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Project Specialist, South West LHIN

London, Ontario
Deadline September 6, 2011

The South West Local Health Integration Network (SWLHIN), is one of 14 local organizations that have been created in Ontario to plan, coordinate and fund local health services, including hospitals, community care access centres (CCACs), long-term care homes, community health centres (CHCs), community support service agencies, and mental health and addictions agencies. The office of the South West LHIN is located in London, Ontario.

Committed to health improvement, innovation, and the establishment of collaborative partnerships across the South West, LHIN staff will incorporate the best aspects of teamwork and continuous learning as they work with the local community to ensure the best health outcomes for everyone.  If you are interested in being part of a dynamic team at the South West LHIN, consider the following:

Project Specialist

This contract position offer and full time 18 month contract is dependent on funding being secured for this eHealth project.

Reporting to the Regional Manager of Hospital Report Manager (HRM) and Southwest Physician Office Interface to Regional EMR System (SPIRE) Expansion, the Project Specialist (PS) will be responsible for managing the expansion of the SPIRE project for the South West LHIN.  The PS will be accountable for all project management methodologies, documents and processes used and implemented with the South West LHIN (and liaise with Erie St. Clair LHIN) to ensure the successful completion of project objectives within scope, budget and timelines.  The PS manages the Change Management team (Coordinator and 3 Site Support) and ensures alignment with project management methodologies.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a post secondary education in health sciences, business administration or a relevant field or the equivalent in education, training and experience. You must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in project management, delivery of software projects and development and/or implementation of complex enterprise software development projects. Knowledge of and experience with accepted project management methodologies, approaches, tools and phases of the project life cycle, experience using project management problem solving skills and experience preparing and monitoring budgets are also required. Preferred candidates should have experience in managing staff and communicating across a variety of stakeholders in the healthcare system. Interpersonal skills and the ability to manage time-sensitive and complex situations are essential. Previous working knowledge of an EMR system would be a strong asset. Proficiency in French would be an asset.

To apply online by Sept., 6, 2011, please visit

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.