Director, Rehabilitation Program

  • St. Joeseph's Health Care London
  • St Joseph's Health Care, London, ON, Canada
  • Nov 10, 2022
Full time Management

Job Description

St. Joseph's Health Care London is an academic center with a strong mandate for excellence in care, education and research and a vision to earn the complete confidence in the care we provide and make a lasting difference in the quest to live fully.


The Rehabilitation Program at Parkwood Institute, St. Joseph's Health Care London, is known regionally, provincially, nationally, and internationally for its evidence based specialized patient care, education and research. An innovative inter-professional team of clinicians and researchers integrate excellence in teaching, research, education and patient-centered care to achieve high quality outcomes.


Reporting to the Vice President, Patient Care and Risk Management, the Director of the Rehabilitation Program is responsible for the strategic oversight and continued development of the program including quality, workforce and financial planning. With a budget of over $15 million and over 300 staff this vital leadership role has responsibility for 56 inpatient beds, outpatient and community rehabilitation programs. The Rehabilitation Program provides specialized care to patients with stroke, amputation spinal cord injury, acquired brain injury, as well as revenue generation programs. Aligned with our research and academic mandate the Director will play a key role in the recently established Gray Centre for Mobility and Activity.


As the Director of Rehabilitation, in collaboration with the Chair/Chief of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, you will be accountable for leading and developing high performing teams focused on providing high quality patient-centered care and generating the evidence-based practices of tomorrow. You will demonstrate exceptional skills in strategic planning, change leadership and program development. The ability to foster strong partnerships and collaborate with key stakeholders to foster service delivery, clinical and systemic capacity building, education and research activities across the region and province to strengthen the rehabilitation continuum and system of care is required.


You have the personal attributes and a leadership style that effectively role models a faith-based mission of caring to our patients/residents, families and our staff.


Essential Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will lead with courage, compassion and integrity. They will have a deep understanding of the health care system and in particular the rehabilitation sector including a strong awareness of drivers such as quality-based standards, provincial and federal legislative requirements and emerging innovations in rehabilitative care. This role has a strong focus on delivering outcomes that enhance safe, high quality patient care in partnership with patients/residents and caregivers.
  • The successful applicant will demonstrate proven capacity in coaching and developing others, verbal and written communication, responsible fiscal and human resource planning and the use of evidenced based decision making. Further they will demonstrate a proven track record for developing and sustaining healthy work environments, encouraging teamwork and group achievement to develop effective teams, and a performance driven culture that motivates excellence.
  • They will have achieved, at minimum, a master's degree in a health-related field and have a strong clinical background with knowledge of the Rehabilitation sector across the continuum of care. A minimum of 5 years progressive health care leadership experience is required. Proven experience in leading and facilitating transformational change including
    program development and implementation in collaboration with system partners, patients/residents & families is required. The successful applicant will possess Knowledge of a Safety Culture in a Health Care Setting in compliance with the OHSA, ability and commitment to act as a supervisor under OHSA.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Certification with the Canadian College of Health Leaders as a Certified Health Executive (CHE)
  • Proficiency in French would be an asset


Teaching and Research

  • St. Joseph's Health Care London through its affiliation with Western University and Fanshawe College is a leading research and teaching hospital. As an employee of St. Joseph's, you will be expected to engage in role related teaching and research activities.


Immunization Requirements

  • Provide documentation you have received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine and a written commitment to follow any future Public Health recommendations and St. Joseph's Health Care London policies and processes related to Covid management in the workplace.
  • Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox)
  • Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing