Deputy Chief of Medicine

With five hospitals, four emergency departments, three critical care units, a long-term care home, a full range of medical and surgical specialties, and more than 20 community health-care locations, Lakeridge Health offers some of the broadest and most comprehensive acute care, ambulatory care, and long-term care services in Ontario. Lakeridge Health has a long-standing academic partnership with Queen’s University and other academic centres.

As one of the largest community hospitals in Ontario, Lakeridge Health is home to several regional specialty centres and services and is home to the R.S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre.

Additionally, we are proud to serve our community with a full suite of inpatient, ambulatory, and community-based mental health and addictions services, and provide safe, high-quality, compassionate care in our state-of-the-art long-term care home, Lakeridge Gardens. Guided by our vision of One System. Best Health. and supported by a dedicated team of more than 7,700 staff, privileged staff, and volunteers, Lakeridge Health is working in collaboration with its Durham Ontario Health Team, primary care, and community partners to foster a truly integrated, regional system of care. Together, we are focused on empowering people to live their best health and fostering an accessible, inclusive, and equitable environment for all.

Deputy Chief of Medicine

Lakeridge Health is seeking a Deputy Chief of Medicine to lead the Department and comprehensive Program with a focus on the professional practice and quality of care provided by privileged staff within the Department, across all LH hospital sites and locations. The Deputy Department Chief assists in advancing annual goals and objectives and supports professional practice development, performance improvement and quality of care, driving the quality of care and supporting and enabling the safe and effective delivery of high quality clinical services in a manner that is consistent with the Strategic Vision. Further, the Deputy Chief will leverage the Quadruple Aim framework for health system redesign to further develop this expansive Program and will be engaging and leading the privileged staff in the Department in the development and implementation of the goals, strategic directions, and academic advancement of the Program.

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain clinical practice, in their chose speciality. A trusted clinician and physician leader, the Deputy Chief must be an outstanding collaborator and communicator, promoting the mission and vision of the Department of Medicine and of the organization.

It is important that all our team members have deep connections and experience to work with, relate to, serve, and support a diverse workforce and patient population. Therefore, we invite individuals who can clearly demonstrate commitment to lead and participate in equity work that impacts quality of patient care, and improvements in team experiences; along with the commitment and fortitude to push and drive change in these areas.

Leaders will model a heightened sensitivity and awareness of inclusion, diversity, equity, accessibility, and anti-racism (IDEAA) issues. The successful candidates will be supported and expected to pursue faculty appointments with our academic partners and will facilitate the academic advancement of the Department members, including the support of research and education initiatives. Prior success in leadership, education and/or research programs is highly desirable.

The successful applicants must be eligible for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and will be an experienced Physician who holds Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (or equivalent) certification in General Internal Medicine or other Medical Sub-Speciality. The anticipated start dates are January 2024 .

Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to send a letter of interest and CV to: Elizabeth Corner, Interim Director, Medical Affairs, Academic Affairs, and LHEARN • Lakeridge Health, 1 Hospital Court, Oshawa, ON, L1G 2B9 • 905-576-8711 x34323 • [email protected]

At Lakeridge Health, inclusion is one of our core values and it connects us to our patients and the communities we serve. We know that having varied perspectives helps generate better ideas to solve complex health system problems of a changing—and increasingly diverse—Durham Region. We have significant work to do and are accelerating our commitment to better represent the communities we serve. Join us on this critical journey! We especially invite applicants who are members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the Ontario Human Rights Code based on race, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, disability, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nations, Métis, or Inuk/Inuit person. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact us.