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VP Clinical

Closing Date:
Open until position filled
Job Summary:

Position Title:  Vice President, Clinical

Reports To:  Chief Executive Officer (CEO)


Anticipated Time Commitment and Term: Up to 5 days/week (to be finalized as part of offer).


Primary Location: Kitchener/Waterloo


Date:  June 21, 2017



You are a courageous, influential and well-respected senior clinical leader who is committed to find ways to help people stay healthy, and get the care and support they need.  You are action oriented and understand first-hand what is important to fellow clinicians in the pursuit of patient care excellence.  You are known to explore what is possible, what is doable and what is affordable with a relentless focus on making the patient experience great.   


As an engaged and active clinician, you will be a member of the LHIN Executive Team and will work closely with patients, clinicians, LHIN staff and health service provider organizations. You understand and respect the important role of clinical leadership within health systems and will work to build a 'coalition of the willing' committed to find solutions that make it easy for people to stay healthy and get the care and support they need.




  • Builds strong trusting, productive working relationships with other clinical leaders and clinical leads 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 the patient experience and health outcomes.
  • Provide clinical leadership and strategic oversight for clinical engagement, clinical standards and performance and quality improvement activities at the LHIN level.
  • Participate in provincial quality work and committee(s), create and chair a local quality committee involving local clinicians.
  • Undertake clinical engagement and clinical change management with health care providers and other stakeholders to ensure that LHIN activities meet the needs and priorities of patients across the LHIN.
  • Be responsible and provide leadership for implementation, monitoring and evaluation of clinical standards at the LHIN and sub-region levels and enhance inter-professional collaboration to advance LHIN-wide priorities and standards of practice that improve patient outcomes. 
  • Be accountable and lead all Specialty Clinical Lead positions and the clinical work of sub-region Clinical Leads.
  • Rallies practitioners to bring ideas forward that will positively impact patient outcomes.
  • Provide direct support to the LHIN Board Quality Committee.
  • Work with stakeholders to bust through challenges related to patient access (e.g. hip/knee wait times) and provision of quality services such as implementation of clinical order sets, liberating specialty services to primary care (e.g. psychiatry services)
  • Provides clinical leadership for key LHIN system priorities such as building capacity for palliative and mental health supports in primary care, addressing opiates crisis, and aligning care coordinators with primary care.
  • Engage with key provincial contacts (HQO, ministry, OCFP, OMA, and CCO, etc.) to support advancement of LHIN and pan-LHIN priorities.




  • Courageous in the pursuit to make health care easy for residents and to improve their experience in our health system. 
  • Ability to inspire leaders and clinicians in our health system towards an ambitious goal of making it easy for people to be healthy and get the care and support they need.
  • Demonstrated ability to generate solutions that lead to better patient outcomes, patient experience and clinician experience.
  • Practical experience in change and improvement methods and tools, and the ability to draw on leading practices to adapt and apply these skills.
  • Experience leading other clinicians.
  • Experience developing and implementing health care quality improvement strategies or other large scale initiatives. 
  • Knowledge of existing medical and clinical networks that can be tapped for effective engagement and communication of strategies and initiatives.
  • Skills for and/or a good understanding of data management, analysis, and performance measurement.
  • Sensitivity and organizational skills to operate effectively across complex work cultures and environments.
  • Political acumen, and understanding and commitment to diversity.



  • Clinical Licence in good standing.
  • Demonstrated clinical leadership experience.


WWLHIN strives to create a respectful, accessible and inclusive work environment.  Upon individual request, hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities.  Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection processes, please contact Human Resources at for assistance. 


If you are interested in this position, please submit a cover letter, along with a detailed resume, outlining how your skills, qualifications and experience meet the position requirements, before 4:30 p.m. on July 14, 2017 to Human Resources at  We thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be communicating only with those selected for an interview.



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