Manager, Planning and Integration

3 weeks ago
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South West LHIN

Job Description

The South West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) is one of 14 local organizations in Ontario that plan, coordinate and fund local health services and deliver high quality home and community care to patients and families. The South West LHIN is committed to health improvement, innovation, and the establishment of collaborative partnerships to improve population health, patient experience and value for money across the health care system.   

LHIN staff incorporates the best aspects of teamwork and continuous learning as they work with the local community to ensure the best health outcomes for everyone. If you have a passion for excellence and an entrepreneurial spirit, this is your opportunity to make a difference as part of a dynamic team transforming the Ontario healthcare system.  



The Opportunity

Reporting to the Director, System Design, Integration & Digital Health the Manager, Planning & Integration is responsible for supporting the Director in the leadership of planning and integration strategies to achieve improved patient experience, health outcomes and value for money. The Manager, Planning & Integration supports the development and alignment of system-wide and sub-region system design and integration plans and initiatives to advance the mandate and long range objectives of the LHIN. The Manager ensures common practices and policies are in place related to planning and integration and is accountable for ensuring alignment across the LHIN in conjunction with Manager counterparts within the other functional areas. In addition, the Manager is responsible for the development, coordination and tactical oversight of team members based on organizational priorities, including the planning, implementing and monitoring of large and small initiatives, stakeholder engagement, and coordination of program performance targets.


What Can I Expect to Do?

  • Supports the creation, implementation and monitoring of the Integrated Health Service Plan and Annual Business Plan.
  • Acts as an advisor on the development of a culture within the LHIN that reflects the LHIN’s role in achieving improved patient experience, health outcomes and value for money while driving health system improvement, integration and coordination of care across the South West LHIN that meets the needs of clients and families.
  • In alignment with provincial and LHIN priorities, conducts analysis and develops processes to prioritize opportunities for local health system improvement and integration LHIN-wide and within sub-regions.
  • Leads the identification, development and implementation of consistent population-based planning and integration approaches, methodologies and tools to guide LHIN-wide and sub-region plans and implementation activities.
  • Promotes knowledge transfer/exchange and ensures incorporation of best practices related to planning and integration methods, quality improvement approaches, engagement, analysis and reporting within the LHIN.
  • Assists in ensuring strategies and projects are based on the highest quality evidence available (e.g. conducting literature reviews, consulting content experts, analyzing and evaluating relevance and providing recommendations).
  • Provides advice and informs approach to prioritization of planning and integration activities.
  • Actively partners with other LHIN leaders and staff to cooperate across functions to deliver and align projects, initiatives or services.
  • Coordinates and resolves any day to day operations-related issues that arise where there is no clear process in place, ensuring the right resources are brought to resolution.
  • Defines monitoring and reporting processes through appropriate internals structures such as project management approach to ensure comprehensive view for leadership and the Board.
  • Contributes to the identification of health system performance and quality measures
  • Participates in and contributes to provincial and inter-LHIN planning and integration activities.
  • Provides leadership, guidance and management to direct reports in accordance with accepted best business practices, standards, government/ministry directives, and LHIN policies and procedures including work delegation, coaching, performance management and goal setting.
  • Participates in and demonstrates an understanding of quality, risk and patient safety principles and practices. Follows all safe practices and procedures to support a safe patient and employee working environment.
  • Supports the Director in communicating with and advising the Vice Presidents on matters related to development and alignment of system-wide and sub-region plans related to planning and integration.



Location: This position is located in the South West LHIN region.




How do I qualify?



  • Post-secondary /Master’s degree in health administration, health planning, business administration or a related health discipline or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


Experience and Skills:

  • Demonstrated experience advancing both large and small scale change inititiaves aimed at enhancing integration and coordination within the health care system across multiple sectors.
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively in partnership with a broad range of individuals and organizations of diverse backgrounds, preferably within the health care sector.
  • Demonstrated experience in best practice research, analysis and evaluation of health care issues and programs across multiple sectors.
  • In-depth understanding of the Ontario health care system, its stakeholders, programs and issues.
  • Experience in effectively working with cross-functional teams to lead organizations through development, change and transition.
  • Demonstrated experience and success in project management involving diverse groups.Excellent project management skills including budgeting, planning and communications.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and translate complex and technical planning components and processes.
  • Superior interpersonal and relationship management skills, supported by excellent written and oral communication skills, including strong presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Proven ability to build, enhance and maintain strategic relationships with internal influencers, community organizations, local and provincial governments, health service providers and others.
  • Demonstrated capacity to identify and respond quickly to emerging issues and priorities and to meet tight deadlines.

Technical Skills:

  • Proficient with a range of health planning and change management methodologies and approaches
  • Ability to apply quality improvement science to change initiatives
  • Proficient with PC based Hardware/software and inter/intranets.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, Power Point


  •  Proficiency in French is an asset.




Should you be interested in this exciting opportunity, please visit www.ccacjobs.ca to apply. Application deadline is October 18, 2017 or until filled.


Compensation includes competitive salary, benefits and pension plan.


For further information on the South West LHIN please visit: http://www.southwestlhin.on.ca


The LHIN is an equal opportunity employer and all applicants are welcome. We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Individuals with a disability requiring accommodation during the application and/or the interview process should advise the recruitment contact so arrangements can be made


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