Executive Vice President, Clinical Operations And Chief Nurse Executive

Hospital Hamilton St Josephs Health care Center Hamilton

Executive Vice President, Clinical Operations and Chief Nurse Executive

Posting #:15066 Location:All Sites

Position Details

Openings Remaining:1 Time of Day:Reg/Temp/Casual:Regular Shift Length:Full/Part Time:Full Time Department:EXECUTIVE STAFFUnion:Non-Union Open Date:05/05/20Hours of Work:Monday-Friday Closing Date:


Executive Vice President, Clinical Operations and Chief Nurse Executive

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH) is committed to making a difference in people’s lives and creating a sustainable healthy future for the community through integrated health services, and internationally recognized programs. SJHH is a member of the St. Joseph’s Health System, one of the largest integrated healthcare systems in Ontario. Affiliated with McMaster University and Mohawk College and recognized as a leading academic and research centre, the Hospital has earned a national reputation for outstanding patient care throughout its services, including excellence in respiratory care, kidney and urinary care, mental health and addictions, surgical services, cancer surgery, and women’s and infants’ care. As a premier academic and research healthcare organization, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton’s mission is to provide dynamic research, revolutionary methods in health sciences education, and the highest standard of clinical care in a spirit of compassion, innovation, and commitment that honours the legacy of the founding Sisters of St. Joseph and their courage to lead healthcare change.

The Position

The Executive Vice President, Clinical Operations and Chief Nurse Executive (EVP/CNE), together with a highly qualified team of Vice Presidents, Directors, and Managers, will provide the overall executive leadership for all of the clinical programs and clinical support services for SJHH. This is an extraordinary portfolio encompassing over 12 clinical programs, 4 diagnostic support areas and a number of professional services across multiple sites. The EVP/CNE will work with a large executive team, the Chief of Staff, physicians, staff, volunteers, patients and families, and all key Hamilton-area Partners and communities to ensure the provision of high-quality, faith-based, compassionate, and integrated care.

The EVP/CNE will provide vision, strategy, and collaborative leadership to ensure that the clinical leaders and their teams continue to provide innovative, inspirational, and high-quality patient care programs and services across all inpatient, outpatient, and community services. The EVP/CNE will also play a key role, in partnership with the Senior Leadership Team and direct reports, in the areas of quality and risk management, financial and utilization management, planning, infection control, patient safety, and professional practice. The EVP/CNE will be accountable for fostering an environment in which collaboration is valued and excellence in clinical care and professional development is promoted and achieved. Additionally, the EVP/CNE will play a key role in enabling better care integration with healthcare partners and providers across the continuum of care, consistent with the Hamilton Health Team priorities, to ensure better coordination of care across the region.

Key leadership initiatives for the new EVP/CNE will be to:

  • Collaborate with the Senior Leadership Team, Physicians, Staff, Patients and Families, and Partners, to lead, plan, and deliver healthcare services in a current and post-pandemic world
  • Support the organization in its achievement of key clinical, academic, and research milestones that drive a high performing, compassionate, caring, and innovative patient-focused culture
  • Advance an ambitious, evolving strategic plan by implementing a vision that enhances clinical excellence, supports teamwork, and collaborative/integrated models of care in a rapidly changing healthcare world
  • Facilitate and strengthen SJHH’s relationship with its system partners to improve access, flow, and coordination of services, while continuing to advance efforts of the Hamilton Health Team and other integrated care initiatives
  • Lead an integrated vision of collaborative practice, while providing leadership to professional practice, education, and future strategic directions.
  • Implement effective strategies aligned with organizational priorities that complement the operational agenda, while ensuring resources effectively meet demand.


The successful candidate will be a visionary, accomplished nursing executive with a passion for patients, people, and high-quality performance. You will be highly relational leader with at least 10 years of progressive VP-level experience in a similarly complex healthcare environment, along with a track record of leading patient engagement, system integration, and clinical transformation. In addition to having strong credentials, you will be an exceptional relationship developer with a history of working with high-performing teams and achieving results through excellence in execution. To confidentially explore this opportunity, please email your resume, quoting the appropriate position title, to Judy Mandelman, at resumes@promeus.ca.


St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH) is an equal opportunity employer and strives for equity, inclusiveness, and diversity in all our programs, practices, facilities, and people.

Applications must be received online by 12:00 midnight on the Closing Date - late applications will not be accepted. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. SJHH is committed to a barrier-free recruitment and selection process - please inform us should accommodation be required at any point in the recruitment process.

We foster a culture of patient and staff safety where all positions comply and work in conjunction with the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of SJHH.

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