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Mississauga Halton LHIN

Clinical Practice Lead - Placement


2655 North Sheridan Way Posted 8 Days AgoFY1718-233-1565124

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We are amid a momentous time for health care in Ontario as we move towards a better connected system that creates more seamless care for patients. The Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) is pivotal in this process. Entrusted through our provincial mandate to plan, fund, integrate and deliver health care across our region, we are finding better ways to provide services to the 1.2 million people in our communities through the stewardship of approximately $1.6 billion of public funds allocated to our health service providers and the delivery of high quality home and community care.


If you would like to make a fundamental difference, we invite you to bring your passion and knowledge to the Mississauga Halton LHIN. Join our dynamic team transforming the local health care system. 

Job Description

We are currently recruiting a Clinical Practice Lead - Placement

Competition #:     FY1718-233

Start Date:           immediately

Reports to:           Manager, Home & Community Care

Category:             Permanent Full-time

Current primary assigned location:     Mississauga site, 2655 North Sheridan Way  



Reporting to the Manager, Home and Community Care, the Clinical Practice Lead, in collaboration with Home and Community Care Leadership, frontline team members across the Home and Community Care Portfolio, Long-Term Care Home partners, Service Providers, MPs, other internal and external partners, and patients and families, ensures that quality, patient-focused placement coordination is designed, delivered, measured, and improved. As an advocate for quality placement coordination and seamless transition from community to Long-Term Care Home and/or specialized units, the Clinical Practice Lead facilitates and supports continuous learning, professional development, and excellent evidence-based placement coordination delivery through education, coaching, and mentorship of staff.

The Clinical Practice Lead will focus on placement coordination function and processes, with the goal of building frontline and organizational capacity that promotes an exceptional patient and family experience in the application and transition to Long-Term Care Home and specialized units.

An excellent communicator, critical thinker, and problem solver, the Clinical Practice Lead competencies include:  expertise in placement coordination and Long-Term Care Act and Regulations, ability to apply research and evidence to inform processes and program development and improvement, ethical decision-making, collaboration with a variety of different stakeholders, and demonstrated leadership.

Key Responsibilities:

Patient Care Delivery

  • Provides leadership in the development, evaluation, and improvement of clinical practice as it relates to management of admissions and transition to long-term care (LTC) homes and other specialized units
  • Provides relevant clinical practice consultation and support to front line staff and system partners
  • Works closely with Home and Community Care Operations Managers towards the advancement of placement process through standardization
  • Coaches and supports staff with complex placement situations, and provides feedback on performance and clinical practice standards, with an explicit intent to build knowledge and skills competencies
  • Works with Home and Community Care Leadership and Learning and Organizational Development Department to identify clinical practice gaps/trends that, in collaboration with operations managers and other relevant stakeholders, supports meaningful program and system improvements
  • Participates in researching, integrating, and promoting evidence-based clinical care  models to achieve organizational goals and objectives
  • Supports implementation of best practice methodologies
  • Builds and maintains relationships with internal and external partners, intentionally focusing on building capacity
  • Participates as a leader in change management initiatives; acts as a champion for continuous improvement, and participates in the development of policies, procedures, processes, and tools to improve placement process
  • Provides education and day-to-day support in the development of staff  expertise in placement process
  • Supports on-boarding and orientation of new staff
  • Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of new care delivery initiatives
  • Identifies gaps in policies and procedures and brings it to the attention of the Manager/Director
  • Participates in organizational projects/initiatives and committees to advance organizational goals and objectives as they relate to placement
  • Supports complex and difficult patient issues and complaints which cannot be handled in a routine manner
  • Attends patient home visits and care conferences as required; supports  frontline staff with the development of transition plans that are complex as a result of the identified clinical issues
  • Works with Placement and Operations Managers to develop and monitor outcome reports as they relate to placement
  • Runs and reviews report as specified by the Manager and/or team


Patient Assessment, Coordinated Care Planning & Engagement

  • Carries a reduced case load; determines capability and assesses patients’ potential for health and well-being on the basis of established criteria; determines eligibility for funded services, specialized units or placement into long term care
  • Responds to inquiries and requests for care in accordance with the patient’s needs; identifies risk factors and urgency for care
  • Establishes goals in collaboration with the patient and family/caregiver; ensures goals reflect the patient’s desired outcomes
  • Works with system partners, including Long-Term Care Homes, Service Providers, hospitals, Community Service Sector (CSS), Primary Care, and relevant others to ensure a seamless, coordinated, quality-driven patient and caregiver experience
  • Leads care conferences, as required
  • Develops a coordinated care plan that reflects the patient’s assessed needs and goals within the resource parameters of the LHIN Home and Community Care
  • Collaborates and negotiates transitions of care once the patient’s goals and outcomes have been achieved; supports patient and family system navigation to alternate resources, if appropriate


Team Building

  • Develops professional working relationships with internal and external partners; mentors new staff

  • Works respectfully, positively, and collaboratively within a team environment, sharing clinical and system knowledge, skills, experiences, and lessons learned; supports knowledge exchange, translation, and integration

  • Supports the team and works with team members to ensure department (and/or patient/family) needs are met including absence coverage



Education, Training & Experience

  • A registered health or social work professional including:  registered nurse, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, speech language pathologist, or social worker
  • A member in good standing with their applicable regulatory body: College of Nurses of Ontario; College of Physiotherapists of Ontario; College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario; College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario; Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
  • A University degree preferred (or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered)
  • Three (3) to five (5) years recent experience in community health
  • Three  (3)  to  five  (5)  years  of  experience  in  placement
  • Knowledge and experience in Care Coordination, including clinical strength in assessment, care planning, system navigation, health outcomes monitoring, direct support (i.e. self-management  principles), collaboration with key system partners
  • Knowledge of the Long-Term Care Act and Regulations and the LHIN Home and Community Care’s placement coordination function
  • A  strong  critical  thinker  with  demonstrated  judgment   and  ethical  decision making skills
  • Strong communication,  collaboration,  and facilitation  skills to  problem solve and resolve conflict
  • Adult teaching experience and/or adult education courses are an asset


Skills and Attributes

  • Adept in the use of MS Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Flexible, adaptable, and responsive to change
  • Passion for  driving clinical  practice  excellence  through  teaching,  mentorship, program development, and system integration
  • A positive confident professional, flexible, adaptable, and embraces change
  • Strong written documentation  skills and verbal communication/presentation skills  that are clear, thorough, concise, accurate, and timely
  • Ability to analyze information, problem-solve, and make good decisions
  • Accountable for own actions and decisions; making decisions within the scope of the position and referring issues/problems/events  to the Manager as required
  • Self-directed with the ability to organize, plan, prioritize, and multi-task
  • Detail-oriented


To apply for this vacancy please submit a resume with covering letter referencing FY1718-233 via the following link or visit the Mississauga Halton LHIN Career Opportunity page at

Please note, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Mississauga Halton LHIN is a respectful, caring and inclusive workplace, committed to Employment Equity.  We welcome diversity in the workplace, and encourage applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities.  We will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.  Applicants need to make their accommodation needs known when contacted.


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