Nova Scotia


Vice President and Chief, Zone Operations

With a deep commitment to fostering healthy people and healthy communities for generations, the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is made up of over 23,400 employees, 2,600 physicians, 5,500 learners, and 7,000 volunteers who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres, and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia. The Authority’s services are divided across four management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient and outpatient services, including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. NSHA has an annual operating budget of over $2 billion and a mission to provide people-centered, high-quality, safe, and sustainable health and wellness for Nova Scotians and to engage Nova Scotians to create a healthier future for all.

The NSHA Vice President and Chief, Zone Operations reports to the President and CEO of the Authority and provides strategic and operational leadership to site and zone operations. The Vice President and Chief is responsible for improving operational effectiveness and efficiency and enhancing integration of programs and services with sites and communities across the four management zones. Leading a team of four Zone Executive Directors, the Vice President and Chief oversees the development, implementation, evaluation, and monitoring of province-wide and local strategies that allow the organization to deliver safe, high-quality medical care while utilizing resources in an efficient, effective, and sustainable manner. The Vice President and Chief also establishes the policies and procedures necessary to improve operational effectiveness and enhance decision-making at the local level, empowering zone and site leadership to identify and manage emergent issues and risks while operating within the Authority’s overall strategic objectives and patient-centric mandate.

As the ideal candidate, you are an experienced senior executive with an extensive background of operational leadership in a complex, multi-site organization, and you bring a deep understanding of strategic health system transformation and administration. You possess strong project management and operational acumen, with demonstrated skills related to problem-solving, project execution, and achieving results. You have exceptional communication skills, the ability to build rapport and buy-in among a wide variety of stakeholders, and a keen understanding of the bigger picture that allows you to identify opportunities for efficiency and quality improvements that others overlook. You can quickly understand complex systems and identify creative solutions to multivariate problems. The ideal candidate has demonstrated experience and a record of success in leading and executing large scale operational initiatives and strategies.

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Nova Scotia Health Authority is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are: Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.

If you’re interested in this opportunity, contact Robert Fleming, Andrea Forbes-Hurley, or Jeff Forbes at 1-866-822-6022, or  please apply online by clicking “Apply Now” on the button below.

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