• Clinical Lead, Emergency Department

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/6/2018 5:03 PM)
    Job ID
    Job Location
    # Positions
    Job Type
    Part Time
    Job Industry
    Government and Public Sector, Healthcare and Medical Services
    Career Level
    Central West LHIN
  • Job Description

    Clinical Lead, Emergency Department


    (Part Time Position – 1 day per week)


    The Clinical Lead will be responsible for helping advance LHIN initiatives, working closely with primary care providers, inter-professional teams, Home and Community Care teams, health system partners and administrative leads in the LHIN to achieve provincially defined performance metrics, and to develop a more integrated system or network of care. The Emergency Department Lead is a regional champion regarding delivery of best practice care across clinical settings in the Central West LHIN.

    As a respected clinician in the community, this individual will provide leadership for clinical engagement and will advise the LHIN senior leadership team, participate in local planning tables, and work collaboratively to improve care for the population of the LHIN.

    A valued member of the clinical leadership team at the LHIN, the Emergency Department Lead will report to the VP, Clinical, and will work collaboratively with LHIN staff, Health System Strategy, Integration and Planning, Home and Community Care leadership, Corporate Services, Accountability and Quality and local and provincial partners, to develop and achieve the objectives of the Emergency Department initiatives and provide leadership to enable patient flow across the Central West LHIN.

    Major Responsibilities:

    • Act as a resource, leader, and advocate for primary care providers in the LHIN in regards to emergency medicine initiatives.
    • Provide the Central West LHIN with clinical expertise and leadership in emergency medicine care and help to inform regional program planning, design and quality improvement.
    • Work closely with the Central West LHIN to design and implement an Integrated Emergency Department Model.
    • Work closely with the LHIN performance team in analysing monthly ED performance and system flow data.
    • Works with the Central West LHIN primary care clinical leaders to build emergency department care capacity in the LHIN, ensuring the use of best practices.
    • Help address service delivery issues within the LHIN, such as quality management and unattached patient management.
    • Act as a system advocate for patient flow across the LHIN and collaborate with the local LHIN appointed Clinical Leads to develop and deliver coordinated strategies to better manage and advocate for optimization of flow across multiple organizations when necessary.
    • Work with LHIN and provincial partners to implement metrics to evaluate the impact of the local programs and initiatives.
    • Develop and deliver, where appropriate, Continuing Medical Education (CME) based programs based on best practice in collaboration with the health care team.
    • Contribute to quality improvement strategies and initiatives for emergency department physicians and the delivery of evidenced informed care.
    • Actively participate in the implementation of Quality Standards within the LHIN where appropriate for emergency medicine.
    • With LHIN staff, develop and implement community engagement events and educational programs.
    • Work in close collaboration with clinical leads in palliative care, mental health and addictions, critical care, chronic disease, seniors and primary care sub-region clinical leads.
    • Participate as a member of the Emergency Services Advisory Committee, which will meet as determined by the Chair, Provincial Emergency Room (ER) Expert Lead.




    • Member of the Ontario College of Family Physicians or possess an FRCPC qualification in Emergency Medicine, be eligible for licensure in Ontario, and possess a proven track record of clinical leadership excellence.
    • Strong background in emergency department care.
    • Experience working with interdisciplinary teams.
    • Experience in effective collaborative relationships with external organizations, including academic, private and public sector organizations.
    • Previous experience in a leadership role.
    • Excellent communication and engagement skills.
    • Experience in quality improvement strategies and application to practice.
    • Experience in the development and delivery of Continuing Medical Education.


    Who We Are:

    A mosaic of geographic and cultural diversity and home to over 922,000 local residents, the Central West Local Health Integration Network (LHN) is responsible for planning, funding, integrating and monitoring the local health care system, including the planning and delivery of home and community care services, in the communities of Brampton, Bramalea, Bolton-Caledon, Dufferin, North Etobicoke, Malton and West Woodbridge. Working collaboratively with a host of health system partners, the LHIN strives to achieve its vision of a healthier community for all.


    Employees at the Central West LHIN enjoy a competitive compensation package, which includes a comprehensive benefit plan. We are committed to creating a work environment that fosters continuous learning at all levels of our organization, including ongoing internal learning opportunities, formal training events and conferences.




    How to Apply:


    If you are career minded and an ambitious person seeking a chance to be part of a team that’s truly making a difference in the lives of others, please apply on-line at http://lhinjobs.ca/. You may also send your resume to Human Resources at cwcareers@lhins.on.ca.


    We are committed to accommodating people with disabilities as part of our hiring process. If you have special requirements, please advise Human Resources during the recruitment process.


    We are governed by the requirements of the French Language Services Act and, therefore, encourage applications from bilingual candidates. Posting available in French upon request.


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