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Full Time Executive Lead, Hospice Palliative Care Teams, #18-0867

Internal Job Posting #18-0867

Full-time Permanent, Executive Lead

Hospice Palliative Care Teams, SRCC


Cancer Centre




Regional Cancer Program




Days, Mon-Fri


As per scale

POSTED:        August 27, 2018                    PLEASE APPLY ON OR BEFORE: Posted until Filled.

If you are interested in applying to this position, please complete a “Job Posting Application for Hospital Employees” form, quoting the vacancy # and return directly to Human Resources on or before 11:59 p.m. on the specified closing date.


Hospice Palliative Care Teams for Central LHIN is a community-based palliative pain and symptom management consultation team of clinical nurse consultants who provide expert advice and education to patients, families, physicians, nurses, hospices and other health care professionals across the Central LHIN in order to

  1. support patients to die in their place of preference, avoiding unnecessary emergency department visits; and

  2. provide educational opportunities to improve the palliative care knowledge and skills of physicians and other health care professionals across the CLHIN. 

    Job Summary:

    The Executive Lead, as a leader and member of the Management Team of the Stronach Regional Cancer Centre, is responsible and accountable for the planning, coordination and direction of all patient care and education-related activities of the Hospice Palliative Care Teams members within the Central Regional Cancer Program.

  • He/she will ensure goals and objectives are developed and executed in alignment with the vision, mission, values and strategic priorities of Southlake Regional Health Centre, the Stronach Regional Cancer Centre, the Central Local Health Integration Network (CLHIN), and the Ontario Palliative Care Network (OPCN).

  • He/she will manage the operations of the portfolio, ensuring efficient and effective deployment and use of human, financial and material resources.

  • He/she will oversee, and work in collaboration with the Nursing Manager, to manage staff resources, ensuring appropriate balance of skills and capabilities, assessing service quality, providing performance feedback and discipline, prioritizing workloads and schedules, handling grievances and managing training and development needs.

  • He/she will be accountable for the quality of patient care and provision of region-wide palliative care education, developing and implementing innovative, evidence-based practices that are sensitive to limited resources within a patient centred care philosophy.

  • He/she will be accountable for the development, implementation and management of quality improvement initiatives to ensure the best possible patient care and outcomes.

    Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Health Administration, Health Planning, Business Administration, Research or Relevant Field
  • Current registration with a Regulated Health Professional College preferred
  • Minimum of five years recent and relevant hospital or community palliative care experience required
  • Minimum of three years recent progressive management/leadership experience in a hospital or community care setting required
  • Minimum of two years recent demonstrated project management experience required; Project management certification preferred
  • Demonstrated strategic leadership, team building, and mentorship skills in a complex environment
  • Demonstrated superior analytical, negotiation, conflict resolution, and change management skills

  • Demonstrated ability to build effective relationships and work productively in an inter-professional milieu
  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills to manage competing priorities and balance multiple, disparate tasks
  • Demonstrated strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with physicians, inter-professional team members, and other stakeholders.

  • Excellent decision making and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of hospital and community health systems

  • Demonstrated ability to network with provincial, regional, and community partners and programs to facilitate seamless transitions in care
  • Demonstrated ability to create and nurture an environment which empowers individuals to take ownership and accountability for their actions, and ensures an inter-professional approach to care.
  • Demonstrated report writing skills

  • Proven ability to attend work regularly as per the Attendance Support Policy #HA30 and Procedure #HA35.

It is the responsibility of all Southlake Regional Health Centre employees to work in a safe manner and promote health and safety in the workplace



If interested in applying, please submit a resume and coverletter to quoting the position title, and vacancy# in the subject line.



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