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Opportunity ID:
Cape Breton Regional Hospital
Sydney, Nova Scotia

Requisition ID: 114110 

Opportunity Type: Permanent 

Estimated Annual Salary: 50,000 - 100,000 

Type of Remuneration: Other 


About This Opportunity

The Nova Scotia Health Authority provides sustainable, safe and high quality health services which are accessible, people-centered, promote health and wellness and optimizes the health of all Nova Scotians.  This is accomplished across four management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient and community based programs and services including mental health and addictions, primary health, public health and continuing care.

The Zone Medical Site Lead is appointed by the Vice President of Medicine and Integrated Health Services and is accountable to the Zone Medical Executive Director for any Medical Staff practice-related matters arising from the operation of the NSHA within the applicable site. Reporting to the Zone Medical Executive Director, and working with an Administrative co-lead, the Medical Site Leads provide leadership and direction in the management and development of the site and manages the day to day operations of that site (there will be two positions and the areas of responsibilities will be assigned). Each site manager directs and coordinates site operations and provides leadership to members of the health team in order to create and support the culture of the organization. He/she acts as the delegate at the applicable site with regard to the obligations outlined in the Section 5 of the Medical Staff Bylaws.  


Site Operations:

  • In collaboration with the Administrative co-lead, participates in the implementation of the NSHA’s strategic priorities/plan at the applicable site level
  • Provides operational support to issues that arise within the facility/site
  • Responsible for making space allocation decisions and for sign-off of any service changes to the site (i.e. bed closure, service reductions, etc…) in collaboration with the Zone Medical Executive Director and the Executive Operations Director
  • Provides a critical liaison between the Executive Medical Director and physicians, residents, medical learners
  • In cooperation with the NSHA Communications team, supports positive public relations within the site and surrounding communities
  • Provides leadership in promoting and providing service within the Quality Framework while adhering to Values, Ethics, Patient & Occupational Safety philosophies and practices
  • Participates in site orientation to new medical staff, and medical learners.


Team Leadership and Partnership:

  • In partnership with the Administrative site co-lead, ensures that the Zone Medical Executive Director is aware of the perspectives of Medical Staff at the applicable site and brings information relevant to the site forward for consideration during the development and implementation of strategic priorities/plans
  • Supports the development and wellness of the medical staff, physicians, volunteers and caregivers within the site/local area 
  • Enables, facilitates and ensures effective team communications and functions 


Safety and Emergency Planning:

  • In collaboration with Administrative co-lead, provides leadership in fostering a culture of safety for patients/clients, staff, volunteers, physicians and public safety
  • Supports and contributes to site policies and systems related to emergency planning/response, quality monitoring and improvement, service utilization, risk management, occupational health and safety
  • Provides physician leadership in identifying, assessing and anticipating future requirements, problems, directions and development for all aspects of Occupational Health and Safety, Fire Safety, Emergency Management, Workplace Violence and Prevention programs at site and District levels 
  • Actively assists in managing site overcapacity issues by being the point of contact for medical staff


MD (WITH OR WITHOUT SPECIALTY) with an interest in Medical Leadership and evidence of past and ongoing leadership training. 3 – 5 years’ experience as a medical department member with experience engaging, mentoring and empowering teams and stakeholders in a collaborative, participative manner. Regular contact with the Medical Executive Director, Medical Department Heads, Operations Executive Director, physicians, patients and families, the public, to enhance, monitor, resolve issues, determine opportunities for improvement and provide information on the delivery of health care services and programs.

The position has responsibility, in collaboration with the Medical Executive Director, for participating in medical program and services decisions as it relates to their assigned areas of responsibilities within the site which allow for provincially integrated, high quality, safe and sustainable care, consistent with provincial standards. The position is responsible for monitoring medical services operational programs and services within the site in order to meet the goals and objectives of the Management Zone, consistent with provincial standards. The Zone Medical Site Lead provides operational leadership, through local and provincial collaboration, resulting in the delivery of high quality, provincially integrated, safe and sustainable medical services and programs which meet community needs and provincial standards.


The Zone Medical Site Lead agrees to the following service deliverables:  

1.    Ensures that medical staff within the site are compliant with the Bylaws and Rules and regulations of the NSHA;

2.    Brings forward issues and perspectives of Medical Staff at the applicable site to the Zone Executive Director for consideration and/or resolution;

3.    Serves as Physician Lead for Emergency Preparedness activities;

4.    Assists in managing site overcapacity issues by being the point of contact for medical staff;

5.    Attends regular department meetings and other committee meetings as assigned by the Zone Medical Executive Director;

6.    Participates in the monitoring of standards, quality, and utilization of resources of the site in the zone;

7.    Participates in any clinical services planning for the Zone;

8.    Participates in recruitment/retention activities for the department for the Zone;

9.    Participates in Leadership development and shows a commitment to lifelong learning and acquisition and refinement of leadership capabilities  

Community Details

Sydney is the historic capital of Cape Breton and largest urban centre on the island. From the harbourfront boardwalk complete with buskers and visiting cruise ships to the world’s largest fiddle, Sydney will be sure to charm you! Physicians and their families build rewarding lives and careers in Cape Breton; see for yourself, here! 

It is in convenient proximity to all the major attractions on the Island like the world famous Cabot Trail, Fortress of Louisbourg, the Alexander Graham Bell Museum in the beautiful village of Baddeck, and 6 amazing golf courses! You will find an island of magnificent natural beauty yet very modern. We have a full array of shops, restaurants, services, entertainment and amenities. In addition, the region remains young and vibrant as it is home to Cape Breton University.

Music is a large part of our Scottish cultural background. Sydney is surrounded by many smaller communities, each one offering its own uniqueness to an interested person. Here, kitchen parties are a way of life and you’re never too far from the beautiful Highlands that inspired the region’s first immigrants to name the province New Scotland. You will experience the view of a lifetime around every corner, and surround yourself with the friendliest people in every community. Hike, cycle, swim, golf – all in an almost unreal beauty.

Physicians in Nova Scotia provide fulfilling patient care which embraces family life, professional development and community involvement. That's what makes practicing medicine in Nova Scotia unique. Physicians are increasingly attracted to practices that offer team-based care to their patients and allow them to consult with their peers. The size and scale of Nova Scotia allows for better connections across the health care system. Your practice of medicine and your life is richer here. Nova Scotia is more than medicine.  


Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. Our priority groups are Aboriginal People, African Nova Scotians, Persons with Disabilities and Recent Immigrants. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify if they wish to be considered under our Employment Equity policy.


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Eastern Zone: Cape Breton Island, Antigonish and Guysborough

Failte (that’s “welcome”, for those not up to speed on their Gaelic)! Nova Scotia’s Guysborough County and Cape Breton Island are the centre of Atlantic Canada’s Gaelic culture. Kitchen parties are a way of life here, and you’re never far from the Highlands that inspired the region’s first immigrants to name the province New Scotland. Here, the view of a lifetime lives around every corner, and the friendliest people live in every community. Hike, cycle, swim, golf – all in an almost unreal beauty.