Vice President – Clinical Services

Administration
Permanent, Full-Time

Hours: 70 bi-weekly (8-hour shifts)
Salary: In accordance with the Management Pay Plan
Competition Number: 2020000668
Posted Date: February 6, 2020
Closing Date: February 20, 2020

Eastern Health (http://www.easternhealth.ca/) is the largest integrated health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador employing approximately 13,000 dedicated employees and serving a population of more than 300,000 people. The authority offers the full continuum of health and community services including public health, long-term care, community services, hospital care and unique provincial programs and services. At Eastern Health we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality care and service possible to the people in our communities, in our region, and in the province. To do that, we employ qualified, competent and caring individuals who are dedicated to their professions and to our vision of Healthy People, Healthy Communities.

Job Summary

Reporting to the President and CEO, the Vice President Clinical Services is ultimately responsible and accountable for all programs and services within the assigned portfolio of clinical services including but not limited to: Cancer Care, Children's and Women's Health, Emergency Services and Ambulatory Care. Additional programs of responsibility will be identified throughout the recruitment process. The Vice President will provide leadership, vision, and direction on strategic and operational issues, ensuring optimum efficiency and effectiveness, while supporting the overall standards, policies and direction of Eastern Health. Bringing to the organization a solid business acumen, outstanding communication and problem solving skills to this critical role, the Vice President is a respected leader who understands the regional dynamics and requirements of Eastern Health and collaborates and interacts positively in partnerships with the Board and all internal and external stakeholders locally, provincially and nationally.

Job Qualifications

Education

Formal post-secondary education in a clinical discipline with completion of a Master's level Degree in a Health Related field, from a recognized/approved educational institution is required. CHE designation would be an asset.

Experience

Significant senior management experience in a healthcare organization environment within a clinical portfolio as well as financial, budgetary and people management leadership. An understanding of the current trends and changes within the healthcare industry, regulatory and accreditation standards of clinical practice, and provincial and national organizations in the health information space would be required. An appreciation of the regional dynamics and requirements of Eastern Health and the other regional health authorities within the province would be an asset.

Competencies (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)

Highly developed, negotiation, time management, problem-solving and decision-making skills. Additionally, must be able to function in a high pressure, diverse and changing environment.

Proven senior management and leadership abilities, excellent communication, interpersonal and teambuilding skills.

A dynamic leadership style focused on:

  • Leading yourself by having self-awareness, managing your performance and health, developing yourself, and demonstrating character that is in line with Eastern Health's values of respect, integrity, fairness, connectedness and excellence;
  • Engaging others through fostering development of others, contributing to the creation of a healthy organization, communicating effectively, and building effective teams;
  • Achieving results by setting direction, strategically aligning decisions with vision, values, evidence, taking action to implement decisions, and assessing and evaluating outcomes;
  • Developing coalitions through purposefully building partnerships and networks to create results, demonstrating a commitment to customers and service, mobilizing knowledge, and navigating socio-political environments;
  • Transforming systems by thinking analytically and critically and questioning and challenging the status quo, encouraging and supporting innovation, orienting yourself strategically to the future, and championing and orchestrating change.

The Location: Eastern Region of Canada

The eastern region of Newfoundland and Labrador boasts some of the most unique and beautiful scenery in the province. From rolling pine clad hills and sprawling marshes to sea-view vistas and remote pebble beaches there is something distinctive around every turn. A great place to live for adventure seekers and outdoor enthusiasts from camping, hiking, snowmobiling, whale or bird watching, hunting, fishing and berry picking. There is no shortage of ways to experience Newfoundland and Labrador's unique natural beauty with coastline towns and villages nestled in and around dozens of coves, guts, bays, and tickles. Full of culture and heritage, the Eastern Region of Newfoundland is rich with history and folklore, museums, lighthouses, art galleries, historic sites, festivals and cultural events are plentiful. For more information on the region visit the official Newfoundland and Labrador website at www.newfoundlandlabrador.com.

The City

As the oldest city in North America, St. John's in Newfoundland (www.stjohns.ca) is also known as "The City of Legends". With its picturesque downtown row houses to the utmost in modern developments, St. John's is as diverse as it is old. A city that provides quality shopping, recreational centers, clean air, safe streets with ample parks, green spaces, and living areas to meet all tastes and needs. A place that is truly a pleasure to live, work and play in. The surrounding communities are also as unique, rich in culture and offer a safe, affordable place to live, work, and raise a family.

Apply online at https://employment.easternhealth.ca

To become a part of our team, please submit your resume/cover letter, clearly demonstrating how you meet the required qualifications. Include your current mailing address, day-time contact number, e-mail address, competition and employee numbers if applicable.

Contact Information for Recruitment Related Inquiries

Telephone: (709) 777-7777, ext. 5-2

Fax: (709) 777-1303

Email: employment@easternhealth.ca. Applications/resumes are not accepted at this email address.

EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Certificate of Conduct from the RCMP or local Police (Vulnerable Sector Check may be required), educational documents, registration/licensure if applicable and Social Insurance Number.

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