c/o Odgers Berndtson
Nov 28, 2022Full time
The Royal is one of Canada’s foremost mental health care, teaching, and research hospitals and is home to The Royal Mental Health Centre, the Brockville Mental Health Centre, the University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research, and the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health. The Royal has a rich history of caring for our community. Established in 1910, the Lady Grey Hospital, as it was known at the time, initially focused on treatment of tuberculosis in Eastern Ontario. As tuberculosis became less prevalent, the organization began to transform and in 1961, was designated as a hospital for the care and treatment of emotional and psychiatric disorders. In 1969 it was renamed The Royal Ottawa Hospital and from there we have grown into the innovative centre for mental health care, research and education that is today’s Royal Ottawa Health Care Group. Reporting to the President & CEO, ROHCG, the VP Quality engages with Senior Leaders to develop multi-year plans for Care Model implementation and integration of clinical care, research, and continuous quality evaluation into everyday practice and patient care. They make every effort to collaboratively mature the organizational quality philosophy and to map out a transformational journey with regards to the hospital’s strategy for quality standards and patient safety. The VP Quality works in partnership with the Executive Management Team to implement the Strategic Plan and other organizational initiatives in the service of advancing clinical quality and accountability, patient and provider safety, improving access & flow, and enhancing the care and experience of our clients and their families. The successful candidate will be a collaborative and innovative leader with a strong track record in enhancing clinical processes within complex and integrated structures. They will have an extensive experience leveraging data and evidence-based key performance indicators to empirically analyze and evaluate organizational quality and performance through advancing measurement/evidence-based care strategies to improve the overall quality focus of the Royal. The new VP Quality will have a keen interest in advancing the research agenda, an appreciation of the role research plays in advancing quality patient care, and the ability to build bridges between the hospital’s operational, medical, research, and corporate services as well as regionally with key external partners and provincial peers. The successful candidate will be a physician qualified to practice in the Province of Ontario, will have significant experience in a hospital or similar sized healthcare organization, and an extensive working knowledge of quality improvement and patient safety. The Royal Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and The Royal Ottawa throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. Odgers Berndtson is deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in all the work that we do. As part of our efforts to better understand our ability to reach as broad a pool of candidates as possible for our searches, our DEI team would like to encourage you to take a moment and access our Self-Declaration Form.