CO-OP OR INTERNSHIP: Nova Scotia Health One Person One Experience Program

  • Location: Flexible
  • Deadline: March 31, 2022

Team: Nova Scotia Health One Person One Experience Program/IMIT Clinical Applications/IMIT Process
and Business Services
Job Title: One Person One Experience/IMIT Internship – Entry Level

Prior to start date, the successful candidate must submit a valid Criminal Record check and complete a
Pre-Employment Health Screening which includes proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status with
Health Canada approved vaccines.

Company Overview: Nova Scotia Health, IWK Health
Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some
specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We are over 22,000 employees
who provide health care and support services in 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.
Location: Halifax. Willingness exists to accommodate students in other areas based on interest and
qualifications. The One-person/IMIT teams support a flexible work environment for work from home, inoffice accommodation or a hybrid of the two.

About the IM/IT Clinical Applications team:
IMIT Clinical Applications team provides ongoing operational support, clinical documentation,
workflow, and process development, as well as the importance of discrete data elements,
standardization, and rationalization in order to ensure continuous process improvement.

About the IM/IT Process & Business Services team:
The IM/IT Process & Business Services team works with dynamic, multi-disciplinary teams responsible
for the requirements, design, development, and implementation of IM/IT process throughout the
province. This supports the organization and its client’s direction towards the rationalization of disparate
systems and the One Person, One Experience strategy.

The IM/IT Process and Business Services team:
 Documents existing process within IM/IT Process Services
 Audits the change management process
 Creates reports to facilitate the auditing of IM/IT Processes
 Establishes tools and templates that are easy to keep current, capture required information
accurately and enable effective reporting for decision making.

About the One Person One Experience Program:
The One Person One Experience Program is a vision and strategy for healthcare transformation in Nova
Scotia, in partnership with Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health. This agile program takes an
experimental, and evidence-informed approach to the re-design healthcare processes. The OnePerson
Program enables a foundation for improved health system governance, integration of patient
information across the care continuum, and standardized processes and practices. This opportunity
provides a unique student opportunity to participate and gain experience within multiple program
The One Person program consists of a multidisciplinary team from Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health
with a variety of clinical, business, IT and leadership backgrounds and experience. The team works
collaboratively with internal and external partner organizations to provide expertise in guiding the
transformation of healthcare in nova scotia.

Current initiatives and projects of note are;
One Person One Record Clinical Information System (OPOR-CIS): This project involves the replacement
of the three existing hospital information systems with a core Clinical Information System. It’s designed
to simplify the clinical systems environment enabling it to be extended into the larger community.

Clinical Standardization and Readiness: The organizational focus of this project is the implementation of
governance, and evidence informed best practice in standardization. The work supports the overall One
Person strategy and is foundational to the implementation of OPOR-CIS. Clinical Standardization and
Readiness represents a coordinated approach to the development and delivery of provincially
adjudicated and clinician-developed clinical standardization.

One Person Team Transformation Office for Health: The One Person Team partners with key
stakeholders across Health to develop programs and ideas across the care continuum, with a goal to
enable longitudinal, holistic, and cohesive care. From each project, the One Person Team will develop
frameworks, methodologies and toolkits to enable successful solutions to be scaled further.
We work towards listening to stakeholders, identifying gaps, setting goals, developing solutions and
evaluating outcomes. We also aim to develop in-house capabilities and methodologies that can support
the redesign of care.

What we offer to our Interns:
The One Person One experience and IM/IT teams offer hands on experience and learning opportunities
participating in the following areas; Enterprise Architecture, Patient Journey, Research Culture, Human
Factors/User Centred Design, Clinical Informatics, Facilitation, Process Improvement, Organization
Change Management, Value Stream Mapping, Performance measurement, Technology Enabled Practice,
Clinical Standardization, Clinical Documentation, Program management, Project Management, Systems
Adoption, Benefits Realization, BPMN, workflow and process development, Business Analysis, Business
Intelligence, Data and Analytics , Root Cause Analysis, IT Change Management, Clinical Operations and
Leadership Skills to name a few.

The One Person Team and IM/IT teams also want to learn from you! We want our Interns to succeed
and grow skills that are important to individual learning and their personal career goals. In addition to
providing general support duties to the one-person/IMIT teams and the needs of our health partners,
the we endeavour to provide our Interns with experiences that enrich their personal career interests and
goals during their internship. The One Person and IM/IT team members provide regular one-on-one
mentorship throughout the internship term.

About You:
The One Person and IM/IT teams encourage you to apply for one of our Internship positions if;
 You are a Student from relevant health, informatics, computer science, engineering, or Science
 Or, you are currently completing or have completed Undergraduate level or masters level
studies or professional program.
 Or, you are a Student of a technical college or program focused on Data Analytics, Information
Management and Technology, Website and/or Application Development, Graphics Design and
business and communications technologies.
 Previous role in health care setting is beneficial.
 Experience documenting workflows (BPMN+), ability to organize information.
 Analytical skills, strong attention to detail, excellent communicator, flexibility with shifting focus,
open to feedback, and ability to independent problem solve.
 Ability to work well both independently and with a Team.
 You adapt well to complex environments and are comfortable ‘working in the grey’ at times.
 Experience using Excel, Microsoft Office, SharePoint, is an asset.
 Keen willingness to learn new technologies and applications.
 Experience working with clinical data, ability to discern clinical data elements and categorize,
ability to identify overall themes is beneficial
 Experience with EMR systems (inpatient or outpatient), with Scripting, programming, or SQL, or
working with Health Information Systems such as Meditech/McKesson

We encourage students to Self-Identify if they belong to one of the following groups:
 Mi’kmaq or Indigenous
 African Nova Scotians
 Visible minorities (including persons of African descent)
 Persons with disabilities
 A woman in an under-represented occupation
 International student

Wages and Benefits:
$ 17.00 -24.00/hour (based on education and experience level)

How to apply and specific documents to include:

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Include cover letter and resume highlighting relevant academic and professional experience:




The purpose of this expression of interest is to collect applications for students interested in completing a Co-op placement with Nova Scotia Health, One Person One Experience.

Please ensure your resume includes all relevant education, experience, training and certifications.

Successful external applicants will be required to submit the below documents and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment.

  • Criminal Record Check
  • Proof of education & training certifications
  • Proof of any additional required qualification
  • Submission of immunization record along with health assessment documentation
  • Proof of SIN number
  • Proof of Right to Work documentation
  • Occupational Health Record, Immunization & Infectious Diseases Record/Screening
  • Occupational Health, Safety and Wellness Interview

Requirements for these, as well as any additional documentation such as banking & proof of identity, will be outlined in your offer letter.

Thank you for your interest in Nova Scotia Health. A Recruiter will reach out to you to explore whether your qualifications and skills match an opportunity.

​As per the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Protocol in High-Risk Settings, Nova Scotia Health requires all team members to be fully vaccinated by November 30th, 2021.

Nova Scotia Health 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 Indigenous People, African Nova Scotians, People of Colour, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ and 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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