Vice President, Transformation & Chief Nursing Executive – Chatham-Kent Health Alliance

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Chatham-Kent Health Alliance

Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) is a 200-bed community hospital. CKHA is committed to its vision: “Together, Growing a Healthier Community” with strategic directions to provide comprehensive, safe and quality services; engaging with patients, family and the community; and enhancing access to care across its primarily rural setting. CKHA is committed to delivering quality and safe care at its two sites in Chatham and Wallaceburg, serving the residents of Chatham and rural Kent, including Walpole Island and Delaware First Nations. CKHA collaborates with other partners to deliver care across its community.

CKHA’s dedicated team is comprised of approximately 1,400 staff, 200 physicians and 300 volunteers. CKHA provides a full range of programs, services and specialties from internal medicine and surgery to women & children’s and critical care; it is designated a schedule one facility under the Ministry of Health and cares for tens of thousands of inpatients, outpatients and emergency patients annually.


As a member of the senior leadership team, the Vice President, Transformation and Chief Nursing Executive is accountable for leading strategic initiatives that contribute to delivery of the highest quality of nursing professional practice; while building and sustaining highly collaborative relationships to foster the highest degree of integrated inter-professional collaboration and education. This role provides senior level leadership and works collaboratively with the Vice President, Clinical Programs and Operations, who is responsible for the operational leadership of clinical programs and services and the Chief of Staff.

Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer, the VP CNE provides core strategic leadership within Nursing & Allied Health Professional Practice and Quality & Risk. The VP is also responsible for the transformation agenda for CKHA. This would build in a greater relationship and leadership role with the CKOHT partners and introduces the concept of population health leadership at CKHA. Building partnerships with other health and social service organizations towards improving the health and wellbeing of the community is aligned with the vision of CKHA.

The Individual

The successful candidate will be Masters prepared (MHSc, MBA, MHS, MSN), a member in good standing with College of Nurses of Ontario with current Certification of Registration. The VP CNE will have 5 to 10 years of increasingly responsible clinical (nursing) or administrative work in a hospital setting, 5 years recent progressive management/leadership experience in a hospital setting. They will be proactive in developing and maintaining trust, and building strong supportive cultures. Open and transparent. Kind, warm, empathetic and accountable with high emotional intelligence. Present, engaged and visible (early on and throughout their tenure at CKHA). Highly team oriented, with a collaborative, inclusive, and collegial style. A passionate advocate for nursing internally and across the sector. They will have a strong community orientation, and willingness to embed in the fabric of Chatham Kent: live and breathe the area, what we stand for, how we support not only the hospital but the community that are the patients and families we serve. Demonstrated ability to establish strong, effective working relationships with other senior leaders, physicians, community partners and all health disciplines through consensus-building, and conflict resolution and negotiation skills. Exceptional communication skills with the ability to articulate complex issues to a broad and diverse audience. (e.g. clients, families, point-of-care staff, physicians, clinicians, nurses, leaders, senior management, students, Board of Directors). Able to operate in an environment of shared accountability and collaboration.

To Apply

If this describes you, please submit your cover letter and resume. For a confidential conversation call Hayley Becker at 647-267-8170.

Chatham-Kent Health Alliance and Mirams Becker are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace; we welcome applications from women, racially visible individuals, people with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, and LGBTQ+ 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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