Director, Medical Services

  • Lakeridge Health
  • Sep 21, 2018
Full time Director

Job Description


Position Title: Director, Medical Services

Program: Medicine Program

Status: Full Time

Location: Lakeridge Health Oshawa

Salary: $65.657 - $82.072 per hour

Posting Number: UNEX-1800001977

Why Join Lakeridge Health?

Lakeridge is one of Ontario’s largest community hospitals, serving people across Durham Region and beyond. With five hospitals and four Emergency Rooms, we serve a diverse population. Our dedicated teams of healthcare professionals give their all, every day, to keep improving the quality and patients’ experience of our care, drive down wait times and improve results.

Lakeridge Health (LH) is driven by an ongoing commitment to continually improve the services it provides to best meet the needs of our community. LH continues to build on its strength as a caring and innovative partner in healthcare for Durham Region. The Hospitals annual operating budget exceeds $600M.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Leading one of the largest programs at LH, the Director Medicine Services reports to the Executive Vice-President of Patient Services and is responsible for all medicine in-patient services across our five hospital sites as well as a number of ambulatory care clinics.

As a visionary leader, you will inspire and achieve results by focusing on implementation of initiatives that are aligned with the Hospital's strategic plan and annual business plan. Using a collaborative team approach at the program and bedside levels, the Director will ensure our patients return home as soon as possible with maximum independence.

The Director will possess strong leadership skills and expertise in both strategic planning and change management, in addition to financial and human resource management expertise. The Director will have a personal drive and need to achieve results by working to accomplish organizational outcomes, setting goals and priorities that maximize the use of resources.

The Director will be responsible for achieving results; collaborating and engaging constructively with other organizations to promote a fa seamless experience of care, aligned with provincial and LHIN strategies.

Key Areas of Focus:

  • Patient experience is a key priority for the program;
  • Quality improvement with a focus on patient safety and positive outcomes;
  • Advancing elderly care in the acute setting;
  • Empowering and developing others within the Medicine Program;
  • Generating enthusiasm, excitement and buy-in across the program.


  • A Master’s Degree in a related discipline;
  • Registration with the Ontario College of an applicable discipline;
  • Strong understanding of local and regional health care systems;
  • A proven track record of fostering a positive relationship with service providers;
  • Significant related program management experience in acute hospital services, preferably in a multi-site hospital environment;
  • A proven track record of achieving results that improve the organization and inspire confidence and commitment;
  • Demonstrated ability to lead effectively and create a high performance culture that facilitates growth and development;
  • Proven ability to inspire others to work toward common goals by increasingly engaging and empowering them;
  • Proven ability to critically analyze issues, utilize data to drive decisions;
  • Proven management skills including financial, human resources, quality improvement, change management, evaluation and planning;
  • Exceptional negotiation, influencing and conflict resolution skills;
  • Demonstrated commitment to our core values of Compassion, Innovation, Courage and Trust;
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to Lakeridge Health's comprehensive safety programs and practices including staff safety, patient safety and environmental safety.

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Oshawa, ON