Clinical Lead, Regional Wound Care Program

3 weeks ago
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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.  



(Temporary Full-Time Until November 2019 with the possibility of extension)


The Opportunity


The South West Regional Wound Care Program (SWRWCP) advocates for the integrated seamless, timely and equitable delivery of high quality, safe, efficient, and cost effective, person-centered, evidence-informed skin and wound care to the people of the South West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), regardless of the setting.


The SWRWCP is hosted by the South West LHIN but supports all hospitals, long term care (LTC) homes and contracted community nursing service provider agencies. The SWRWCP advocates for the South West health system partners to become leaders in integrated skin and wound care management. The vision of the SWRWCP is: “Integrated, evidence-informed skin and wound care – every person, every health care sector, every day.”


What Can I Expect to Do?


  • Promote partnerships and advocate for the integrated, seamless, timely and equitable delivery of evidence-informed skin and wound care to the South West LHIN population regardless of the healthcare setting;
  • Effectively engage with Healthcare System Partners (HSPs) to deliver a joint strategic vision that is aligned across the continuum of care that encourages collaboration to improve the transition of wound care across healthcare settings;
  • Create and maintain evidence-informed standardized clinical protocols for skin and wound care to effect the best possible outcomes for the South West LHIN population and best utilization of healthcare resources;
  • Create and maintain a sustainable system-wide wound care education model, resources and tools accessed by all healthcare sectors;
  • Promote the effective, efficient and responsible use of skin and wound care products and healthcare human resources; and,
  • Continuous Quality Improvement through measurement and evaluation of wound care outcomes in collaboration with all HSPs in the South West LHIN.


In collaboration with HSPs, the Clinical Lead will drive improvement in the practice of wound care across the continuum of care in the South West LHIN Region. As a member of the SWRWCP team, the Clinical Lead will:


  • Support the development and delivery of a coordinated strategy for the delivery of wound care based on leading practice across the continuum of care in the South West LHIN;
  • Support the promotion of the Program to HSPs to encourage Program sustainability and ensure ongoing stakeholder engagement;
  • Ensure the development of Program resources, tools and educational events based on leading practices in wound care education;
  • Guide, participate in and demonstrate an understanding of quality, risk and client safety principles and practices;
  • Support the development and implementation of a performance management strategy that advocates and supports improved performance against the Program process and cross-sector clinical indicators;
  • Support the development and delivery of two Program pilots that test the feasibility of a centralized virtual Enterostomal Nurse Therapy consultation service and a centralized interdisciplinary wound consultation service within South West LHIN; and,
  • Support the delivery of other priority for investment sub-projects as approved by the South West LHIN.  


Location: This position is located in the South West LHIN region. Extensive travel throughout the South West LHIN region is required.

How do I qualify?


  • Bachelor’s degree in any healthcare discipline, (e.g. nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, etc.)
  • Additional clinical qualifications in the area of wound management or equivalent combination of education and experience (e.g., Certified Enterostomal Nurse Therapist [CETN(C)]; The International Interprofessional Wound Care Course (IIWCC); Western University’s Masters of Clinical Science (Wound Healing) (MClSc); University of Toronto’s Master of Science in Community Health (MScCH): Wound Prevention and Care; Cardiff University’s Master of Science (MSc) in Wound Healing and Tissue Repair)

Experience and Skills:

  • 3-5 years of leadership experience with the ability to manage complex projects involving multiple agencies and stakeholders across the continuum of care;
  • Demonstrated leadership, problem-solving, decision making, organizational and time management skills;
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.);
  • Excellent interpersonal, diplomacy, communication and presentation skills;
  • Ability to deliver information effectively and interpret data clearly in a variety of settings including one-on-one with staff and in team meetings;
  • Ability to deal constructively with a variety of contentious/difficult situations, discuss sensitive information and influence/persuade others to follow a recommended course of action;
  • Good coaching and communication skills to provide instructions and guidance to staff with respect to activities, challenges and questions; and,
  • Knowledge of wound care practices and challenges throughout the South West LHIN Region area an asset.


  • Proficiency in French is an asset.


Should you be interested in this exciting opportunity, please visit www.lhinjobs.ca to apply. Application deadline is November 19, 2017.


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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