Director, Interprofessional Development

  • Hamilton Health Sciences
  • Nov 05, 2020
Full time Director

Job Description

Unit Summary

 Be part of HHS’ highly impactful Quality and Performance portfolio with a vision of igniting breakthrough levels of health care performance. Our mission is inspiring exceptional patient care and service through collaboration, empowerment, continuous learning, and innovation. Services forming the portfolio include: • Clinical Resources Program • Interprofessional Development • Interprofessional Practice and Health Professional Practice • Medical Education • Patient Experience and Safety • Program for Ethics and Ecologies of Care, and • Quality and Value Improvement Quality and Performance portfolio is rich in skills and knowledge, diverse in roles and outcomes, and consistently involved in evaluation, research and innovation initiatives. We rally together around common goals in line with HHS’ priorities, and the portfolio’s vision and mission. Relationships and work touches all clinical areas of HHS, and our networks are extensive both internally and externally. McMaster University and Mohawk College are significant collaborators in our daily work.

Position Summary

 Reporting to the VP Quality and Performance and Chief Nursing Executive, the Director of Interprofessional Development is leading a dynamic team of approximately 60 professionals focused on providing results and delivering expert services in adult teaching and learning, clinical team performance, knowledge translation and adoption of new practices, and library services including patient education resources. The Interprofessional Development portfolio has major impacts on improving patient care and experience by equipping people with knowledge, skills, and professional presence in a culture of compassion and continuous improvement. Learners from high-school programs, under-graduate, graduate and post-graduate programs are coordinated through the portfolio. Learner programming approaches are aimed at creating high caliber experiential learning. HHS invests in learners recognizing their importance to the manpower needs of HHS and the health system at large, their valuable contributions to continuous improvement work and patient care services, and HHS stewardship to improve socioeconomic wellness within our community. The Director’s relationships are far reaching including, but not limited to, academic partners locally and internationally, the City of Hamilton and interests to support population health initiatives, and vendors/industry servicing HHS. Opportunities for innovation and business development are purpose built and supported in a jointly funded secretariat office with Mohawk College.

Schedule Work Hours

 Generally, Monday – Friday business hours; participation in the Director On-Call roster begins after 6 months in the role. 


  1. Minimally a Masters degree with scholarship in adult learning, human behaviour and decision making, and human relationship.
  2. Member in good standing with an Ontario regulated health profession is preferred.
  3. Minimally 5 years of management experience at senior levels in large and complex organizations preferably in the fields of health care, academics, or social services.
  4. Education and experience applying lean quality improvement tools and techniques. Experience in organizations with well-established business process management systems is preferred.
  5. Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal, written and oral communication, critical thinking, analysis, consultation and team building skills.
  6. Proven track record of managing complex change in organizations, and facilitating highly productive partnerships with diverse stakeholders.
  7. Evidence of leading successful project teams with outcomes that create lasting and significant impact on improved performance.
  8. Business development experience preferred, and a track record of fostering innovation.
  9. Demonstrated commitment to utilizing research evidence and contributing to new knowledge generation through participation or leadership of research.
  10. Demonstrated personal commitment to mindfulness practice is preferred.



$70.83 - $90.81 hourly 


Please apply via and search for Requisition #84230


Proficiency in both Official Languages would be an asset.

Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer.

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Hamilton, ON