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President & Chief Executive Officer

Great leaders in healthcare are driven by their belief that they have the necessary vision and experience to make a difference.  How?  By inspiring their teams to excel.  By forging robust stakeholder partnerships.  By truly bringing the mission alive.  In most health jurisdictions, maintaining the status quo is an unsustainable strategy.  Instead, with finite resources, Boards of Directors and Chief Executives must find new ways to collaborate and innovate to keep pace with increasing demands for care.  Finding new ways to deliver safe, accessible, high quality healthcare and wellness programs to the Province is how you can make a difference as President & C.E.O. of Nova Scotia Health Authority

With 24,000 employees, 2,640 physicians, 588 medical residents and, 5,000 volunteers, Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) oversees the operations of regional and community hospitals, inpatient and community-based programs and services including mental health and addictions, primary health, public health and continuing care.  NSHA is also home to the QEII Health Sciences Centre, an academic research hub that provides tertiary and quaternary care for Nova Scotia, as well as select specialized services to residents of the other Atlantic Provinces. 

Working with your Board of Directors, the Department of Health and Wellness and a more engaged population of physicians, you will bring a strategic acuity and authentic optimism to this $2 billion organization.  Create a step-by-step plan to strengthen health services across the province by improving access and integrating co-ordinating care.  One of your more important priorities is to engender the belief internally and externally that the NSHA can and will be the catalyst that leads a health system that serves the province well and inspires pride among both care givers and care clients.  Part of the corporate culture will involve harmonizing processes and practices to assure that all Nova Scotians have reliable access to the services and programs they need.  One of the positive and long-lasting effects of your leadership will be more robust partnerships among all of NSHA’s stakeholders.

Whether you are in a healthcare system, in public service or the private sector, you have demonstrated people-centric leadership through organizational transformation.  You have also excelled in the financial stewardship required of a successful healthcare C.E.O.  With Nova Scotia Health Authority, you will make a difference through your inspirational vision, operational leadership and impactful communication. 

For more information on this opportunity please contact Penny Mirams or Hayley Becker at 416-366-1990, or to submit your resume in confidence, please visit https://www.odgersberndtson.com/en/careers/15622.