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Director, Development and Rehabilitation - The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario - Closed < Back
The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and the Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre (OCTC). amalgamated as of October 2016, with a commitment to deliver an improved child youth and family experience across traditional hospital-based services and community services.

CHEO-OCTC is a pediatric health and research center, and one of only a few stand-alone pediatric hospitals in Canada, providing outstanding family-centered patient care, pioneering breakthrough research, and acts as an academic health science center training the health care professionals of tomorrow. CHEO-OCTC has been part of our community for many years. It has established itself as a world-class centre providing leading-edge treatment and compassionate care for children and youth aged 0 to young adulthood. Our large service area includes not only Ottawa, but also Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec, Nunavut and parts of Northern Ontario. CHEO-OCTC strives to help children and youth in our region reach their full potential. We do this by creating opportunities and maximizing independence through the vast array of flexible programs and services we offer. Staff provide strategies, support, specialized learning environments, and access to adaptive technology for children and youth with physical or behavioural challenges, disabilities, and accompanying developmental difficulties. Due to the upcoming retirement of the incumbent Director, we are seeking a strong insightful leader to fill the key role of

Director, Development and Rehabilitation

Reporting to the VP Child Development and Community Services, and as someone who understands the value of community-based health service delivery and family-centred care, the successful candidate will manage and oversee daily clinical, administrative and human resource activities for the newly integrated Development and Rehabilitation Department, which is composed of legacy OCTC, CHEO’s Rehabilitation & Chronic Pain Service and Connected Care. S/he will work closely with the Medical Director and other physicians, clinical leaders, professional practice leaders, front line staff and community partners. They will be instrumental in defining a clear vision of how to leverage change in health care and best practices to improve clinical outcomes and the experience levels of children/youth and families through both collaboration and the ongoing promotion and integration of a Lean philosophy. As the champion of the staff team, the Director will lead operational planning to support the goals, objectives and quality improvement initiatives for the Department, in keeping with the mission, goals and strategic plan of CHEO-OCTC. Working with the Director of Professional Practice, they will provide oversight for a variety of health professions – Audiology, Child Life, Early Childhood Education, Occupational Therapy, Recreation Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech-Language Pathology, and Infant Child Development. Developing and implementing communications and change management strategies will be crucial, as will fostering a culture of respect, trust, well being and life-long learning among the team. The Director will ‘wear many leader hats’ and will play a key role in the adept and crucial navigation of the considerable number of inter-relationships that exist operationally across other clinical programs and services and in partnership with diverse community partners.

We are looking for a strategic, caring and inclusive leader, who is results-oriented, passionate and innovative to leverage the skills and ideas of the team. You have demonstrated an ability to thoughtfully and strategically position your team for success in very dynamic environments. You are a respected leader and partner due to your responsiveness, collaborative style and authenticity. Practical knowledge of pediatric and community-based healthcare systems, priorities and challenges would be a definite advantage. A Master’s degree in a health-related discipline is required, along with 8–10 years of relevant experience as a practitioner and a manager/leader. A superior communicator, you are comfortable having thoughtful, sensitive and informed discussions with families, colleagues, administrators and external partners and stakeholders. Please visit the website at www.cheo.on.ca .

Should you wish to learn more about this outstanding leadership opportunity, please call Mike Lupiano, Morgan Leadership Search, in strictest confidence, at 613-566-7035, or email your CV and letter of introduction to:


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