Niagara Health | Executive Vice President, Practice, Clinical Support and CNE

  • Odgers Berndtson
  • St. Catharines, ON, Canada
  • Jan 20, 2023
Full time Executive Health Care

Job Description

Niagara Health is in a period of transformation, with a critical focus on being inspired and guided by Niagara Health’s identity. A regional hospital system with multiple sites and a growing network of community-based and virtual services, Niagara Health believes that every person in the Niagara region deserves to live every day of their life in the best health possible. Niagara Health provides a full range of acute care hospital services to the 500,000 residents across the Niagara region and are one of the few hospitals in Ontario that own and operate a long-term care facility. A community-based academic centre, with focus on teaching and learning, research, innovation and partnership, propels them to continually improve care and make a difference in people's lives. The Niagara Health team is made up of more than 7,300 staff, physicians and volunteers who they count on to deliver Extraordinary Caring. Every Person. Every Time.

Subject to final Ministry approvals, the vision for the future calls for the construction of the South Niagara Hospital in Niagara Falls, which is expected to take approximately four years once ground is broken.

With a new strategic plan that focuses on innovation and transforming care, there is a unique opportunity for a collaborative, relentless, and accountable leader to influence Niagara Health’s commitment to people and practice and contribute to the delivery of transformational projects, including the new South Niagara site and the implementation of the Health Information System. Reporting to the President and CEO, the Executive Vice President will be the Chief Nursing Executive and senior executive leader accountable for professional and interprofessional practice and clinical support, including pharmacy, diagnostic imaging, and infection protection and control. The EVP Practice, Clinical Support and CNE will be responsible for strengthening a culture of achievement, fostering a commitment to patient care, and elevating Niagara Health’s models of care. First and foremost, to demonstrate a service mindset that embodies the vision, values, and mindset of the organization.

The ideal candidate will be a compassionate and dedicated nursing leader with a keen interest in putting people first through intentional investments in teams and team members, transforming patient care models through identifying and implementing leading practices, and influencing work through innovation, technology, and partnerships.  You are an engaging and evidence-based change leader who will bring a depth in knowledge in health care, nursing and interdisciplinary practices, as well as creative ideas on team engagement and building an inclusive and respectful workplace. A collaborative leader, you appreciate the natural overlap with other portfolios and seek ways to genuinely connect and align with your peers. A low ego individual, you also recognize the importance of a shared focus and accountability of best-in-class patient care and experience across the NH leadership team.  You are an engaging, approachable, and self-reflective leader whose priority is supporting others and being a mentor, coach, and champion.   10+ years of progressive nurse executive leadership experience, preferably in a large, healthcare system along with 5 years of interprofessional and professional practice leadership within an Ontario healthcare setting is required for the role.

Applications are encouraged immediately and should be submitted online at For more information, please contact Camille Petitti of Odgers Berndtson. We thank all those who express an interest, however only those chosen for further development will be contacted.

Niagara Health  is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and Niagara Health  throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

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