• Clinical Lead, Mental Health and Addictions

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/6/2018 5:11 PM)
    Job ID
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    Job Type
    Part Time
    Job Industry
    Government and Public Sector, Healthcare and Medical Services
    Career Level
    Central West LHIN
  • Job Description

    Clinical Lead, Mental Health and Addictions


    (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 Mental Health and Addiction Lead is a regional champion for delivery of best practice and evidenced informed care across clinical settings in the Central West LHIN. The lead will also be accountable for leading the implementation of Quality Standards within the LHIN in all areas related to Mental Health and Addictions.

    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 Mental Health and Addictions 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, LHIN Quality and Performance Staff and local and provincial partners, to develop and achieve the objectives of the Mental Health and Addictions initiatives in the Central West LHIN.

    Major Responsibilities:

    • Act as a resource, leader, and advocate for primary care providers in the LHIN in regards to mental health initiatives.
    • Provide the Central West LHIN with clinical expertise and leadership in mental health 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 Mental Health system of care within the LHIN.
    • Works with the Central West LHIN primary care clinical leaders to build mental health 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.
    • Collaborate with the local LHIN appointed Clinical Leads to develop and deliver a coordinated strategy for mental health.
    • 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 mental health services and physicians.
    • Lead the implementation of Quality Standards related to Mental Health and Addictions within the LHIN
    • With LHIN staff, develop and implement community engagement events and educational programs.




    • Psychiatrist in active comprehensive care in Central West LHIN, with privileges at a hospital in Central West LHIN or Family Physician in active comprehensive practice and extensive experience in the care of patients with mental health and addictions, with active privileges at a hospital within the Central West LHIN.
    • Member of the Ontario College of Family Physicians or possess an FRCPC qualification in Psychiatry, be eligible for licensure in Ontario, and possess a proven track record of clinical leadership excellence.

    • Strong background in mental health.
    • 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 a health care 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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