Association canadienne-française de l’Ontario, Conseil régional des Mille-Îles
Kingston Health Sciences Centre
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In a co-leadership model, one physician and one multidisciplinary lead will provide leadership and collaborate with local partners to improve palliative care across all patient populations, illness trajectories, and health care settings in the South East LHIN. At this time, applications are being sought to fulfill the Regional Palliative Care Multidisciplinary Clinical Co-Lead role from palliative care clinicians including nurses, nurse practitioners, and other health care providers, including social workers. Physician applications will not be considered for this position.



  • Work in close partnership with their Co-Lead counterpart and the RPCN Lead to achieve deliverables defined or outlined in the regional work plan in partnership with regional organizations
  • Work collaboratively with the other Regional Palliative Care Clinical Co-Leads, and the Provincial Clinical Co-Leads to align priorities, accountabilities and deliverables at both the provincial and regional levels and ensure consistency among regions
  • Provide strong clinical leadership as a recognized leader in the region in hospice palliative care, demonstrating in-depth and current knowledge of clinical and system level issues
  • Participate as an active member of the South East RPCN to facilitate regional planning, Network development, performance measurement, and quality improvement
  • Promote and strengthen collaboration within the region – through the local Network, the LHIN, the Regional Cancer Program, and at regional and provincial committees or councils


Facilitate and Implement

  • Work closely with the South East RPCN stakeholders to implement OPCN recommendations as outlined in the Palliative Care Health Services Delivery Framework, Ontario Palliative Care Competency Framework and Tools to Support Earlier Identification for Palliative Care
  • Facilitate the implementation of the South East quality initiatives in alignment with the OPCN and South East LHIN direction
  • Support the building of health service provider skills to increase primary level hospice palliative care through education and partnerships with local providers
  • Facilitate knowledge transfer of provincial hospice palliative care initiatives and strategies to stakeholders throughout the region and act as a voice of the South East at provincial tables
  • Participate in provincial and regional committees as required

LOCATION:     To be determined (within South East)

The incumbant would need to be flexible in the time commitment (e.g. meetings in varying locations, at various times, need to be able to teleconference/videoconference, etc.)


Skills & Experience / Compétences & expérience


The Regional Palliative Care Multidisciplinary Clinical Co-Lead must be a member in good standing of a discipline falling under the Regulated Health Professionals Act and/or a health professional governed by a regulatory college.

Extensive palliative care experience and recognized as a leader in palliative care, demonstrating in-depth and current knowledge of clinical, administrative and system issues

Understanding of hospice palliative care services both in the South East region and provincially
Understanding of and experience with quality improvement science

Aptitude for systems thinking, ability to analyze information and make sound decisions

Ability to build consensus and work with and lead a diverse group of stakeholders

Strong professional presence and ability to present to large and small audiences in a concise, articulate, and dynamic fashion, as well as clear writing skills

Demonstrated commitment to person-centred care and public accountability

Excellent interpersonal skills

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