Primary Care Transformation Lead

Job Location: Brantford
Program: Brantford / Brant Ontario Health Team
Job Type: Temporary, Full Time (until June 30, 2022)
Department: Brantford Brant Primary Care Council / OHT Secretariat
Number of Positions: 1
Posting Date:  June 23, 2021
Application Deadline: July 7, 2021
Employer: Grand River Community Health Centre
Site: Currently virtual, some travel to partner locations may be required

Brantford / Brant Ontario Health Team

Working together so people across Brantford Brant are able to get the information, support and access to services that they need to live healthy lives for as long as possible.

The Brantford Brant Ontario Health Team (BBOHT) was approved by the Ministry of Health on October 16, 2020. There are currently 14 signatory agencies spanning the health care and community service continuum in Brantford and Brant County. The BBOHT’s strategy is grounded in population health with the aim to improve health outcomes and patient experience for the priority focus areas of addictions and mental health, dementia care and homelessness in Year 1. Additionally, the OHT is embarking on a digital health strategy to facilitate care coordination and information transfer. A strong connection and partnerships with the Indigenous population at the Six Nations of the Grand River, Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and the urban Indigenous population is foundational work of the BBOHT.

The Grand River Community Health Centre is the host organization for the Primary Care Transformation Lead for the Brantford Brant Ontario Health Team.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Brantford Brant Primary Care Council, the Primary Care Transformation Lead will work with a wide range of stakeholders and staff to meet deliverables identified by the Council and the Brantford Brant Ontario Health Team (BBOHT). The Transformation Lead will work closely with the BBOHT Director. The ideal candidate is comfortable navigating ambiguity and creating the structure necessary to successful project planning and implementation during a time of significant system change. They are an excellent communicator who will ensure that patients are central to planning and decision-making.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Lead the planning, coordination, communications and stakeholder engagement processes
    necessary to developing Primary Care leadership for BBOHT. Key components of this work

    • providing strategic support and guidance to the Brantford Brant Primary Care Council
    • developing and monitoring project plans and timelines to ensure OHT development hits all internal and external milestones and deadlines;
    • establishing, coordinating and supporting operations, advisory and working groups necessary to successful planning and implementation of the BBOHT;
    • actively engaging Primary Care providers in BBOHT work;
    • actively engaging other BBOHT supporting organizations and community members in planning and updates for Primary Care;
    • identifying and engaging additional stakeholders as needed;
    • ensure a comprehensive Primary Care sector communication strategy is created in collaboration with all BBOHT partners;
    • facilitating development of a final implementation (launch) plan with consideration of first year, second year and “at maturity” BBOHT targets.
  • Act as a key point of contact for coordination of all BBOHT Primary Care planning,
    communication and implementation activities.
  • Collaborate with signatory organizations’ analytics/data and planning teams where possible to support scoping and planning.
  • Support project research, literature reviews and data / information gathering to enhance subject-matter knowledge relevant to the project.
  • Manage and control costs so that project can be completed within the approved budget.
  • Other duties as required including those assigned by the Brantford Brant Primary Care Council
Skills and Experience
  • Masters degree in public administration, business administration, healthcare administration or project management, or equivalent experience an asset
  • Minimum 5+ years of experience in senior project leadership in healthcare environments such as hospitals, long-term care, government or private sector required
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage large, complex projects with multiple stakeholders
  • Demonstrated leadership, relationship-building, motivational and change management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to develop effective and comprehensive reports and presentations for various audiences, including patients and their families, community members, executives, administrators, and clinicians
  • Strong understanding of Brantford Brant and surrounding communities, and familiarity with capacity planning analytics, solutions and partnerships
  • Superior analytical, problem-solving abilities and data analysis and manipulation skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight timelines
  • Demonstrated innovative and out-of-the-box thinking and ability to handle and navigate ambiguity
  • Extensive knowledge of provincial health care structures, processes, funding mechanisms and current priorities is strongly preferred. Specific knowledge and understanding of primary care an asset
  • Working knowledge of financial modeling and financial analysis is preferred
How To Apply
To submit your application, please forward your cover letter and resume to by July 7, 2021.
The Grand River Community Health Centre is an equal opportunity employer, committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace. We welcome applications from women, members of racialized groups, visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientation and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.
To ensure there is equal opportunity during the recruitment and selection process, Grand River Community Health Centre provides accommodation for applicants with disabilities upon request.