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Director, Sub-Region Planning and Integration

Closing Date:
Open until position filled
Job Summary:

Date: April, 2018

Job Title : Director, Sub-Region Planning and Integration

Reports to: VP, Health System Design, Integration and Population Health Improvement



Position Summary:

The Director, Sub-region Planning and Integration provides leadership for planning, integration, and performance management at the sub-region level.The Director works closely with clinical, quality improvement and performance staff, health service providers and others to achieve significant improvement in the patient/resident experience and patient outcomes In one or more sub-regions of the LHIN. The Director acts as a resource to community stakeholders including health service provider leaders, clinicians, municipal, social service and business leaders and helps with effective two-way communication between the WWLHIN and stakeholders. The Director will work with public health and other stakeholders to asses community and population health needs to provide input to the WWLHIN's Annual Business Plan.  The Director will be intimately familiar with needs and performance in the sub-region and be expert at bringing together local providers to improve outcomes. The Director provides advice to the WWLHIN executive team and staff regarding opportunities to enhance patient and caregiver outcomes and experiences in the sub-region.


Major Responsibilities

  • Leads health system planning, integration, coordination, service innovation and quality improvement across health care service providers and oversees major initiatives in the sub-region in alignment with the LHIN's Annual Business Plan and identified priorities.
  • Develops strong partnerships and conducts effective stakeholder consultation with and between sub-region stakeholders including health service providers, clinicians and leaders in municipal, social service and business sectors.
  • Leads the development of sub-region tables and guides implementation of the priorties identified in the LHIN's Annual Business Plan.
  • Focuses on improving population health, creating equal opportunities for good health for all and reducing avoidable and unjust differences in health in the population (health equity). 
  • Identifies sub-regional health care gaps and integration opportunities, initiating action to address.
  • Coordinates, aligns and works with sub-regional Clinical and Home and Community Care Leads as well as LHIN subject matter performance leads to improve access to services, patient flow between organizations and outcomes.
  • Develops innovative approaches for provider partnerships and selects among alternative approaches to create an easier system for patients through improved service coordination and integration advancing stakeholders through the sub-region maturity model.  
  • Creates momentum for transformational change around collective areas of focus in each sub-region as a way to build more interdependence between partners and drive the shift from organizational experience measures to experience measures at the sub-region from the patient perspective.
  • Advances cross-sector Quality Improvement planning at the sub-region level that is aligned to the overall strategic directions and Annual Business Plan priorities of the LHIN.
  • Works closely with the VP Human Resources and Organizational Development, Health Force Ontario lead and other Directors to assess Primary Care and other Health Human resource capacity while also supporting recruitment efforts at the Sub-region level.
  • Supports the Communications team by helping to develop content and related messages for residents and other stakeholders in the sub-region and coordinates the delivery of LHIN community events including planning and logistics at the sub-region level.
  • Maintains an awareness of current issues in the health care system and provides that as input to the development of future improvement plans..



  • Post-secondary/Master's degree in health administration, business administration or related health discipline.
  • Canada Health Executive (CHE) designation an asset 

Required Experience

  • Minimum 10 years of professional experience (or equivalent) in one or more of the following areas: health care planning, system planning, health care service delivery, health research, epidemiology, population health.
  • Experience in a health provider setting or service planning entity and knowledge of Ontario health sector and workforce trends within this sector.
  • Demonstrated experience with facilitation and negotiation techniques and processes, including experience developing and facilitating large complex sessions involving diverse stakeholders.
  • Expert knowledge of planning models and approaches. Demonstrated experience in community outreach, consultation or stakeholder management and familiarity with current theory and techniques of community engagement.
  • Excellent project management skills including budgeting, planning and communication.

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, quoting competition 18-A-11 before 4:30 p.m. on April 29, 2018 to Human Resources (e-mail: We thank all applicants in advance; however, we will be communicating only with those selected for an interview.

*** PLEASE NOTE*** Cover letters and resumes need to be submitted as a single file, acceptable files are: doc, docx, and pdf. Please include your first name, last name and job title in the file name when applying, example JohnSmith_AdministrativeAssistant.



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