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Medical Director, Cardiology

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Job Title

Medical Director, Cardiology 





Work Type




Shift Assignment

As assigned 


RLHC- Management 

Salary Information

$75,000 /annum

Application Closing Date

October 5th, 2022





Medical Director, Cardiology

Join Northeastern Ontario’s Health Care Leaders!


Status: 1 day per week, 3 year term

Location: Sudbury, Ontario


A dynamic and growing health care environment awaits you in Sudbury, Ontario. Surrounded by provincial parks and with 330 lakes, Greater Sudbury has over 165,000 residents and is a rich mix of urban, suburban, rural and wilderness environments that offer something for everyone. Just a one hour flight or four-hour drive north of Toronto, here you will experience the balance of a supportive and challenging career environment and a comfortable and affordable lifestyle, right in the heart of Northern Ontario’s largest city.


Health Sciences North (HSN) is seeking an innovative leader for the position of Medical Director of Cardiology, to lead and direct the quality management, day to day operations, resource management and academics within the department. The Medical Director of Cardiology is responsible for program specific quality targets, indicators, performance metrics and academic deliverables relevant to the program.


The ideal candidate is a physician in good standing with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, and Ministry of Labour “Worker Health and Safety Awareness in 4 Steps” training certificate is required.


We are looking for a physician with a minimum of five (5) years’ experience working in a relevant clinical area within a health care environment. Candidates that possess experience working in a leadership/supervisory role in a health care environment, and experience in educational endeavours and research are preferred.

If you enjoy working in a fast-paced, team environment and are looking for a rewarding career opportunity, you are encouraged to view the full job description on the HSN Careers Website.


We offer competitive salary and vacation, extended health and dental benefits, a pension plan through HOOPP and relocation allowance to assist with moving expenses.


Interested applicants are asked to apply to Medical Affairs via email by October 5th, 2022 at 4:00 pm. Please send to 



Lead and direct the quality management, day to day operations, resource management and academics within the department. Responsible for program specific quality targets, indicators, performance metrics and academic deliverables relevant to the program.



Under the general direction of the Vice-President and Chief Nursing Executive.



  1. Set short and long term goals or targets that align with HSN’s Strategic Plan and academic mission, and lead quality improvement across service areas.
  2. Develop the program operating, staffing and capital budgets in support of program specific and academic goals.
  3. Co-manage in a dyad relationship with the Program Administrative Director, the ongoing formulation of the mission, strategic plan, objectives and goals of the hospital; create an annual operating plan aligned to the corporate strategic plan.
  4. Develop and report on program specific performance indicators, utilization data, and hospital wide quality initiatives and indicators (e.g. mortality rates (including hospital standardized mortality ratio), hand hygiene, length of stay, readmission rates, hospital acquired infection rates, patient satisfaction scores, wait time data, academic deliverables, etc.).
  5. Provide medical leadership in planning, integration and implementation of strategic and operational short and long-term capacity goals and objectives that support access and flow. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with physicians and clinical leadership to coordinate and integrate improvements to access and flow across Cardiology program with an emphasis on improved patient outcomes and length of stay.
  6. Collaborate closely with the Chief of the Department of Cardiology, Cardiac Catheterization Lab lead, Electrophysiology lead, Sudbury Cardiology Outpatient Centre lead and Non-invasive Cardiology lead and others as required.
  7. Advise program and department members of current hospital policies or program specific rules of policy changes; liaise regularly with Medical and Academic Leads in Program/Service that are direct reports and hold quarterly meetings with the appropriate Department Chiefs.
  8. Consult on financial and activity variances, take corrective action, advise on budget considerations and monitor resource utilization.
  9. Anticipate where support may be required and build needed support at relevant stages of an initiative.
  10. Ensure proper communication between programs and departments; communicate program or service specific issues effectively with all stakeholders, including members of each department specific professional staff.
  11. Determine and align improvement projects with HSN’s Strategic Plan; monitor and adjust to achieve goal outcomes.
  12. Oversee the work of others in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), its regulations, and HSN policies.
  13. Participate in the accreditation process and work to ensure that the program and HSN achieve, maintain and continually improve upon their accredited status.
  14. Teach, coach and lead staff in the development and monitoring of quality indicators and improvement initiatives.
  15. Guide, motivate, monitor and supervise staff, develop standards of performance, evaluate performance and make recommendations on disciplinary action as required.
  16. Engage in and foster professional development of all staff and provide opportunities for learning within budgeted resources.
  17. Ensure a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors; investigate report, debrief and take or direct corrective action as required on incidents.
  18. Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders/organizations/community groups to achieve program objectives, integrate and link services and foster partnerships across the continuum of service delivery.
  19. Participate in education and training specific to current, relevant federal and provincial health and safety legislation, standards and guidelines.
  20. Represent the department or program on various committees and in meetings as required.
  21. Perform other duties as required. 





  1. Minimum of a Medical License in good standing with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.
  2. Ministry of Labour “Worker Health and Safety Awareness in 4 Steps” training certificate is required.
  3. An academic appointment with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine is required.



  1. Minimum of five (5) years’ experience working in a clinical area within a health care environment.
  2. Experience working in a leadership/supervisory role in a health care environment is preferred.
  3. Experience in educational endeavours and research is preferred.



  1. Demonstrated strong clinical and administrative leadership abilities with extensive experience leading successful change in patient-centred care delivery through leadership of others.
  2. Demonstrated ability to formulate proactive strategies to optimize flow, functionality and effectiveness of service design and delivery.
  3. Demonstrates effective leadership and respectful behaviours.
  4. Demonstrated ability to develop partnerships and collaborative processes across institutions. 
  5. Demonstrated effective time management skills and the ability to manage multiple ongoing projects.
  6. Demonstrated ability to coach, advise and teach others using the principles of adult learning.
  7. Demonstrated training, experience or utilization of lean methodology for process improvement.
  8. Demonstrated ability to independently identify issues, plan improvements, measure success and continue improvement.
  9. Demonstrated knowledge of relevant legislation and principles of management, hospital committee structure, conflict management and resolution, system needs analysis and organizational assessment.
  10. Demonstrated ability to use tact and discretion in dealing with health care providers and employees.
  11. Demonstrated excellent computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office software (e.g. Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook) and patient information systems.
  12. Demonstrated superior interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  13. Demonstrated commitment to the safety of co-workers and patients.



  1. Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development.
  2. Demonstrated professionalism in dealing with confidential and sensitive issues.
  3. Demonstrated positive work record and excellent attendance record.
  4. Ability to meet the physical and sensory demands of the job.
  5. Ability to travel between local sites.


Selection Process:  Candidates will be selected for this position on the basis of their skill, ability, experience and qualifications as identified in the resume and completed Application Form submitted. The Hospital reserves the right to conduct a formal interview where required.