Senior Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer – Health Sciences North

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Join a seasoned Senior Leadership Team as Health Sciences North (HSN) completes the implementation of its 2019-2024 Strategic Plan, plans a capital redevelopment, and develops new strategic directions in 2024. ‎

With 14 sites in Greater Sudbury (a vibrant and growing city of 165,000 people and bilingual community, with 330 lakes only four hours north of Toronto) in addition to staff in 17 other locations across Northeastern Ontario, HSN is one of Northern Ontario's largest employers, and its largest hospital, with 4,300 employees, 600 physicians, 2,100 learners and 700 volunteers.

An academic health science center affiliated with NOSM University and Laurentian University, HSN is recognized among Canada's Top 40 Research Hospitals. In the last five years, the Health Sciences North Research Institute opened a new facility, while HSN expanded its footprint with a new Labelle Innovation and Learning Centre, a new PET-CT Suite, the acquisition of a second MRI, new space for its Children’s Treatment Centre program and renovations to be completed in 2023 for 52 new inpatient beds.

Help us fulfill our purpose to provide high quality health services, support learning and generate research that improves health outcomes for the people of Northeastern Ontario.

Senior Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer

We are looking for an exceptional communicator who has shown judgment and a track record of delivering results with creativity. The Senior VP and COO will:

  • Serve as strategic advisor to the CEO and other Vice-Presidents;
  • Steward and balance our $600 million budget;
  • Mentor our leaders in Finance, Material Management, Decision Support, Facilities Management and Support Services and mobilize your 450 employees;
  • Inspire the confidence of the Boards of Directors with your financial and business acumen;
  • Foster positive relationships with Ontario Health and the Ontario Ministry of Health;
  • Service as Chief Financial Officer of the Health Sciences North Research Institute.

The ideal candidate brings CEO-COO-CFO-VP-AVP-Deputy Minister-ADM-Superintendent-Director level experience from a Canadian hospital, university, college, school board, municipality, crown agency, federal or provincial department. An accounting designation, a graduate degree, and leadership experience in clinical settings and/or with capital redevelopments are assets.

To Apply

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

For a conversation in confidence, please contact Penny Mirams at 647.395.0176, or

Health Sciences North and Mirams Becker are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace; we welcome applications from women, Indigenous peoples, racially visible individuals, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ2S+ persons. HSN and HSNRI are equal opportunity employers committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the bona-fide requirements for the open position. If contacted for this employment opportunity, please advise if you require any accommodation.

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