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Manager, Health Promotion, Abilities & Wellness – Southlake Regional Health Centre


Southlake Regional Health Care is building healthy communities through outstanding care, innovative partnerships, and amazing people. We deliver a wide range of healthcare services to the communities of northern York Region and southern Simcoe County. Our advanced regional programs include Cancer Care and Cardiac Care and serve a broader population across the northern GTA and into Simcoe-Muskoka.

Our team of 3500 staff, 580 physicians, 780 volunteers, 950 students and 90 Patient and Family Advisors are committed to creating an environment where the best experiences happen. As a recognition of our commitment to quality and patient safety, we have received the highest distinction of Exemplary Standing from Accreditation Canada.

With an annual operating budget of over $450 million, we care for a rapidly growing and aging population and have developed an exciting plan for new facilities to serve our communities into the future. A member of the Southlake Community Ontario Health Team, we are working with our partners to deliver integrated care to northern York Region and southern Simcoe County.

Southlake has always created innovative solutions to our most pressing challenges.  But innovation does not happen on its own.  Southlake’s core strength is our people.  Staff, physicians, volunteers, and donors have come together to provide leading edge care for patients and families.

Our values:  Serve with Purpose | Every voice Matters | Power of Many | Always with Compassion | Courage to Think Differently



Job Title:Manager, Health Promotion, Abilities and Wellness
Reports to:Director, Occupational Health Safety and Wellness
Direct Reports:9
Location:Newmarket, ON



Reporting to the Director Occupational Health, Safety and Wellness, the Manager Health Promotion, Abilities and Wellness will oversee the promotion of the health and wellbeing of all employees, of Southlake Regional Health Centre using comprehensive health promotion strategies in the workplace setting. This position will be responsible for managing the day-to-day activities and performance of the nurses and the Abilities and Wellness Advisor. Additionally, they will be responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of healthy workplace strategy and programs / activities including a mental health wellness and resiliency program.


Primary Responsibilities

Development and maintenance of an employee health and abilities program

  • Supervise the daily work of the nurses and the Abilities and Wellness Advisor.
  • Ensure health promotion and ability related policies, procedures, protocols, medical directives, and standard work processes are developed, implemented, communicated and evaluated.
  • Develop health promotion and ability management metrics to align with Southlake Regional Health Centre strategic priorities and goals.
  • Oversee the management of communicable disease surveillance including exposures and outbreaks
  • Oversee the planning and implementation of the annual influenza vaccination campaign
  • Oversee and support the ability case management process
  • Oversee the Early and Safe Return to Work Program to meet legislative, collective agreements and financial requirements
  • Act as a representative in Occupational Health matters at grievance step meetings, arbitrations, WSIB challenges and responds to other legal requests such as court orders and subpoenas
    • Consult with appropriate stakeholders to review organizational wide occupational health performance (including illness absence, WSIB and LTD claims, EAP usage)
    • Consult with Human Resources regarding accommodation needs of employees
  • Chair the monthly return to work meetings with the unions
  • Consult with the Occupational Health Physician as required

Development and delivery of healthy workplace strategy and programs /activities

  • Develop, implement, communicate, evaluate, and update a comprehensive Corporate Wellness Plan for the employees, physicians and Volunteers of Southlake Regional Health Centre
  • Co-chair the Wellness 360 Committee
  • Oversee the management of the wellness program delivery; including but not limited to:
    • The coordination of gym membership, lunchtime programs such as yoga and mindfulness classes
    • The management of registration of classes and internal payment system
    • The scheduling of in-service and lunch and learns


  • Hires, orientates, and manages staff performance as determined by human resource policies, union contracts, legislation, and standards of practice
  • Provides leadership, coaches, and guides members of the Abilities Management & Occupational Health team
  • Promotes a professional work environment that motivates and supports continuous growth, builds a cohesive and collaborative team, with an emphasis on the quality and continuous improvement of services provided
  • Champions continuous learning and professional development
  • Works with the Director to plan budget spending
  • Participates in the OHSW on call schedule.



The successful candidate will have the following:


  • Baccalaureate degree in health-related discipline required
  • Master’s Degree preferred
  • Minimum of three (3) years recent management experience in related clinical areas
  • Experience utilizing, analyzing, and reporting on data
  • Superior skills in engaging others
  • Demonstrates a clear understanding of the application of the RHPA, Public Hospitals Act and other related legislation
  • Demonstrates superior understanding of systems, system analysis techniques, value analysis process and continuous improvement principles and tools
  • Must maintain appropriate professional affiliations/memberships (specific affiliations depend on previous professional training and nature of job duties)
  • Current registration in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario required.
  • Diploma/Certificate from a recognized college in Occupational Health Nursing Required.
  • Canadian Nurses Association Certification in Occupational Health Nursing (COHN(C)) required.
  • A degree in Nursing is preferred.
  • Five years progressive experience in Occupational Health and Safety in a unionized healthcare environment required.
  • Five years of experience in disability management in a unionized healthcare environment required

Experience, Competencies and Attributes

  • Demonstrates knowledge of clinical practice
  • Agent of change with ability to envision new concepts and plans.
  • Ability to energize, coach, encourages and supports all staff.
  • Ability to work with all health disciplines to achieve excellent quality of care.
  • Demonstrated excellence and capabilities in interpersonal, communication, customer service, analytical approach, problem solving, critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership skills.
  • Proven leadership abilities working with larger interdisciplinary teams.
  • Significant previous line management responsibility.
  • Demonstrated visionary, creative, and collaborative management style.
  • Demonstrated ability in Southlake’s core values including collaboration, teamwork, communication, listening, personal ownership, creativity, innovation, and diversity
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication, both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem assessment skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service and teamwork
  • Demonstrated individual leadership skills
  • Demonstrates understanding and complies with patient and staff safety policies and procedures that foster a safe and inclusive environment for all.
  • Commitment to providing an exceptional experience for staff and clients within a challenging and exciting health care environment.
  • Models behaviour that is aligned with the values of Southlake Regional Health Center.
    • Always with compassion
    • Power of many
    • Serve with purpose
    • Every voice matters
    • Courage to think differently



An excellent compensation package commensurate with experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.



At Southlake, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment.  We are dedicated to building a workplace that reflects the diversity of our community in which we live and serve, including those with disabilities, visible minorities, aboriginal persons, members of sexual minority groups and others who may contribute to diversity within our organization.  Southlake is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and will work proactively through all stages of recruitment to create a barrier free process and to provide accommodation as required.



How to Apply:

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AEVY-841003 Manager, Health Promotion, Abilities & Wellness – Southlake Regional Health Centre - ON - Newmarket (OTIAPPLY)

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