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Health Sciences North

Chief of Cardiology & Medical Program Director



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A progressive, multi-site academic health centre, Health Sciences North (HSN) is taking a new approach to delivering the highest quality patient care, research, teaching and learning to northeastern Ontario and beyond. With 458 beds and a budget of approximately $450M, HSN’s network of integrated facilities and programs employ 3,900 staff, over 280 physicians, and 700 volunteers.  These dedicated individuals work together for the benefit of HSN’s patients, communities, physicians, researchers, staff and learners in advancing the areas of prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care. 

Job Description

HSN is seeking an experienced cardiologist and physician leader to join the team in the newly combined role of Chief of Cardiology & Medical Program Director, Cardiology.

Reporting to the Chief of Medicine and as a member of the Medical Advisory Committee, you will have responsibility for all issues regarding the quality of medical diagnosis, care and treatment rendered by the members of the Cardiology Department. As Medical Program Director you will work closely with Vice President, Patient Services to ensure high standards of medical care, and that program specific quality targets, indicators and performance metrics are met within the Department.

As an ideal candidate, you bring a highly strategic outlook and mind set geared to innovation and the promotion of new opportunities. Your strong transformational and administrative leadership abilities have led to a track record of success in delivering change in highly patient centred care delivery environments.  A collaborative relationship builder, you bring demonstrated experience negotiating, facilitating consensus and ensuring high levels of engagement among a longstanding and extremely skilled group of physicians.  Your demonstrated comfort with, and utilization of, process improvement methodology will be an asset that serves you well in a culture that strives to be outstanding in its efficiency, effectiveness and quality of care provision. Perhaps most importantly, you bring a keen interest in building a strong culture of medical excellence, and can balance this with your passion for academia and its role in advancing knowledge and the training of future clinical leaders as you provide the vision to take HSN’s Cardiology Department into the next phase of its evolution.

To be considered, you must be a licensed cardiologist in good standing (or eligible therein) with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario bringing minimum of five years of clinical experience and three years of management experience.  You combine strong human resources and financial management skills with demonstrated experience operationalizing strategic plans while benchmarking performance for service and cost. Previous experience in an academic health setting is preferred.  The ability to communicate effectively in both official languages is an asset.

To learn more, please contact Kathy Rahme or Andrew Dumont of Boyden at 613-742-3204.  To apply for this position, please submit your application and related materials to .

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.

Contact Information

Health Sciences North
Kathy Rahme
Principal, Boyden
Posting Date: 18-Apr-2017Cardiology Permanent, Practicing physician Open 101-Jul-2017
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