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South West Hospice Palliative Care Lead

Closing Date:
Open until position filled
Job Summary:

As the South West Hospice Palliative Care Lead, you will work directly with the South West LHIN and health system partners to develop and implement an integrated Hospice Palliative Care system that spans the continuum of care across the South West.  You will drive improvement in the delivery of hospice palliative care in the South West LHIN and facilitate collaboration amongst partners to enable the establishment of an integrated Hospice Palliative Care system based on best practice care and in alignment with the provincial direction for Hospice/Palliative Care in Ontario.


Reporting to the South West Community Care Access Centre Senior Director of Client Services you will:

  • Participate in the formulation of provincial implementation planning for the Hospice/Palliative Care Strategy, including yearly priorities for action and yearly provincial targets.
  • Provide support and Leadership to the newly implemented structure of the South West Hospice Palliative Care Network.  This new structure will involve regular meetings of the:
    • Hospice Palliative Care Leadership Committee; and
    • Five (5) local Hospice Palliative Care Collaboratives
  • Facilitate the strategic priority setting and planning process for the South West Hospice Palliative Care Network.
  • Provide leadership in developing strategies with working groups of the South West Hospice Palliative Care Network to achieve the goals set out in the provincial Hospice Palliative Care Declaration of Partnership and Commitment to Action.
  • Establish and maintain excellent communications with partners with respect to Hospice/Palliative Care, yearly priorities, proposed regional incremental funding allocations, regional performance targets and regional program performance.
  • Work collaboratively with the South West LHIN to facilitate Hospice/Palliative service enhancements and to set targets for the South West Hospice Palliative Care Network.
  • Work with partners, including local Health Service Providers, clinicians, patients and family members, and other stakeholders, to establish and implement quality and access improvement plans at the local and LHIN-wide level targeting priority areas identified and confirmed by the South West Hospice Palliative Care Leadership Committee.
  • Consult regularly with the South West LHIN leaders and partner organizations on plans for quality improvement, proposed service realignment and/or expansion in the South West LHIN, and yearly targets for improvement.


Formal Education:

  • Post-secondary education in health sciences/administration, health promotion or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 3-5 years of leadership/management experience with the ability to manage complex projects involving multiple agencies, budgets and stakeholders.


Your qualifications will include:

  • A proven track record of effective working relationships with internal and external customers and clients and the ability to build teams and lead through system level change.
  • An ability to resolve conflicts and achieve consensus.
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize multiple, conflicting demands.
  • Superior organizational skills and solid knowledge of project management and quality improvement methodology.
  • Excellent interpersonal, diplomacy, communication and presentation skills.
  • Experience and working knowledge related to service delivery systems across the continuum of care.
  • Knowledge of hospice/palliative care throughout the South West LHIN is an asset.
  • Ability to speak and read/write French Language an asset.


This is a South West Hospice Palliative Care Lead position with a home office in London.   Periodic travel throughout the South West region will be required.


To apply for this position, state the position's job title in the subject line of your email and send with your résumé to  Application deadline is August 25, 2014.


We thank all applicants who take the time to apply.  However, only those invited for an interview will be contacted.  We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds.

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Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) connect people across Ontario with quality in‐home and community‐based health care. CCACs provide information, access to qualified care providers and community‐based services to help people come home from hospital or live independently at home.