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Director of Operations – Odette Cancer Program - Regular Full-time (OCC2022)

Toronto, ON, CA Posted: 6/29/2022 1:53:24 PM

We currently have a Regular Full-time opportunity for a Director of Operations for our Odette Cancer Program at our Bayview campus.

Hours of Work:

Monday to Friday; 8hrs; As per schedule. Flexibility required

Summary of Duties / Key Responsibilities:

We are seeking a dynamic, passionate healthcare leader to join our team as the Director of Operations of the Odette Cancer Program. You, in partnership with the Program Chief / Regional Vice President, will lead Canada’s second-largest Cancer centre and help to advance Sunnybrook’s Vision to Invent the Future of Health Care.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is a nationally-leading and internationally recognized academic health sciences centre in the heart of Toronto. Our mission is to care for patients and families when it matters most. Sunnybrook is proud to be fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and each year the hospital provides educational opportunities for more than 4,000 students from around the world. Additionally, Sunnybrook scientists have made internationally impactful advances in medical science.

Sunnybrook's Odette Cancer Program stands as one of Canada's leading cancer centers with a reputation as a leading-edge provider for the prevention, early detection, and treatment of cancer. Our highly skilled, multi-disciplinary team delivers the full spectrum of cancer care for patients with some of the most complex oncology presentations in Ontario. Our services span all aspects of cancer care – surgical oncology, systemic therapy and radiation therapy. Delivering evidence-based, high-quality patient- and family-centred care is central to all that the Odette Cancer Program aspires to and supports operationally.

World-renowned researchers and clinical teams work together to develop methods for better, less invasive and more personalized cancer treatment to significantly improve the quality of life for our patients. We have performed many Canadian and world firsts, and we are constantly innovating to improve the care we provide.

The Odette Cancer Program supports and collaborates with Ontario Health – Cancer Care Ontario, other regional cancer centres, community hospitals, primary care, and other community-based providers to provide cancer screening services, and to ensure that patients have timely access to a comprehensive, integrated system of cancer services.

Reporting to the Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Executive, the successful candidate will lead a large multi-facetted team of over 1100 staff in strategic, operational, performance and quality management across our outpatient clinics and our three inpatient units. Ideally, the candidate should have developed these skills in the context of a large academic health sciences centre. A critical success factor is the ability to build strong teams and be a strategic and operational partner to the Program Chief / Regional Vice President within a program management organizational structure.

The role is responsible for clinical and financial administration with a program budget of $80 million, program planning, and providing representation and leadership at key internal and external meetings. The Operations Director will be supported by a Regional Director who will have responsibilities related our Regional Cancer Centre role with Ontario Health – Cancer Care Ontario. The Operations Director will have several direct reports, including Patient Care Managers, Advanced Practice Nurses, Nurse Educators and Nurse Practitioners.

The successful candidate will:

  • Demonstrate leadership consistent with our mission, vision and values
  • Lead the Program to identify resource needs, create care delivery processes and systems to achieve the highest quality care
  • Contribute to the Hospital’s strategic planning process by identifying priorities and implement program changes
  • Develop the Program budget consistent with effective utilization of resources in accordance with the Program and Hospital operating plan
  • Provide leadership on hospital wide activities such as Accreditation
  • Represent the Program on Committees as required
  • Demonstrate innovative approaches to care delivery, acknowledging our critical role in the Ontario healthcare system
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to achieve organizational goals and objectives

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Clinical or health administration master’s degree
  • A minimum of 5-10 years of formal leadership/management experience in a clinical setting (preferably at the Director level and with cancer care experience)
  • Extensive leadership experience ideally in a large academic setting
  • Experience leading programs or managing units within a complex health care setting
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and agile while efficiently supporting the organization during periods of change and shifts in strategic goals and objectives
  • Experience in building and leading effective teams to conduct various project work such as process improvement
  • Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal and communication/presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and supportively across programs and departments and with diverse interprofessional teams
  • Demonstrated skills in problem solving and conflict resolution
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement action plans that achieve organizational goals and objectives
  • Demonstrated excellence in thinking broadly and strategically when identifying the needs of the program and organization and creating an action plan to address those needs
  • Possessing a strong understanding and perspective of the Health Care Industry including having knowledge and insight into various trends, events and changes happening in the industry

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and resume (in one document) quoting OCC2022 to:

Human Resources
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

To apply, please click "Apply for Position" at the bottom of this page.


Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.


Please be advised that in order to be eligible for employment at Sunnybrook, all new hires must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada (e.g., two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series); AND have received the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days ago. Medical exemptions or any other kind of requested exemption based upon the Hospital’s obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis.