Aug 05, 2020Full time
Chief of Surgery, St. Joseph’s Health Centre On August 1, 2017, Providence Healthcare, St. Joseph's Health Centre and St. Michael's Hospital integrated to form a new health network known as Unity Health Toronto. United, the three organizations serve patients, residents and clients across the full spectrum of care while investing in world-class research and education . Unity Health Toronto works to advance the health of everyone in their urban communities and beyond. The health network provides services spanning primary care, secondary community care, tertiary and quaternary care services to post-acute through rehabilitation, palliative care and long-term care. St. Joseph’s Health Centre is a Catholic community teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto that has served the communities of West Toronto and beyond for nearly a century. Empowered by the dedication of their staff, physicians, students and volunteers, and emboldened through strong partnerships and the input of local residents, St. Joseph’s Health Centre is committed to achieving its vision of advancing the health of the community by being one of Canada’s best community teaching health centres. St. Joseph’s Health Centre’s Surgery Program is a leader in its field, providing high quality care to meet the diverse surgical needs of their catchment area and the wider community. As a university-affiliated program, the Surgical Program offers a range of care and procedures from thoracic and hepatobiliary surgery to general surgery, gynaecology, ophthalmology, and urology. Patients from infancy to the elderly are cared for by St. Joseph’s Health Centre’s exceptional team of surgeons, anaesthetists, health professionals and support staff. For more information about Unity Health Toronto and St. Joseph’s Health Centre, please visit their websites at: https://unityhealth.to and https://stjoestoronto.ca . The Position The Chief of Surgery, St. Joseph’s Health Centre (Chief) will be responsible for the leadership of the Surgical Program, a complex and high functioning program providing excellent, safe, and evidence-based surgical care to the West Toronto Community. The Chief will champion best practice and quality initiatives in a dynamic inter-professional environment within a program management model. The Chief will work closely with the Program Leadership and the many dedicated clinicians, specialists and hospital team members, patients, and families to provide high quality hospital and health services to patients and their families. Key leadership priorities for the Chief of Surgery will be to: In collaboration with the Program Leadership, develop and implement a vision and strategy for the Surgical Program that seeks to enhance opportunities for integration, innovation, and multidisciplinary best practices. Advance a highly collaborative culture that supports active community engagement, academic endeavours, and strategic partnerships. Identify, develop, and implement key program initiatives that can maximize quality, advance transformative care, and adopt best practices across the continuum of the patient journey. Partner and build relationships with internal and external providers, clinicians, teams, stakeholders, and leaders to ensure optimal team performance and the provision of the highest quality and safest care to patients and families. Experience The successful candidate will be an accomplished clinician and teacher with a proven track record of academic achievements. You are a physician licensed by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario or eligible for licensure, with certification in a Surgical Specialty, as recognized by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or other certification that is deemed to be equivalent. The successful candidate should have or be eligible for an academic appointment at the University of Toronto. You are an experienced, inclusive, and visionary clinician leader with credentials in medical leadership, strategy, and operations, as well as a passion for patient advocacy, service excellence and patient cultural sensitivity. Recognized as an effective change agent, you have demonstrated your commitment to improving service and operations in a clinical setting as well as participating in broader systems-level change. To confidentially explore this opportunity, please email your resume, quoting the appropriate position title, to Judy Mandelman, at email@example.com .