VON is Canada’s longest-serving not-for-profit home and community health care charity delivering a wide range of vital health, wellness and end-of-life support services to more than 10,000 people in Ontario and Nova Scotia every day. Together with its 6,400 employees and 6,200 volunteers, VON helps Canadians stay healthy, live well and remain active. VON supports those of all ages who find themselves in frail and failing health and together, with clients and their families, contributes to the health and improved quality of life of Canadians in their homes and communities, where they want to be.
Reporting to the President and CEO, and as an integral member of the Senior Management team, the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), Practice, Quality and Client Safety leads a team of healthcare professionals in helping to influence and shape all decision making that will affect quality care and the standards for professional practice across VON. The CNO provides strategic leadership and direction for evidence-based best practices that support the provision of high-quality care and service across the organization and collaborates with the SVP Home & Community Care to implement strategic directions related to practice at the point of care. The CNO is jointly accountable, with the SVP Home and Community Care, for the quality of care delivered by VON and provides expert professional practice advice to the CEO and senior management team on all quality care issues. The CNO promotes a culture and environment where safe, person-centred care and the engagement of client and family advisors are integrated into organizational practices and develops and maintains strategic external relationships with national and provincial associations in Nursing and professional practice, community-based health and social service organizations and the health sector broadly, in concert with the President and CEO.
As the ideal candidate, you are an authentic, relationship-focused leader, with success and great comfort engaging and building meaningful partnerships with a range of stakeholders. As a manager, you are an empowering coach and mentor who builds dynamic, responsive, and resilient team cultures that value service, inclusivity, equity, and diversity. You are accountable for fostering an environment in which collaboration is valued and excellence in quality care, professional practice, risk management and service delivery are promoted and achieved. Colleagues would describe you as empathetic, client-centric, inclusive, and innovative, with the character, attitude, and emotional and cultural intelligence that encourages and inspires individuals to contribute and excel. Your well-honed partnership building and communications skills will be of great value as a health system leader, as would your professionalism, openness, and respect for diverse perspectives.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.