Health System Planning & Sub-region Lead

2 weeks ago
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# Positions
Job Type
Full Time
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Government and Public Sector, Healthcare and Medical Services
Career Level
Years of Experience

Job Description

Health System Planning & Sub-region Lead


Job # 2017‑1712


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.



Provides oversight for the planning, coordination and integration of health programs and services at the LHIN regional and sub-region level. The LHIN lead will provide leadership, 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 managing complex planning projects or activities, including project management and community engagement; and providing expert and strategic advice regarding planning and research within the assigned portfolio.



  1. Leads the development and implementation of local planning with a focus on integration, coordination, service innovation and quality improvement at the sub-region level in coordination with provincial and regional strategies.
  2. Facilitates engagement and problem-solving discussions with health system providers, partners, and local communities in order to achieve key local deliverables.
  3. Analyzes sub-regional health care system to identify gaps and opportunities, initiating action to address provincial strategic priorities.
  4. Coordinates and aligns with sub-regional Primary Care and Home and Community Care Leads, providing leadership and direction for central resources supporting sub-regional activities.
  5. Maintains an awareness of current issues in the health care system related to the Integrated Health Service Plan (IHSP) strategic priorities, Annual Business Plan (ABP) objective and key result areas, with a particular emphasis on sub-region issues related to the implementation of change initiatives.
  6. Provides active leadership in the development of the IHSP and ABP.
  7. Conducts high-quality research and planning and stays abreast of best practices and methodologies in health care planning to identify and recommend best planning approach.
  8. Prepares CEO report items, CEO/Board of Directors briefing notes and production of materials that support decision-making processes.
  9. Provides subject matter expertise to the Central LHIN as directed, driving consistency in strategy and desired performance outcomes
  1. Leads key provincial, cross-regional and regional initiatives across sub-regions with cross-functional teams.




  • Bachelor’s degree in health administration, health planning, business, public policy or relevant field; Master’s degree preferred.


  • Minimum of 5 years’ planning experience in a health care environment.
  • Demonstrated capacity for handling ambiguity and complexity.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving, influence, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Proven skill and success in leading large, complex planning projects.
  • Expert ability to select and apply multiple planning methodologies as appropriate.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and presentation skills, to prepare and deliver reports and presentations.
  • Superior data analysis and evaluation skills to manage and evaluate impact of implemented projects.
  • Demonstrated experience with facilitation techniques and processes, including experience developing and facilitating complex sessions involving diverse stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively in partnership with a broad range of individuals and organizations of diverse backgrounds, within the health care sector.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • In-depth understanding of the Ontario health care system, and its stakeholders, programs and issues.



  • Strategic Thinking – Ability to link long-range visions and concepts to daily work, ranging from a simple understanding to a sophisticated awareness of the impact of health care at large on strategies and operational plans.
  • 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 as well as municipal, provincial and federal stakeholders. This includes the ability to identify the real decision-makers and the individuals who can influence them; and to predict how new events or situations will affect individuals and groups.
  • Health Sector Expertise - Communicates from a strategic, whole-system perspective, understanding interdependencies and priorities. Ability to negotiate contentious and sensitive issues to achieve satisfactory outcomes.
  • 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 selects the best one to support and 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 extremely challenging situations: Is able and willing to defend point of view to management and/or immediate supervisor.
  • Level of Responsibility - The position provides a leadership role in the modeling, sustainable improvement, priority-setting analysis and health planning and integration, including consultation with the sectors relevant to the assigned portfolio.  Works closely with the Director to determine business plans and priorities.
  • Decision-Making Authority - The position provides critical recommendations and works closely with the Director to determine key decisions related to priority setting and health planning and integration within the assigned portfolio.



  • 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.


To Apply

Please forward your cover letter and resume, in confidence, by Friday, October 20, 2017 at 5 p.m., to hrcentral@lhins.on.ca, quoting Job # 2017‑1712 in the subject line.

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.


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