CHEO is one of the few stand-alone, global leaders in pediatric health and is home to nearly 4,500 staff and physicians dedicated to helping children and youth live their best lives. Within its own walls and through partnerships with community providers, CHEO has transformed from a 20th Century acute care hospital into a 21st Century integrated child and youth health system. Ranked in the top 1% of Canadian hospitals for the digitization of its clinical infrastructure, CHEO combines excellence in clinical care, research, and education to advance seamless care that’s provided where, when, and how it is needed.
CHEO has twice been named as the best place to work in Canadian healthcare by Forbes Magazine and is ranked second among Canadian hospitals on its list of Canada’s Best Employers for 2021. For the 10th consecutive year in a row, the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers has recognized CHEO as a top employer in the National Capital Region.
In the coming years, the CHEO campus will undergo redevelopment which will include significant capital projects throughout the organization with a focus on creating spaces that support their integrated care delivery model. This will also allow for a renewed focus on innovative models of care to ensure that critical services are readily available, and support decreased wait times for children, youth, and families. Similarly, health human resources will be another element of focus as CHEO seeks to retain experts, expand the team, and foster linkages to the community.
Reporting to the Vice President of Child Development & Community Services, the Director, Professional Practice strategically leads the development, execution, and implementation of progressive and sustainable practices that promote health professional clinical excellence and academic practice. You will act as an advisor to Professional Practice Leaders, ensuring ongoing excellence in evidence-based care, research, program evaluation, and teaching, while maximizing opportunities for inter-professional learning and fostering an innovative, accountable, evidence-informed, and outcome-focused culture. You will manage relationships across the organization, build partnerships, and serve as a resource and change leader in operationalizing strategies that support health professional practice, clinical informatics, and the delivery of quality patient care.
As the ideal candidate, you are a Master’s-prepared leader with a minimum of seven (7) years of clinical experience where you have been a leader implementing organization-wide initiatives, ideally within a complex healthcare environment. You are known for your exceptional interpersonal skills that allow you to cogently communicate, motivate, and present to staff in all departments and levels, and to foster an inclusive environment that achieves results by valuing, supporting, and rewarding collaboration. Your robust understanding of hospital operations will serve you well in this role, as will your experience and natural curiosity in closely monitoring global trends within the industry with an eye on continuous improvement in patient care.
If you are interested in this impactful leadership opportunity with one of Canada’s most respected paediatric healthcare organizations, please submit your application and related materials to Claire Leroux at email@example.com and state the title of the position in the subject line of your e-mail.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.
CHEO is committed to building diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible working environments and welcomes those who would contribute to the further diversification of staff including, but not limited to, women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity to apply.