• Vice-President, Clinical

    Posted Date 1 month ago(1/10/2019 3:08 PM)
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    South West LHIN
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  • Job Description


    Vice-President, Clinical (1 to 3 days per week)


    The Opportunity: 


    At this time, the South West Local Health Integration Network is seeking a dynamic physician to provide clinical leadership and strategic direction to advance the priorities of the LHIN.


    The VP, Clinical role is focused on clinical change management and leadership, as well as health system planning and quality improvement aimed at improving patient experience, health outcome,s and value within the health care system. The position fosters strong collaborative relationships across the clinical spectrum, including patient and family partners, public health, primary care providers, and inter-professional teams to medical and clinical leaders in community and acute care settings.


    As an engaged and active clinician, the VP, Clinical reports to the LHIN CEO and works closely with the LHIN senior leadership team and clinical leaders to drive clinical engagement and clinical change resulting in high quality, patient-driven care. The VP, Clinical will be accountable for coordinating and aligning the focus of other clinical leadership positions in the LHIN, and will work collaboratively to develop a more integrated, patient-focused health care system. The VP will also contribute to the broader provincial quality agenda, surfacing important quality issues in provincial forums, and engage in programs such as the HQO Quality Standards, to inform provincial direction and support implementation within the South West LHIN.


    What Can I Expect To Do? 


    As the VP, Clinical, you will:

    • Provide clinical leadership and strategic guidance for clinical engagement, clinical standards implementation, patient safety, and quality improvement activities within the LHIN.
    • Lead and coordinate a team of LHIN sub-region clinical leaders and LHIN specialty clinical leadership positions (e.g. ED, Critical Care, etc.) to improve clinical integration and achieve sub-region strategic objectives and quality goals.
    • Champion leadership development of LHIN Clinical Leads and of emerging clinical leaders in primary care, specialty care, and other parts the health care system
    • Provide advice to the LHIN leadership team on quality, service and performance improvement, health human resources planning, and other opportunities to promote patient safety and a culture of continuous quality improvement with primary care, specialty care and other parts of the health care system.
    • Engage face-to-face with other clinical leaders within the LHIN across all sectors (primary care, home care and community care, acute care, mental health & addictions, long term care, and public health) to improve patient care and experience.
    • Champion LHIN-wide quality improvement plans, engaging practicing physicians and other clinicians in achieving measurable progress in priority indicators.
    • Monitor performance indicators for LHIN and pan-LHIN priorities, working with sub-region Clinical Leads, specialty Clinical Leads and other LHIN staff to review quality data, and identify key trends and drivers.
    • Contribute to the broader quality agenda in Ontario to inform and shape the design, development and implementation of provincial strategies including the HQO Quality Standards. This includes participation at relevant local and provincial tables.
    • Engage with key provincial contacts (HQO, ministry, OCFP, OMA, and CCO etc.) to support advancement of LHIN and pan-LHIN priorities.  
    • Work closely with LHIN staff to develop and implement the clinical performance priorities of the LHIN Integrated Health Services Plan (IHSP) with a focus on clinical quality domains.
    • Advance health system integration by identifying opportunities to align clinical, quality improvement and operational priorities across different health care sectors through connecting regional and provincial quality initiatives.

    Location: This position is located within the South West LHIN’s region.

    How Do I Qualify?


    The VP, Clinical will be a respected physician actively engaged at the system level and possesses the following qualifications:   

    • A practicing physician holding a valid certificate of registration and in good standing with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.
    • Currently working in clinical practice, and willing to maintain clinical practice if successful in obtaining the VP, Clinical position.
    • Recognized leader within their respective clinical and hospital communities.
    • Comprehensive understanding of the planning and implementation of large scale initiatives across all sectors of the health care system, especially those that may be impacted by or may impact primary care.
    • Excellent communicator, strategic thinker and team player with the ability to influence change.
    • Formal leadership training, change management and experience in academic detailing or mentoring would be an asset.

    Who We Are:

    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.  

    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. Individuals with a disability requiring accommodation during the application and/or the selection process should advise the recruitment contact so arrangements can be made.


    How To Apply:

    Should you be interested in this exciting opportunity, please visit www.lhinjobs.ca to apply. Application deadline is February 28, 2019 at 11:59pm.


    We thank all applicants; however, only those applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. Due to volume of applications, we are not able to respond to general inquiries by phone or e-mail.



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