• Research and Innovation Officer

    Posted Date 1 month ago(4/25/2018 2:52 PM)
    Job ID
    Job Location
    # Positions
    Job Type
    Full Time
    Job Industry
    Government and Public Sector, Healthcare and Medical Services
    Career Level
    Executive, Management
    Years of Experience
    Mississauga Halton LHIN
  • Job Description

    We are amid a momentous time for health care in Ontario as we move towards a better connected system that creates more seamless care for patients. The Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) is pivotal in this process. Entrusted through our provincial mandate to plan, fund, integrate and deliver health care across our region, we are finding better ways to provide services to the 1.2 million people in our communities through the stewardship of approximately $1.6 billion of public funds allocated to our health service providers and the delivery of high quality home and community care.


    If you would like to make a fundamental difference, we invite you to bring your passion and knowledge to the Mississauga Halton LHIN. Join our dynamic team transforming the local health care system.


    We are currently recruiting a Research and Innovation Officer


    Competition Number:                     FY1819-018

    Date Posted:                                     April 25, 2018

    Date Closed:                                     Until Filled

    Portfolio:                                           Clinical

    Team:                                                Research and Innovation

    Reports To:                                      Vice President, Clinical

    Category:                                          Temporary Full Time (ending March 2019)

    Primary Assigned Location:           700 Dorval Dr, Oakville




    Reporting to the Vice President, Clinical, the Research and Innovation Officer is responsible for leading medical and scientific research activities to ensure accountability for best practice research and integration across portfolios in alignment with the organization’s strategic plan. This position provides oversight to the evaluation and research of programs design and delivery for health programs and services, partnering with portfolios and departments to implement the organizational framework that supports innovation and research to improve health service delivery in the Mississauga Halton region.



    • Coordinates the organization’s research activities, with a focus on evaluating the effectiveness of new and innovative models of care delivery in alignment with LHIN priorities.
    • Collaborates with other portfolios, in the development of an integrated organizational framework to reflect the continuum of Quality Improvement, Decision Analytics, Program Evaluation, research and Medical/Scientific Research activities, to ensure clarity of approach and accountability, and integration across portfolios.
    • Partners with other portfolios to implement the framework, and provides leadership to clinical best practice research, test of change evaluation, new partnerships and innovation in alignment with strategic plan.
    • Works with the Privacy Officers to ensure compliance when conducting evaluation and research
    • Established linkages with partners for research and ethics review boards
    • Creates process for decision making within the LHIN for new research or innovation
    • Represent the Clinical portfolio at regional and provincial tables as needed
    • Builds partnerships within and across sectors, identifying high impact opportunities for innovation and transformation within the health system;
    • Works in partnership with other departments to build evaluation and research capacity; builds awareness of local and provincial resources and facilitates connections with system partner
    • Seeks innovative opportunities for improved health system design and care delivery aligned with LHIN strategic and priority areas
    • Designs and implements innovative approaches including evaluation for test of change in clinical and system design
    • Provides guidance and consultation to program leadership in research and evaluation of program design and delivery of health programs/services.
    • Designs a practical evaluation model that integrates monitoring, self-assessment, planning and evaluation of clinical programs/services (process and outcome measures).
    • Serves as consultant to LHIN colleagues and works in collaboration with clinical leaders to make evidence-based recommendations regarding potential changes to programs, delivery of care and impacts on services and staff resources.
    • Works collaboratively with LHIN portfolios and system partners to support the identification and development of clinically meaningful evaluation and outcome measures.
    • Provides clearly written interpretive reports based on quantitative and qualitative evaluation analysis to LHIN leadership.
    • Develops and prepares research proposals and associated grant applications; interacts with funding agencies to identify and secure grant funding.
    • Manages designated research budget.
    • Leads and provides oversight to new clinical project development in line with system priorities
    • Builds and manages relationship/partnership with Advisory Board
    • Works closely with Institute for Better Health, the universities and others involved in research




    Education, Training & Experience:

    • Master’s degree in health science, social science or related
    • Five (5) years of experience in related research/evaluation/decision support in public health, community health programs, acute care, Ministry or other health services.
    • Understanding and awareness of health equity and patient/family engagement focus
    • 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
    • Experience in new program development and implementation
    • Evidence of collaborative abilities with multiple partners
    • Experience in project management, program planning and evaluation.



    To apply for this vacancy please submit a resume with covering letter referencing FY1819-018 via the following link www.lhinjobs.ca or visit 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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