Joint Chief, Mental Health & Addictions
Our clients, Niagara Health (NH) and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH), are excited to announce the development of a Joint Chief role for their Mental Health & Addictions Programs. This initiative will bring patients in the Niagara and Hamilton areas a coordinated vision for Mental Health & Addictions services. Combined, this will represent one of the largest Mental Health & Addictions Programs in the country. By aligning the vision, the organizations will bring innovative program development to both organizations and will leverage the rich experience, specialization, service excellence, and partnerships available across the region to optimize care in each community.
St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton is an internationally renowned academic health science centre affiliated with McMaster University’s Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine. With 777 beds, 4,000 employees, and a $550M budget, services are delivered on three main campuses: The Ambulatory Care - King Campus; The Tertiary Care Teaching Centre - Charlton Campus; and The Margaret and Charles Juravinski Centre for Integrated Healthcare Campus offering leading-edge mental health care programs.
With 338 Mental Health inpatient beds and a strong focus on research and their vision as an academic health sciences centre of excellence, SJHH provides comprehensive acute, tertiary, and forensic mental health & addictions services. Offering the full continuum of mental health & addictions services from emergency through to community based clinics, care is provided by 90 psychiatrists and dedicated staff comprising psychologists, addictions workers, addiction counsellors, registered nurses, registered practical nurses, social work, occupational therapy, pharmacy, spiritual care, recreation therapy, and peer support.
Niagara Health is one of the largest multi-site health care systems in Ontario serving 434,000 residents within the Niagara Region. With 900 beds, 4,500 employees, and a $468M budget, NH provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services including Acute Care, Surgical Care, Emergency and Urgent Care, Kidney Care, Complex Care, Mental Health and Addiction, Long Term Care, and Cancer Care. Services are delivered across six hospital sites encompassing operations in Fort Erie, Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Port Colborne, Welland, and the new one million square foot state-of-the-art hospital in St. Catharines.
NH offers the full continuum of mental health & addictions services from emergency through to community based care provided by 25 psychiatrists, 2 addictions medicine physicians, 11 nurse practitioners, and 450+ staff comprising addictions workers, addiction counsellors, registered nurses, registered practical nurses, social work, occupational therapists, pharmacy, spiritual care, therapeutic recreation, psychometry, and psychology. With 99 Mental Health inpatient beds, the NH Mental Health & Addictions services include a range of programs located in community settings, ambulatory clinics and within bedded services.
Playing a pivotal role for these two programs, NH and SJHH are seeking a visionary leader who will champion the delivery of leading edge innovative practice and academic program expansion. Join the NH and SJHH leadership teams as Joint Chief, Mental Health & Addictions.
Reporting to the Joint Chief of Staff for NH and SJHH and working in partnership with the Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University, the Joint Chief, Mental Health & Addictions for NH and SJHH will possess an FRCPC qualification or equivalent in Psychiatry, be eligible for licensure in Ontario, and have a proven track record of clinical leadership excellence.
An advocate of patient safety, quality, and access, the Joint Chief will have the exciting mandate of further developing two top tier teams while expanding services and building cutting edge programs for patients in the region as well as enhancing the educational and academic missions.