Royal Ottawa Health Care Group
Dec 14, 2018Full time
Help us create mental health care that meets people where they are. As one of Canada’s foremost mental health care and academic health science centres, The Royal has a clear purpose: to get more people living with mental illness into recovery faster. This is at the core of everything we do and it is driven by the passion, focus and dedication of our employees. Every day, the work that we do transforms the lives of people with mental illness through specialized mental healthcare, advocacy, research and education. Looking towards the future of mental health care, The Royal is focused on delivering faster access to better treatment. A key element of this is community-based services. Our vision for The Royal is a hospital without walls - a future in which mental health care meets people where they are, working in harmony with other aspects of health and community. As The Royal’s Vice-President of Patient Care Services and Community Mental Health, your role will be to ask not just “HOW can we help?” but also “WHERE can we help? While inpatient care will always be an important and necessary part of our work, you will look beyond the hospital to help more people where they live, work and access other health services. We are looking for a high-energy dynamic leader to join our senior management team. Your leadership will be pivotal in expanding The Royal’s community services and building our partnerships with other community resources. Reporting to the President and CEO, you will lead an interdisciplinary 800-employee team of highly skilled, passionate, and dedicated mental health professionals. You will be accountable for developing and implementing strategies and partnerships that support patient and family-centred care as the foundation of an integrated health care system with focus on improving access to mental health care and addiction services in the community. Your work may include developing new services as well as revamping appropriate hospital services as community offerings. You will be a key player both at The Royal and in the broader community advancing the philosophy and application of care closer to home. You will work in close partnership with other service providers, patients and families, sometimes leading, sometimes supporting, and always collaborating. IN THIS POSITION YOU WILL: Be a key leader in The Royal’s evolution to a ‘hospital without walls’. Look beyond the hospital to develop innovative community-based services that help people where they live, work and access other health services; Build and nurture partnerships with other service providers to provide mental health care that meets people where they are; Identify and seize opportunities to improve access to mental health care and addiction services in the community and to reduce the need to access care through an emergency department; Ensure that patients can transfer smoothly into, out of, and between our services. Ensure that the care we provide helps our patients live their best lives : Develop and direct the implementation of evidence-based best practices to measure, analyze and continuously improve the safety and quality of patient care services; Oversee community-based services planning with focus on the provision of quality, efficient and effective management of resources. This objective is achieved through a community program advisory committee; Oversee the development and implementation of clinical early intervention programs offered to community members and local school boards that focus on adult and youth mental health and addictions; Oversee the development and implementation of clinical early intervention programs offered to community members and local school boards that focus on adult and youth mental health and addictions; Provide leadership and promote collaboration to enhance the mental health and addictions system. Deliver faster access to better treatment : In collaboration with the Vice-President, Patient Care Services, Professional Practise and Chief Nursing Executive, designs and implements system-wide initiatives to facilitate patient movement through the hospital care system (Patient Flow) to the appropriate level of care in the community; Be accountable for all The Royal’s and externally funded community programs and for maintaining positive relationships with external partners, funding agencies and key stakeholders; In Partnership with Ontario Shores and Waypoint Mental Health Centres, ensure the successful implementation of the Integrated Assessment Standardization Project and Health Quality Ontario standards at The Royal. Ensure efficient use of resources: Ensure capital and operating budgets and expenditures in the portfolio are appropriate and that spending is within allocated budgets; Ensure all programs and services are aligned with quality priorities and that they align with the strategic plan through targeted activities. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Master’s Degree in mental health, social work, psychology or a related field Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a leadership role in a mental health and addictions environment. Knowledge of senior level management activities (organizational change, strategic planning, human resource administration and financial planning) Ability to identify challenges, develop a strategic plan and deliver solutions Talent for innovative thinking and the drive to effect change Dynamism to address the demands of a rapidly evolving healthcare sector Knowledge of the continuum of community based services and public funding Experience in formulating policy, developing strategies and new procedures Patient and family service oriented Excellent leadership skills and ability to establish and maintain good working relations. Well-developed influencing, negotiating and communication skills with excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills Excellent listening, facilitation and conflict resolution skills with the ability to build consensus English level A- is mandatory in oral expression, oral comprehension, reading comprehension and written For inquiries about this position, please send your questions to email@example.com . We are an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the recruitment process.