Nestled in the heart of Leamington, Ontario, Erie Shores HealthCare is a 58-bed acute care community hospital serving the southernmost part of Canada. Our 110,000 person catchment area includes the communities of Leamington, Kingsville, Essex, Amherstburg, Belle River, and Wheatley. Erie Shores HealthCare has a three bed level II Intensive Care Unit and a three room Operating Suite.
Erie Shores HealthCare (ESHC) emergency services consists of a mid-volume community Emergency Department that sees approximately 30,000 emergency department visits annually. ESHC is also an affiliated teaching site of the Western University Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Join a team where you can make a difference in one of the country's most unique and diverse communities.
Definition of Work:
Reporting to the Chief of Staff (COS), the Department Chief Emergency Medicine is responsible for the effective organization, management, and functioning of the Medical Staff within the Emergency Medicine Department while providing leadership to ensure integration of the clinical and operational standards, quality improvement initiatives and academic activities of the emergency medicine department. In accordance with the Professional Staff Bylaws, the Department Chief Emergency Medicine provides support to the Chief of Staff in matters relating to appointments, credentials, privileges and management of remediation and discipline.
In this progressive leadership role, the Department Chief Emergency Medicine aligns with Erie Shores HealthCare’s values, mission, vision, strategic, and financial plans, and is committed to working collaboratively with the Chief of Staff and Administrative staff to build effective leadership partnerships. The Department Chief Emergency Medicine actively participates on the Medical Advisory Committee and other department, program or Care Committees as required.
The Department Chief Emergency Medicine will have superior communication and engagement skills with the ability to build and maintain effective collaborative working relationships and to coach and develop others. With demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement and to a diverse and culturally competent work environment, the Department Chief Emergency Medicine will build trust, manage conflict and inspire people to pursue quality, safety and innovation in all aspects of their work.
- Leadership and management of Department including; human resource planning; physician performance; financial and program planning.
- Conduct regular Department meetings
- Provide advice and recommendations to the Medical Advisory Committee.
- Advocating for evidence-based medical practice; reviewing clinical concerns and physician practice concerns; examining or reviewing charts when appropriate; intervening, assuming or delegating care when warranted
- Assist Administration in developing the Department’s Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), goals, objectives, strategic plan and performance targets
- Ensuring, within the Department, compliance with the By‐Law and Rules and Regulations, including Policies related to quality assurance;
- Communicating and supporting Department directives, goals, objectives and performance and utilization targets to the Department Members, the Professional Staff as well as to the Medical Advisory Committee (MAC)
- Undertaking processes of evaluation of members of the Department
- Privileging, appointment and reappointment, remediation and discipline of Medical Staff, and cooperating/ assisting legal counsel in such processes
- Develop, implement, maintain and evaluate/revise Department call schedules; priorities and objectives; Medical Staff rules; policies and procedures; and operational plans
- Leadership for recruitment, orientation and retention within the Department
- Resolve disputes within the department and across clinical areas, sectors and disciplines
- Encourage, promote and foster participation in continuing professional development, and ensure professional development meets required standards
- Medical Staff resource planning aligning with regional priorities and operational plans
- Oversee and actively participate in the Emergency Medicine Department Quality Improvement Program (PR4)
- The successful candidate must demonstrate an awareness of, be responsible for promoting, and supporting person-and family-centered care, demonstrate a commitment to safety and partner with all team members to improve worker and patient safety by integrating safety into work practices, identifying risks and implementing improvements.
- Reporting annually, or at the request of the Chief of Staff, on the quality of medical diagnosis, care and treatment provided in the Emergency Room, and to make any corresponding recommendations with respect to the reappointment of members or alteration of their privileges.
- Licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.
- CPSO pathway licensure is available for US Board Certified Physicians.
- Minimum 3‐5 years of relevant clinical experience.
- Previous Hospital committee experience preferred.
- Demonstrated high clinical standards.
- Demonstrated commitment to quality and patient safety initiatives that support and encourage the optimal utilization of resources.
- Excellence in leadership
- Demonstrated creativity, flexibility, diplomacy, resourcefulness and decisiveness
- Demonstrated conflict resolution skills
- Physicians at ESHC have the opportunity to educate and mentor residents from the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, with professional staff members eligible to hold a University appointment.
Interested candidates may submit by email to:
Erie Shores HealthCare
Medical Affairs Department
Attn: Allison Brooks