Executive Director, Division of Cardiology

Posted Date: 
Thursday, May 2, 2019
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Job Type: 
Work Hours: 
Commensurate with experience
# of Vacancies: 
Division of Cardiology

Start Date:

As soon as possible.


The Division of Cardiology at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute is looking for a dynamic and innovative executive director. Our division has approximately 35 cardiologists and over 50 support staff. We are a Canadian leader in cardiovascular research and patient care, and have the top-rated cardiology teaching program in Canada. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the business functions of our group to support our mission of excellence in patient care, teaching and research. In addition, the executive director will have the opportunity to lead and participate in strategic planning for improving the efficiency and growth of the business.


The successful candidate will have an MBA or equivalent, or at least 10-20 years of relevant experience in a healthcare environment. They will have very strong leadership and interpersonal skills, and be capable of working with senior physicians and senior administrators in the Heart Institute and The Ottawa Hospital on a peer-to-peer basis. They will have a demonstrated ability to function in a changing environment that includes multiple stakeholders, be well versed in modern business processes and be able to apply them in a healthcare setting. They will also have a demonstrated ability to identify where “traditional” medical workflows can be improved and effect change when it is necessary and desirable. They will have a good working knowledge of operations and norms in a healthcare environment, and be capable of supervising and mentoring staff within this environment, providing constructive feedback and maintaining a positive working environment.  Experience in project implementation and change management is a definite asset.


The executive director will enable our organization to efficiently and effectively accomplish its mission in a challenging and changing environment. They will report to the chief of cardiology and the managing member of the Division of Cardiology at the Heart Institute, and work with them to set strategic goals and make decisions for the division’s operational activities. They will oversee the accomplishment of these goals by planning and monitoring the day-to-day running of the division’s business operations, including billing, financial operations, physicians’ office operations, outpatient clinics (in conjunction with the Heart Institute clinical services staff), and the Arrhythmia Monitoring Center. Our division also provides cardiovascular health care to Nunavut, and the executive director will work with division members to maintain and enhance this service.

Responsibilities will include the day-to-day management of the division’s staffing and HR. They will perform ongoing evaluation of our staff and business performance by gathering, analyzing and interpreting data and metrics, and designing, planning and implementing novel strategic plans to improve efficiency and effectiveness.  The successful incumbent will also be responsible for championing organizational change and will work with the administrations of the Heart Institute and The Ottawa Hospital as required to ensure projects support and enhance our mission.

To Apply:

Please confirm interest and email CVs to aicjobpostings@ottawaheart.ca.

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