Director, CC & Resp Therapy – London Health Sciences Centre

Director, Critical Care & Respiratory Therapy Services

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  • Job ID: 77029
  • Location: London Health Sciences Centre
  • Department: Critical are Trauma Centre (CCTC)
  • Status: Regular, Full-Time

Who We Are

London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) is a world-class academic health sciences centre located in the southwestern Ontario city of London. Just two hours from Toronto and two hours from Detroit, London features a beautiful and walkable downtown core located on the Thames River, a vibrant culinary scene and scores of activities that highlight local arts, culture and music.  As one of Canada’s largest hospitals, LHSC is a world-class innovator in clinical care, research and teaching, delivering both local and regional services, including the Children’s Hospital, within a large geographic area. LHSC has a workforce of close to 15,000, dedicated to delivering the highest quality patient care while working together to shape the future of health.

The Director, Critical Care & Respiratory Therapy Services is responsible for the overall budget, human and physical resources and all patient care in the Adult Critical Care Programs and Respiratory Therapy Departments at both of Victoria and University Hospitals as well as the Cardiac Surgery Recovery Unit (CSRU), and Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit (MSICU) at University Hospital.

What the Role is

Reporting to the Vice President, Surgery and Critical Care, the Director is responsible for strategic planning, operational execution and relationship management by leading the formation of long-term strategic plans as well as annual business operating plans and budgets, help monitor and achieve those plans.  You will organize program activities, direct resources, execute operational initiatives, formulate policies & procedures, and strategically plan for the future. 

You will support the academic mission in advancing excellence in interprofessional clinical teaching and research with critical care.

You will translate decisions of our senior level into execution by utilizing relationship management and working with internal and external stakeholders to achieve the necessary outcomes by ensuring your team and program are aligned with our mission, vision and values, while working together to successfully achieve our strategic objectives. 

You will plan and execute action plans that deliver results and motivate individuals for greater performance excellence.

You will be a leader of leaders; capable of developing other leaders to their full potential.

You will demonstrate strong business acumen including management of multi-million dollar operating and capital budgets.

The Director has values-based leadership and a proven track record for developing and sustaining healthy work environments and effective teams while leading in a performance-driven culture.  This leader will lead and drive system transformation and develop self and others through teaching, coaching, mentoring and formal development processes.  They will have exceptional analytical skills that contribute to effective decision-making and be self-directed, courageous, and highly motivated with excellent interpersonal and dynamic and effective communication skills.

Who You Are

  • Self-aware of own assumptions, values, principles, strengths and limitations
  • Able to manage and develop self while modeling qualities such as honesty, integrity, resilience, and confidence
  • Engage and support others to foster development, personal goals and encourage a healthy organization
  • Achieve results by strategically aligning direction, decisions, actions and evaluation with the vision, values and evidence
  • Facilitate environment of collaboration and cooperation
  • Create connections, build partnerships and networks
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the organizational vision, mission, values and service excellence
  • Transformational thinker that encourages and supports innovation
  • Have exceptional analytical skills that contribute to effective decision-making
  • Be self-directed, courageous, and highly motivated with excellent interpersonal and effective communication skills


$129,538.50 to $156,819.00 per annum

What You Will Bring with You

  • Successful completion of a recognized Master’s Degree in business or health profession preferred
  • Current Certificate of Registration from a college recognized under the Regulated Health Professions Act preferred
  • Minimum of 8 to 10 years’ leadership experience, preferably in progressively more responsible leadership position(s) in an academic hospital centre
  • Minimum five (5) years’ previously related demonstrated experience and understanding in a healthcare-related discipline, preferably in Critical Care & RT Services
  • Previous clinical and/or leadership in the Critical Care & RT Services department preferred
  • Member of the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) who have, or are in process of attaining the Canadian Health Executive (CHE) Select certification program preferred
  • Fluent and computer literate with computer systems such as email and Microsoft Office applications (MS Word, Excel & PowerPoint)
  • Demonstrated ability to attend work on a regular basis

Other Information

London Health Sciences Centre fosters a culture of patient and staff safety whereby all employees are guided by LHSC’s Mission, Vision, Values and Code of Conduct.

LHSC is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2+ persons. We are committed to providing persons with disabilities equal opportunities and standards of goods and services, and are also fully compliant with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), as applicable, persons with disabilities and we are committed to providing accommodations upon request.

Submission Requirements (please submit in one MS Word document)

  • Cover Letter, Resume and Listing of Education, Credentials and Certifications, and References.

As part of the assessment process applicants may be required to complete a written examination or test. Please be advised that reference checks may be conducted as part of the selection process.

Successful candidates will be required to complete a health review which includes providing vaccination records or proof of immunity against Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Varicella (Chicken Pox), Hepatitis B, Tetanus/Diphtheria/Polio; Meningitis. In addition, they will need to provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing (two step). 

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Successful candidates, as a condition of job offer, would be required to provide a satisfactory police information check (original document) completed in the last 3 months.

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Posted: April 7,. 2021; Expires: May 10, 2021