Vice President, Medicine

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 responsibility 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.

Reporting to the President and CEO, the NSHA’s Vice President, Medicine is responsible for overseeing all medical staffing matters and providing the clinical, operational, strategic, and cultural leadership necessary to deliver high-value medical services across the continuum of care. The Medical Directors of each of NSHA’s management zones will report to the Vice President, who will set the strategic direction for physician recruitment, engagement, privileging, credentialing, and retention across the province. The Vice President will also establish the policies, procedures, and programs necessary to manage medical staff affairs, oversee medical structures, evaluate and execute evidence-based health services plans, direct future physician resource planning, and champion an agenda of constant improvement, innovation, and research.

As the ideal candidate, you are a senior physician leader with significant leadership experience within a complex, multi-site health sciences organization. A highly visible leader, you have proven your ability to authentically engage with, listen to, and foster strong relationships with, a wide variety of stakeholders. Your leadership style has been described as mature, balanced, and thoughtful. You are an adept problem solver who combines strategic orientation and courage of conviction to distill complex, system information into solid organizational decision making.

A seasoned leader, you have the innate ability to lead change and innovation and can work effectively with the executive leadership team to embed excellence and efficiency into patient care and health services. You have a demonstrated understanding of budgets and long-term financial planning, strong human resources capabilities, and the ability to engage, mentor, and empower teams. You will ensure that your mandate to help improve the delivery of health care in Nova Scotia is realized by creating a culture of collaboration, continuous learning, and improvement. Your well-developed change management skills will empower your team to achieve the mission, vision, goals, and objectives of NSHA.

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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 or Jeff Forbes at 1-866-822-6022, or submit your application online at: