Chief Information Officer, CIO

  • Joseph Brant Hospital
  • Nov 07, 2023
Full time Communications Information Technology

Job Description


Status: Regular Full-Time (1.0 FTE)

Department: Information Technology

Union: Non-Union

Shifts: Days


 Joseph Brant Hospital (JBH) is a full-service community teaching hospital located in the growing and thriving community of Burlington, Ontario, serving more than 185,000 residents in Halton, Hamilton, Waterdown, Flamborough, Milton and Stoney Creek. JBH is honoured to be recognized as one of Hamilton Niagara’s Top Employers for eight (8) consecutive years, with a skilled staff of 194 physicians, 1,911 full- and part-time staff and more than 700 volunteers.

 JBH is a Clinical Education site in conjunction with McMaster University, and designated as an Academic Community Teaching Hospital. Its expanded campus includes the state-of-the-art Michael Lee-Chin & Family Patient Tower, featuring a new Emergency Department, 295 acute inpatient beds, 9 new Operating Rooms and post-anaesthetic care unit to support expanded medical, surgical and outpatient services. JBH is also a partner member of the Burlington Ontario Health Team (OHT).

 JBH inspires and empowers a culture of caring and this is demonstrated in many ways including our commitment to the health, safety and wellbeing of our people. For more information, visit


Reporting to the EVP Corporate Administration & CFO, the Chief Information Officer (CIO) is accountable for strategic and operational leadership to support the future digital vision of Joseph Brant Hospital. The CIO partners with the senior team to develop and implement the digital roadmap including a new Hospital Information System (HIS).


JBH’s Digital Strategic Plan has an overarching goal of implementing innovative digital technology to address the clinical and business needs of digitally engaged patients and staff. JBH’s refreshed Digital Strategic Plan will enable the organization to sustain a high-quality patient focus that will enable evidence-based care, clinical decision making and information that is available at the right time, right place and for the right patient. It will allow JBH to adhere to its digital vision by serving its Patients, Partners, Physicians, Programs, and Staff.


This is an exceptional opportunity for an inspirational, collaborative leader, possessing integrative thinking, and digital expertise to co- lead Joseph Brant Hospital’s transformation and harness the power of information and advanced solutions to impact quality, the care experience and operational excellence.

  • Own the digital roadmap and ensure that digital initiatives support strategic priorities and transformation.
  • Partner with the leadership team on evolving a culture to support new models of care and service,
    including strategy, policy, and measures of success of digital initiatives.
  • Lead with broad insights and thorough knowledge related to digital transformation in healthcare.
  • Influence people and culture, strategy, roadmaps, and performance through digital transformation.
  • Inspire an unrelenting focus on client experience through the digital transformation journey.
  • Seek opportunities to improve the interface between clients, clinical practice, and technology.


  • Established credibility as a visionary leader who has shaped the strategic direction and success of digital transformations in organizations of scale.
  • Expertise in transformation and influencing cultures towards digital adoption using innovative approaches and techniques.
  • Demonstrated experience in a senior role with accountability for information technology, digital strategies and working with various systems, platforms, applications, and vendors.
  • Proven ability to co-lead the execution of a Hospital Information System implementation.
  • Knowledge of personal data protection, information security, cybersecurity, and enterprise risk.
  • Advanced critical and strategic thinking, analytical, business, decision-making, planning, problem solving, conflict management, and negotiation skills.
  • Exceptional team leadership: coaches, delegates, empowers, inspires, and motivates people at all levels and builds team capacity and succession plans.
  • Respected team player who cultivates productive collaborations across the healthcare system and consistently seeks creative and dynamic solutions.
  • Committed to embedding anti-racism, equity, diversity, and inclusion principles in all aspects of operations, fostering a diverse and inclusive culture and environment.
  • Progressive leadership in a hospital or other healthcare setting managing complex portfolios.
  • Master of Business Administration, Master Health Sciences or Master Information Systems or equivalent combination of education and experience.

We ask that you please include the posting number #204477 in the subject line of any email correspondence. No phone calls please. We thank all applicants and only those selected for interview will be contacted.

 Joseph Brant Hospital prioritizes the health and wellbeing of our patients, employees, credentialed staff, volunteers and learners. As a condition of employment, all successful candidates are required to provide proof of two COVID-19 vaccines authorized by Health Canada within 24-48 hours of receiving an offer of employment, or proof of a documented exemption pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

 Any information obtained during the recruitment process will be used for employment recruitment only, and not for any other purpose.

 At Joseph Brant Hospital, we are committed to diversity and inclusion as we continue and expand our efforts to become a more inclusive workplace. We welcome and encourage applicants from all diverse and underrepresented groups to apply.

 Should you require an accommodation under the Ontario Human Right Code (OHRC) and /or the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) during any stage of the recruitment process HR will work with you to remove any barriers, please do not hesitate to let us know by contacting HR for assistance at or ext. 4129.

Posting date:        October 31, 2023

Closing date:         November 30, 2023

Posting #:              204477 


Job Category

Information Technology


Burlington, ON