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Professional Practice Leader - Childbirth and Children's Services - Full Time - Markham Site

Markham, ON
  • Number of positions available : 1

  • To be discussed
  • Full time
  • Starting date : 1 position to fill as soon as possible

Land acknowledgement:

Oak Valley Health honours the traditional territory of the closest Indigenous communities, the Chippewas (chi-puh-waas) of Georgina Island and the Mississaugas of Scugog Island. The Haudenosaunee (Ho-de-no-shau-nee) and Anishinaabe (Ah-nish-in-ah-beh) have lived, worked and existed on this land from time immemorial. This land is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaty signed with many Mississauga and Chippewa bands.


Who you are:


·         You are a strategic leader who sets goals, ensures team performance, and drives organizational success.

·         You are a compliance expert who navigates regulations while maintaining exceptional work standards.

·         You are a mentor and supporter who guides team members for professional growth and success.

·         You are an agile and adaptable professional who stays current with industry advancements and adapts practices accordingly.

·         You encompass Oak Valley Health’s core values and live the words of respect, trust, commitment, compassion and courage

·         You are a client and family centered individual who performs at an exemplary standard

·         You are a team player with excellent communication, critical thinking and prioritization skills


What We Need:


We are seeking an innovative, self-directed individual with exceptional leadership qualities to support excellence in high quality care in our Childbirth and Children’s program while contributing to a strong organization-wide interprofessional practice environment. As a Professional Practice Leader in this program, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring that our organization operates efficiently, delivering high-quality care and adheres to regulations and continuously improves our practices. This leadership role is accountable for academic clinical practice in alignment to Oak Valley Health’s Purpose, Values and is key in aligning work within and across clinical programs, sites and organizational practice priorities. The role focuses on the integration of care, patient safety and quality; use of technology to enable care, teaching and research. This position serves to develop and motivate a cohesive team and assist in identifying and supporting educational strategies to enhance staff knowledge with respect to professional practice and patient care. Building strong relationships with diverse stakeholders, utilizing the art of influence to support necessary changes, a global perspective, political astuteness, and system thinking will contribute to the overall success of the program and as an organization ensuring a commitment to quality improvement and adherence to relevant standards.


What you bring to the role:

·         Regulated Health Professional

·         Masters degree in your health discipline, Health Leadership, Education or equivalent required 

·         5 years demonstrated leadership experience is required

·         10 years of relevant clinical experience is required

·         5 years of familiarity with and application of current legislation and practice standards is preferred

·         Excellent leadership skills with the ability to coach, mentor, and motivate

·         Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal and interprofessional collaborative practice, communication, and organizational skills

·         Proven abilities in complex analysis, critical thinking and problem solving

·         Proven evidence of ongoing professional development

·         Computer proficiency, preferably in MS office and Meditech EMR

·         Demonstrated good attendance and performance record with the ability to maintain this same standard

·         Demonstrated commitment to a safe environment for staff, patients and families by working in compliance with the Occupational Health & Safety Act and related Hospital policies


Work Schedule:

Monday to Friday, Days

Please note schedules may change due to operational needs.



BAND H: $42.33 - $60.59 per hour

Annual Salary: $82,542.50 - $118,150.50 per year


Who we are:

Oak Valley Health is one of Ontario’s leading community healthcare organizations. Across our two sites (Markham and Uxbridge) and Reactivation Care Centre (RCC), we provide high quality, patient-centred care to more than 468,000 patients each year. We offer diagnostic and emergency services and deliver clinical programs in acute care medicine and surgery, addictions and mental health, and childbirth and children’s services. We are also proud to be part of the Eastern York Region North Durham Ontario Health Team (OHT).


Our 542 physicians, 35 midwives, over 3,000 staff and 1,000 volunteers serve patients and families with an honoured to care mindset and are focused on delivering an extraordinary patient experience to the residents of Markham, Whitchurch-Stouffville, Uxbridge and beyond. We are dedicated to providing access to the right care, at the right time, in the right place by the right people and at the right cost. Are you ready to join us?


COVID Statement

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to strengthen and promote health protection to patients, staff and members of the public attending in the hospital, prior to the first day of employment with the Hospital, all successful candidates are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (full vaccination is required). In order to provide you with fair & equitable accommodation, you must submit supporting medical exemption documentation or an affidavit detailing why your religion prohibits you from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.


Oak Valley Health diversity statement 

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 and we encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, members of sexual minority groups, members of racialized groups, persons with disabilities, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of Oak Valley Health. Furthermore, Oak Valley Health is committed to meeting the needs of all individuals in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Should you require accommodations during the recruitment and selection process, please contact Human Resources. Oak Valley Health is affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a community academic hospital participating in teaching and research. As an Oak Valley Health employee, you will be expected to actively support Oak Valley Health’s teaching and research activities, in addition to supporting the clinical work of the hospital.


We are honoured to be recognized as one of Forbes Canada's Best Employers for Diversity 2023. We ranked within the top 150 organizations across the country. Learn more about our commitment to EDI





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