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Staff and Physician Wellness Leader – Full Time Temporary (Until Approx. March 2024) – Markham Site

Markham Stouffville Hospital

This is a Contract position in Markham, ON posted November 16, 2023.

Land acknowledgement:

Oak Valley Health honours the traditional territory of the closest Indigenous communities, the Chippewas (chi-puh-waas) of Georgina Island and the Mississaugas of Scugog Island. The Haudenosaunee (Ho-de-no-shau-nee) and Anishinaabe (Ah-nish-in-ah-beh) have lived, worked and existed on this land from time immemorial. This land is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaty signed with many Mississauga and Chippewa bands.


Who you are:

  • You encompass Oak Valley Health’s core values and live the words of respect, trust, commitment, compassion and courage
  • You are a patient and/or client centered individual who performs at an exemplary standard
  • You are a team player with excellent communication, critical thinking and prioritization skills


What we are looking for:

 We seek to find a progressive Registered Social Worker/Registered Nurse who will be a progressive and engaging member of the Mental Health team, responsible for the provision of psychosocial supports and wellness services to OVH employees and professional staff including physicians and midwifes. This will include connecting with all clinical and non-clinical areas across all three sites of Oak Valley Health to meet the needs of those struggling with a variety of concerns including anxiety, PTSD, burnout, trauma and stress.   The successful incumbent will be proficient at individual and group psychotherapy/counselling and an expert in facilitation of wellness activities including team huddles, rounding across the organization to build engagement and support as well as follow up post traumatic events, and cofacilitation of debriefs as indicated. The successful candidate will ideally have additional certifications in mindfulness, cognitive behavior therapy and be experienced at developing and facilitation group therapy sessions.  The candidate will be expected to engage in needs assessment surveys, program planning and development, data gathering and evaluation.  The role involves working with hospital inter professional teams as well as with community partners and agencies. 



What you bring to the role: 

  • Masters of Social Work degree (MSW)/Registered Nurse degree (RN)
  • Current registration with Ontario College Social Work and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)/ College of Nurses of Ontario
  • A minimum of 5-7 years of Adult Mental Health assessment and treatment experience
  • Clinical experience in working with adults who suffer with a mental health diagnosis
  • Experience with treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural therapy and  facilitating Mindfulness practice
  • Demonstrated clinical experience in trauma, PTSD, working with first responders, practicing from a trauma informed perspective
  • Experience in counselling health care providers, including physicians and midwives
  • Experience engaging teams in team building practices
  • Experience in developing and leading Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction programs
  • Excellent relational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Previous experience with program planning, development, and evaluation of group and/or individual therapy
  • Proven effective collaborative skills as a member of a inter professional team in a hospital setting
  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel and Power-point
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development
  • Demonstrated good attendance and performance records with the ability to maintain these same standards
  • Demonstrates a commitment to a healthy and safe workplace for self and others (staff, patients, families, etc.) by taking all reasonable precautions and working in compliance with hospital related policies, health and safety legislation and best practices and completing relevant mandatory education as required




The successful candidate will be required to work flexible shifts to meet the needs of staff and physicians.  This includes afternoon, evening or weekend availability. Schedules may change based on needs of the role. 




Band I: $42.80 – $54.52 per hour


Who we are:

Oak Valley Health is one of Ontario’s leading community healthcare organizations. Across our two sites (Markham and Uxbridge) and Reactivation Care Centre (RCC), we provide high quality, patient-centred care to more than 468,000 patients each year. We offer diagnostic and emergency services and deliver clinical programs in acute care medicine and surgery, addictions and mental health, and childbirth and children’s services. We are also proud to be part of the Eastern York Region North Durham Ontario Health Team (OHT).


Our 542 physicians, 35 midwives, over 3,000 staff and 1,000 volunteers serve patients and families with an honoured to care mindset and are focused on delivering an extraordinary patient experience to the residents of Markham, Whitchurch-Stouffville, Uxbridge and beyond. We are dedicated to providing access to the right care, at the right time, in the right place by the right people and at the right cost. Are you ready to join us?



COVID Statement

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to strengthen and promote health protection to patients, staff and members of the public attending in the hospital, prior to the first day of employment with the Hospital, all successful candidates are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (full vaccination is required). In order to provide you with fair & equitable accommodation, you must submit supporting medical exemption documentation or an affidavit detailing why your religion prohibits you from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.


Oak Valley Health diversity statement 

Oak Valley Health takes pride in serving some of Canada’s most diverse communities. We are committed to fostering an environment of equity and inclusivity where every person can work and receive care safely, openly and honestly. All qualified applicants will receive consideration and we encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, members of sexual minority groups, members of racialized groups, persons with disabilities, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of Oak Valley Health. Furthermore, Oak Valley Health is committed to meeting the needs of all individuals in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Should you require accommodations during the recruitment and selection process, please contact Human Resources.


We are honoured to be recognized as one of Forbes Canada’s Best Employers for Diversity 2023. We ranked within the top 150 organizations across the country. Learn more about our commitment to EDI.