Central Local Health Integration Network (CLHIN)
Caring Communities, Healthier People
Sub-region Strategy and Integration Lead
The Central LHIN is one of 14 Crown agency corporations across Ontario mandated through the Local Health System Integration Act, 2006 to plan, integrate, deliver, and fund local health services. Our job is to work with the Ontario government, local health service providers, community agencies, residents, and others to ensure a coordinated system of health services.
Supporting the Health System Planning & Engagement team, this position plays an integral role in the advancement of the Central LHIN mandate to deliver an integrated health care system. This position works within a team of strategy and planning professionals to effectively integrate and align the implementation of transformational strategic initiatives in support of Patients First priorities.
The Sub-region Strategy and Integration Lead will contribute to this work through:
- Leading analysis of opportunities to better align and integrate services that support the delivery of coordinated care experiences for people living and receiving care within the Central LHIN catchment area.
- Applying superb analytical and presentation skills to establish and articulate implementation options that advance strategic concepts and complex ideas as they relate to health care transformations (service integration, incentives, accountability, and strategic partnerships).
- Supporting the coordination of LHIN strategic partnership and integration activities.
- Leading and supporting priority planning and integration efforts in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.
- Providing coordination and support to the strategic development, implementation, evaluation and integration of identified Health Links/sub-region initiatives in partnership with Central LHIN stakeholders.
- Provide research and analysis that supports senior leader implementation of local integration and expanded partnerships, including the analysis and translation of a variety of data sets and models.
- Lead research and analysis on existing models of integrated care (provincially, nationally, and internationally), including aspects that shape system behaviour toward enhanced service integration (such as performance reporting, monitoring and management, funding, and accountability).
- Present findings to senior leadership and translate feedback into options analysis for potential future implementation within an Ontario and LHIN-based context.
- Provide support in the development of reports/presentations for various strategic partnership meetings and activities.
- Lead the development and implementation of the Central LHIN Integration Strategy.
- Coordinate and support the development and maintenance of a comprehensive, multi-year project plan for achieving shared deliverables with strategic partners.
- Support the translation of strategic concepts and complex ideas into reports and presentations for a variety of audiences, as well as corporate and external meetings and activities.
- Maintain and build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
- University degree in Social Sciences, Health Care, Business Administration or a related field; Master’s degree, an asset.
- Thorough knowledge of the Ontario health care system.
- At least five years’ experience working within a health provider setting, service planning entity, Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care, Community Care Access Centre or equivalent.
- Experience in the development and rollout of new methods, approaches or procedures/change management.
- Experience in, and working knowledge of, planning and implementing strategic initiatives in community and health care environments.
- Experience in stakeholder management, and partnership and relationship-building skills to initiate and nurture strong working relationships.
- Experience in regional program design, development and/or evaluation, regional program implementation, health system planning and/or project management.
- Excellent organizational, negotiating, and problem-solving skills.
- Demonstrated ability to facilitate open and productive dialogue among stakeholders.
- Ability to deal with complex issues and facilitate collaborative solutions within available resources.
- Proven ability to build, enhance and maintain strategic relationships with community organizations, local and provincial governments, health service providers and others.
- Proven ability to develop high-quality and analytical briefing materials (slide decks, briefing notes, issues papers, etc.).
- Demonstrated ability to lead negotiations that result in win-win scenarios.
- Strong presentation, communication and writing skills.
- Demonstrated project management skills.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 approaches and planning methodologies.
- 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 Sub-region Planning Leads, Health System Planning Directors, Patient Services, Digital Health and other internal teams to discuss work plans and priorities.
- Decision-Making Support - The position provides critical analysis to make recommendations to support key decisions related to priority setting and health planning and integration.
- Experience working with government and non-governmental funded organizations and understanding of the 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, and health policy to guide corporate-wide transformation
- Strategic thinking and analysis knowledge and experience to support strategic policies and long-term plans
- Knowledge of project management tools and techniques, particularly as they pertain to analyzing and assessing system-wide funding, health human resources and delivery models.
Please forward your resume and cover letter, in confidence, by Friday, June 8, 2018, to HRCentral@LHINS.on.ca, quoting Job #2018‑1722 in the subject line.
This position is located at the Central LHIN headquarters in Markham, Ontario. There may be requirement for occasional travel to other sites across the Central LHIN.
For more information on the Central LHIN, visit 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.