Vice-President, Medical, Academic And Research Affairs

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Horizon Health Network leads the way in bringing innovation and efficiencies to deliver sustainable, affordable, safe, and quality health-care services to residents of New Brunswick, northern Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. One of the largest employers in New Brunswick, Horizon Health has five locations across New Brunswick, operates 12 hospitals and more than 100 medical facilities, clinics and offices, and has an operating budget of approximately $1.2 billion. Using a collective team approach to offer services in English and French, the Horizon Health team is made up of approximately 1,100 physicians and 13,000 employees, 1,300 volunteers, 18 Foundations and 17 Auxiliary and Alumnae organizations. Horizon Health provides medical services ranging from acute care to community-based health services, facilitates and promotes research opportunities throughout the region and provides services to health-care professionals, all guided by a strategic vision of research, innovation, education and health and wellness.

Reporting to Horizon Health’s President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), as the Vice President, Medical, Academic and Research Affairs you will lead an interdisciplinary team that focuses on ethics, research, academics (medical learners) and physician human resources planning. A key member of Horizon's Executive Leadership Team, you will participate in setting the strategic direction for Horizon Health and the broader health system in New Brunswick. You will share innovative ideas and collaborate to transform care delivery.  You will foster and enable physician leadership and engagement and work with the Chief of Staff and other physician leaders to plan and staff medical services. You will oversee and ensure that systems, policies and procedures support excellence in medical care 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 academic health sciences organization. Your exceptional interpersonal and communication skills enable you to develop and maintain strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders alike. 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. Collaborative, solutions-focused, engaging, compassionate and thoughtful are the words used to describe your leadership style. Your professional career demonstrates alignment with Horizon Health’s mission and programs, you are respected by your peers for clinical and/or teaching, and/or research accomplishment and you have practiced in an academic teaching environment. The ability to communicate in both official languages is considered an asset.

Horizon Health Network is an equal opportunity employer.

Horizon Health will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation because of a disability or for any other reason during the interview process, please contact KBRS.

If you have questions about this exciting leadership opportunity and wish to review the Executive Brief, please reach out to Andrea Forbes-Hurley at and Debra Clinton at To submit your application online, please visit: