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Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre

Director, Children’s Hospital

Submission Deadline: May 15, 2022 (submit single Word or PDF file through the LHSC Careers site)

Who We Are

As one of Canada’s largest acute-care teaching hospitals, Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre is a world-class hospital with the latest technology and the best practices, scientists and health professionals in Canada. For 100 years, Children’s Hospital has been an integral part of the London community, offering compassionate medical care for a population of greater than 2.5 million people, with more than 400,000 children, as well as those across the Southwestern Ontario region, and the world. Offering excellent mental health programming, and with over 35,000 visits per annum to our emergency department, Children’s Hospital is a vital resource for children, youth and adolescents throughout the region. Children’s Hospital is a major centre for medical research and through collaborative partnerships with Western University and various educational institutions, health care professionals actively seek out training opportunities, acknowledging the chance to work alongside some of Canada’s top medical scholars. With more than 15,000 staff, physicians, and residents, committed to ‘Working together to shape the future of health,’ this is your opportunity to work alongside a dedicated patient-centric paediatric health care team.

What the Role is

The Clinical Director, Children’s Hospital shares in the delivery of a comprehensive group of sub specialties that are part of our tertiary level of care mandate. Overseeing the Child & Adolescent Mental Health, and Emergency Medicine programs, this role requires a Director who is a strong relationship builder, able to engage internal and external stakeholders, working with our community partners, primary care, and school boards to continue to strengthen early interventions, care closer to home, and diversion from the Emergency Department. The Director supports the development of innovative regional clinical pathways that extend the continuum of care within the programs, collaborating with our partners to support patients through their journey to access the right care, in the right place, and at the right time.

Reporting to the Vice President of Children’s Hospital and Clinical Programs (LHSC), with a growing shared responsibility with community programming, the Director of Children’s Hospital will translate decisions of our senior level into execution by utilizing systems thinking, strategic planning and relationship management by developing purposeful coalitions with internal and external stakeholders. This position requires someone with a proven track record for leading and driving systems transformation through encouraging and supporting innovation and championing and orchestrating change. Developing and sustaining healthy work environments and effective teams while leading in a performance-driven culture. The Director will organize program activities, direct resources, execute operational initiatives, formulate policies & procedures, and strategically plan for the future.

The Director will demonstrate strong business acumen including management of multi-million dollar operating and capital budgets. The Director will have exceptional analytical and critical thinking skills that contribute to identifying problems and issues, evaluating the interdependence of decisions, questioning and challenging the status quo, and designing and implementing processes for improvement.

The Director fosters a healthy, safe and engaging work environment where others have meaningful opportunities to contribute, collaborate, and cooperate to achieve results. The Director inspires and motivates their leaders and teams by aligning with our mission, vision and values and modelling performance and service excellence.

Children’s Hospital welcomes leaders with a diversity of skills and backgrounds to help us continue to build a dynamic and innovative paediatric health system with room for all voices. At Children’s you will be part of a collaborative, forward thinking leadership team that fosters a spirit of creativity and innovation in an organization that provides opportunities for advancement.

Who You Are

  • You are passionate about mental health
  • You are self-aware of own assumptions, values, principles, strengths and limitations
  • You manage and develop self while modeling qualities such as honesty, integrity, resilience, and confidence
  • You are a talent spotter, coaching, mentoring, supporting and challenging others to achieve professional and personal goals
  • You are a leader of leaders; capable of developing other leaders to their full potential
  • You achieve results by strategically aligning direction, decisions, actions and evaluation with the vision, values and evidence
  • You facilitate an environment of collaboration and cooperation
  • You create connections, build partnerships and networks
  • You demonstrate a commitment to the organizational vision, mission, values and service excellence
  • You are a transformational thinker that encourages and supports innovation
  • You have exceptional analytical skills that contribute to effective decision-making
  • You are self-directed, courageous, and highly motivated with excellent interpersonal and effective communication skills

What You Will Bring with You

  • Successful completion of a recognized Master’s Degree in business or health profession required
  • Minimum of 6 to 8 years’ leadership experience, preferably in progressively more responsible medicine related leadership position(s)
  • Minimum five (5) years’ previously related demonstrated experience and understanding in Children’s services, specifically working collaboratively in the children’s mental health and addictions fields preferred
  • Member of the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) who have, or are in process of attaining the Canadian Health Executive (CHE) Select certification program preferred
  • Fluent and computer literate with computer systems such as email and Microsoft Office applications (MS Word, Excel & PowerPoint)
  • Demonstrated ability to attend work on a regular basis

London Health Sciences Centre fosters a culture of patient and staff safety whereby all employees are guided by LHSC’s Mission, Vision, Values and Code of Conduct.

LHSC is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace, and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2+ persons. We are committed to providing persons with disabilities equal opportunities and standards of goods and services, and are also fully compliant with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), as applicable.

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