Vice President, People & Chief Human Resources Officer – Oak Valley Health

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Oak Valley Health (OVH), is one of Ontario’s leading healthcare organizations. Across our two sites (Markham and Uxbridge) and Reactivation Care Centre (RCC), we provide high quality, patient-centred care to more than 468,000 patients each year. We offer diagnostic and emergency services and deliver clinical programs in acute care medicine and surgery, addiction and mental health, and childbirth and children’s services. We are also proud to be part of the Eastern York Region North Durham Ontario Health Team (OHT).

Our 542 physicians, 35 midwives, over 3,000 staff and almost 1,000 volunteers serve patients and families with an honoured to care mindset and are focused on delivering an extraordinary patient experience to the residents of Markham, Whitechurch-Stouffville, Uxbridge and beyond. We are dedicated to providing access to the right care, at the right time, in the right place by the right people and at the right cost. Are you ready to join us?

Vice President, People & Chief Human Resources Officer

Reporting to the President & CEO, the Vice President, People and Chief Human Resources Office (VP & CHRO) is an important member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), providing strategic expertise to the management team, senior executive and Board. As part of organizational strategy the VP & CHRO is responsible to execute the successful integration of the people plan into all HR programs, policies, initiatives, and objectives to fulfil OVH strategic directions. Drawing on substantial expertise in HR management, labour relations, and knowledge of business and industry practice you spearhead the development of metrics to evaluate HR effectiveness at OVH, and will offer direction and leadership for all aspects of the organization's structure, talent acquisition, employee relations, workplace safety, compensation, succession management, and staff engagement.

Possessing exceptional personal integrity and ethics, and outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, the VP & CHRO will bring 15+ years of progressive experience in Human Resources Management or a related field, and 5+ years of experience in a senior-level or executive leadership role, ideally in the healthcare sector. With demonstrated expertise in talent and leadership management, background in implementing organization-wide change, and knowledge of all HR functions and labour/employment law, the successful candidate will nurture positive relationships/partnerships, further develop a positive workplace culture, build teams and inspire others, and display effective conflict resolution skills. A CHRL or CHRE designation, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration, Leadership, Organizational Development or other related field, or a Bachelor’s degree in a related field and equivalent years of experience, is required.  If you are motivated by the potential to set a new standard, implement better processes, and join a dynamic team working towards a shared vision for better patient care, we would like to hear from you!

To Apply

To express your interest in this exciting leadership opportunity, please submit your cover letter and resume, in confidence.

Alternatively, you can reach out to Hayley Becker and Sarah Adams for a confidential conversation at

Oak Valley Health and Mirams Becker are committed to an environment of equity, diversity and inclusivity in the workplace; we welcome applications from women, racially visible individuals, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, and persons of sexual minority groups. OVH offers an inclusive, barrier-free selection process as provided for under AODA and Ontario Human Rights Code. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance and information related to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

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