Executive Director

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The Executive Director is responsible to the Board of Directors of the FHT to advise on matters of policy and risk, quality monitoring, evaluation and health human resources. He/she develops, manages and maintains the budget. The Executive Director is responsible to manage human resources issues and develop plans around recruitment and retention. Working with the Board he/she develops strategic plans and acts as a liaison with the community and the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. The Executive Director supports clinical programs through actively developing team based, patient-centered practices that meet professional and best-practice standards of care.

·         Responsible to the Board for the organization and management of the Family Health Team in accordance with policies established by the Board and the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and subject to the direction of the Board
·         Ensure appropriate systems and structures are in place for the effective management and control of the Family Health Team and its resources including financial controls, and the employment, development, control, direction and discharge of all employees of the Family Health Team
·         Ensure structures and systems for the development, review and recommendation of new programs, program expansion or changes
·         Ensure effective human resources strategic planning and identify resource implications
·         Fosters collaborative team practice and manages conflict
·         Establish an organizational structure to ensure accountability of all staff for fulfilling the mission, objectives and strategic plan of the Family Health Team
·         Provide leadership in support of the Board’s responsibility to develop and periodically review the mission, objectives and strategic plan of the Family Health Team
·         Develop, recommend and foster the values, culture and philosophy of the Family Health Team
·         Manages the buildings for which the FHT is responsible, including the sub leasee and leasee responsibilities as appropriate
·         Effectively manages Occupational Health and Safety issues according to legislated practices
·         Communicate with related health care organizations to promote coordination and/or planning of local health care services
·         Represent the Family Health Team externally to the community, government, media and other organizations and agencies
·         Be responsible for the payment by the Corporation of all salaries and amounts due from and owing by the Corporation which fall within the purview and scope of the approved annual budget or otherwise as may be established from time to time by resolution of the Board

·         Masters in Health Management or equivalent in a related discipline or equivalent Bachelors Degree and at least 5 years relevant management experience preferably in a health care environment
·         Demonstrated experience in the area of senior management and board reporting relationship
·         Posses the skills necessary to manage a multi-site organization
·         Demonstrated experience in community and/or primary care setting
·         Demonstrated ability to lead inter-professional teams
·         Demonstrated ability to work independently
·         Demonstrated sound judgment and problem solving ability
·         Possess organization, communication, teaching and leadership abilities
·         Workplace Health and Safety certification
·         Current Ontario Drivers’ License and access to a vehicle
·         Superior leadership, organization, evaluation, communication and interpersonal skills
·         Knowledge and proficiency in current, evidence-based methods and practices of primary care delivery, with an emphasis on health promotion and risk reduction
·         Proficiency in the use of the computer hardware and software, particularly in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
·         Desire and ability to update knowledge and skills through various means including technology-based opportunities, courses, workshops and conferences
·         Multi-tasking skills related to the delivery of efficient primary care including the ability to share information
·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills
·         Exhibit an ability to be open and non-judgmental
·         Excellent human resource knowledge and management skills
·         Able to maintain the environment to health and safety legislated standards for primary care
Computer, printer, scanner, fax, photocopier, telephone, AV equipment including video projection unit, a variety of teaching aids.

Employees, including allied health professionals and administrative staff
Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care
Associated Family Health Organization Physicians (and staff of the FHO)
Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network
Contracted Professional Staff
Community Health and Social Services Agencies
Board Members and associated organizations
Non-Government Organizations
Contracted administrative support
Professional Associations
Peers, Other FHT ED’s, Quality Innovation and Improvement Program (QIIP)
Service Providers and Vendors


Moderate: The position requires minimal physical effort and the workday comprises roughly of equal amounts of standing and sitting, with frequent position changes. This position may involve routine exposure to persons with contagious or infectious illnesses and requires constant attention to infection control procedures.
The Executive Director must be able to make decisions based on the best information and evidence that is available. The position may involve occasional exposure to emotional or violent patients or staff. The position involves ultimate responsibilities for the organization and so the Executive Director is exposed to the challenges of the uncertainties associated with Ministry of Health processes.
The Executive Director is responsible for the setting and management of the budget and leads in the expenditure of resources as planned, reporting to the MOHLTC as directed. Liaises with the financial support staff and supports the annual audit with the external auditors on an annual basis.
Poor decisions and/or omissions can impact harmfully on the organizations viability. The level of impact could range from very low to extremely high.
Poor interpersonal skills could impact negatively on relations with staff, community partners, clients and public. The level of impact could range from low to extremely high.
FHT Clinics – Fergus, Elora, Arthur
The work environment is a wide variety of clinic areas and offices well –lit, ventilated and furnished ergonomically. Personal office space may or may not be shared.
It is the policy of the FHT that no employee is exposed to second-hand smoke.
Travel may be required between sites and locations in the community. Travel related to the fulfillment of this position description will be reimbursed.
The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and on the organizations behalf to the MOHLTC. In administrative and clinical matters, the Executive Director collaborates with physicians and other FHT members to provide the most efficient, appropriate primary care to a client of the FHT. The Executive Director collaborates with other community health partners to deliver appropriate services and programs to the community.