Executive Director – West Nipissing FHT (West Nipissing)

Position title: Executive Director                                                       

Organization:            West Nipissing Family Health Team (WNFHT)

Location:                     West Nipissing, (ON)

Department:              Administration

Reports to:                 Board of Directors


The Executive Director works with six physicians, Interprofessional health care providers and administrative staff, as well as community partners and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC), to provide comprehensive primary care services and programs for the residents of the West Nipissing area.

The Executive Director is responsible for the overall operations of WNFHT including management of human resources issues and development plans. Working and reporting to a Board of Directors, he/she develops strategic plans and acts as a liaison with the community and the MOHLTC.  The Executive Director supports clinical programs through actively developing team based, patient-centered practices that meet professional and best-practice standards of care on a day-to-day business.


  • Establish an organizational structure to ensure accountability of all staff for fulfilling the mission, objectives and strategic plan of the WNFHT
  • Provide leadership in support of the Boards responsibilities to develop and periodically review the mission, objectives and strategic plan of the WNFHT
  • Manage the building for which WNFHT is responsible, including the sub lease and lease responsibilities as appropriate
  • Communicate with related health care organizations to promote coordination and/or planning of local health care services
  • Represent the WNFHT externally to the community, government, media and other organizations and agencies
  • Communicate in both French and English orally and in writing to physicians, staff, community agencies and the public
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Handle emergencies, crises and hostile behaviour
  • Ensure that the organization is perceived by the community in a positive manner
  • Is familiarized with knowledge of leadership and management principles as it relates to Family Health Teams in Ontario
  • Is familiarized with knowledge of employment standards, human rights, occupational health and safety
  • Is familiarized with knowledge of human resources management
  • Works closely with the Office Administrator and the Board to prepare a comprehensive budget and leads in the expenditure of resources as planned and report to the MOHLTC
  • Research funding sources and ensure that funding from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is being used fully and effectively
  • Provide the Board with comprehensive, regular reports on the revenues and expenditure of the organization
  • Ensure that the organization complies with all legislation with CRA
  • Determine staffing requirements for organization management and program delivery according to available funding from the MOHLTC
  • Oversee the implementation of the human resources policies, procedures and practices including the development of job description for all staff
  • Establish a positive, fair, learning healthy and safe work environment in accordance with all appropriate legislation and regulations
  • Provide professional guidance to directly supervised staff in the resolution of concerns and problems
  • Recruit, interview and select staff that have the right technical and personal abilities to help further the organization’s mission
  • Ensure that all staff receives an orientation to the organization and that appropriate training is provided
  • Implement a performance management process for all staff which includes monitoring the performance of staff on an on-going basis and conducting an annual performance review
  • Coach and mentor staff as appropriate to improve performance
  • Respond to staff and patient complaints in an appropriate and professional manner
  • Terminate staff if required
  • Knowledge of financial management and project management


  • Bilingualism (French and English) is required in both oral and written communication
  • Demonstrated ability to lead interprofessional teams
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and within a team
  • Demonstrated sound judgment and problem solving
  • Possess organization, communication, teaching and leadership abilities

Proficiency in the use of computers for:

  • Word processing
  • Advanced Excel competencies
  • Financial management
  • E-mail
  • Working knowledge of Electronic Medical Record (Telus PS Suites)


Specific employment conditions of the Executive Director are specified in an employment contract with the Board of Directors include the following:

  • Valid Ontario Driver’s Licence and reliable transportation
  • Criminal Reference Check
  • Education Credential Check

All submission must be sent to:

Applications must be clearly marked “WNFHT Executive Director position” and must be received no later than October 30, 2018.

We thank all who apply but advise that only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.