Job Title: Executive Director, BORN
Organization: Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)
Location: Ottawa, Canada

CHEO is one of the few stand-alone, global leaders in pediatric health and is home to nearly 3,500 staff and physicians dedicated to helping children and youth live their best lives. Ranked in the top 1% of Canadian hospitals for the digitization of its clinical infrastructure, CHEO combines excellence in clinical care, research, and education to advance seamless care that is provided where, when, and how it is needed. Every year, CHEO helps more than 500,000 children and youth from Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec, Nunavut, and Northern Ontario.

CHEO has twice been named by Forbes Magazine as the best place to work in Canadian healthcare and is second among Canadian hospitals on its list of Canada’s Best Employers for 2021. The Hospital has also been recognized by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers as a top employer in the National Capital Region for the 11th consecutive year in a row. CHEO’s President and CEO, Alex Munter, was awarded favourite CEO of the year by Faces Magazine in 2020.

CHEO is seeking an Executive Director, BORN to lead two important provincial programs: BORN (Better Outcomes Registry & Network) and PSO (Prenatal Screening Ontario). Funded by the Government of Ontario, the Better Outcomes Registry & Network (BORN) is Ontario’s prescribed perinatal, newborn, and child registry with the role of facilitating quality care for families across the province. PSO was created in 2018 to coordinate prenatal screening services in Ontario and is mandated to provide the educational supports, information, and transparency needed for health care providers and pregnant individuals and their families to make informed decisions and access higher quality services.

Reporting to the VP of Quality, Strategy, and Family Partnership, the Executive Director is responsible for leading the combined BORN/PSO professional staff of over 80 individuals, including those working locally and remotely on stakeholder and network engagement, novel health technology, outcome analysis, and system monitoring. The oversight of the combined multi-million-dollar budget of these programs will require strong business acumen as it grows significantly into 2024-2025. The Executive Director works in close collaboration with the operational, medical, and scientific leaders of BORN and PSO on the planning, implementation, and evaluation of strategic plans, quality improvement, risk management systems, and work plans for the program. They are the key liaison to maintain internal, community, regional, provincial, national, and international partnerships. Engagement with government partners is frequent and key to ongoing success and planned growth. The Executive Director will keep current on best practices and compliance requirements while instilling a strong culture of data integrity and privacy amongst staff and partners.

As the ideal candidate, you possess a graduate degree in a relevant field (Health or Business Administration, Computer Science, Nursing, etc.), or an equivalent combination of formal training and demonstrable practical experience. You are a forward thinking and results-oriented leader with a proven track record of delivering creative solutions. You bring sound understanding of how the innovative use of technology can enhance healthcare, leveraging knowledge management principles, and continuous improvement methodologies. You are an outstanding communicator, negotiator, and partnership builder whose political acuity and sound judgement allow you to engender high levels of trust and credibility with any audience. You are a team-oriented people manager who leads by example and can effectively motivate and develop staff through your positivity, openness, and inclusivity. An excellent problem solver, you easily grasp the dynamics, risk, and importance inherent in BORN’s technological, clinical, social, and privacy interplay. You bring an understanding of Ontario’s perinatal care landscape to help PSO realize its incredible potential and have the greatest impact on care provision, as well as to identify opportunities for innovation and collaboration across the sector.

To apply

If you are interested in applying for this impactful leadership opportunity with one of Canada’s most respected pediatric healthcare organizations, please submit your application and related materials to John Caminiti and Claire Leroux of Boyden at cleroux@boyden.com and state the title of the position in the subject line of your e-mail.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.

CHEO is committed to building diverse, equitable, inclusive, and accessible working environments and welcomes those who would contribute to the further diversification of staff including, but not limited to, women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity to apply.