Clinical Director - Norfolk General Hospital

  • Waterhouse Executive Search
  • Jun 17, 2020
Full time Director

Job Description

Large enough to be cutting edge, small enough to be remarkable. Located in Simcoe, Ontario, Norfolk General Hospital provides exceptional healthcare to a municipality of approximately 69,000 people. Our area of focus provides a continuum of service throughout the life span of the people we serve including Emergency, Critical Care, Obstetrics, Medicine, Surgery, and Complex Continuing Care. Employing approximately 550 highly skilled and dedicated employees, Norfolk General Hospital is a full service, 106-bed hospital with 24/7 on-call coverage of Specialists in Surgery, Anesthesia, Internal Medicine, and Obstetrics as well as on-site 24-hour per day medical coverage. Positions may also provide support to the Norfolk Hospital Nursing Home, an 80-bed long-term care facility. 

Simcoe is less than one hour away from most major centres, including Hamilton and London, and only 90 minutes from the Greater Toronto Area. Situated in Norfolk County (Ontario’s South Coast), Simcoe is not far from Lake Erie and the 88 miles of shoreline that includes long stretches of sandy beach.

Your Opportunity to Make a Difference

Reporting to the Vice-President of Patient Care, the Clinical Director will be responsible for the overall leadership of initiatives, activities and programs of the Complex Care, Rehabilitation unit at Norfolk General with program responsibility for Discharge Planning and Social work. The successful candidate will facilitate multi-disciplinary collaborative relationships, deliver quality patient care and assume professional responsibilities for the management, coordination and delivery of patient care in accordance with NGH’s mission, vision and values. The Director provides leadership that supports innovation and excellence and the right candidate has demonstrated success in being a change agent and in developing teams to achieve ambitious goals. This is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic individual who has a minimum of 3-5 years of leadership skills, change management skills and is dedicated to excellence in patient care and service delivery.

Position Qualifications:

  • Health Care Professional in good standing with his/her respective College.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in the Health Care Field rom an accredited post-secondary institution.
  • Master’s degree in Health Administration or related field or equivalent combination of experience and education, preferred.
  • Minimum of three to five years’ progressive management experience in hospital and/or health care industry.
  • Evidence of lifelong learning & professional development.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of standards of care, professional standards, best practice, evidence-informed decision making, legislative requirements, risk management and quality improvement.
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication both written and verbal.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with the complexities presented by medical staff and a unionized environment.
  • Demonstrated conflict management skills, project management, continuous quality improvement and change management.
  • Excellent critical thinking/decision making knowledge & skills, program design, development and LEAN principles.
  • Demonstrates ethical practice.
  • Strong computer/technology skills.
  • Able to work independently, meet timelines, work within and lead a team, strong organizational skills.
  • Able to prioritize and manage multiple priorities effectively.
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License & reliable transportation.
  • Creative, innovative and flexible.
  • Demonstrated experience in a rural hospital.
  • Collaborative leadership skills that foster partner relationships that improve patient care across the health care continuum

General Responsibilities:

  • Functions as a member of the leadership team.
  • Participates on Hospital Committees.
  • Maintains current knowledge of health care issues and trends, and participates in professional association and allied health organizations.
  • Creates an environment that promotes and supports safe, effective and ethical practice.
  • Demonstrated commitment to creating a practice environment that fosters professional growth and improves professional practice.
  • Facilitates bed utilization and discharge planning.
  • Promotes interdisciplinary and interdepartmental relationships and a teamwork environment.
  • Accountable for fiscal resources both human and material.
  • Fosters a continual learning and caring environment.
  • Provides on call coverage after hours.

A great team, an exceptional environment, professional growth…these qualities make our hospital a great place!

How to Apply:

To explore this opportunity please apply via email with a covering letter and resume by June 24 to quoting project NGH-CD. Should you wish to speak to our Executive Recruiters please contact Jon Stungevicius at 416-214-9299 x1, or Amy Oliveira at 416-214-9299 x4,

For more information about NGH the communities we serve, please visit

In order to ensure equal opportunities during the recruitment and selection process, Norfolk General Hospital and Norfolk Hospital Nursing Home provide accommodations for applicants with disabilities, upon request.  Norfolk General Hospital and Norfolk Hospital Nursing Home thank all applicants for their interest. Please note that only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Category

Director, Program Director, Senior Director


Simcoe, Ontario