Chief, Ottawa Paramedic Service, City of Ottawa – Ottawa, Ontario
January 10, 2020

Employment Opportunity: Chief, Ottawa Paramedic Service, City of Ottawa – Ottawa, Ontario  - Closing Date February 12, 2020



 
 

Chief, Ottawa Paramedic Service

City of Ottawa

 

The City of Ottawa is the nation’s capital, surpassing 1 million people and the fourth-largest municipality in the country. Ottawa Paramedic Service delivers fully integrated and sophisticated out-of-hospital patient care to all residents and visitors of Ottawa for life-threatening medical emergencies including heart attacks, strokes, and respiratory and traumatic injuries. The Service is a dynamic leader in delivering and improving paramedicine with a dedicated team of more than 650 professionals. The Service provides emergency medical coverage across 2,796 square kilometres, while the Ottawa Central Ambulance Communication Centre provides dispatching services to over 10,000 square kilometres of Eastern Ontario.

Reporting to the General Manager, Emergency and Protective Services, the Chief is accountable for providing vision, leadership, and strategic direction to the Ottawa Paramedic Service. The Chief is a champion for the Mental Health Strategy, advocating for members and improved research and support. Working closely with partners across the industry, the Chief is a trusted advisor to the Province on ongoing initiatives while presenting innovative ways to improve service delivery. The Chief oversees $100M in financial resources and ensures the Service is well equipped to respond to increased demands on the Service.

The ideal candidate is a seasoned leader within paramedic services and has led similarly large and complex systems. You have played a key role in establishing the strategic direction and priorities, ensuring best-practice, performance based, and client-centered service delivery models. You are passionate about your team and inspire them to perform at their very best. You have managed external contract resources, multi-million dollar operating and capital budgets, and are known for building collaborative partnerships across the industry. This position is designated bilingual.

The City of Ottawa promotes the principles of diversity and inclusion and adheres to the tenets of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. The City encourages applications from women, Aboriginal peoples and persons of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions. The City of Ottawa and Odgers Berndtson provide accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted to proceed to the selection process, please advise us if you require any accommodation.

To explore this opportunity further, please contact Julia Robarts at Odgers Berndtson at 1-866-962-1990 or submit your resume and letter of interest online to https://www.odgersberndtson.com/en/careers/16420 by February 12, 2020.

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