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Planning and Integration Specialist, South West Local Health Integration Network

London, Ontario
Deadline August 9, 2012

The South West Local Health Integration Network  (LHIN), is one of 14 local organizations that have been created in Ontario to plan, coordinate and fund local health services, including hospitals, community care access centres (CCACs), long-term care homes, community health centres (CHCs), community support service agencies, and mental health and addictions agencies. The office of the South West LHIN is located in London, Ontario.

Committed to health improvement, innovation, and the establishment of collaborative partnerships across the South West, LHIN staff will incorporate 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, an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to transform the Ontario healthcare system, then consider the South West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) for your next career move.

South West Local Health Integration Network - (Contract 12 month position)

This is your opportunity to make a difference!  Your passion for excellence and entrepreneurial spirit are needed to cultivate ideas and drive results.  Join South West (LHIN), and be part of a dynamic team transforming the Ontario healthcare system!

Reporting to the Senior Director of Planning, Integration and Community Engagement, the Planning and Integration Specialist provide technical planning expertise, advice and support to LHIN portfolios to inform local health care system plans, priorities, and service delivery.
You will be responsible for: Conducting planning, best practice research and analysis in order to identify gaps and provide input to LHIN priorities. Your experience with multiple planning approaches, such as needs based predictive models, along with participation in stakeholder engagement, will aid in contributing to the development of health system plans and specific initiatives to be advanced. Your ability to stay abreast of policy and legislation, best practices and methodologies in health-care planning, quality improvement and service delivery will be key to identifying and recommending best planning and implementation approaches. You will be responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of LHIN sponsored initiatives and projects, working in collaboration with local Health Service Providers and other partners. Other responsibilities include preparing briefing documents and reports related to LHIN plans and initiatives.

Qualifications: Post-secondary training/degree in health administration, health planning, business administration, research or relevant field or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Previous experience in carrying out technical research, analysis and planning initiatives, preferably in the health-care sector. Good knowledge of, and proven ability to apply, multiple planning and analysis methodologies and make effective recommendations. Understanding of the Ontario health-care system and relevant issues. Excellent written communications skills to prepare clear reports and analyses of data which will support effective decision-making and priority-setting. Excellent oral communications skills to explain complex technical information to superiors, colleagues and stakeholders. Chronic Disease Prevention Management (CDPM) or Mental Health background an asset.  Proficiency in French would be an asset.

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We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.