Clinical Practice Lead - Mental Health and Addiction

2 months ago
Job ID
# Positions
Job Type
Full Time
Job Industry
Healthcare and Medical Services
Career Level
Years of Experience
Mississauga Halton LHIN

Job Description

We are currently recruiting a Clinical Practice Lead – Mental Health and Addiction.  

Competition #                                                FY1718-081

Date Posted:                                                   August 4, 2017

Date Closed:                                                  Until Filled

Start Date:                                                     Immediately

Reports to:                                                     Manager, Patient Care              

Category:                                                       Permanent Full Time

Primary assigned location:                        401 The West Mall, Etobicoke


Position Outline:


Reporting to the Manager, Patient Care - Operations, the Clinical Practice Lead, in collaboration with Patient Care Leadership, frontline team members across the Patient Care Portfolio (with emphasis on the Community Teams), Service Provider partners, other internal and external partners, and patients and families, ensures that quality, patient-centered care is designed, delivered, measured, and improved. As an advocate for quality clinical care, the Clinical Practice Lead facilitates and supports continuous learning, professional development, and consistently excellent evidence-based care delivery through education, coaching, and mentorship of staff. The Clinical Practice Lead will have a focused approach on a specific clinical patient population, including a lens on the impact of social determinants of health and the integration of system partners in improving patient health outcomes.


This position will focus on Mental Health & Addiction with the goal of building frontline and organizational capacity that promotes an exceptional patient and family experience, in addition to improved health and system outcomes.


An excellent communicator, critical thinker, lifelong learner and problem solver, the Clinical Practice Lead competencies include: expertise in the clinical area of focus, ability to apply research and evidence to inform processes and program development and improvement, ethical decision-making, collaboration with a variety of different stakeholders, and demonstrated leadership.


Key accountabilities:


Patient Care Delivery

  • Provides leadership in the development, evaluation, and improvement of clinical practice as it relates to the specific clinical area of focus  
  • Provides relevant clinical practice consultation to front line staff and system partners
  • Works closely with Patient Care Program Managers towards the advancement of clinical practice through program integration and standardization
  • Coaches and supports staff with complex clinical practice situations and provides feedback on performance and clinical practice standards, with an explicit intent to build knowledge and skills competencies
  • Works with Patient Care Leadership and Quality & Outcomes Department to identify clinical practice gaps/trends and, in collaboration with program managers and other relevant stakeholders, supports meaningful program and system improvements
  • Participates in researching, integrating, and promoting evidence-based clinical care models to achieve organizational goals and objectives
  • Builds and maintains relationships with internal and external partners, intentionally focusing on building capacity within the specific clinical practice focus area  
  • Participates as a leader in change management initiatives; acts as a champion for continuous improvement, and participates in the development of policies, procedures, processes, and tools to improve care delivery
  • Supports on-boarding and orientation of new staff in specific clinical area 

Patient Assessment, Coordinated Care Planning & Engagement

  • Carries a reduced case load; determines capability and assesses patients’ potential for health and well-being on the basis of established criteria; determines eligibility for funded services or placement into long term care
  • Responds to inquiries and requests for care in accordance with the patient’s needs; identifies risk factors and urgency for care
  • Establishes goals in collaboration with the patient and family/caregiver; ensures goals reflect the patient’s desired outcomes
  • Works with system partners, including Service Providers, hospitals, Community Service Sector (CSS), Primary Care, and relevant others to ensure a seamless, coordinated, quality-driven patient and caregiver experience
  • Develops a coordinated care plan that reflects the patient’s assessed needs and goals within the resource parameters of the Local Health Integration Network (LHIN)
  • Supports complex and difficult patient clinical issues and complaints which cannot be handled in a routine manner
  • Attends patient home visits and care conferences as required; supports frontline staff with the development of care plans that are complex as a result of the identified clinical issues 

Qualifications include:

  • A registered health or social work professional including: registered nurse, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, speech language pathologist, or social worker
  • A member in good standing with their applicable regulatory body below:
      • College of Nurses of Ontario
      • College of Physiotherapists of Ontario
      • College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario
      • College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario
      • Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
  • A University degree preferred (or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered)
  • Three (3) to five (5) years recent experience in community health
  • Three (3) to five (5) years experience in specific clinical practice area (Mental Health & Addiction)   
  • Knowledge and experience in Care Coordination, including clinical strength in assessment, care planning, system navigation, health outcomes monitoring, direct support (i.e. self-management principles), collaboration with key system partners
  • Passion for driving clinical practice excellence through teaching, mentorship, program development, and system integration
  • Adult teaching experience and/or adult education courses are an asset
  • Strong written documentation skills and verbal communication/presentation skills that are clear, thorough, concise, accurate, and timely
  • Ability to analyze information, problem-solve, and make good decision

Internal applicants - All qualified internal applicants interested in this position are requested to forward a completed Internal Opportunity Application Form and resume with covering letter, quoting Competition # FY1718-081 to raymund.tardecilla@lhins.on.ca

Mississauga Halton LHIN is a respectful, caring and inclusive workplace, committed to Employment Equity.  We welcome diversity in the workplace, and encourage applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities.  We will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.  Applicants need to make their accommodation needs known when contacted.


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