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Posting # 50894 - [ Non-Union ]
Director, Strategic Projects - 1 position
Quality Strategy & Innovation
Parkwood Institute Mental Health Care - London, ON
Temporary Full Time

This is a temporary full time opportunity anticipated to extend until May 31, 2024, subject to the availability of work.

The Director Strategic Projects will be a collaborative systems thinker, with proven leadership in implementing quality standards in a complex academic health center setting. The primary accountability of this role will be to assume overall responsibility to prepare and execute on the upcoming accreditation cycle for St. Joseph's ensuring the organization is ready for onsite visit in October 2023. They will be accountable to ensure quality improvement and change processes align with the Standards and Required Organizational Practices within Accreditation Canada and the new "Global Qmentum" process. They will act, in partnership with the Director, Quality, Strategy and Innovation, as the lead contact with Accreditation Canada to ensure a seamless and coordinated accreditation survey visit.

Beyond supporting the organization through the next survey visit, they will also collaborate with other leaders, the Quality Council and other key stakeholders such as the VP Medical and Academic Affairs, to build enabling and innovative structures and systems to support the transformation of the accreditation process to ensure accreditation readiness each and every day.

The Director will also work collaboratively with the VP Patient Care & Quality, the VP Medical and Academic Affairs and St. Joseph's Chair, Medical Advisory Committee to develop and implement a proposal for Quality Improvement Partnership for Hospitals, with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, enabling intentional QI partnerships with Physicians at St. Joseph's through the CPSO's formalized program.

This role will also offer in kind support to the London Middlesex Ontario Health Team Quality & Analytics working group, supporting the implementation of key metrics and drivers and the development of the Community Quality Improvement Plan (CQIP).

Essential Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in a health and/or health policy & management related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressive experience in leading and coaching continuous improvement, process re-engineering and organizational improvement.
  • Proven experience in leading and facilitating transformational quality changes in health systems, across large cross-functional internal and external environments, and in collaboration with system partners.
  • Formal training and/or certification in process improvement methodology e.g. Lean Six Sigma, Lean, TPS
  • Experience in development & delivery of business cases that inform strategic decisions and organizational change
  • Proven experience in leading teams and demonstrated ability to coach and mentor others
  • Effective ability to communicate with stakeholders in senior leadership roles, board, ministry and other key influencers. Also, confident presentation skills to a variety of audiences of variable sizes
  • Demonstrated ability to influence/drive decisions and the activity of project and program leaders
  • Knowledge of a Safety Culture in a Health Care Setting in compliance with the OHSA
  • Ability and commitment to act as a supervisor under OHSA
Preferred Qualifications
  • Project Management Professional or similar certification a strong asset
  • Completion of other Fellowship, Certificate or Post-graduate programs in evidence-informed health leadership
Teaching and Research
  • St. Joseph's Health Care London through its affiliation with Western University and Fanshawe College is a leading research and teaching hospital. As an employee of St. Joseph's you will be expected to engage in role related teaching and research activities in addition to any of your clinical duties
Immunization Requirements
  • Provide documentation you have received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine and a written commitment to follow any future Public Health recommendations and St. Joseph's Health Care London policies and processes related to Covid management in the workplace.
  • Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox)
  • Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing

Posting date: May 25, 2023
Submission deadline: May 31, 2023

Jennifer Pasichnyk, Human Resources

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