Vice President, Programs and Services & Chief Nursing Executive - Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

  • c/o Odgers Berndtson
  • Jun 18, 2020
Full time Vice President

Job Description

Vice President, Programs and Services & Chief Nursing Executive

A future with no boundaries

Are you passionate about the best health and quality of life for children and youth? Are you as excited about the latest innovation in clinical care as you are the smile on the face of a teen who has been able to participate in their first volunteer opportunity? Are you energized by talking to point-of-care nurses, therapists, physicians and researchers alike? Are you hands on, built to collaborate yet love strategy? Do you know that the best of quality and safety happens when clients and families are at the table? Do you love operations and problem-solving while having a deep passion for the best of nursing? Are you motivated by an organizational culture as much about the heart as the head? If the answer to these questions is yes, then this is the opportunity for you.

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital creates a world of possibility by supporting children and youth living with disability, medical complexity, illness and injury. Holland Bloorview is a top 40 Canadian research hospital that is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and serves over 7,500 families annually. Providing both inpatient and a broad range of ambulatory programs and services, Holland Bloorview is renowned for its expertise in partnering with clients and families to provide exceptional care and is the only hospital to ever achieve 100 per cent in two successive quality surveys by Accreditation Canada. Holland Bloorview is a founding member of Kids Health Alliance, a network of partners working to create a high quality, consistent and coordinated approach to pediatric health care that is centred around children, youth and their families.

Established in 1899, Holland Bloorview is located in Toronto, serves children and youth from across Ontario and Canada, and is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto. The children the hospital sees each year live with over 2,000 unique diagnoses, including brain injury, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, autism spectrum disorder and developmental delay. A holistic approach is taken to assist young people in achieving their goals. This includes physical and cognitive development as well as life skills such as employment readiness, transitioning to adult services and friendship. Children and youth also have access to programming in music, arts, fitness, and technology.

Holland Bloorview and its volunteers, students and staff have won numerous awards for quality and care, research and innovation, client and family centred care, education and training, and environmental practices. Employment-related awards include: Greater Toronto’s Top Employers, Canada’s Top Employers for Young People and Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures. 

Holland Bloorview-led innovations, research and evidence-informed care impact the lives of children and youth around the globe through the Bloorview Research Institute and the Teaching and Learning Institute and Programs and Services. Holland Bloorview is guided by a goal to lead and model social change by eliminating stigma aimed at kids and youth living with disability through its award-winning #DearEverybody campaign. The vision of Holland Bloorview is to create the most meaningful and healthy futures for all children, youth and families

Holland Bloorview is searching for a new Vice President Programs and Services & CNE to join the senior management team. The new VP/CNE will merge practice excellence with programs and services operations to advance No Boundaries outcomes. Building on an ambitious vision for the best of nursing this leader will continue to advance a Holland Bloorview nursing vision embedded within a multi-disciplinary rehabilitation context. The successful candidate will be a graduate prepared Nurse, with 10+ years of leadership experience in a complex, integrated health care setting, ideally providing care to the child and youth population. If you are not currently working with children & youth, you will possess a passion for this population and an understanding of the unique needs of our clients and their families.

You possess a fundamental belief that the best care can only be delivered when all employees are working to their full scope of practice. You have an appreciation for research and evidence-based practices and the delivery of care within an academic health setting.   At your core, you have a leadership style that is empowering, compassionate, visionary, creative, and collaborative. You are a strategist and someone who rolls up their sleeves to get the job done. You have a strong North Star that aligns with the vision, and values of Holland Bloorview.

If this exciting and rewarding opportunity sounds like you, please submit your resume and cover letter to For additional information contact Penny Mirams 647-241-4037 or Hayley Becker 647-267-8170. Expressions of interest should be received by July 7, 2020.

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace and providing opportunities to under-represented groups in healthcare leadership; we encourage applications from self- identified women, Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas, experience and background within our community.

Job Category

Vice President


Toronto, ON