Chief of Staff

Kenora, ON

As a fully accredited hospital under the national standards of Accreditation Canada; Lake of the Woods District Hospital’s goal is to provide high quality patient care. LWDH meets the immediate healthcare needs of residents of the City of Kenora, as well as a large surrounding area, including several First Nations Communities.  Treating well over 30,000 people per year, LWDH is Northwestern Ontario’s largest hospital outside of Thunder Bay.  Additionally, the hospital is an integral partner in the All Nations Health Partners Ontario Health Team; one of the first 24 teams in the province and is currently in the planning phase of developing a new All Nations Hospital. 

If you are interested in an innovative leadership opportunity with the ability to influence the future of Healthcare in Northwestern Ontario; LWDH is currently seeking its next (0.4 part-time) Chief of Staff for an initial four (4) year term position with the potential for extension.  

Chief of Staff (0.4 FTE) Position Overview

 

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Chief of Staff (COS) is an ex-officio Director on the Lake of the Woods District Hospital (LWDH) Board of Directors and a member of the LWDH Executive Team.  The COS provides professional expertise, leadership and direction, supports teamwork and personal/professional growth as a means to provide quality medical care and services.    Physician recruitment and retention is an important function in this role.  An integral part of the role involves networking with the OHA, CPSO and other regulatory bodies, professional groups, regional health care partners and other external agencies.  As a member of the Executive Team, the COS provides medical and professional leadership in the planning and implementation of LWDH’s strategic plan and organizes the professional staff to ensure that the quality of patient care is in accordance with established policies, rules and processes.

 

Qualifications

 

  • Medical physician, licensed and in good standing, or eligible to be licensed, with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.
  • Able to gain active privileges to practice medicine at LWDH.
  • Respected physician leader who has gained strategic-level experience in a hospital or health system.
  • Experience as Chief of Staff in a community hospital would be an asset.
  • Knowledge and experience in guiding health quality improvement initiatives.
  • Experience assuming team leadership roles.
  • Clearly demonstrated achievements in leadership and healthcare service planning within the health care sector.
  • Demonstrated ability to authentically engage Professional Staff in decision-making.
  • Knowledge and experience in guiding health quality improvement initiatives.
  • Extensive knowledge of healthcare policy and planning.
  • At least five (5) years of clinical practice or equivalent is preferred.
  • Demonstrated involvement with Quality and Patient Safety, Risk Management and Utilization Management processes.
  • A strong clinical voice that can speak to and advocate for the needs of front line staff.
  • Excellent clinical and administrative leadership skills.

 

*Please Note – A Complete Job Description is available upon request*

 

We thank all applicants for their interest, but advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.  The LWDH is committed to diversity and inclusivity in our employment practices. We promote the independence, dignity, integration, and equality of opportunity with persons with disabilities by ensuring the accessibility of our facilities and services. Accommodations, including alternative formats, are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process.

For more information or to request an accommodation please contact the Human Resources Department at 807- 468-9861

 

Lake of the Woods District Hospital

Lake of  the Woods District Hospital

The Lake of the Woods District Hospital meets the immediate healthcare needs of residents of the City of Kenora, as well as a large surrounding area, including several First Nations Communities.

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