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Vice President of Practice, Quality & Chief Nursing Executive

The Royal Ottawa Health Care Group
Ottawa (Region), Ontario
Closing date
May 4, 2024

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The Royal is one of Canada’s foremost mental health care, teaching, and research hospitals. We provide best-in-class care, engage in transformational research, and break down barriers to access. Working in partnership with clients and families, as well as academic and community partners, we offer help and hope to people in Eastern Ontario and beyond.


The Royal includes the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, the Brockville Mental Health Centre, the University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research, and the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health. Through the convergence of patient and family-oriented care, science, education and lived expertise, The Royal has the opportunity to lead as a global force in integrated mental health services and research.


The Royal serves more than 15,000 patients every year with a team of approximately 80 physicians, 1,600 employees, and 78 researchers who work side-by-side to offer novel treatment opportunities. Together, our mission is to transform the lives of people living with complex and treatment-resistant mental illness and substance use.


Reporting to the CEO, the Vice President of Practice, Quality & Chief Nursing Executive (VP/CNE) is responsible to help achieve the strategic goals of the organization through elevating professional practice, clinical processes and policies that ensure excellence in the care we provide to our patients and standards we set for our work. The VP/CNE will also be an advocate and catalyst for nursing including research and other academic activities.


In close partnership with the Chief of Staff, the VP/CNE will elevate the clinical platform across inpatient and outpatient operations and will foster a culture of excellence, and cross-functional and inter-professional collaboration across the care continuum of care. With a clear focus on quality, patient, and family-centered care the VP/CNE will advocate for excellence in professional practice and will work with the Senior Leadership Team in our commitment to providing high quality, safe, patient centered programs and services.


The VP/CNE must be a transformational leader who embodies best in class professional practice while playing a pivotal role in driving an evidence-based quality framework that results in better patient outcomes. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the VP/CNE ensures that The Royal's policies, priorities, and strategic initiatives are developed and aligned with the organization's mission to deliver innovative healthcare with compassion. Fostering a culture of quality improvement and a commitment to excellence, the VP/CNE will provide leadership to the Practice and Quality Portfolio.


This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, visionary health care leader who is committed to the Program approach to the delivery of care to join an organization that is driving system change and to help shape the future of mental health care. To be successful, the new VP/CNE will possess a Masters Degree in Nursing or Ph.D., in addition to clinical background as a Registered Nurse with a progression of leadership roles acquired in mental health or addictions settings, ideally with exposure to a teaching hospital environment.


To Apply


To explore this opportunity further, please submit your resume and letter of interest online to or


We would like to thank all applicants but regret that we are only able to personally contact those individuals whose backgrounds best match the requirements for the role.


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


The Royal Ottawa Health Care Group is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and The Royal Ottawa Health Care Group throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.


Odgers Berndtson is deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in all the work that we do. As part of our efforts to better understand our ability to reach as broad a pool of candidates as possible for our searches, our DEI team would like to encourage you to take a moment and access our Self-Declaration Form.

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