Chief Executive Officer - Dryden Regional Health Centre (DRHC)

  • Phelpsgroup
  • Dec 04, 2018
Full time CEO

Job Description

Chief Executive Officer

A unique opportunity for a champion of best practices in the broader healthcare and social services system – provincially and nationally – to join a highly professional senior leadership team and contribute to the work and future direction of DRHC at a time of transformational change.

With an excellent record of success, Dryden Regional Health Centre (DRHC) has been providing professional, compassionate, safe and high-quality patient health care to the community of Dryden and surrounding areas, approximately 14,000 in population, since 1952. Guided by the values of Respect, Integrity, Humility, Compassion and Accountability, this 41-bed hospital supports the work of its 300+ staff, physicians, nurses and volunteers and, through prudent planning and fiscal responsibility, continually moves forward with innovative programming suited to meet patient care needs at the right time, in the right place.

Located on the north shore of Wabigoon Lake, Dryden is a city with something for everyone: an abundance of outdoor activities amid the rugged beauty of Northwestern Ontario, and all the conveniences typically offered by larger urban centres. This close-knit community of just under 8,000 residents boasts a diverse culture and a reasonable cost of living.

As DRHC’s new Chief Executive Officer, you will be a confident, persuasive communicator and a savvy senior manager, ready to develop strong working and productive relationships with external stakeholders such as the provincial and federal governments, while continuing to build on community partnerships and provide a more fulsome delivery model of health care services to the public.

You will be expected to engage the North West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) to set priorities and plan health services that not only meet, but also anticipate, the needs of the demographic shift in population in Dryden and surrounding areas, i.e. long-term care housing and support. At the same time, you will work to build cultural competency on how best to serve the growing Indigenous and immigrant populations in Dryden, and build trust with the community at large through various community initiatives.

As CEO, you will visibly encourage an inclusive decision-making process across administration and with health care professionals, and play a key strategic role in attracting and retaining qualified staff by working to extend the volume and breadth of clinical services offered (e.g. telemedicine and in-person services, equipment). Your success will also be measured by your ability to achieve needed provincial funding to address key issues, develop a budget that meets LHIN and Board approval, build strong relationships with the team, the Board and physicians, and with Indigenous partners, as well as maintain and grow employee engagement scores.

DRHC is striving for more systems integration across the continuum of care and, as such, will count on you to lead opportunities for integration, and to inspire your team to be innovative, drive new ideas, and work in a collaborative, supportive way to execute plans and deliver planned results. Another priority area will be continuing to build the mental health support services, to provide a wide range of clinical care services to a community experiencing a growth in mental illness and addiction.

As the successful candidate for this pivotal role, you will have a graduate degree in a relevant discipline, combined with a track record of accomplishments in a senior leadership role within a complex, multiple stakeholder environment with public and/or government accountability. Experience in the health care world would be an asset. Most importantly, you have successfully led positive, progressive change as well as developed and implemented innovative initiatives and programs, with and through people, can effectively inspire, mentor, motivate and bring together strong teams, and know how to work with Board Committees/Internal Committees to advance an organization’s mission.

This senior mandate calls for an executive with an agile, collaborative and service-oriented approach to management, experience working with northern and rural communities, and a visible commitment to equity and inclusion, and to serving the public interest. As such a professional, you are known as much for your superb people skills as for your business acumen, and are adept at building organizational and personal capacity, and creating a positive, engaged working environment and a cohesive, collegial team culture in which everyone feels included and valued.

To apply to this rewarding executive position, submit your application to Phelpsgroup at careers@phelpsgroup.caApplication deadline: January 18th, 2018.

401 Bay Street, Suite 1400, Toronto, ON M5H 2Y4
Phone: 416-364-6229

Job Category

Chief Executive Officer


Dryden, ON