With five hospitals, four emergency departments, three critical care units, a long-term care home, a full range of medical and surgical specialties, and more than 20 community health-care locations, Lakeridge Health offers some of the broadest and most comprehensive range of acute care, ambulatory care, and long-term care services in Ontario.
Lakeridge Health is home to several regional specialty centres and services, including the Central East Regional Cancer Program, R.S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre, The Shoulder Centre, and eye care and chronic kidney disease services. Additionally, we are proud to serve our community with a full suite of inpatient, ambulatory, and community-based mental health and addictions services, as well as provide safe, high-quality, compassionate care in our state-of-the-art long-term care home, Lakeridge Gardens.
Guided by our vision of One System. Best Health. and supported by a dedicated team of more than 7,700 staff and volunteers, including 700+physicians, Lakeridge Health is focused on improving the overall health and wellness of people in Durham Region and beyond and fostering an accessible, inclusive, and equitable environment for all.
Lakeridge Health (LH) values its physician leaders and their contribution to advancing patient care. The Vice President Medical Services and Deputy Chief of Staff (VPMS/DCOS) has a dual reporting relationship to the CEO and Chief of Staff. As a key member of the senior leadership team, the VPMS/DCOS provides strategic leadership and works collaboratively with LH leaders to advance the organization’s strategic objectives. Reporting to the CEO, the VPMS/DCOS is the Executive Lead of the Academic Affairs and Research portfolios for Lakeridge Health and leads strategic innovation to advance Lakeridge Health’s Vision and Mission consistent with Quadruple Aim principles. Reporting to the Chief of Staff, the VPMS/DCOS provides leadership for the quality of care being provided by Privileged Staff members and supports the Chiefs in the management of professional practice issues.
With a demonstrated commitment to advancing academics, teaching and research, the VPMS/DCOS will bring experience in progressive leadership roles in complex healthcare organizations. A strategic and innovative thinker with proven ability to communicate a vision and drive results, the VPMS/DCOS will possess outstanding interpersonal and collaboration skills, and will foster a respectful, safe, and supportive work environment for all team members, patients, and visitors that is free from harassment and discrimination and is congruent with LH policies and values. The VPMS/DCOS will be licensed or eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.
For more information or to pursue this opportunity, please contact Jim Stonehouse, Partner and Pamela Colquhoun, Partner via Kathy Luu email@example.com.
Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the recruitment and assessment process in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.
We are deliberate and self-reflective about the culture we want to foster, as we work towards building an equitable workforce with people from different strengths, experiences, and backgrounds. We especially welcome applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups including persons from indigenous communities; diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds; diverse sexual orientations and gender identities; and persons with disabilities. We are committed to build and sustain an inclusive work environment for all members of Lakeridge Health Community.