North East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN)
Board Director (Part-Time)
The Ontario Government is seeking local citizens interested in, and qualified for, service on the North East Local Health Integration Network Board of Directors for current and future positions of Director.
LHINs make Ontario’s health care system more patient-centered and responsive to local health care needs by planning, coordinating, integrating and funding the delivery of health services in each of the fourteen LHIN geographic areas.
The North East LHIN is one of the largest of the 14 LHINs in Ontario, responsible for managing the health care system and health care services for more than 565,000 people across an estimated 400,000 square kilometers. From offices in North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury and Timmins, North East LHIN staff work to ensure Northerners receive quality care when they need it. Vibrant and distinct, both culturally and linguistically, the North East region has a high number of Francophones (23% of the population) and a significant number of Aboriginal, First Nation and Metis people (11%). The North East LHIN brings close to 150 of its region’s health care providers together – hospitals (25), community support services, mental health and addictions, community health centres, long-term care homes, and the North East Community Care Access Centre. With its partners, the North East LHIN is working to achieve the three priorities outlined in its current strategic plan (2016-2019): improving access and wait times; increasing care coordination; and strengthening system sustainability.
This is a time of great opportunity for positive change at the LHIN. Under the Patients First Act, 2016, LHINs have expanded responsibilities such as home care (Community Care Access Centre will transition to the LHIN) and primary care planning so that it will be integrated with the rest of Ontario’s health care system. The Patients First Act, 2016, will strengthen the LHINs’ accountability for local health service planning and performance as well as support the goal of providing care that is more integrated and responsive to local needs.
As a member of the North East LHIN Board of Directors, you will be responsible for directing its affairs in accordance with applicable legislation, approved strategic and business plans, the accountability agreement with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, and the directions and policies established by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
Serving on a LHIN board is a part-time appointment, involving a significant commitment, often involving meetings and/or teleconferences during and outside normal business hours. Candidates should consider their ability to make such a commitment as part of their decision to express their interest in serving on the LHIN Board.
Candidates should have significant experience in areas that would be relevant to the LHIN position, including one or more of the following areas:
• Community Engagement
• Finance and Accounting
• Human Resources
• Communications and Marketing
• Information Management
• Labour Relations
• Public Sector Knowledge
Members of the public who represent the linguistic, cultural and geographic diversity of the LHIN region, including representatives from the Francophone and Indigenous communities, are encouraged to apply for this vacancy.
Directors are appointed by Order In Council for a term of up to three years and are subject to renewal.
It is anticipated that a LHIN Board Director may be expected to commit approximately two days per month to Board matters with additional time for Committees.
The Board Meetings of the North East LHIN alternate between teleconference/videoconference or are held at one of the four offices of the North East LHIN located in Sudbury, North Bay, Timmins and Sault Ste. Marie. Occasional travel to various locations in the North East LHIN region is to be expected.
A LHIN Board Director will receive a per diem rate of $200.00. To fulfill the board’s mandate, board members often travel to attend off-site meetings with residents and providers, to meet ministry officials, and to participate in working groups and educational sessions. Appointees will receive reimbursement for reasonable expenses in accordance with the Management Board of Cabinet’s Travel, Meal and Hospitality Expenses Directive and LHIN Board Per Diem and Expense Guidelines. Following direction from the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, all expenses for members of the North East LHIN Board of Directors will be posted on North East LHIN’s public website.
To learn more about the North East Local Health Integration Network please go to http://www.nelhin.on.ca/.
Government appointees reflect the diversity of the people of Ontario and deliver services and decisions in a non-partisan, professional, ethical and competent manner with a commitment to the principles and values of public service.
If appointed you will be subject to the Public Service of Ontario Act, 2006 and Conflict of Interest Rules. Information is available on the Conflict of Interest Commissioner's website: http://www.coicommissioner.gov.on.ca. You may also be subject to other statutes, regulations, rules or directives that currently exist or may be established which are applicable to agencies, board or commissions.
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The North East LHIN is an equal opportunity organization. We will accommodate your needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code.
To apply online please visit the Public Appointments Secretariat website at http://www.ontario.ca/publicappointments. Please note that you must use the online Public Appointments Secretariat application form available on the Public Appointments Secretariat website to apply. A downloadable application form is also available. Resumes, cover letters or any other additional documents will not be accepted. For more information, please visit our how to apply webpage.
All applications must quote the file number PAS-1702 and be received by the closing date. If not applying online, applications must be signed and received by fax, mail or hand delivery no later than March 07, 2017 and addressed to:
Public Appointments Secretariat