Executive Director - Two Rivers FHT (Cambridge)

Two Rivers Family Health Team, Cambridge Ontario EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Background The Two Rivers Family Health Team, a physician led primary care organization, is recruiting an Executive Director who exemplifies leadership qualities that enable a collaborative and innovative culture to support integrative primary health care services. Reporting to the Board of Directors of the FHT, the Executive Director advises on matters of policy and risk, quality monitoring, evaluation and health human resources.  He/she develops, manages and maintains the budget and is responsible to manage human resources issues and develop plans around recruitment and retention.  Working with the Board he/she operationalizes strategic plans and acts as the primary liaison with the community and the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. The Executive Director supports clinical programs through actively developing team based, patient-centered practices that meet professional and best-practice standards of care. Duties and Responsibilities
  • Responsible to the Board for providing leadership, management, and control of operations of the Two Rivers Family Health Team on a day to day basis in accordance with the strategies, plans and policies by the Board.
  • Ensure appropriate systems and structures are in place for the effective management of 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.
  • 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, foster and uphold the values, culture and philosophy of the Family Health Team.
  • 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 Family Health Team externally to the community, government, media and other organizations and agencies.
QUALIFICATIONS Education/Experience
  • A Bachelor’s Degree and at least 5-years relevant management experience preferably in a health care environment. A Masters in Health Management or equivalent in a related discipline or equivalent would be an asset.
  • Workplace Health and Safety Certification is an asset
  • Demonstrated experience in the area of senior management and Board reporting relationship.
  • Possesses the skills necessary to manage a multi-site organization.
  • Demonstrated experience in community and/or primary care setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, encourage and motivate staff in an inter-professional team environment
  • Demonstrated sound judgment and problem solving ability
Skills/Abilities
  • Superior leadership, organization, evaluation, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrates honesty, integrity, accountability and appropriate transparency in all situations
  • Excellent human resource knowledge and management skills demonstrating a solid understanding of regulatory compliance with HR legislation and practices.
  • Operational expertise to ensure the workplace operates in accordance with health and safety legislated standards for primary care.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in current, evidence-based methods and practices of primary care delivery, with an emphasis on health promotion and risk reduction.
  • Multi-tasking skills related to the delivery of efficient primary care including the ability to share information.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to be open and non-judgmental.
  • Desire and ability to coach and mentor others as well as update own knowledge and skills
  • Proficient with computer hardware and software including MS Office.
If you are interested in applying to this position, please EMAIL your resume and cover letter to EXEC003@TWORIVERSFHT.CA with the reference EXEC003 followed by your Last Name in the subject line.