Vice President, Clinical Programs – Medicine, Seniors Care, Emergency Services, Mental Health – Humber River Hospital

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Humber River Hospital (HRH) is an evolving hospital with an exciting mandate - transitioning to a magnet organization.

Reporting to the Executive Vice President, Chief Nursing Executive and Chief, Clinical Programs, the Vice President, Clinical Programs is a new position; the role will have responsibility for a number of clinical programs, including: Medicine, ICU, Oncology and Cardiology, Seniors Care, Emergency Services and Mental Health.

An exceptional leader, the VP, Clinical Programs believes success can only be achieved in a team environment. To that end, core objectives include fostering collaboration, promoting cooperative goals, building trust, and strengthening others.

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic healthcare leader to join an organization that is driving system change, while helping to shape the future of Canadian healthcare in an ever-evolving landscape.

Key Responsibilities

  • As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, ensures that HRH’s policies, priorities and strategic initiatives are developed and aligned with HRH’s mission, vision, values and strategic plan;
  • Champions system collaboration and connections with the Region, the community and other healthcare partners (locally and provincially), with a view to improving the health status of the populations impacted by the work of HRH;
  • Actively participate in initiatives with system partners in order to enhance collaboration, consolidation, accountability and innovation;
  • Develop, implement and evaluate strategies which promote a quality work environment; acknowledges the contributions of all professional staff, supports the full scope of the practice and facilitates collaboration;
  • Select and develop management staff to direct programs and services within the area of responsibility and provide support and mentorship to these leaders, with a focus on enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the workforce;
  • Through a talented group of Directors and Managers, this individual will drive effective performance of all programs and services in their portfolio, enabling the provision of the highest quality of care at HRH and in alignment with the Hospital and North West Toronto OHT ‘s plans to address the community's health inequities;
  • Provide oversight around the strategic development, utilization management, continuous improvement and efficiency initiatives within each of the portfolio’s programs and services in order to meet the needs of HRH’s diverse patient population;
  • Develop annual capital cost benefit analysis for new and/or expanding programs and services;
  • Drive productivity improvement initiatives in clinical and service areas within the portfolio through consolidation of activities, delegation of functions, and implementation of innovative solutions, while keeping quality and safety of care top of mind;
  • Establish and enhance a culture of evidence-based decision making in clinical and management initiatives, with an emphasis on patient quality, continuous improvement, client service and safety;
  • Actively participate in academic program development and research initiatives.

Career Experience & Core Competencies

  • Masters degree in a clinical or health services field, coupled with relevant post-graduate business acumen/ education and professional development;
  • A significant depth and breadth of senior leadership within the context of a complex, integrated healthcare setting;
  • Modeling the way and clarifying personal values by setting an example and aligning actions with the shared values of the team;
  • Encourages by recognizing individual contributions, showing appreciation for excellence, celebrating victories by creating a spirit of community;
  • A passion for establishing and fostering a culture of collaboration, as well as a commitment to client/family-focused care;
  • A solid track record of leading change initiatives which impact organization-wide processes and culture;
  • Strong evidence of successful management and accountability for budgets, operating plans, and the development of strategic direction;
  • A management style that is transformational, visionary, creative, collaborative and supportive of the vision, goals, and mission and values of the hospital;
  • The ability to establish good working relationships with physicians, community partners, academic partners and other program or service providers by demonstrating exemplary partnership, consensus-building, conflict resolution and negotiation skills;
  • Proven oral and written communication strengths, and a demonstrated commitment to professional and staff development and to the enhancement of academic excellence;
  • The ability to effectively work in a team setting as well as independently, with demonstrated strong organizational and time management skills;
  • Experience leading in a hospital environment that has strong academic affiliations;
  • Extensive experience relating to external stakeholder groups and a successful track record of developing strategic partnerships;
  • Evidence of playing a leadership role in regional and provincial health system initiatives;
  • Continuous quality improvement orientation, with the ability to inspire staff at all levels to continually evaluate and look for new and innovative ways of doing things;
  • A high degree of technological savvy, able to lead teams in building on the impressive work to date and prepare for the next stage of technology evolution;
  • A reputation for holding people (and self) accountable, with the tenacity to follow-through on objectives and commitments;
  • A visible and approachable leadership style, with a preference for “management by walking around”.

Why Humber

HRH is on an exciting transformation journey of redefining patient care, leveraging the most advanced technologies to enhance all aspects of delivering high-quality, safe care. HRH continues to build a people-centered workplace with excellent staff and physician engagement by hiring passionate, diverse and inclusive healthcare professionals who are committed to making a positive difference - people who care and encompass the values of compassion, professionalism and respect.

HRH is a Huron Consulting hospital, focused on building our evidence-based leadership practice and hardwiring a culture that WOWs. HRH was the recipient of the 2021 Excellence in Patient Safety Award by the Canadian College of Health Leaders. This award recognizes teams that are committed to improving patient safety within a healthcare environment, through leadership, innovation, culture, and best practices.

HRH is a member of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN), a dynamic network of academic health organizations providing leading edge research, teaching and clinical care. HRH has collaborated with TAHSN member institutions in addressing the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Membership in TAHSN supports a strategic pillar of advancing HRH as a community academic hospital.

To Apply

If this describes you and you are looking for an opportunity to make a greater impact to patient care and the healthcare system in Ontario, please submit your cover letter and resume, in confidence.

For additional information or a confidential conversation email Hayley Becker at

Humber River Hospital and Mirams Becker are committed to equity, diversity and inclusivity in the workplace; we welcome applications from women, racially visible individuals, people with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons. We are committed to providing persons with disabilities with equal opportunities and standards of goods and services, and we are fully compliant with applicable provincial Disabilities Acts.

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