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Assistant Deputy Minister- Hospitals and Capital Division

Ministry of Health
Hospitals and Capital Division
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
1 Permanent
Job Code:
XEXE3 - Executive 3
$164,910.00 - $224,940.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Open Targeted
Job ID:
The Ministry of Health is committed to building a patient-focused, results-driven, integrated, and sustainable publicly funded health care system. Our mission is to help people stay healthy, deliver high-quality care when they need it, and protect the health care system for future generations.

As stewards of the health care system, we provide overall direction and leadership, focusing on planning and guiding resources to bring value to the system.

If you are a leader who thrives in a transformative environment where you are inspired to build, develop and improve policy, systems and processes within the province's health system, this leadership opportunity might be right for you.

Reporting directly to the Associate Deputy Minister of Clinical Care and Delivery, Ministry of Health, the ADM, Hospitals and Capital Division will be responsible for providing strategic leadership, policy and funding direction related to the capital and operational requirements of the province's hospital system, community health centres and provincial priority programs such as cancer care, renal care, surgery, maternal child, and vulnerable populations such as the AIDS-HIV community.

The branches within the division include the Hospital Branch, Health Sector Modelling Branch, Heath Capital Infrastructure Branch and Provincial Programs Branch. The division is responsible for over $30B of annual provincial disbursements.

An effective leader in the Ontario Public Service (OPS) is responsible, innovative and collaborative:
- As a responsible leader, you demonstrate authenticity, accountability and courage in how you interact with others. You model honest ethical behavior, and are capable of making difficult choices.
- As an innovative leader, you lead with common purpose, embrace positive disruption, and have a future mindset. You inspire others, value continuous learning and encourages development and integration.
- As acollaborative leader, you are focused on helping others to grow, driving people-centered outcomes and promoting an environment of inclusivity. You consistently work to confront bias and systemic barriers while understanding the importance of creating a more diverse and accessible workplace.

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

The OPS is an innovative, responsive, and accountable public service that works hard to be diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable. Diversifying leadership teams is a top OPS priority with the goal to achieve parity with the Ontario labour force by 2025 for the most underrepresented groups (Indigenous, racialized and persons with disabilities) in leadership positions.

To advance this goal, the OPS is collecting socio-demographic information that will help to address potential barriers and achieve equity in hiring. You are requested to complete the voluntary survey and contribute to building a more diverse, anti-racist, inclusive and accessible OPS.

The OPS invites all interested individuals to apply. As an organization that promotes equity and diversity, the OPS encourages applications from Indigenous and racialized individuals and persons with disabilities. The OPS offers employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. A dedicated team of employment accommodation specialists are available to discuss individual accommodation needs and ensure the hiring process is inclusive and free from barriers. Contact them at if you require an accommodation to participate in the recruitment process. All information discussed related to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy, the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint, and the Multi-Year Accessibility Plan to learn more about the OPS commitment to advancing racial equity, accessibility, diversity and inclusion in the public service.

What can I expect to do in this role?

• Provide strategic leadership and executive direction for planning, priority setting and overall direction of the Hospitals and Capital Division
• Provide direction for integrating the development and implementation of the provincial health care funding policy framework and models with quality improvement initiatives
• Provide strategic leadership and direction for the development and implementation of capital investment projects within the overall strategic direction and provincial priorities for the health care system
• Lead and provide strategic direction on the development and implementation of the provincial health care funding policy framework and quality improvement initiatives in ensuring sustainable patient-centered funding and care
• Manage critical stakeholder relationships and consultations in order to influence the adoption of funding reform measures across Ontario
• Build collaborative and effective working relationships with senior executives across the health sector, the ministry, and government central agencies such as Treasury Board and the Ministry of Finance

How do I qualify?

Executive Leadership

• You have experience as a senior leader responsible for the delivery of complex policy and programs
• You are able to provide expertise and recommendations to senior executives on a broad range of key health programmatic related issues, including recommendations for strategies and approaches for the resolution of contentious issues
• You lead change initiatives by developing, recommending, and implementing effective operational processes
• You have exceptional leadership skills, based on a foundation of collaboration, inclusion, mentoring and service excellence
• You foster a culture which respects diversity, encourages all employees to work together to achieve results and contribute to a healthy, rewarding, and productive working environment

Change Management

• You have provided executive oversight to ensure work is aligned to other transformational initiatives within and across your organization
• You have the ability to manage and mitigate risks and de-escalate any issues related to business transformation
• You have led and implemented change initiatives related to business processes and technologies

Stakeholder Relationships and Communication Skills

• You have superior communication skills and have led briefings and provided strategic advice to senior executives and elected officials
• You have developed and maintained positive linkages with both internal and external stakeholders in the health care sector (e.g. hospitals, primary care providers, Ontario Health, long-term care providers)
• You can productively engage with a broad range of internal stakeholders to ensure alignment of activities and initiatives
• You build positive engagement with colleagues across ministries and special interest groups to ensure effective multi-ministry collaboration
• You have effectively communicated complex messaging to various stakeholders and the public with measurable results

Technical and Policy Development Knowledge

• You have a proven understanding of complex hospital environments and experience in effective quality oversight models
• You have knowledge of the health sector, the role, governance, resources and relationships between different types of health care providers (e.g. hospitals, home care, primary care, etc.), professionals and decision-making groups
• You understand government decision-making and legislative, policy development along with businesses practices and processes and have strategically proposed appropriate options and recommendations
• You have provided leadership in the development of strategies, plans, policy, legislative/regulatory changes and program frameworks within the broad framework of legislation and have ensured compliance

Additional Information:

  • 1 English Permanent, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Posted on:
Thursday, May 18, 2023
  • The OPS uses multiple methods to assess candidates for executive positions; these may include resume screening, interviews, assignments, psychometric assessments, simulations and reference checks.
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Friday, June 2, 2023 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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