Executive Director - OakMed (Oakville)

MANAGEMENT: EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – Full-Time (1.0 FTE) Monday thru Friday; occassional evenings for Board Meetings MISSION  To provide excellent comprehensive healthcare to our patients with a focus on quality, innovation and empowerment. VISION  To inspire and create a new way of delivering sustainable, patient-focused healthcare, driven by a passion for excellence. OUR TEAM OakMed Family Health Team (FHT) is a new and rapidly growing FHT that opened it’s doors to provide comprehensive primary care to the Halton Region in January 2011. We are currently looking to hire a dynamic and passionate Executive Director to work collaboratively with our mixed provider-community Board of Directors, physicians, interprofessional healthcare team, students, volunteers, the Ministry of Health (MOH) and our community partners  to meet the needs of our patients population. OakMed FHT offers a innovative, collaborative and inclusive work environment with opportunity for professional development and growth. POSITION PROFILE The Executive Director (ED) works with, and reports to the F|HT board, to develop and drive the organization’s mission, vision, values and strategic goals while managing all day-to day operations. The ED will collaborate with the FHT lead Physician (appointed from the FHO) on a regular basis for support with clinical and medical direction. The ED will continue to build and nuture a highly collaborative interdisciplinary team while identifying and creating parternships with the community to enhance the FHT’s team and services. The ED will work to develop future partnerships, with liase with academic institutions in order to progress towards becoming an academic FHT. The ED requires the ability to manage a large number of tasks simultaneously including but not limited to: finance, human resources, team development and training, data management, information technology, social media and marketing, resource management and procurement, and Ministry of Health reporting. The ED is appointment as the Secretary to the Board of Directors so must have some familiarity with governance. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Responsible to the Board for the organization and management of the Family Health Team in accordance with policies established by the Board and the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and subject to the direction of the Board
  • Ensure appropriate systems and structures are in place for the effective management and control of the Family Health Team and its resources including financial controls, and the employment, development, control, direction and discharge of all employees of the Family Health Team
  • Ensure structures and systems for the development, review and recommendation of new programs, program expansion or changes
  • Ensure effective human resources strategic planning and identify resource implications
  • Fosters collaborative team practice and manages conflict
  • Setting and managing the budget, and leads in the expenditure of resources as planned, reporting to the MOHLTC as directed. Liaises with the PT Bookkeeper (0.1 fte) and supports the annual audit with the external auditors on an annual basis.
  • Establish an organizational structure to ensure accountability of all staff for fulfilling the mission, objectives and strategic plan of the Family Health Team
  • Provide leadership in support of the Board’s responsibility to develop and periodically review the mission, objectives and strategic plan of the Family Health Team
  • Develop, recommend and foster the values, culture and philosophy of the Family Health Team
  • Manages the buildings for which the FHT is responsible, including the sub leasee and leasee responsibilities as appropriate
  • Effectively manages Occupational Health and Safety issues according to legislated practices
  • Communicate with related health care organizations to promote coordination and/or planning of local health care services
  • Represent the FHT externally to the community, government, media and other organizations and agencies
  • Be responsible for the payment by the Corporation of all salaries and amounts due from and owing by the Corporation which fall within the purview and scope of the approved annual budget or otherwise as may be established from time to time by resolution of the Board
  • Responsible as the main point of contact for Oakville’s Health Link as OakMedFHT is the co-lead with Acclaim Health
  • The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and on the organizations behalf to the MOHLTC. In administrative and clinical matters, the Executive Director collaborates with physicians and other FHT members to provide the most efficient, appropriate primary care to a client of the FHT. The Executive Director collaborates with other community health partners to deliver appropriate services and programs to the community.
  • Degree in a health related field, Master’s level education and/or MBA preferred or equivalent Bachelors Degree and at least 5 years relevant management experience preferably in a health care environment with preference given to those with experience in a primary care setting working with physicians in a blended capitation model (FHO, FHG, FHN).
  • Preference given to candidates with experience in a Family Health Team setting
  • Proven ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks effectively and efficiently
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven leadership for an interdisciplinary team
  • Proven ability to develop partnerships
  • Experience with Quality Improvement Measures
  • Excellent computer skills including experience working with Electronic Medical Records (EMR), experience with Nightingale EMR is preferred
  • Strong finance skills and familiarity with the use of Simply Accounting and MS Excel to monitor and manage a budget
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Experience with conducting a strategic plan, executive reporting and RFPs
  • Strong ability for project management
  • Experience in program planning, development and evaluation
  • Highly effective decision making skills
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and government policy affecting FHTs and primary healthcare
  • Embraces attitudes of empathy, honesty, non-judgement, and respect to patients and team members
  • Embraces attitudes of hope, optimism and support to patients and caregivers
  • Demonstrates commitment to ongoing learning, professional development, and continuous quality improvement
  • Establishes priorities and making ethically sound decisions to ensure safe patient care
  • Demonstrates excellent problem-solving and organizational skills, as well as written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Vulnerable Sector Police Screening required
Thank you for your interest in the OakMed Family Health Team. OakMed FHT supports Employment Equity initiatives and is an equal-opportunity employer. OakMed Family Health Team encourages individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply. Please note only candidates selected will be contacted for an interview. Visit www.oakmed.ca for more information about OakMed Family Health Team. HOW TO APPLY  Cover letter and resume required; hr@oakmed.ca Applications will be accepted by email only. No telephone calls. Applicants quote Job Reference OFHT2014ED. Position open until filled.