Summary of Duties / Key Responsibilities:
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is a large academic health sciences centre in the heart of Toronto. With 1.3 million patient visits each year, Sunnybrook has established itself across five campuses. Sunnybrook is proud to be fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and each year the hospital provides educational opportunities for more than 4,000 students from around the world.
As the Director of Operations for the Operating Room and Related Services, you will be leading surgical activity over two Sunnybrook Sites. The Department is the surgical home to Sunnybrook's Trauma Centre, the largest trauma centre in Canada; the Ross Tilley Burn Centre, Ontario’s largest burn centre; the Odette Cancer Centre, the sixth largest cancer centre in North America; and the Holland Centre, performing over 2,000 hip and knee replacements annually. The OR and Related Services portfolio at Sunnybrook is one of the most complex and exciting work environment’s you will experience encompassing state-of-the-art surgical activity in all surgical specialties, many of which are advancing image guided minimal and non-invasive surgical techniques.
The Director of Operations, together with the Chief of Surgery and Chief of Anesthesia, form the OR Executive, reporting to the Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and leading the Operating Room and Related Services in one of the most dynamic academic health sciences centres in Canada. The successful incumbent will be responsible for providing multi-site strategic and operational direction for a portfolio of areas with a 69 million dollar operating budget, including the Operating Room, Post Anaesthetic Care Unit, High Intensity Surgical Stay Unit, Regional Block Areas, Same Day Surgery, Surgical Short Stay Unit, Medical Outpatient Clinic, Transfusion Medicine Clinic, the IV Team, Endoscopy, Colposcopy, Cystoscopy, Pre-Admissions Clinic, Perfusion and the Medical Device Reprocessing Centre.
The successful candidate must have extensive experience in strategic and operational planning; performance and quality management, preferably gained from working in a complex OR environment. Ideally, the candidate should have developed these skills in the context of a large academic health sciences centre. A critical success factor is the ability to build strong teams and be a strategic and operational partner to the Program Operations Directors and Program Chiefs.
This role works in collaboration with respective Medical Directors, Senior Leadership, Directors, Managers, interprofessional teams, patients and their families. The role responsibilities include clinical and financial administration, capital planning, program planning, OR schedule development, strategic planning for future OR development, and providing representation at regional and provincial meetings relevant to portfolio activity. The Operations Director will have several direct reports, including several Patient Care Managers, Advanced Practice Nurses, Clinical Educators and a Nurse Practitioner.
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Our mission is to care for our patients and their families when it matters most.
Our vision is to invent the future of health care.
Our values are: excellence, collaboration, accountability, respect and engagement.
From our beginnings as a hospital for Canadian veterans, Sunnybrook has flourished into a fully affiliated teaching hospital of the University of Toronto, evolving to meet the needs of our growing community.
Today, with 1.3 million patient visits each year, Sunnybrook has established itself across three campuses and is home to Canada's largest trauma centre.
Sunnybrook's groundbreaking research changes the way patients are treated around the world. Our over 200 scientists and clinician-scientists conduct more than $100 million of breakthrough research each year. Tomorrow, we will discover ways to treat the untreatable.