Vice President of Clinical Care and Chief Nursing Executive

  • Western Health
  • Corner Brook, NL, Canada
  • Jun 04, 2018
Full time

Job Description

Vice President, Clinical Care and Chief Nursing Executive

Permanent Full time


Western Health is one of four (4) integrated health authorities in Newfoundland and Labrador, serving a population of approximately 82,000 residents across a wide geographical area offering a full range of health and community services. Western Health employs over 3,264 interdisciplinary staff and has an annual operating budget of $330 million.


Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Vice President (VP), Clinical Care and Chief Nursing Executive (CNE), brings the strategic leadership and operational oversight for Acute Care in keeping with regional and provincial mandates. The VP/ CNE is ultimately responsible and accountable for all core programs and services within the assigned portfolio which includes: two acute care hospitals, seven community clinics, regional laboratory, medical imaging, and pharmacy. This position also has responsibility and accountability for professional nursing practice and the Western Region School of Nursing in collaboration with Grenfell University.

The successful candidate must demonstrate the key skills, behaviors, abilities and knowledge as outlined in the five domains of the LEADS in a Caring Environment framework.


  • Leading yourself by having self-awareness, managing your performance and health, developing yourself, and demonstrating character that is in line with Western Health’s values of accountability, care, collaboration, excellence, respect and transparency;
  • Engaging others through fostering development of others, contributing to the creation of a healthy organization, communicating effectively, and building effective teams;
  • Achieving results by setting direction, strategically aligning decisions with vision, values, evidence, taking action to implement decisions, and assessing and evaluating outcomes;
  • Developing coalitions through purposefully building partnerships and networks to create results, demonstrating a commitment to customers and service, mobilizing knowledge, and navigating socio-political environments;
  • Transforming systems by thinking analytically and critically and questioning and challenging the status quo, encouraging and supporting innovation, orienting oneself strategically to the future, and championing and orchestrating change.


Required Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have 10 years of progressive leadership in patient/ clinical services within acute care hospital settings. They will demonstrate expert knowledge in improvement methods in clinical care, hospital operations, quality standards and change management. In addition, the successful candidate will hold an undergraduate degree in Nursing as well as a Master’s Degree in a health related field or business. The candidate will also be a member of/registered within any applicable nursing professional associations and the Canadian College of Health Care Leaders.

Salary Scale is in accordance with the Management Pay Plan.

Applicants are requested to forward their resume in confidence to:


Michelle House, V.P. Human Resources

Western Health

P.O. Box 2005

Corner Brook, NL A2H 6J7 

Applicants are asked to apply no later than July 4th, 2018

Please ensure the competition number 2018000631 is quoted in your application.

  Western Health values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Category

Vice President