Chief Human Resources Officer - Joseph Brant Hospital

  • Promeus Inc.
  • Burlington, ON, Canada
  • Jun 12, 2018
Full time Human Resources

Job Description


Chief Human Resources Officer

Joseph Brant Hospital (JBH) is a full-service community teaching hospital serving the communities of Halton and Hamilton, including Burlington, Waterdown, Flamborough, Milton and Stoney Creek, with a skilled staff of 175 physicians, 1,500 full-and part-time staff and more than 600 volunteers. In conjunction with McMaster University, JBH is a Clinical Education Campus, and designated as an Academic Community Teaching Hospital.

As part of a $450M redevelopment project, JBH recently opened its new seven storey state-of-art Michael Lee-Chin & Family Patient Tower which features a new Emergency Department; 172 acute inpatient beds; 9 new Operating Rooms and a new post-anaesthetic care unit; an expanded Diagnostic Imaging Department; expanded medical, surgical and outpatient services; expanded Cancer Clinic; expanded Intensive Care Unit; renovated Special Care Nursery, level 2 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; an expanded and modernized laboratory; and 70 per cent single-patient rooms. As JBH continues this journey, there are several other planned milestones that will continue through 2018 and include additional renovations and upgrades. 

For additional information about Joseph Brant Hospital, visit its website at

The Position

JBH is seeking an exceptional leader for the role of Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). In this key leadership role, the CHRO will have the mandate to develop and implement key strategies that will contribute to the evolving high-performance culture at JBH. The CHRO will be responsible for all core human resources functions and be responsible for leading and supporting a whole range of initiatives related to: JBH’s People Strategy, which includes talent management, succession planning, leadership & organizational development, employee and labour relations, recruitment and retention, rewards and recognition, and compensation and benefits administration. As a member and key strategic advisor to the Senior Leadership Team, as it relates to operational matters, The CHRO will and work collaboratively with the broader leadership team, physician leadership, staff and physicians, to champion a patient- centred culture of excellence. The CHRO will participate in creating and sustaining an organization that fosters a highly engaged, performance-oriented workforce whose outcomes are aligned with JBH’s strategic plan and mission. 

Key leadership initiatives for the new CHRO will be to:

  • Lead the continuous development and implementation of an HR People Strategy that supports JBH’s strategic plan and growth plans.
  • Leverage HR business metrics and strategies that champion a culture of excellence and action orientation.
  • Develop and implement human resources and organizational development strategies and processes that support JBH’s goals regarding engagement, collaboration, innovation and workplace excellence.
  • Design and build an end-to-end talent management strategy that includes the continuum of recruitment and retention, employee engagement, learning & development and succession planning.
  • Partner across the organization to build a more dynamic talent pipeline in anticipation of emerging workforce needs, including frontline staff and key strategic projects.


The successful candidate will have at least seven years of progressive experience in health care and/or a similarly complex environment/sector. This is a strategic leadership role that requires someone that has successfully led and executed a comprehensive People Strategy in a complex, multi-stakeholder, unionized environment. A proactive and pragmatic leader, the successful candidate will have the transformational ability to guide culture change to create a successful and progressive people culture.

To confidentially explore this opportunity, please email your resume, quoting the appropriate position title, to Judy Mandelman, at

Job Category

Human Resources