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Regional Director, Regional Cancer Program

Regional Director, Regional Cancer Program

Trillium Health Partners (THP) is a leading hospital with an outstanding record of performance, fiscal responsibility and quality patient care. THP operates on three main sites – Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga Hospital, and Queensway Health Centre – offering a full range of acute care as well as a variety of specialized, community-based programs. THP’s mission is to create a new kind of health care for a healthier community. Guided by its values of compassion, excellence, and courage, THP’s strategic plan envisions a new approach to health – working in partnership to create an inter-connected system that is organized around the patient, both inside the Hospital and beyond its walls, by balancing quality, access and sustainability.

On a regional level, the Mississauga Halton Central West (MHCW) Regional Cancer Program (RCP), Ontario Health (CCO) oversees the delivery and quality of cancer services for over 2 million residents of both the former Mississauga Halton and Central West LHINs – including Etobicoke, Mississauga, Halton Hills, Oakville, Milton, Georgetown, Bolton, Brampton, Caledon, Malton, Orangeville, Rexdale, Shelburne and Woodbridge.

The MHCW Regional Cancer Program is one of 14 Regional Cancer Programs responsible for championing and influencing system transformation to drive performance of the cancer system and the region. The mission of the Regional Cancer Program from the strategic plan is: “Exceptional, compassionate care for people impacted by cancer”. “Together, we will: Support the whole person; Connect and coordinate care; Optimize quality of care and experience; and, Excel in performance and sustainability.”

The Position

As the Regional Program Director, Mississauga Halton Regional Cancer Program, you will report to the Regional Vice President, Ontario Health (CCO) and Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services, THP. A broad and influential leadership role that includes both a regional and programmatic mandate, you will ensure lead regional planning and performance improvement in one of the largest regional cancer programs in the province. The Regional Director leads an inter-professional team providing system and regional leadership, relationship management, performance management and financial and risk management for cancer services across the region. Cancer Services include: Systemic Treatment, Radiation Therapy, Surgical Oncology, Cancer Imaging, Pathology & Lab Medicine, Screening, Prevention, Psycho-social Oncology, Patient Education, and Survivorship. Additionally the role provides integration and engagement/support for the Regional Palliative Care Network, Regional Endoscopy Services, Complex Malignant Haematology, Primary care, Integrated Cancer Screening (including OBSP sites), Regional Cancer Informatics and Patient Experience across 2 former LHINS, 4 hospitals (10 hospital sites), and 34 OSBP sites.

You will ensure the delivery of strategic initiatives are aligned with quality care for patients and their families, and will play a vital role in building and sustaining excellence in regional service delivery.

Key Accountabilities for the Regional Director are:

  • Develop and implement key strategic initiatives aligned with the Ontario Cancer Plan linked with the MHCW RCP’s strategic plan, goals and objective.
  • Build high performing teams that implement local and regional aspects of the Ontario Cancer Plan.
  • Implement the clinical quality improvement agenda of the provincial program for all cancer clinical service delivery area.
  • Establish and maintain operational partnerships in the region necessary to advance cancer system performance and priorities as well as jointly develop solutions to cancer system and related challenges.
  • Together with the RVP, facilitate cancer service capacity planning within the Regional Cancer Program and as part of province-wide cancer planning.
  • Together with the RVP, build and maintain relationships with a range of care networks, community providers and cross-sector agencies to advance a partnership strategy that is integrated and outcome-focused.
  • Support hospital operations partners around contract management including adherence to data and volume requirements, and quality and performance standards.
  • Support performance oversight of the cancer system in the region (including performance of volumes, data, access safety and quality) and lead efforts to improve regional performance
  • Champion provincial cancer standards to ensure these are put into practice at the point of care, through dissemination of standards and compliance monitoring.
  • Support the RVP to oversee cancer related funding and health human resources (HHR) within the RCP including development of physician HHR plans and recruitment strategies, supporting partner hospitals with QBP funding/volumes optimization to serve our population.
  • Facilitate patient and family involvement in committees for planning, and evaluating activities and services.
  • Collaborate and liaise with Ontario Health (CCO) and the Regional Directors throughout the province through participation and leadership on provincial committees and projects; and advance the overall care experience for persons with cancer in our community.
Key Experience/Qualifications:

The successful candidate will possess the following experience, skills, attributes, and capabilities:

  • 7+ years of progressive clinical operations leadership experience in an acute-care hospital or related healthcare environment.
  • Experience in overseeing large scale clinical programs, in Oncology and/or with regional service delivery models would be considered a strong asset.
  • Knowledge of strategic and operational planning, management principles and business case development.
  • Knowledge of quality improvement, financial practices and risk management principles.
  • Demonstrated strong financial and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership, communication and interpersonal skills that can be employed in a complex environment with multiple stakeholders.
  • History of building constructive and effective relationships and gaining credibility in other organizations and within those organizations across disciplines, divisions, departments and programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and implement sophisticated programs and initiatives
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic team player who thrives in ambiguity
  • Strong influencer. Ability to listen, mediate and negotiate.
  • Demonstrated experience in supervising professionals and team building.
  • Change management and project management skills a strong asset.
Education/Professional Credentials:

  • Master’s degree in a health related field with additional credentials in administration/business
  • Registered Nurse (RN) or healthcare clinician, with current provincial license is strongly preferred

CHE Select Program

The Certified Health Executive (CHE) Program is the only leadership designation in Canada for health leaders. The CHE is aligned to the LEADS Domains which supports self-directed, life-long learning.

CHE Select intensifies the College’s role in supporting leaders in Canadian health system to define and understand their leadership and the role they play in leading systems change, it includes individual development and will also support organizational culture and systems change.

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