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Trillium Health Partners

Service Medical Director, Ambulatory Adult Mental Health Service, Mental Health Program

Canada-Ontario-Mississauga

Peel Region, and West TorontoCMAJ-647-1510058

Company Information

Trillium Health Partners (THP) is the largest community based academic health network in Ontario serving over one million residents in the communities of Mississauga, Peel Region, and West Toronto. The hospital encompasses three main sites – Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga Hospital, and Queensway Health Centre – offering a full range of acute care hospital services, as well as a variety of community-based specialized programs.


Job Description

The Mental Health Program at Trillium Health Partners is seeking a Service Medical Director, Ambulatory Adult Mental to lead the Services across Trillium Health Partners.

The Service Medical Director will report to the Program Chief and Mental Director of the Mental Health Program, and will work collaboratively with the Program Director of the Mental Health Program to oversee the clinical operations and medical quality of care within the Ambulatory Adult Mental Health Service (“Service”) within the Mental Health Program. The Service Medical Director will work in collaboration and in partnership with the Managers of Ambulatory Adult Mental Health, and shall also maintain collaborative relationships with other Program leadership.

Specific areas of clinical activity that fall into focus of this leadership role may include but are not limited to psychiatric assessments and services to the Emergency and Urgent Care Mental Health service, as well as outpatient mental health ambulatory care services; short-term case management; psychiatric consultation; psychiatric services to Group Based Programming offered across THP, as well as our Community Concurrent Disorders program, Addictions and Concurrent Disorders Centre (ACDC) program, Eating Disorders program and Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT)- Toronto; and provision of on-call coverage for the Hospital’s Mental Health Service, across all sites of THP.

Specific Responsibilities of the Service Medical Director, Ambulatory Mental Health
Quality of Care

  • Identify areas of risk, resolve and manage issues that impact or may impact quality of care and/or clinical operations, in collaboration with Program Leadership and in partnership with the Managers of Ambulatory Adult Mental Health.

  • Monitoring and ensuring medical quality of care within the Ambulatory Adult Mental Health Service, in collaboration with the Program Chief of the Mental Health Program.

  • Monitoring quality performance against indicators and developing and implementing improvement strategies, in collaboration with Program Leadership.

  • Support and promote patient safety initiatives and key enablers for ideal patient experiences.

  • Aligning actions to support the Hospital’s strategic plan, including but not limited to the adoption and promotion of the AIDET® methodology within the Ambulatory Adult Mental Health Service.

     

    Clinical Operations

  • Supporting Program Leadership with strategic planning and clinical operations, including financial management, clinical utilization management and resource allocation.

  • Supporting the Program by providing input into new developments, capital equipment needs and budgetary issues specific to the Ambulatory Adult Mental Health Service.

  • Participating in the development of standardized best practice models of care within each Service and across sites.

  • Participating in the development of best practice models that support efficiency within the Service and across all three sites.

  • Promoting program evaluation guidelines including outcome-based programming and program development.

  • Establishing networks and building relationships to ensure integration and coordination of Program activities.

  • Engaging Professional Staff Program members in Service goal setting. Providing Professional Staff Program members an opportunity to provide input on decisions that may impact clinical outcomes within the Service.

  • Creating a healthy work environment that enables teamwork and collaboration, while also promoting staff and Professional Staff satisfaction.

     

    Professional Practice

  • Supporting Professional Staff recruitment for the Service, in collaboration with Program Leadership.

  • Providing leadership for the Service while promoting teamwork and collaboration.

  • Investigating and responding to Professional Staff code of conduct issues that may arise within the Service, in collaboration with the Program Chief and Medical Director of the Program.

  • Regularly rounding on Professional Staff members within the Service.

  • In collaboration with Program Leadership, address, resolve and follow-up on questions, issues and concerns raised by Professional Staff members within the Service.

  • Championing AIDET® Professional Staff adoption within the Service.

  • In collaboration with Program Leadership, participate in the identification and acknowledgement of Service members for their contributions to Program initiatives and to patient care.

     

    Medical Education

  • Supporting the medical education mandate within the Service in regards to the requirements for medical students based out of the Mississauga Academy of Medicine and residents at Trillium Health Partners;

  • Supporting environments and structures that enhance interprofessional education and the Hospital’s relationship with the Mississauga Academy of Medicine; and

  • Promote the development of multidisciplinary and specialty-specific educational programs.

     

    Administrative Responsibilities

  • Attending meetings and participating in committees where input from the Service is required.

  • Attendance to Program, Service and/or clinical committee meetings, as requested by Program Leadership.

     

    Other Qualifications

    The organization is an affiliated academic teaching centre with the University of Toronto. The preferred candidate would be expected to participate in teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate medical learners, and also have the opportunity to participate in clinical and applied research. Excellent interpersonal skills and a commitment to an inter-professional care model are also essential.

    Interested candidates must have appropriate psychiatry qualifications (Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or its equivalent), and must be able to obtain a license to practice in the province of Ontario. The position is open to all qualified candidates; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

    The position represents an opportunity to join a group of dedicated healthcare professionals in a progressive organization. We are strongly committed to diversity within the community and especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, and persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

    If you wish to apply to the Service Medical Director, Ambulatory Adult Mental Health Service position, please submit a letter of interest (not to exceed one page) and a current C.V. to the attention of Dr. Ian Dawe, Program Chief and Medical Director, Mental Health Program via email to Sparkle.Grant@thp.ca by May 19, 2017.


Contact Information

Trillium Health Partners
Sparkle.Grant@thp.ca
Posting Date: 02-May-2017Other Permanent, Practicing physician Open 1 ASAP
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