As an integral member of the Hospital leadership and patient care teams, the primary roles of the Senior Clinical Program Director (SCPD) works in partnership with the program medical directors and includes providing exemplary leadership and strategic guidance to the Rehabilitation, Complex Continuing Care (CCC) and Palliative Program, ensuring excellence in the provision of patient care in day to day operations as well as longer term program planning for improvements, the achievement of corporate/program objectives and the creation of a healthy workplace that maximizes the potential of all who work at Unity Health Toronto.
On August 1, 2017, Providence Healthcare, St. Joseph's Health Centre and St. Michael's Hospital integrated to form a new health network known as Unity Health Toronto. United, the three organizations serve patients, residents and clients across the full spectrum of care while investing in world-class research and education. Unity Health Toronto works to advance the health of everyone in their urban communities and beyond. The health network provides services spanning primary care, secondary community care, tertiary and quaternary care services to post-acute through rehabilitation, palliative care and long-term care.
The SCPD of the Rehabilitation, Complex Continuing Care (CCC) and Palliative Program leads the Providence Healthcare site specific Rehabilitation and Complex Continuing Care (CCC) Program with the opportunity to create and support future services at the St. Michael's Hospital and St. Joseph's Health Centre sites. The SCPD of the Rehabilitation, Complex Continuing Care (CCC) and Palliative Program will also have cross site program with accountabilities spanning palliative clinical services across all three sites. The Providence site provides rehabilitation, CCC, and palliative inpatient services as well as rehabilitative outpatient services to individuals with musculoskeletal, stroke, and neurologic medical needs. All three sites provide pain, symptom management, and end of life care to patients with palliative care needs â€“ in addition, Providence provides caregiver relief and support programs for these populations. We provide services to many living in poverty and facing many hurdles in achieving recovery and community re-integration and we are committed to supporting recovery through timely access to high quality, evidence informed comprehensive health and social supports. Robust community based and community partnered programs and services are key the care we deliver.
The SCPD leads the strategic planning of all services in the Rehabilitation, Complex Continuing Care (CCC) and Palliative Programs and maintains responsibility for ensuring the efficient/effective delivery of the clinical program including all aspects of planning, human resource and financial management. This involves facilitating program development and strengthening program vision, and promoting a culture of discovery and innovation in all clinical and non-clinical activities within the Programs and the development of external relationships with the community partners and stakeholders in patient care delivery.
Primary responsibilities of the SCPD role include:
Overview of Role Requirements:
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.