Jun 17, 2021Full time
Vice President, Medical and Academic Affairs and Chief of Staff Established in 1890 and with an annual revenue of $600M, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH) is committed to making a difference in people’s lives and creating a lasting future for the community through integrated health services and internationally recognized programs. The Hospital offers an extensive range of comprehensive health services to residents of Hamilton-Niagara-Haldimand-Brant, as well as the surrounding region and beyond. SJHH is a partner in one of the largest corporations in Canada devoted to healthcare, the St. Joseph’s Health System (SJHS). Over the course of 150 years, SJHS has demonstrated the values that define the St. Joseph’s Health System culture by living the legacy of their founders. To learn more about St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, please visit their website at: https://www.stjoes.ca/ . The Position St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH) is seeking an exceptional, visionary, and innovative leader for the Vice President, Medical and Academic Affairs and Chief of Staff (VP/COS). The VP/COS is appointed by, reports to, and is accountable to the Joint Board of Governors for the professional supervisory duties, and to the President for administrative physician leadership. The VP/COS will actively support SJHH’s pursuit of clinical excellence in care, teaching and research, maximizing quality, advancing best practices, and innovation, and transforming the patient and family experience. The VP/COS will play a key role in ensuring that the Hospital’s Strategic Plan Committed to Excellence. Dedicated to Discovery. 2025 Vision is at the forefront. As a champion of quality improvement this leader will work closely with other members of the Hospital’s Executive Team and members of the clinical staff to achieve sustained improvements in program outcomes while advancing partnerships that promote a seamless and integrated patient journey. Key leadership initiatives for the new VP/COS will be to: Ensure SJHH’s continued commitment and focus on the quality and safety of exceptional medical care, in accordance with the Public Hospitals Act, by-laws, and policies established by the Joint Board of Governors. Develop, inspire, and lead clinical and quality initiatives that transform the patient experience with an unwavering focus on excellence, quality improvement, and best practices. Continue to support and empower a physician engagement and participation strategy that reinforces diversity, inclusivity, accountability, and patient-centeredness. Collaborate with the Executive Team and members of the professional staff on program/clinical service planning strategies designed to optimize the patient experience. Develop productive and respectful working relationships with the SJHH Joint Board of Governors and its sub committees. Champion the academic and research mission for SJHH through effective working relationships with McMaster University, Mohawk College, and Brock University. Provide inspiration, direction, and support for Medical Leadership and professional staff in a range of activities related to quality, clinical service planning, teaching, research, physician leadership development, recruitment, and retention. Advocate for and evolve the unique role of SJHH related to clinical services across Hamilton and area. Partner with the Foundation to facilitate giving as well as articulating the SJHH medical/surgical, teaching, and research profile. 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 You are a physician licensed by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario or eligible for licensure. You are an experienced, inclusive, and visionary leader with credentials and experience in both medical leadership, academia, research, and clinical practice. You are firm, fair, and highly regarded in your field and have a breadth of medical leadership experience in formal leadership roles. Equally comfortable in the clinical, academic, and administrative environments, you understand the needs of physicians in hospitals, and can support them in change management and opportunities for integrated care. You possess superb interpersonal, communication (oral and written), negotiation, and change management skills and have a history of providing leadership to, and team building with, professional and clinical staff. Recognized as an effective change leader and successful in building relationships, you have demonstrated your commitment to quality improvement and broader systems-level change. To confidentially explore this opportunity, please email your resume or query, quoting the appropriate position title, to Judy Mandelman or Nancy Lismer, at email@example.com .