Mount Sinai Hospital
Apr 24, 2019Full time
Requisition # 2497 Job Type Regular Full-time Vacancies 1 Department Patient Care and Nursing Employee Group Non Union Hours (Subject to change) M-F 37.5 hours per week; due to the leadership nature of the position applicants must be flexible to work additional/varied hours as required In 2015, Bridgepoint Active Healthcare, Circle of Care, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute and Mount Sinai Hospital, came together to form Sinai Health System – and leverage our collective expertise and create a system that better responds to the changing needs of our patients, families and clients. Sinai Health has a bold vision and strategy for the future: To create Canada's leading health system pushing the boundaries to realize the best health and care for complex patients. A key enabler of this vision is Sinai Health’s People Plan – which provides an explicit commitment to our people about our commitment to creating a workplace culture and environment that is safe, caring, equitable, compassionate and accountable in order to ultimately provide optimal care to patients and their family caregivers. To support us on this journey, we are seeking an exceptional and experienced leader, with the skills and abilities to assume the exciting, role of Senior Director, Operations and Professional Practice, Health Disciplines. Job Summary The Senior Director, Health Disciplines at Sinai Health is passionate about providing strategic and dynamic leadership to health discipline professions through the advancement of collaborative care delivery, evidence based practice, research and innovation, professional growth and development. This role works closely with professional practice, quality and operational leadership to enhance health discipline practice to achieve the highest standards of care for the following professions and services: Respiratory Therapy, Anaesthesia Assistants, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Registered Dietitians, Speech-Language Pathology, Social Work, EMG Clinic and associated roles. The Senior Director reports to the Vice President of Professional Practice, Nursing and Health Disciplines. In collaboration with leadership from Nursing and other health professions, the Senior Director assumes overall accountability for the professional practice, strategic, and operational direction for Health Discipline professionals at the Mount Sinai Hospital campus in the provision of quality, safe patient care across the clinical programs. This role is responsible for the development, promotion and evaluation of effective Health Discipline services using data, benchmarks and standards; effective use of financial and human resources; collaboration with other professions and disciplines to foster interprofessional programs and services; and the provision of leadership within and external to the organization and on behalf of the Health Discipline professions. The Senior Director works in partnership with the Vice President, Professional Practice and other members of the Professional Practice leadership team to support the integration and alignment of professional and academic practice across Health Disciplines to ensure key initiatives have optimal impact on outcomes and patient/staff experience. This role will foster an environment that promotes and supports quality, safety, patient-centered care, quality of work life and shared leadership. The Senior Director demonstrates an ability to affirm a program vision that embraces the overall direction of Sinai Health, including its unique role within the local, national and international healthcare system. Along with the Senior Management, Patient Services Leadership and the Academic Practice Leadership teams, the Senior Director will work towards both mid and long-term integrative planning strategies, which include the development of strategic goals and priorities related to patient services, quality and fiscal accountabilities that support achievement of the organization’s mission, vision and strategic plan. Job Requirements The Senior Director holds current registration in good standing with a regulated health profession college in Ontario (preferably RD, OT, PT, SLP, SW, RRT). The Senior Director also has a minimum of five years clinical experience and 3 years of progressive leadership and administrative experience at various levels. The preferred candidate holds a master’s degree in a health profession or related field and demonstrates a commitment to personal and professional development. The Senior Director has extensive knowledge of the healthcare sector with a track record of advancing innovation in the delivery of care. The Senior Director also demonstrates leadership engagement in relevant professional associations (e.g. TAHSN, ACEN, CAHO, etc.) and preferably holds cross appointments to the University of Toronto and/or other universities/colleges. Experience leading complex programs, projects and initiatives and an earned reputation for developing both people and processes are required to be successful in this role. Excellent networking and relationship building skills with a proven ability to develop and implement strategic plans with expertise in identifying and executing ongoing process improvement and the achievement of performance targets are also required for success. Strong clinical operations management experience is a significant asset.