Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

  • Full-Time
  • Anywhere

Website North East Local Health Integration Network


The teams at St. Joseph’s General Hospital Elliot Lake (SJGHEL) are dedicated to delivering top-notch healthcare, emphasizing a familial approach to all individuals who enter our doors. Guided by the leadership of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Sault Ste.

Marie and the collective efforts of leaders, staff, physicians, and volunteers, SJGHEL has undergone growth and transformation to adapt to the evolving needs of the community.
SJGHEL is acknowledged as a rural integrated healthcare organization, offering a comprehensive range of patient-centered services to the community, the region, and along the HWY 17 north channel corridor serving individuals in English, French, and Ojibway, reflecting a commitment to inclusivity.

Operating as one of three sites, with a 55-bed hospital that includes the sole Ministry-funded Long-Term Care beds in the Region, SJGHEL provides a wide array of services such as Obstetrical Services, Intensive Care, Surgical Services, Specialist Clinics, CT Scanning, Dialysis Services, Inpatient/Outpatient Diabetes Education and Care, Addictions Treatment Services, and Oncology.

Our values-Compassion, Humility and Harmony, Respect, Integrity, Social Responsibility, and The Sacredness of Life-underscore our commitment to providing compassionate and respectful care while upholding the highest standards of integrity and social responsibility.

Position: Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

Region: Algoma


This is an exciting and unique opportunity to shape SJGHEL through collaboration with the Senior Leadership team providing strategic HR leadership and advice at the executive level, and to the human resources (HR) and management teams. Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer, the Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer (VP/CHRO) is accountable for operational level programs, systems and stewardship pertaining to HR, transformation, partnerships, volunteer resources, operational planning, and risk management.
The portfolio includes HR, Communications/Media Relations, Occupational Health and Wellness, Pastoral Care, Medical and Health Records, Transcription, Switchboard and Admitting, Privacy, Volunteers, and the Ethics Committee.


In collaboration with the Senior Leadership team, the VP/CHRO will build broad organizational capability, processes, and structures to optimize resources and efficiencies that contribute to the achievement of SJGHEL’s Mission, Vision, and Values.

The VP/CHRO will:

– Lead the HR policy development, integrating procedures, best practices, and long-range strategic talent management goals that respond to the needs of the organization and the community.
– Develop annual budgets and fiscal accountability aligned to the approved budget.
– Develop and maintain a comprehensive human resources plan, oversee the execution of the organization’s recruitment and retention strategy, build organizational capacity, including professional development and learning for staff, and drive continuous improvement to enhance job satisfaction.
– Develop standards of performance management, improvement initiatives and make recommendations on disciplinary action as required.
– Lead the process of establishing, implementing, and reporting on appropriate quality and productivity indicator measurement tools and improvement initiatives based on provincial benchmarks, best practice standards and legislative requirements.
– Foster a workplace culture and climate of sensitivity to ethical and compliant behavior within the organization.
– Ensure a safe environment for patients, staff, and visitors investigate and direct corrective action as required on incidents.
– Provide health and safety guidelines as legislated under the Occupational Health and Safety Act specific to federal and provincial legislation.
– Report to the Board of Health on governance processes, regulatory developments, legal reporting requirements relating to privacy issues.
– Participate and provide leadership to the accreditation process.


This role requires an experienced leader who can successfully balance operations and strategy and has the proven background and skill to inspire confidence and trust to create an engaged workplace.

Leveraging superior communication skills, the successful candidate will establish strong relationships with diverse people and thrive in complex, changing environment, embracing challenges, and striving for growth.

Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business administration, or related field, a master’s or law degree is highly preferred.

Certification as a CHRE or CHRL and membership in HRPA, and bilingualism are strongly preferred.

Minimum of ten (10) years of human resource management experience required, within the healthcare sector, large public sector, or other complex environments.

Strategic, talent management, and/or business development experience is highly preferred.

Salary: To be discussed

Terms of Employment: Full-Time

Deadline for Application: Wednesday, January 31, 2024


Should you have any questions regarding this opportunity, or wish to forward a cover letter and resume for consideration, please contact a member of the LHH Knightsbridge team:

Cheryl Lai, Senior Consultant


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