Director, Information Technology & Services - Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)

  • Boyden
  • Nov 03, 2023
Full time Director

Job Description

Location: Ottawa

CHEO is one of the few stand-alone, global leaders in pediatric health and is home to nearly 4,500 staff and physicians dedicated to helping children and youth live their best lives. Within its own walls and through partnerships with community providers, CHEO has transformed from a 20th Century acute care hospital into a 21st Century integrated child and youth health system. Ranked in the top 1% of Canadian hospitals for the digitization of its clinical infrastructure including being one of only 7 hospitals in Canada to have reached HIMSS EMRAM Stage 7.  CHEO combines excellence in clinical care, research, and education to advance seamless care that is provided where, when, and how it is needed.

CHEO has twice been named as the best place to work in Canadian healthcare by Forbes Magazine and is ranked second among Canadian hospitals on its list of Canada’s Best Employers for 2021. For the 12th consecutive year in a row, the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers has recognized CHEO as a top employer in the National Capital Region.

In the coming years, the CHEO campus will undergo redevelopment which will include significant capital projects throughout the organization with a focus on creating spaces that support their integrated care delivery model. This will also allow for a renewed focus on innovative models of care to ensure that critical services are readily available, and support decreased wait times for children, youth, and families. Similarly, digitization will be another element of focus as CHEO seeks to retain experts, expand the team, and foster linkages to the community.

To support this vision, CHEO is seeking a Director, Information Technology & Services. Reporting to the Chief Innovation Officer (CIO), the Director works closely with the Director, Digital Health, ensuring programs are aligned and support each other, overlap is managed, and resources are allocated appropriately. The Director will advise the CIO on the development of CHEO’s information technology strategy and ensure its alignment with all aspects of corporate strategy relating to patient safety, operational efficiency, and performance measurement.

As the ideal candidate, you bring a successful track record of strategic and operational leadership. Your exceptional interpersonal skills will be key to collaborating with all stakeholders within CHEO, and suppliers. You understand the threats associated with Cybersecurity and know how to manage them technically and organizationally. You promote modern strategic infrastructure solutions, including Cloud strategy development, and have significant experience managing, leading, motivating, and developing innovations in teams of IT professionals; proven experience in developing frameworks in managing the balance of strategic and operational investments; and experience in either a shared services IT environment or direct involvement in developing integrated systems involving technology, people, and processes. A Cybersecurity designation and experience in a healthcare setting would be assets.

Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario is committed to fairness and equity in employment and our recruitment and selection practices. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, members of racialized groups, women and any others who may contribute to the further diversification of our hospital community. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as outlined in our Access for People with Disabilities policy.

To apply for this position, please submit your application to For any queries, please reach out to John Caminiti or Mona Khan from Boyden at

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.

Job Category

Information Technology


Ottawa, ON