Executive Director - Rideau FHT (Ottawa)

Organization Name
Rideau FHT (Ottawa)
Executive Director
FTE Type
1.0 FTE

4-3625 Rivergate Way
Ottawa ON K1V 2A4

The Rideau Family Health Team is a well-established, proudly-multicultural, multi-site family health team located in Ottawa, Ontario consisting of 11 family physicians and a multi-disciplinary team of allied health professionals consisting of:

  • 2 nurse practitioners;
  • 2 registered nurses;
  • 2 registered practical nurses;
  • 1 registered dietitian;
  • 3 registered social workers;
  • 1 pharmacist; and
  • 1 psychiatrist; and;
  • Administrative support staff.

We are looking for a conscientious, enthusiastic, and experienced Executive Director with a strong understanding of Ontario’s health care system and who can build on our history of success and lead our organization to new achievements. The successful candidate will lead our efforts to improve patient care, optimize resource utilization, enhance our effectiveness as a top employer in Ottawa’s primary care sector and enhance the efficiency of our operations.

Duties 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
  • 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 premise lease responsibilities as appropriate
  • Communicate with related health care organizations to promote coordination and/or planning of local health care services
  • Represent the Family Health Team externally to the community, government, media and other organizations and agencies

The Candidate
We are looking for an Executive Director with relevant experience, preferably in primary care, managing change and seeing projects through from planning through implementation. The selected candidate will be able to demonstrate the following attributes and experience:

  • Demonstrated experience in the area of senior management and board reporting relationship
  • Posses the skills necessary to manage a multi-site organization
  • Demonstrated experience in community and/or primary care setting
  • Demonstrated ability to lead inter-professional teams
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Demonstrated sound judgment and problem-solving ability
  • Possess organization, communication, teaching and leadership abilities
  • Workplace Health and Safety certification
  • Current Ontario Drivers’ License and access to a vehicle
  • An understanding of the health system and experience in health care or public administration.
  • 3-5 years of progressive management experience, preferably in a primary care setting
  • Previous Family Health Team Executive Director experience an asset

The salary range is $86,606 to $90,330.

Primary Site

  • Allied Health Professional Clinic - 3625 Rivergate Way, Ottawa, ON K1V 2A4

Secondary Sites

  • Lancaster Medical Clinic - 2450 Lancaster Road, Ottawa, ON K1B 5N3
  • Riverside Court Medical Clinic - 3635 Rivergate Way, Ottawa, ON K1V 1Z9
  • Dr. Chopra @ CareMedics- 1910 Saint Laurent Boulevard, Ottawa ON K1G 1A4

The Rideau Family Health Team welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Candidates must apply directly through our human resource management system at https://rideaufht.bamboohr.com/jobs/. No other submissions will be reviewed. The position is open until filled and only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted