Regional Psychogeriatric Program
Parkwood Institute - Mental Health Care Building
This is an integrated position within the Regional Psychogeriatric Program (RPP) providing operational leadership to the RPP clinical team and fulfilling the mandate of the Project Lead for the South West Region's Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) initiative supporting older adults with mental health and addictions needs who have responsive behaviours. The BSO strategy has been a collaboration between the Local Health Integration Networks, Alzheimer Societies of Ontario, Health Quality Ontario and the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. The BSO initiative has emphasis on patient and caregiver centred care, improved system effectiveness, evidence informed care with an integrated stakeholder approach.
St. Joseph's Health Care London is designated to perform the LHIN-wide coordination function of the BSO Initiative. In addition, the project team collaborates with the BSO Steering Committee who are integral in setting strategic direction and providing LHIN-wide influence of the BSO activities.
As the BSO Lead, you will provide key leadership and project management support being responsible for the ongoing development of work plans, performance monitoring and reporting frameworks, and evaluation processes to ensure the design and evolution of a sustainable system for this population. With your team, you will be accountable for the development and implementation of a detailed system plan, including the identification of short term and long term objectives, detailed activities, short and long term outcomes and performance measures, mechanisms for data collection, evaluation and reporting, communication plans and program staffing plans and associated detailed budget. In addition, responsibilities include engagement with local, regional and provincial partners as well as operational leadership of an interdisciplinary team consisting of both a clinical and program compliment.
The model has 3 foundational pillars being implemented through the project: System Coordination and Management; Inter-sectorial Service Delivery and Knowledgeable Care Team; and Capacity Building
- Working collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams and leaders across a variety of settings and sectors of seniors care.
- Support the Co-Chairs of the Geriatric Cooperatives in the following areas (London Middlesex, Oxford, Elgin, Huron Perth, Grey Bruce) whilst fostering collaborative partnerships with relevant community stakeholders
- Facilitate the implementation and sustainability of the education and capacity building strategy for seniors mental health across the South West LHIN system and ensure the standardization of clinical protocols, tools, care pathways
- Develop an annual work plan for both the RPP and BSO and work with each geriatric cooperative to develop their annual work plans ensuring consistency and standardization
- Oversee the development and implementation of the BSO strategic plan
- Provide joint leadership to the Southwestern Ontario Geriatric Assessment Network (SWOGAN) that advances the care and capacity of services to address the needs of frail older adults including the shared coordination of annual educational events and conferences related to seniors mental health
- Completion of monthly and quarterly reports to both the South West LHIN the Provincial Operations Committee.
- Provide presentations as required to various stakeholder groups
- Facilitate Quality Improvement Initiatives across the South West LHIN
- Lead the clinical and project teams to ensure the integrated delivery of excellence in quality of patient care and service delivery mechanisms.
- Bachelor degree in Health Administration or a related Health Discipline
- Minimum five (5) years' experience in a management or leadership role
- Knowledge of a Safety Culture in a Health Care Setting in compliance with the OHSA
- Ability and commitment to act as a supervisor under OHSA
- Understanding of Ontario's health system design, its stakeholders, programs and issues with a particular focus in the area of senior's services including home care, supportive housing, assisted living and community support services.
- Experience leading medium to large scale projects including developing the appropriate frameworks and accountability mechanisms; quality improvement skills
- Superior interpersonal communication, facilitation, consultation as well as report writing and presentation skills
- People management skills including team building, skills in consensus-building, and conflict resolution
- Strong evaluation and continuous quality improvement skills
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with multiple stakeholders, organizations and professions
- Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
- Ability to oversee and build working relationships with teams and partners located across a wide geographic region.
In addition, the successful candidate will possess strong Leadership Competencies including:
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with team members, patients, family members and other stakeholders
Exhibits strong self awareness and reflection in ones self development
Demonstrated ability to incorporate evidence into practice
Proven ability to engage and influence team members
Successfully lead others in change in achieving their professional and/or personal goals
Expertise in gaining team support in program objectives
Skilled in resolving conflict constructively
Exhibits ability in holding others accountable
Experience in the development of strong, healthy teams
Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills to plan, organize and evaluate the day to day operations of the program
Commitment to excellent patient care and to enhancing our partnership with patients and their families
Ability to set clear guidelines and takes action in implementing decisions
Previous experience with participation and support of research
Motivated by continuous quality and process improvement
Displays commitment to the organization mission, vision and values
Possess a strong commitment to patient and staff safety
Proven risk management and development risk mitigation strategies
Exhibit a visionary leadership style that promotes the values of shared leadership and interdisciplinary team collaboration
Foster an environment committed to strategic short and long term organizational goals
- Masters degree in adult education or related field
- Project management professional designation (PMP)
- Regulated health professional
Posting date: March 16, 2017
Submission deadline: March 29, 2017