Division Head and Medical Director, Children's Health

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Division Head and Medical Director, Children’s Health

Women’s and Children’s Health Program

Trillium Health Partners (THP) is a leading hospital with an outstanding record of performance, fiscal responsibility and quality patient care. THP operates on three main sites – Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga Hospital, and Queensway Health Centre – offering a full range of acute care as well as a variety of specialized, community-based programs. THP’s mission is to create a new kind of health care for a healthier community. Guided by its values of compassion, excellence, and courage, THP’s strategic plan envisions a new approach to health – working in partnership to create an inter-connected system that is organized around the patient, both inside the Hospital and beyond its walls, by balancing quality, access and sustainability.

THP’s promise to the community to create a new kind of health care includes building a system of care for children and neonates. As the regional centre for Women’s and Children’s Health, THP works collaboratively with the community, and primary, secondary and tertiary care providers to ensure care at the right place, at the right time.

The Program

Trillium Health Partners’ Children’s Health Program is one of the largest in the country. It includes two neonatal ICUs (Level 2B and Level 2C), Paediatric services (inpatient medical and surgical services, a suite of Paediatric sub-specialty clinics, infant and child development and behavioural services, community-based services) and more. Along with inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical services, more than 40,000 children access care through THP’s Emergency Department and Urgent Care Center each year.  The Division of Children’s Health also supports medical students’ academic needs with over 700 unique medical learners participating in the Paediatric educational rotations over the past five years.

The Position

Reporting to the Program Chief & Medical Director, Women’s and Children’s Health, the Division Head and Medical Director will be a regional leader who will champion and lead local and regional children’s health initiatives and provide strategic and operational direction to internal and external partners.  Working with a multi-disciplinary team, and leading the Children’s Health division, which includes approximately 30 Paediatricians, the new Division Head and Medical Director will support an ongoing commitment to clinical excellence and patient centered care by actively promoting and continuing to advance best practices and high quality services in order to deliver improved quality, access and sustainability. The new Division Head and Medical Director will be results-oriented and provide leadership by example with strong change management skills.

Key leadership initiatives for the new Division Head and Medical Director, Children’s Health include:

  • Continued evolution of a "best in class" regional children's health program.
  • Promotion/advocacy and development of strategic connections with primary care providers, tertiary and quaternary care centers and neighbouring hospitals and other partners.
  • Further development of team-based care as a unifying element of the program including clinical care, medical and inter-disciplinary education and leadership.
  • Providing advice and leadership for quality, evidence-based practice, operations and innovation.
  • Creates a stimulating and engaging work environment that fosters career development and professional development of members of staff and professional staff.
  • Support and provide leadership for Master Planning and post EPIC implementation.


The successful candidate will be recognized as an effective change agent, with demonstrated commitment to improving service and operations in a clinical setting as well as participating in broader systems-level change.  The new Division Head and Medical Director, Children’s Health must also be a physician licensed by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario or eligible for licensure, and possess a Fellowship Certification in Paediatrics from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or other certification that is deemed to be equivalent.  An experienced, inclusive and visionary leader with credentials in medical leadership, strategy and operations will thrive at THP.

To confidentially explore this opportunity, please submit a letter of interest, a current C.V. vitae, along with the names of three (3) references to the attention of Dr. Kevin Chan, Program Chief and Medical Director, Women's and Children's Health Program (C/o Zeeshan Muhammad), via email to Muhammad.Zeeshan@thp.ca.