Vice President, Digital Strategy & Transformation - William Osler Health System

  • Odgers Berndtson
  • Jan 13, 2021
Full time Vice President

Job Description

William Osler Health System

Vice President, Digital Strategy & Transformation

Based in Toronto, William Osler Health System (Osler) is one of Ontario’s largest and most dynamic community teaching hospitals, serving 1.3 million residents within the Central West Local Health Integration Network. Osler has three hospital sites: Brampton Civic Hospital, Etobicoke General Hospital and the Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness. With an annual budget of $900 million, Osler offers a wide range of health services, with high quality care provided by skilled, professional, multidisciplinary teams. The hospital is frequently named one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers and is recognized as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers. Osler is now seeking a Vice President, Digital Strategy and Transformation to shape a vision for, and drive towards, Osler’s technology future that is patient-focused and truly meets the needs of clinicians and frontline staff.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the new VP will work collaboratively with staff and stakeholders across the hospital to design and implement the future of Osler’s end-to-end digital strategy. With a system-wide, holistic approach, the VP will develop and communicate a vision for systems that will serve Osler’s patients and staff in the delivery of care, empowering staff and clients alike and building excitement for a large-scale transformation. He or she will lead the implementation of a new Clinical Information System and a new HRIS, and will explore the impacts that AI, big data, and virtual care can have on the patient experience and clinical decision making. Leveraging their experience in change management and project delivery, the VP will ensure that technology decisions truly serve the hospital’s mission and earn buy-in and support through cost effective delivery.

As the ideal candidate, you bring a Master’s degree in a relevant field with senior-level IT leadership experience within the health care sector or similarly complex and advanced digital environments. You have a proven track record of building strong relationships to support the development and implementation of innovative, interconnected digital capabilities and solutions, and have a demonstrated the ability to successfully deliver on complex transformational projects. You are a strong communicator and collaborative leader and understand how to successfully navigate challenging projects while keeping stakeholders apprised of challenges and obstacles. You bring an understanding of best-in-class technology solutions from a global perspective, and hold a clear commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism.

Applications are encouraged immediately and should be submitted online ideally by February 8, 2021 at For more information, please contact Eric Slankis or Joanne McMullin of Odgers Berndtson. We thank all those who express an interest, however only those chosen for further development will be contacted.

Osler is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and Osler throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

Job Category

Vice President


Toronto, ON