Senior Consultant, Health System Development

2 months ago(11/1/2017 10:58 AM)
Job ID
CA-ON-Mississauga | CA-ON-Mississauga | CA-ON-Oakville
# Positions
Job Type
Full Time
Job Industry
Government and Public Sector, Not for Profit and Charity, Healthcare and Medical Services, Government and Public Sector
Career Level
Years of Experience
Mississauga Halton LHIN

Job Description

The Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), is one of 14 local organizations that have been created in Ontario to plan, coordinate and fund local health services, including hospitals, community care access centres, long-term care homes, community support service agencies, and mental health and addictions agencies. The Mississauga Halton LHIN is home to more than one million people and its office is located in Oakville, Ontario.

Committed to lead health system coordination and integration for our communities our vision is to move towards a seamless health system promoting optimal health and delivering high quality care when and where needed.   If you are interested in being part of a dynamic team at the Mississauga Halton LHIN, consider the following:

We are currently recruiting a Senior Consultant, Health System Development


Competition Number:           FY1718-119

Date Posted:                           October 13, 2017

Date Closed:                           Until Filled

Portfolio:                                Health System Strategy, Integration and Planning

Department:                          Strategy, Integration, and Planning

Reports To:                            Vice President, Health System Strategy, Integration and Planning

Category:                               Temporary Full Time (one)

Primary Assigned Location:            2655 North Sheridan Way, Mississauga

Position Outline:

Reporting to the Vice President, Health System Strategy, Integration & Planning (VP), the Senior Consultant, Health System Development (Senior Consultant) will support the VP and Director, Strategy, Integration and Planning (Director) in providing leadership to identified health system planning and integration initiatives. For assigned strategic initiatives, the incumbent will lead and/or supports health system planning, integration, coordination, service innovation and quality improvement across health care service providers, including implementation of major initiatives.

The Senior Consultant will be responsible to engage Mississauga Halton LHIN system partners to understand current state, and subsequently plan and implement major initiatives identified as priorities for Patients First Transformation that will result in improving the health of the population, enhancing the experience of care, and sustaining integrated service delivery.

A key focus for the right incumbent with the requisite skillset is internal/external knowledge transfer and internal capacity building of core competencies related to population health planning and integrated health system design to support the MH LHIN to deliver on its mandate of regional health care transformation.

Key accountabilities:

  • Provides senior leadership for identified strategic initiatives, including: development of conceptual framework, establishment of project teams, resource planning, facilitating project development and implementation activities, identification and development of data sets, data collections and related analysis, monitoring project progress, stakeholder and community engagement, problem resolution and reviewing quality of work to ensure high standards are met by project team.
  • Identifies planning and development opportunities for the MH LHIN through a solid awareness and understanding not only of local needs but also innovative best practice strategies/ approaches utilized in other jurisdictions.
  • Conduct analysis to identify population health needs, service gaps, and opportunities for integrated service delivery and coordination in alignment with strategic priorities.
  • Builds internal and external collaborative, cross-functional processes and partnerships inclusive of health service providers and patient and family voice, to advance planning, integration activities and initiatives.
  • Participates on internal and external committees and work groups comprised of professional, administrative and clinical experts in order to promote and advance heath service plans and objectives of the MH LHIN.
  • Works in close partnership with MH LHIN portfolios, decision support resources and system partners to embed process in data-driven decision making.
  • Gathers and interprets data from available and best data sources; conducts gap analysis; and initiates/works with quantitative and qualitative analysis to support planning, decision-making, capacity planning, and performance improvement.
  • Monitors and evaluates planning, engagement and integration outcomes.
  • Additional portfolio specific responsibilities as required.


Knowledge Transfer and Capacity Building

  • Maintain an awareness of current issues in the health care system related to the Integrated Health Service Plan strategic priorities and key result areas.
  • Provides thought leadership and engages key resources and professional network – local, provincial, global - to identify trends, innovative health care solutions and best practice in integrated health system design and health system transformation to ensure transformative end result.
  • Shares best practices on integration and coordination within and across LHINs and participates in provincial dialogue on integration methods and performance evaluation.
  • Engages with system partners at all levels, and promotes positive LHIN-HSP-partnership relations to build internal and external partnerships to advance planning, integration activities and initiatives
  • Works with Executive leadership and the Director of Strategy, Integration and Planning to conduct gap analysis and develop plan for building sustained internal capacity in identified functional areas, including population health planning, strategic systems-based planning, regional healthcare design and integrated healthcare delivery systems.
  • Mentors and coaches staff, formally and informally; facilitates awareness and connections with provincial, national and global resources and best practices    



  • As a leader participates in the development of the annual organizational priorities
  • Articulates and constantly monitors key metrics of the department to assess their efficiency and effectiveness to ensure the highest level of service is being provided
  • Provides expert advice to executive and senior leaders on future needs and the impact of emerging trends and priorities
  • Promotes integration of activities across portfolios and monitors achievement of objectives
  • Takes all reasonable precautions for the protection of workers and abides by all other supervisory level duties in accordance with the Occupational Health & Safety Act of Ontario
  • Drives the development and implementation of policy and programs including accountability frameworks, performance measures, indicators and results
  • Represents MH LHIN in provincial and regional committees, demonstrating high level political acuity to ensure successful representation; participates on provincial groups as required


Relationship Management

  • Strong relationship management skills, including engaging, communicating with and collaborating with stakeholders to enable the development of a sustainable health system in Mississauga Halton
  • Represents MH LHIN in conferences and meetings
  • Establishes and maintains meaningful connections with others that are directed towards the sharing of values and opportunities for collaboration while building rapport on behalf of MH LHIN
  • Collaborates with stakeholders to identify department needs and develop strategic options and plans
  • Employs consensus building skills to ensure the most beneficial outcomes to MH LHIN
  • Develops and maintains collaborative relationships at all levels of the organization to ensure the most effective services are planned and provided

Qualifications include:


  • Master’s degree in Health or Business Administration or related field
  • Eight (8) or more years of healthcare related experience with minimum five (5) years of experience in leading cross-functional strategic planning initiatives, and/ or systems-based planning and integration, and/or health system design, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Alignment with patient and family–centred values
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the direct application of strategic planning, health system development, quality improvement principles/ methodologies/ tools, research, policy processes and evaluation techniques, change management and stakeholder management
  • Advanced project management knowledge and skills, along with proven ability to build and maintain strategic relationships with diverse health service providers. 
  • Proven ability to build effective teams, lead change and find creative solutions
  • Advanced community facilitation skills and experience.
  • Experience in healthcare innovation, and exposure to national and global best practice communities
  • An understanding of how health services are delivered in Ontario and a working knowledge of the role of the LHIN in planning, managing, evaluating and funding local health care services
  • Experience in Lean Six Sigma in Healthcare; belt level certification and/or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification an asset



Thank-you for your interest in joining our exceptional team at the Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network (LHIN)!

To apply for this vacancy please submit a resume with covering letter referencing competition #FY1718-119 via the Mississauga Halton LHIN Career Opportunity page at lhinjobs.ca. Please note, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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.


To receive any Mississauga Halton LHIN document required by the Accessibility for Ontarians Disability Act (AODA) and its standards, or to receive any public document on our website in an alternate format, please contact our Communications Department at 905-855-9090 or 1-877-336-9090.


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