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Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care



Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care (Waypoint) provides extensive inpatient and outpatient tertiary mental health and addiction services to a population of more than 500,000, as the regional mental health hospital for Simcoe County, Muskoka and portions of Dufferin County and Parry Sound. Waypoint is the province’s only mental health hospital that, in addition to the provision of mental health programs for the regional community, has 160 high secure beds for clients served by both the mental health and justice systems. Waypoint employs more than 1,200 staff, including approximately 50 medical staff and 100 volunteers. Accredited with exemplary status and achieving two gold-level Quality Healthcare Workplace Awards, the hospital is focused on an exemplary workforce that drives the best outcomes for patients.

A Catholic sponsored hospital, Waypoint has launched a new era in mental health and addictions services in Ontario with the recent opening of a new state-of-the-art, expanded facility for its forensic programs. Waypoint is well positioned to build on its success as a “hospital committed to providing excellence in specialized mental health and addictions services grounded in research and education and guided by faith-based values.” For additional information about Waypoint, visit their website at

The Position

Waypoint is seeking an exceptional, visionary and innovative leader for the role of Psychiatrist-in-Chief (PIC). In this role, the PIC will have responsibility for medical quality of care and will be an active participant in Waypoint’s continued pursuit of clinical excellence, maximizing quality, advancing best practices and transforming the client experience. With a mandate to inspire and lead exciting patient care initiatives and support the continued evolution of the medical staff, the PIC will play a key role in ensuring that the future is driven by the Vision of leading the advancement and delivery of compassionate care. As a champion for specialized mental health and addictions, the PIC will work closely with other members of the Hospital’s senior leadership team and members of the clinical staff to achieve sustained improvements in program outcomes while advancing partnerships that promote a seamless and integrated patient journey. Reporting to the Board of Directors and the President and CEO, the PIC will contribute to building a culture that embraces medical education and continues to develop academic relationships that ensure that research, practice and clinical outcomes are setting standards for care across the region, Canada and internationally.

Key leadership initiatives for the new PIC will be to:

§Promote a culture that supports high quality andperformance.

§Enhance service delivery by promoting effective systems of care and fostering inter-professional practice.

§Enhance the profile of the organization and foster partnerships by collaborating across teams, clinical programs, other hospitals, community partners and academia.

§Foster and encourage the growth of clinical, education and research initiatives.

§Support a physician engagement and participation strategy, while developing future strategies for physician manpower planning and retention.

§Influence the direction for Mental Health and Addictions across the North Simcoe Muskoka LHIN, Ontario, Canada and internationally.


An experienced, inclusive and visionary leader with credentials in both medical leadership and clinical practice, you have had leadership contributions that have helped foster values of collaborative practice and clinical excellence. The successful candidate must be eligible for certification with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and for licensure with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, possess a Fellowship Certification in Psychiatry from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and hold an academic appointment or be eligible for one. Experience in Forensic Psychiatry is preferred.

To confidentially explore this opportunity, please email your resume or query, quoting the appropriate position title, to Judy Mandelman, at

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