Reporting to the President and CEO of Unity Health Toronto, the Vice President, Clinical Programs, Providence Healthcare (PHC) is a member of the network executive team, contributing to the development and execution of the strategic directions of the network, as well as providing oversight of the operational effectiveness, financial stability and general efficiency of Unity Health Toronto. The Vice President has leadership and operational responsibilities for a portfolio of clinical programs focused at the Providence site including a 245 bed rehabilitation, complex care and palliative care hospital with inpatient and ambulatory programs, a 288 bed long term care home and an active community support service for cognitively impaired adults, along with some network programs spanning multiple sites. A close partnership with the Director of Medical Affairs at PHC, and the CNO and Professional Practice Leader for Unity Health will be essential in overseeing clinical care at PHC.
The Vice President plays a key role in supporting and advancing Unity Health Toronto’s unique values-based culture by demonstrating principled leadership, embedding patient centred care and ensuring that service delivery within the clinical programs are aligned with the network’s mission, vision, values, and strategy. This role requires an authentic leader with superior relationship management skills to collaborate with stakeholders across Unity Health Toronto and in the broader health system, and to develop strong, high-performing teams. The Vice President will provide outstanding leadership in achieving our goal - ensuring the best possible patient experience across the network and working with the community partners to better integrate services.
An optimistic and enthusiastic leader, the successful candidate will possess thorough understanding of, and appreciation for, the complexities and stakeholder dynamics of long term care, rehabilitation, community services and academic health centres, which integrate patient care with teaching and research. The successful candidate will have progressive experience in leadership of clinical programs in a complex health care environment, a post-graduate degree in nursing or other healthcare discipline, health policy or business/health/public administration and demonstrated success with co-design, coaching and mentoring methodologies.
As a leader at Unity Health Toronto, the ideal candidate will demonstrate leadership capability defined by the Canadian College of Health Leaders’ LEADS framework:
Key Job Responsibilities
Strategy and Planning
Clinical Program and Site Leadership
The role of Vice President Clinical Programs requires an experienced health care leader who will be committed to and guided by Unity Health Toronto’s mission and values. The ideal candidate also has exceptional interpersonal and operational skills, and extensive experience inspiring teams, driving change, innovation and excellence in clinical, operational, and professional practice environments.
Core Skills and Abilities
Unity Health Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, and members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
On Aug. 1, 2017, Providence Healthcare, St. Joseph’s Health Centre and St. Michael’s Hospital (the Network) officially united under a single health network, to advance the health of our patients, clients and residents, and our urban communities. The Network’s more than 10,000 staff and physicians serve communities from Etobicoke to Scarborough. With an annual budget of more than $1 billion and 1,100 inpatient beds, the Network provides the full spectrum of care from primary, secondary, community, tertiary and quaternary care services to post-acute through rehabilitation, palliative care and long-term care.
Rooted in the legacy of our founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph, the three organizations share a commitment to Catholic healthcare, a vocation to serve the most vulnerable and those most in need with compassion and dignity; to improve health and the overall social determinants of health, rather than just treat disease. True to Catholic Social Teaching, a calling to social justice and the common good, our organizations prioritize a holistic and compassionate approach, recognizing the whole person in the community, the fundamental link between spirituality and healing, and the diverse cultural and spiritual needs of those served.