Sep 18, 2020Full time
As one of Ontario’s largest community health systems serving one of the fastest growing areas of the province, Lakeridge Health is reimagining the future of health care in Durham Region. Supported by a talented team of more than 7,700 physicians, nurses, health care professionals and volunteers across 16 locations, Lakeridge Health is working with partners to create an integrated health system that empowers people to achieve their best health. Director, Community Mental Health and Addictions Lakeridge Health A voluntary integration of the services and supports of Lakeridge Health’s Pinewood Centre and Durham Mental Health Services (DMHS) will become effective October 1, 2020. The integration creates a more connected community mental health and addictions system serving Durham Region. Over the first half of 2020, DMHS and Lakeridge Health conducted a due diligence process to determine the benefits and risks of an integration. Input from over 70 community agencies offered compelling evidence that a voluntary integration would bring significant benefits to clients, the community and the health system overall. The 2,000 clients who are currently served by both organizations will benefit from having mental health and addictions support available through one integrated service. A Director, Community Mental Health and Addictions position was created to lead this newly integrated program. Reporting to the Executive Vice President, Patient Services, the Director, Community Mental Health and Addictions will be jointly accountable (with the Medical Program Director) for clinical programming and system planning, implementation and evaluation of the Program to ensure safe, high-quality care in line with the strategic directions of Lakeridge Health. The Director will actively participate in health care networks, the broader stakeholder community, and other professional groups to advance the health system in the provision of safe, high-quality care and services. The new Director will possess, at a minimum, ten years of clinical experience and five years of experience in a senior administrative and clinical management position in a hospital or community mental health setting. A Master’s Degree in a Clinical, Healthcare, or Social Services discipline is preferred. For more information or to pursue this opportunity, please contact Pamela Colquhoun, Partner firstname.lastname@example.org , Jim Stonehouse, Partner email@example.com , or Sharon Iadipaolo, Project Manager firstname.lastname@example.org . At Lakeridge Health we value inclusion and diversity. We are committed to fostering a culture that is Respectful, Inclusive and Accessible and to employing a workforce that is representative of the diverse community we provide services to. As an equal opportunity employer we welcome applications from all qualified applicants. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the recruitment and assessment process. If you are applying for a position, please let us know any needs you may have in advance.