Chief Nursing Executive – Humber River Hospital

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Humber River Hospital (HRH) located in Northwest Toronto is one of Canada’s largest acute care hospitals, fully digital, and serving a diverse catchment area of more than 850,000 people in Toronto and York Region Area. HRH operates 722 acute inpatient beds with 3,400 staff, approximately 700 physicians, and over 1,000 volunteers. HRH currently includes the Wilson site, a 656-bed full service acute care facility that opened in 2015, and the Finch and Church sites, known as the "Reactivation Centres (RCC)". The RCCs managed by HRH, represent a unique partnership among multiple hospitals in the GTA with a focus on recovery of the elderly patient, as well as housing a community COVID-19 assessment centre. A 356-bed Long Term care facility “Humber Meadows” is currently under construction at the Finch Avenue site to open late 2022.

Our vision of Exceptional care, Healthier Community and our focus on equity and inclusivity is something we share with our partners at the North Western Toronto Ontario Health Team. As Canada’s first digital hospital and home of the first Patient Care Digital Command Centre, a commitment to innovation, research, and academic excellence remains at the core of our organization. We look forward to further development of these core elements through our recent membership in the Toronto Academic Health Sciences Network (TAHSN). The Hospital has formal affiliations with medical schools at University of Toronto and Queen’s University. HRH has a strong emphasis on quality, safety, and the patient and family experience. In 2018, HRH received Exemplary Standing from Accreditation Canada. This past year HRH received the Studer Group Award for Excellence in Canadian Patient Care and the Canadian Council of Health Service Executives Patient Safety Award.

As part of its ongoing commitment to High Reliability Health Care and continuing its role as North America's first fully digital hospital, HRH implemented a Command Centre model providing real-time and predictive insights to allow teams to organize care delivery activities. The implementation of these technological and digital solutions has enabled HRH to automate information, enhance communication, and eliminate paper wastage, providing a connected experience for patients, staff, and families.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Nursing Executive (CNE) has responsibility to lead the strategic transformational goals of the organization into practices, processes and policies that serve both patients and their families. Committed to High Reliability Care, the CNE will encourage cross-functional and inter-professional collaboration, across the care continuum and will intensify the organization’s focus on quality and patient and family-centered care. As an advocate for professional practice standards, the CNE will work in partnership with the senior team, in its commitment to providing high reliability patient care. The CNE will champion system collaboration and linkages with the Region, TAHSN, the OHT, the community and other health care partners (locally and provincially), with a view to improving the health status of the populations touched by the work of HRH. Leading a team of motivated professionals the CNE coordinates nursing academic affairs and liaises with TAHSN and other academic organizations regarding undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate education programs, as well as student placements for nurses. The CNE embodies the philosophy of patient and family driven care and will champion a quality framework for the clinical services provided by the organization.

The candidate we seek holds a Masters Degree in Nursing at a minimum ,with a PhD preferred, coupled with relevant post-graduate business education and professional development. In addition, the successful candidate will possess a significant depth and breadth of senior nursing leadership within the context of a complex, integrated health care setting. The CNE will have a solid track record of leading change initiatives which impact organization-wide processes and culture. They will demonstrate a management style that is visionary, creative, collaborative and supportive of the vision, goals, and mission and values of the organization. Most important, the new CNE will possess a passion for establishing and delivering the best possible clinical standards of care across a broad array of clinical domains, as well as a commitment to high reliability, client/family-focused care.

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic health care leader to join an organization that is driving system change and to help shape the future of care in an evolving landscape.

To Apply

If this describes you and you are looking for an opportunity to make a greater impact to patient care and the healthcare system in Ontario, please submit your cover letter and resume.

For additional information or a confidential conversation email Penny Mirams ( or John King (

Humber River Hospital and Mirams Becker are committed to equity, diversity and inclusivity in the workplace; we welcome applications from women, racially visible individuals, people with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, and LGBTQ2S+ persons.  We are committed to providing persons with disabilities with equal opportunities and standards of goods and services, and we are fully compliant with applicable provincial Disabilities Acts.

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