Chief, Department of Psychiatry

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Chief, Department of Psychiatry

Oak Valley Health (formerly Markham Stouffville Hospital) is a large multi-location community health system that has a reputation for excellence in progressive community care.  We are uniquely positioned with cutting edge technology, expansive new facilities and a supportive and welcoming community.  With a focus on patient experience, safe, high quality care and innovation, our dedicated team of physicians, staff and volunteers provides care to over 300,000 patients a year. We have capacity to grow a number of programs and services as we evolve to meet the needs of our growing community.  At Oak Valley Health, we are honoured to care.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and skilled Chief of Psychiatry to help us deliver world-class care beyond our walls.

Working under the general direction of the Chief of Staff, the Chief, Department of Psychiatry provides medical, administrative and strategic leadership to enhance the Department and to help achieve the hospital’s strategic goals. The Chief will be responsible for the professional practice and quality of care provided by its departmental staff members. The Chief will also work with Senior Leadership, Patient Care Directors, Department Chiefs and members of the professional staff to plan and ensure optimum utilization of available resources and the strategic direction of the organization. A shared leadership model with the Patient Care Director is utilized. Additional departmental duties are laid out in the Oak Valley Health By-laws and policies including committee memberships, performance management of department members and human resource management within the department and reporting departmental updates to the Medical Advisory Committee. 

Qualifications/Experience:

  • An independent license or eligibility for an independent license with the CPSO  
  • FRCPC Certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada - Psychiatry.
  • Hospital privileges or eligibility for hospital privileges with the ability to provide clinical services consistent with other members of the department
  • Significant clinical and administrative experience with a history of excellence, leadership, team engagement and collaboration at a department, program and organizational level
  • Strategic management experience, with the ability to set and meet targets, understand and interpret analytics and undertake significant change management

Applications will be accepted until July 17, 2024 or until a suitable applicant is selected. All interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting an expression of interest and Curriculum Vitae to Trevor Whyte, Manager of Medical Administration at: [email protected]

Oak Valley Health thanks all qualified physicians for their submissions, however, only selected candidates who qualify will be contacted. All appointments are subject to an Impact Analysis and Board approval. The hospital reserves the right not to appoint anyone to this position.

Oak Valley Health takes pride in serving some of Canada’s most diverse communities. We are committed to fostering an environment of equity and inclusivity where every person can work and receive care safely, openly and honestly.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, nation of origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, marital or family status, belief system, or other factors related to one’s personal identity and/or values.