Health System Planner
Job # 2017‑1713
The Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) is one of 14 LHINs transforming health care in Ontario. The LHIN works with local health service providers and communities to design real-life solutions that improve access to care, better coordinate services and improve people’s experience with the health care system.
Responsible for providing technical planning expertise in the analysis of data and information at a LHIN regional and sub-region level. The Health System Planner will provide analysis, facilitation and support to health service providers and partners within each sub-region to identify opportunities that strengthen collaboration at the community level, using a population health and equity lens to improve outcomes for residents, patients, clients, caregivers, and families. Responsible for supporting complex planning projects or activities, including project management and program integrations within the assigned portfolio.
- Performs high-quality planning, analysis and research of local health care system based on provincial data, input from decision support, community engagement and other sources for the purpose of identifying gaps and providing input to planning priorities
- Analyzes large amounts of community engagement data/information to make recommendations on planning approaches and opportunities within both regional and sub-region contexts
- Understands and uses appropriate data collection methodologies to collect relevant planning information; and performs basic analyses of quantitative and qualitative data to identify gaps and make recommendations on planning priorities
- Responsible for Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and LHIN reporting as it relates to the assigned portfolio
- Explains complex planning/research analyses and recommendations to internal and external stakeholder groups
- Contributes to the development of key planning documents such as the Integrated Health Services Plan (IHSP) and Annual Business Plan (ABP)
- Participates in and contributes to provincial and inter-LHIN planning activities
- Stays abreast of best practices and methodologies in health care planning to identify and recommend best planning approach
- Works with the Health System Planning & Engagement Team to identify appropriate and priority opportunities for integration and coordination of initiatives
- Provides project management support
- Writes and contributes to written communications, including Briefing Notes, LHIN Board reports, presentations, analytical documents, meeting notes and Project Management tools and reports
- Manages relationships across and within stakeholder groups
- Bachelor’s degree in health administration, health planning, business, public policy or relevant field; Master’s degree preferred.
- Minimum of 3 years’ planning experience within a health care environment
- Demonstrated capacity for handling ambiguity and complexity
- Ability to recommend and apply multiple planning methodologies as appropriate
- Demonstrated experience with facilitation techniques and processes, including experience developing and facilitating complex sessions involving diverse stakeholders.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills to prepare and deliver reports
- Ability to manage messaging to stakeholders in a sensitive manner
- Data analysis (qualitative/quantitative) experience in a health care environment
- Excellent project management skills
- In-depth understanding of the Ontario health care system, and its stakeholders, programs and issues.
NATURE AND SCOPE:
- Analytical Thinking – Ability to identify themes and patterns utilizing a variety of different sources of information to support strategic planning and decision-making. Able to present information to internal and external stakeholders to gain consensus and agreement on the needs, priorities and integration of plans and initiatives.
- Results Orientation – Sets challenging goals: Proactively identifies and pursues opportunities to improve effectiveness and grow the business.
- Political Acuity - Ability to appreciate, understand and utilize the power of relationships, both formal and informal, with organizations and the government.
- Policy Development - Understanding of, and ability to manage, policy and program analysis and implementation projects and the development of legislative specifications and other common outputs of policy development.
- Health Sector Expertise - Communicates from a strategic, whole-system perspective, understanding interdependencies and priorities. Ability to facilitate planning table discussions and lead workgroups to Central LHIN work plan alignment.
- Building Relationships - Acts as a trusted partner: Works with others to reach outcomes that further organizational objectives through win-win solutions. Listens for and addresses opposing views or reactions.
- Business Planning - Demonstrates an ability to generate and/or evaluate alternative plans and present options to drive the strategy.
- Consulting Orientation - Works as an integral part of the stakeholder’s team (not simply an advisor to the team) in introducing and educating people to new value-added approaches.
- Self-Confidence - Willingness to take on challenging situations: Is able and willing to defend point of view to management and/or immediate supervisor directly
- Level of Responsibility - The position provides a support role in health system analysis, planning, stakeholder and project management. Works closely with the Sub-region Planning Lead, Director, Health System Planning, Patient Services, Digital Health and other internal teams to discuss work plans and priorities.
- Decision-Making Authority - The position provides critical analysis to determine and support key decisions related to priority setting and health planning and integration.
- Experience working with government and non-governmental funded organizations and understanding of LHINS’ mandate and their role within the broader health system
- Understanding of local health issues, priorities and needs while recognizing the broader trends in health care policy and system development
- Understanding of organizations, health policy and decision-making to guide corporate-wide transformation
- Strategic thinking and analysis knowledge and experience to conceive, produce, implement and monitor strategic policies and long-term plans and to anticipate and capitalize on emerging trends, requirements and opportunities
- Knowledge of current research methodology/policy development tools and techniques, particularly as they pertain to analyzing and assessing system-wide funding, health human resources and delivery models
- Ability to conceptualize and grasp a broad range of complicated issues and concerns; problem-solving skill to identify, evaluate and resolve/manage complex policy issues, problems and processes.
Please forward your cover letter and resume, in confidence, by Friday, October 20, 2017 at 5 p.m., to email@example.com, quoting Job # 2017‑1713 in the subject line.
Preference will be given to applicants with experience in:
Acute care planning, or
More information on the Central LHIN may be found at www.centrallhin.on.ca.
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.