Manager, Northern Ontario Academic Health Sciences Network Implementation
Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Greater Sudbury, ON
Reporting to the Vice Dean Academic, the Manager, Academic Health Sciences Network Implementation will support the development and implementation of a Northern Ontario Academic Health Sciences Network (AHSNetworkNorth) with accountability to a tri-partite leadership group, consisting of executives from the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM), and the two Academic Health Science Centres (AHSCs) Health Sciences North (HSN) in Sudbury, and Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC). This will result in an enhanced relationship and approach to NOSM’s partnership and affiliation with Northern Ontario’s two Academic Health Sciences Centres Heath Sciences North (HSN), and Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC), their affiliated Research Institutes and Lakehead and Laurentian Universities.


Tasks may include but are not limited to the following:
Provides overall project management, coordination, analytical and communication expertise to the tri-partite executive group to support the development of a Northern Ontario Academic Health Sciences Network (AHSNetworkNorth) which will produce; a shared vision for integration of academic work (education, research and leadership) in clinical settings, a governance structure, budget, affiliation and collaboration agreement, multi-year operational plans and the creation of AHSNetworkNorth
Facilitates and coordinates AHSNetworkNorth Steering Committee meetings, tri-partite AHSC CEO meetings and meetings of other leaders as required.
Liaises with and represents the tri-partite AHSNetworkNorth initiative with strategic partners including NE and NW Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs), Northern Ontario Academic Medicine Association (NOAMA), Northern Teaching Hospitals Council, Northern Network for Health Equity and the Northern Physician Resources Task Force.
Supports the development of new academic/clinical leadership structures in the AHSCs and across Northern Ontario
In collaboration with the Governance Committee of the AHSNetworkNorth, supports the creation of appropriate agreements between and among the three Parties including, but not limited to:
Shared financial accountability options
Academic governance options
Shared branding and communication strategies
Feasible options for integrated academic/clinical leadership structures in the AHSCs
Academic/clinical administrative support requirements
Integrated AHSCs Credentialing and NOSM Faculty Appointment process
Collaborative onboarding process for new faculty appointees
Streamlined, collaborative approach to key policies and processes in areas of overlap – e.g. codes of conduct, discrimination and harassment.
A framework for streamlining information systems among the three partners
Develops and coordinates relevant MOUs, Affiliation Agreements, and Terms of Reference for committees as required.
Leads the development, implementation and monitoring of a collaborative communications plan related to the AHSNetworkNorth with partner organizations.
Liaises and communicates with appropriate leaders at HSN, NOSM and TBRHSC to support inclusion of Simulation-Based Education across Northern Ontario as part of the AHSNetworkNorth.
If needed supports the Northern Ontario Symposium on Clinical/Academic Integration.
Leads the development of relevant funding proposals to advance the AHSNetworkNorth Network.
Participates in strategic networking and analysis with institutions and policy makers.
Develops and manages the budget and funding for AHSNetworkNorth
Drafts strategic documents, including environmental scans, options papers, executive briefing notes, to support executive dialogue and decision making related to the AHSNetworkNorth.
Occasional overnight travel required.
Performs all other duties as assigned.
An undergraduate degree in Health Sciences, Business or Education from a recognized university with Canadian accreditation or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. A Masters degree in one of the above areas is considered an asset.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
A minimum of seven (7) years of directly related experience
Managerial and team leadership experience in a broader public sector organization
Experience working in health services and health services administration
Thorough knowledge of project management and project leadership best practices
Synthesize complex information and develop options to support executive decision
Work in a consultative and collaborative fashion with NOSM, its partners, and its committees to achieve improvement and results
Strategic planning and management skills
Strong presentation and facilitation skills
Work independently and as part of a team in meeting conflicting deadlines
Hospital operations and leadership structures
NOSM programs and administrative structures
Canadian academic administration and medical education
Proficiency in the use of computer systems and related software such as – Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Outlook, Visio) and electronic survey tools (e.g. Qualtrics)
Must be able to communicate effectively in English (verbally, written and comprehension)
French/Indigenous language skills would be considered asset

Interested candidates are invited to apply online or submit a resume along with verification of academic accomplishments quoting the competition number # 2019-1345-AM to:

Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Attention: Human Resources
935 Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury, Ontario P3E 2C6
Fax: (705) 671-3880

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