St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph (SJHCG) is a leader in providing outstanding healthcare and support to clients (residents, patients, participants), families, and the broader community we serve. Our programs and services support people of all ages who need rehabilitation, complex medical, or long term care. We also provide community outreach programs that help people, including those living with dementia or frailty, to manage their conditions while staying active in the community.

As a key member of the Senior Leadership Team, the VP, Clinical Services/Chief Nursing Executive will provide strategic leadership and direction for SJHCG’s Clinical Services.

Reporting directly to the President, you will oversee and direct clinical programs, and provide strong management in professional development, continuous quality improvement, and the provision of excellent client care. You will be accountable for developing and implementing clinical, human resource, fiscal, and quality strategies in alignment with the organization’s goal and objectives. You will exercise your well-honed leadership skills to inspire performance and to fulfill the needs of clients, families, and staff.

Specific responsibilities include providing leadership to several Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network (WWLHIN) programs, participating in clinical committees and professional networks; and overseeing quality improvement, client experience, and patient safety initiatives. This role establishes and monitors a system to ensure that all standards, policies, regulations, and clinical guidelines for client care are current and evidenced-based. The VP, Clinical Services/Chief Nursing Executive also participates as a non-voting member of the Board of Trustees and provides executive support to Board Committees.

Required Education and Experience

  • Preferred Masters’ degree in Health Administration, Sciences or Business;
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in comparable, complex organizations in healthcare with demonstrated experience working in a values-based environment;
  • Registered Nurse with the College Nurses of Ontario;
  • Knowledge of effective governance principles and practices;
  • Knowledge of clinical objectives, programs, methods, procedures, and standards within complex care, rehabilitation and outreach programs;
  • Knowledge and understanding of all facets of professional practice;
  • Knowledge of financial/business analysis techniques;
  • Knowledge of organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures;
  • Knowledge of nursing theory and practice;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the healthcare system, including provincial policy, applicable legislation and related regulations, political impact and influencing forces.

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to client-focused care philosophy and ability to implement;
  • Demonstrated ability of team building and partnership development;
  • Effective decision-maker, negotiator, innovator and facilitator;
  • Effective experience in continuous quality improvement is required;
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate effective multidisciplinary teams;
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills, and systems thinking;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the mentoring and development of new staff;
  • Excellent interpersonal, decision-making and problem solving skills;
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication, project management, and the ability to initiate model change;
  • Skill in examining and altering processes related to operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures;
  • Superior organizational and time management skills;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management;
  • Employee development and performance management skills;
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment;
  • Ability to identify and secure alternative funding/revenue sources;
  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart information to a range of clientele and/or media sources;
  • Outstanding interpersonal and community relations skills and the ability to communicate and work effectively within a diverse community;
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with members of the Board of Trustees, SJHCG Leadership Team, private and public officials, direct reports, colleagues, client and family partners and the general public.

To Apply for this Exciting Opportunity:

Please use the ‘Apply’ button below to submit a curriculum vitae in confidence, outlining how your knowledge, experience, and personal attributes are a good fit with the requirements of this position and the values of St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph by Friday, January 25, 2019.

Laura Blythe, Vice President, People & Strategy
St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph
100 Westmount Road
Guelph, ON  N1H 5H8

We appreciate all responses to this posting; however, only candidates under consideration will be contacted. St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph is an equal opportunity employer.

St. Joseph’s Health Centre Guelph is committed to creating a barrier-free, accessible organization, utilizing a collaborative approach in supporting persons with disabilities during recruitment, assessment, selection, hiring and the ongoing employment life cycle.