Lead, OPCN (Performance, Funding and Capacity)



Lead, OPCN (Performance, Funding and Capacity)



Employment Type:



per year

Job Description:

At Ontario Health, we are committed to developing a strong organizational culture that connects and inspires all team members across the province. Our vision is that together, we will be a leader in health and wellness for all. Our mission is to connect the health system to drive improved and equitable health outcomes, experiences and value. How we work together is reflected through our five values: integrity, inspiration, tenacity, humility and care.

What Ontario Health offers:

Achieving your career goals is a priority to us. Benefits of working at Ontario Health may include the following based on employment type:

Fully paid medical, dental and vision coverage from your first day

Health care spending account

Premium defined benefit pension plan

3 personal days and 2 float days annually

Individual contributors start at 3 weeks' vacation with 4 weeks at 2 yrs.

Career development opportunities

A collaborative values-based team culture

Wellness programs

A hybrid working model

Participation in Communities of Inclusion

Want to make a difference in your career? Consider this opportunity.

The Ontario Palliative Care Network (OPCN) is an organized partnership of community stakeholders, health service providers and health systems planners. Together, the OPCN develops a coordinated, standardized approach to high-quality, sustainable and person-centered hospice palliative care for all Ontarians, regardless of age or disease type. The OPCN Secretariat, a part of Ontario Health, executes the mandate of the OPCN, and supports the operational and tactical activities of the OPCN. The Lead will be responsible for an overall measurement and monitoring strategy for palliative care in Ontario, working with both internal and external partners. They will provide leadership to team members involved in measurement and evaluation related work, under the direction of the Manager, OPCN Secretariat.

They will:

Lead the implementation of the palliative models of care (MOC) implementation measurement and evaluation plans, along with the development of the provincial measurement strategy for palliative care

Collaborate with internal and external partners to ensure measurement and reporting on palliative care aligns with palliative MOC recommendations and expected OH reporting standards

Lead monitoring and evaluation of the palliative MOC implementation in identified implementing organizations to ensure the models address barriers to integrated palliative care for individuals and their families and caregivers and improve quality and outcomes.

Where Indigenous communities wish to be involved, provide support to Indigenous communities and Indigenous organizations for their measurement efforts in partnership with OH Regions.

Here is what you will be doing:

Provide palliative care subject matter expertise to build a stronger palliative care ecosystem through the implementation of the Delivery framework

Responsible for workstreams and deliverables of a high priority, complex, long-term duration project. Manages multiple operational tasks concurrently

Guide project staff in the achievement of deliverables

Conduct regularly scheduled status reviews, provides business guidance, proactively identifies deviations from the work plan and implements corrective action

Develop and present material for review and informational purposes to express complex concepts effectively

Actively engage with provincial / regional advisory bodies, MOH and subject matter experts to provide strategic advice and thought leadership

Identify improvement opportunities and escalate key issues/risks to the Group Manager; proposes and executes solutions to address challenges or mitigate risks

Provide measurement related subject matter expertise to support planning, design, implementation and evaluation activities of programs and initiatives associated within its portfolio

Provide advice and input to the provincial and OH Regional teams on the application of the funding formula and contributes to complex financial decisions related to local system funding and Allocation

Support teams to ensure health service provider and service provider organization adherence to health service accountability agreements

Coordinate and conduct analysis of local health-care system based on provincial data, community input and other sources for purpose of identifying gaps and establishing planning priorities

Participate in and contribute to provincial planning activities and conducts effective stakeholder consultation related to assessing impact of planning recommendations and decisions and promoting consensus among stakeholders for action required

Here is what you will need to be successful:

Education and Experience

A Master's Degree in Health Science, Health Administration, Public Health, Business Administration or Health Informatics or related discipline or equivalent work experience, is required

6-8 years of overall work experience with performance measurement and evaluation in health care is required, ideally in palliative care

2 years of experience implementing healthcare projects and/or 2 years clinical quality improvement experience preferred

Experience in change management, process development and project management operations is required

Demonstrated experience with palliative care projects required

Experience with community health organizations or long-term care homes is an asset

Knowledge and Skills

A commitment to developing a coordinated and standardized approach for delivering palliative care services for all people in Ontario, regardless of their age or illness

A strong understanding of Ontario's health care system, key provincial priorities for palliative care and broader health system improvement as well

Strong knowledge base on the health related administrative, clinical and financial data available in Ontario and application and use of these data to advance quality improvement

Extensive expertise using data from qualitative and quantitative analyses and other sources to advance QI, including leading completion of literature reviews, jurisdictional scans and other data collection activities for planning, monitoring and evaluation purposes

Advanced knowledge and facility in working with applications and tools used in data and information management (e.g., using MS Excel of other)

Extensive expertise in leading and completing analyses and synthesis of information into summaries, reports, briefs, business cases and/or other documents for various audiences and purposes

Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills, with demonstrated experience engaging and working in partnership with diverse stakeholders within the health care sector

Strong communications skills, both oral and written, including effective presentation skills. Internally, communicates with peers throughout the organization to present, discuss information and address risks and issues. Externally communicates with various stakeholders together with manager and/or director when required

Excellent skills and experience in QI, change management and project management and also performance management

Experience in leading working groups comprised of cross-functional staff and clinicians

Able to function independently in setting objectives, prioritizing and managing assigned work (for self and working group), and identifying, addressing and escalating (as needed) risks/issues with manager support as required

Strong problem solving, critical thinking and analytic skills to support effective decision-making and risk/issue management

Able to excel in a fast-paced and objective-based environment

Able to prioritize and effectively anticipate and respond to arising risks/ issues with support and/or escalation to manager when needed

Superior attention to detail with excellent organization and time management skills

Champions the advancement of equity, inclusion, and diversity across Ontario's health care system

Supportive in engaging with First Nations, Indigenous, Metis and urban Indigenous people as they self-determine their own approach to palliative care

Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Teams, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; previous experience with MS Project an asset

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time

Salary Band: 6

Location: Ontario (currently hybrid; subject to change) All applicants must be a resident of Ontario to be considered for roles at Ontario Health.

Internal Application Deadline Date: October 27, 2023

Ontario Health encourages applications from candidates who are First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and urban Indigenous; Francophone; Black and racialized; members of 2SLGBTQIA+ communities; trans and nonbinary; and disabled.

We encourage applicants with accessibility needs to notify us if they have any accommodation needs in the application and/or interview process.

Note: As part of the initial recruitment screening process, applicants must confirm that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If applicants are not fully vaccinated, they will be required to identify any accommodation needs pursuant to a protected ground under the Code. Applicants who identify an accommodation need will be required to provide supporting documentation with respect to their need for accommodation when requested by Ontario Health. If no such accommodation is identified, the applicant will not be eligible to proceed through the recruitment process.
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