience as a Business Analyst on information management systems projects in the public sector
  • Experience working directly with end users
  • Exceptional English language oral and written communication, facilitation, and presentation skills.
  • Healthcare
  • Vocera and / or collaboration communication projects
  • BA certification

This is to support of major redevelopment projects that are being undertaken at two hospitals within the Fraser Health region:  Royal Columbian Hospital (RCH Phase 2), and Burnaby Hospital (BH Phase 1).  Both of these construction projects are planned for completion in mid-2025.

In preparation for the opening of these new facilities, a series of ‘Early Implementation Projects’ (EIPs) are being undertaken, with the following goals in mind:
  1. Evaluate the value and effectiveness of new technologies in contributing to improved clinical care in the new facilities.     
  1. Provide opportunities for clinical staff to become experienced in the use of these new technologies, so as to reduce the burden of change they must face at the time of opening.   
  1. Gain experience in the application of new technologies, with the goal of developing a better understanding of which technologies are best suited for specific use cases.   
Clinical Communications and Collaboration
In general, clinical services moving to the new buildings will be operating in much larger physical spaces that what is currently the case in the existing campus.   These larger spaces will make it more challenging for clinical staff members to communicate with each other and to exchange information, potentially affecting the delivery of safe and effective clinical care.  ‘Clinical Communications and Collaboration’ (CC&C) technologies are being planned for deployment as a means to mitigate these challenges.   
An important example of a CC&C technology is ‘Vocera’, and a series of Early Implementation Projects have been completed or are planned that will deploy Vocera across the existing hospitals at RCH and at BH. 
These Early Implementation Projects will be undertaken in a series of ‘sprints’, with successive sprints targeted at either increasing the scale of Vocera deployment, or at enhancing the technical capabilities that Vocera provides.        
A prime area of focus for the Senior Business Analyst described in this SOW will be to support these Vocera Early Implementation Projects. 
Other projects
In addition to Vocera, there are other technologies that are also planned for deployment, and while the complete list is not known with certainty at the moment, possible examples include: 
porter/transport services, infant milk management services, neurology diagnostics and cath lab image management.  Early Implementation Projects supporting areas such as these will occur at different times and will incorporate varying levels of complexity and duration.