Physician-In-Chief, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (0.3 FTE)

Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) is a provincial tertiary mental health teaching hospital providing a range of specialized assessment and treatment services to those living with complex and serious mental illness. Recognized as one of GTA’s Top Employers for 2023 (for the eighth year in a row), Ontario Shores delivers exemplary patient care through safe and evidence-based approaches, achieved using best clinical practices and the latest advances in research. Patients benefit from a recovery-oriented environment of care built on compassion, inspiration and hope. 

Employing over 1,300 staff and 150 volunteers with an operating budget of $160 million, Ontario Shores offers specialized recovery-focused interprofessional programs and services designed to provide successful treatment, as interprofessional teams work with patients and families throughout their journey of recovery. Assessment and crisis services are provided, as well as consultation and education. Ontario Shores’ staff are committed to providing excellent patient care, ongoing learning and maintaining a safe, respectful and positive environment.

The Position

You will join Ontario Shores at a time when it has fully embraced an ambitious vision that is focused on recovery, hope and inspiration through discovery.  With a focus on transforming the patient experience and quality of care, you will provide influential leadership that encourages physician engagement, inter-professional collaboration, successful clinical outcomes, and scholarly excellence.  In a role that crosses all aspects of the care continuum, you will work collaboratively with your community and regional counterparts to collectively advance the primacy of partnership, ensuring better coordination across care, consistent with Ontario Health’s priorities.  In addition, your leadership will contribute to building a culture that embraces partnerships and continues to develop academic relationships that ensure that research, practice, and clinical outcomes are setting standards for care across the region.  The Physician-In-Chief is a 0.3 FTE commitment, with the balance of time focusing on clinical care and/or research.

You will play a key senior leadership role with responsibilities that include:

  • Promoting a culture that supports quality, performance, and innovation
  • Enhancing service delivery by fostering physician engagement, inter-professional practice, and team-based care
  • Advancing regional partnerships that promote effective systems of care and facilitate transitions with the community and beyond
  • Partnering with a range of mental health partners across the Province to look at collaborative models of care
  • Fostering and encouraging the growth of clinical, education and research initiatives
  • Influencing the direction for Mental Health and Addictions across the health system 


An experienced, inclusive, and visionary leader with credentials in both medical leadership and clinical practice, you have had significant leadership contributions that have helped foster values of collaborative practice and clinical excellence. The successful candidate must be eligible for certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, as well as possess a Fellowship Certification in Psychiatry from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or other certification that is deemed to be equivalent.   To confidentially explore this opportunity, please email your curriculum vitae, quoting the appropriate position title to Judy Mandelman or Nancy Lismer, at [email protected].