Senior Clinical Director, DBFM

  • Nova Scotia Health Authority
  • Dec 18, 2018
Full time Director

Job Description

Senior Clinical Director, DBFM

The QEII Redevelopment Project is an initiative to realign care and services from the failing Victoria and Centennial building on the VG Site of the QEII Health Sciences Centre. The QEII Redevelopment project is the largest multi million dollar healthcare redevelopment initiative to take place in Nova Scotia. It is not just about infrastructure but as well about looking at how care and services should be delivered for the people of Nova Scotia over the next 20-30 years. It includes multiple complex moving parts including, renovations and new construction over 5 separate sites. These sites include; Halifax Infirmary, Dartmouth General, Hants Community Hospital, VG site, and a new community outpatient site outside downtown Halifax. As part this work the QEII Health Sciences Centre’s tertiary, research and academic mandates all need to be addressed in the planning, design & construction phases.

Sounds exciting? 

The NSHA is seeking a Senior Clinical Director – QEII New Generation Design-Build-Finance-Maintain (DBFM) for a full time term of seven to ten years.

Reporting to the Vice President, Integrated Health Services, the Senior Director has overall accountability for the DBFM projects within QEII Redevelopment Project. The Senior Director in partnership with Senior Director co-leads for the QEII Redevelopment Project, VP Sponsors and government partners (e.g. Departments of Transportation & Infrastructure Renewal, Health & Wellness and Internal Services) provides leadership and direction for all aspects of planning, procurement and implementation of the HI & COC P3/DBFM aspects of the overall QEII Redevelopment Project.  The Senior Director works in partnership with NSHA Executive, Executive Directors (Operations & Medical) Central Zone, Zone Medical Advisory Committee, Government, members of the project team (NS Lands), clinical and support service teams and other key stakeholders as required.

The Senior Director provides leadership and direction, in collaboration with the assigned project team, in assessing and responding to the impact of a new design, new technologies and equipment and identifying opportunities to improve practices and processes within an academic health sciences center. The Senior Director will participate in the development and evaluation of a range of project-related Requests for Proposals, Project-Specific Output Specifications, and other duties required in a large P3 project structure.  In addition, the Senior Director is responsible for assessing and mitigating project risks and developing an operational readiness plan that will facilitate the delivery of safe quality care in new and renovated facilities.

The Senior Director, DBFM works in close collaboration with Senior Director co-leads to plan, integrate and implement all aspects of the larger QEII Redevelopment Project.

About you:

You will possess a Master’s Degree in a related health discipline, business administration or health administration, with significant experience in health care management/leadership (preferably in a tertiary/quaternary academic health sciences centre).  As well, you will have seven or more years in a related senior leadership role with progressive accountabilities for financial, strategic and people management.  Your focus will be in large scale redevelopment (preferably hospital related) and private-public models of infrastructure planning and development.  You have senior level skills in leading complex change, collaboration, negotiation and building strategic relationships with stakeholders.

About NSHA:

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides leadership in health promotion and health services to Nova Scotians and select specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians.  We operate hospitals, health centers and community-based programs across the province.  Our team of health professionals includes employees, physicians, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide health care or services.  We work in partnership with universities, colleges, community groups, schools, governments, foundations and auxiliaries and community health boards.

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides sustainable safe and high quality health services that are accessible, people-centered, promote health and wellness, and optimize the health of all Nova Scotians.  This is accomplished through four management zones responsible for the operations of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient and community based programs and services including mental health and addictions, primary health care, public health and continuing care.

Job Category

Senior Director


Halifax, NS