Vice President of Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Executive

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The Deep River and District Hospital (DRDH) is a multi-sector health care provider that is comprised of the Deep River and District Hospital, the Four Seasons Lodge Long-Term Care Home, and the North Renfrew Family Health Team. Located in the scenic Ottawa Valley, the organization supports person-centered care delivered in a rural health care setting. The organization is accredited with Exemplary Standing by Accreditation Canada, recognizing it’s clinical and operational performance in providing an excellent, compassionate health care experience, every time.


DRDH is currently seeking a Vice-President of Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Executive to provide vision, strategy, and collaborative leadership to support clinical leaders and their teams to provide high-quality services across all clinical programs. Reporting directly to the President and Chief Executive Officer, the Vice-President of Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Executive is responsible for implementing the organization’s strategic plan for patient and resident services in accordance with the mission, vision, values and strategic direction of the organization.

The Vice-President of Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Executive is an innovative, strategic leader who plays a key role in guiding the organization in a collaborative, accountable, and aligned quality-focused culture. Committed to shared decision-making, the Vice-President of Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Executive enables integration with health care partners and providers across the continuum of care to advance a collaborative inter-professional practice environment that maximizes professional scope of practice. As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, the Vice-President of Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Executive fulfills a key role in the areas of quality and risk management, financial and utilization management, planning, infection control, patient safety, ethics, and professional practice. The Vice-President of Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Executive is accountable for fostering an environment in which collaboration is valued and excellence in clinical care and professional development is promoted and achieved.


The successful candidate will possess a Masters’ degree in nursing or other health related discipline, and professional designation as a Registered Nurse (RN). They will bring a minimum of ten years of progressive clinical experience, combined with significant leadership and management experience, ideally within a complex, rural health care setting. With an extensive and broad clinical background and knowledge of a wide variety of health care disciplines, they will possess a successful track record in implementing and evaluating professional practice models, advancing professional standards, and scope of practice.

The successful candidate will have a thorough knowledge and understanding of best practices and standards of practice, as well as in-depth knowledge of relevant legislation, including the Public Hospitals Act, the Broader Public sector Accountability Act, the Excellent Care for All Act, and the Long Term Care Homes Act (2007). Preference will be given to candidates with completion of the Long-Term Care Administrator course, designation as a Certified Healthcare Executive, and recent experience in geriatrics or long-term care.

The successful candidate will have a strong personal alignment with the organization’s mission, vision, values, and a passion for rural health care. The candidate will have an understanding of the patients and residents we care for across our campus of care. They will bring a commitment to clinical excellence, with a proven ability to implement evidence-based practices and experience leading - as well as fostering - a culture of quality and person-centered clinical care.

About the Community:

The Town of Deep River is located along the banks of the beautiful Ottawa River, and offers an outstanding array of recreational and outdoor activities all year-round. During summer, the area offers activities such as hiking, canoeing, boating, fishing, and golf. In winter, skiing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing are just a sample of the activities available. With its forests and waterways, the Deep River area offers a great backdrop for an outdoor, wellness-oriented lifestyle. The Town of Deer River is situated along the Trans-Canada Highway, a short half-hour drive from the City of Pembroke, and a two-hour drive from Ottawa. Deep River is also located in close proximity to Canadian Nuclear Laboratories – the largest nuclear research facility in Canada, as well as Garrison Petawawa.

Resumes must be submitted through the Career Section of the DRDH Website:

The Deep River and District Hospital supports the principles of employment equity, employee health, wellness and individual safety and the compliance of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).  We ask that job applicants requiring accommodation inform The Deep River and District Hospital so that suitable arrangements can be prepared that take into account the applicant’s accessibility needs.