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Posting # 45632 - [ Non-Union ]
Vice President - 1 position
Patient Care and Risk Management
Parkwood Institute Main - London, ON
Full Time

Renowned for compassionate care, St. Joseph’s Health Care London (St. Joseph’s) is one of Ontario’s leading teaching hospitals, affiliated with Western University. The organization has a distinguished legacy of service to London, Southwestern Ontario, and the Veterans of Canada, dating back more than 150 years. Contributing to the advancement of health care, education, and research, St. Joseph’s is a partner in London’s academic health sciences community. St. Joseph’s is a Catholic health care organization, owned by the St. Joseph’s Health Care Society of the Roman Catholic Diocese of London and governed by a volunteer Board of Directors representing the community.

With an operating budget of $500M, over 4,500 staff and 1,000 physicians, St. Joseph’s provides a wide range of services to patients and residents with approximately 1,000 beds across four main sites and 750,000 outpatient and community visits annually. St. Joseph's main sites consist of St. Joseph’s Hospital, Parkwood Institute, Mount Hope Centre for Long-Term Care, and Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care. There are also several community locations. St. Joseph’s key clinical areas include acute/ambulatory care (including chronic disease management, urgent care, surgery, and medical imaging), rehabilitation, specialized geriatric services, complex care, veterans care, long-term care, and specialized mental health care. The research arm, Lawson Health Research Institute, is one of Canada’s top 10 research institutes focused on the development of new knowledge that is being applied directly to patient care. This unique mix of clinical settings makes St. Joseph’s one of the most complex health care organizations in Ontario. For more information about St. Joseph’s Health Care London, please see https://www.sjhc.london.on.ca.

Reporting to the President and CEO, the Vice President, Patient Care and Risk Management (VP) is responsible for the overall management and delivery of clinical operations at Parkwood Institute Main Building (rehabilitation, specialized geriatric services, palliative care, complex care, veterans care) and Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care. Additionally, this role has corporate responsibility for Privacy, Risk Management, and Patient Relations.
With oversight for an operating budget of $90M, the VP, together with a highly qualified team of operational and physician leaders, will provide the overall executive leadership for all clinical programs across this broad portfolio and the establishment of the strategic priorities for these services. The VP will work with the Senior Leadership team, physicians, staff, volunteers, patients, and families, and all key St. Joseph’s partners and communities to ensure the provision of high quality, compassionate, and integrated care.

Key priorities for this role will be to:
- Champion an organizational transformation that focuses on building a more integrated and inter-connected health system and advancing partnerships across the continuum of care which includes enhancing integration and transitions in care with hospital and community partners.
- Lead, advance, and support corporate initiatives related to the Southwest Regional Frail Senior Strategy, operational and capital redevelopment planning for Mount Hope Centre for Long Term Care, and the newly established Gray Centre for Mobility and Activity at Parkwood Institute.
- Optimize and enhance opportunities for health system integration and transitions in care by actively engaging external partnerships across the health care system, community partners, universities and colleges, governments, research centres, and other regional and provincial partners.
- Build and maintain relationships with a range of key primary care networks, community providers, hospitals, and cross-sector agencies to advance a partnership strategy that is integrated, outcome-focused, and transformative.
- Leverage technology solutions to enable and lead integrated and virtual care strategies across the care continuum.
- As a member of the Senior Leadership team, facilitate cross-functional team collaboration in developing and implementing strategies that drive improved patient care delivery systems.

The successful candidate will have 7-10 years of progressive senior-level leadership experience. With a track record in health system operations, system leadership, and building partnerships, the successful candidate will have experience that ideally spans the care continuum and has had a sustainable impact on improving patient care. A visionary and accomplished leader with a passion for building partnerships and alliances, the VP will bring a successful track record of executing on a range of initiatives and inspiring system level change. A strong and innovative health care executive, the VP will be an exceptional relationship developer, capable of inspiring teams, and working with system partners to facilitate change, while fostering a culture of creativity and innovation. To confidentially explore this opportunity, please email your resume, quoting the appropriate position title, to Judy Mandelman or Nancy Lismer, at resumes@promeus.ca.

Posting date: July 22, 2021
Submission deadline: August 11, 2021

Julie Neilans, Human Resources

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated.
Only those under consideration will be contacted.
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