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Vice President, Legal Services, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Hamilton Health Sciences

Hamilton, Ontario

Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) is a community of 15,000 staff, physicians, residents, researchers and volunteers that proudly serves southwestern Ontario residents. We also provide specialized, advanced care to people from across the province. HHS is world-renowned for healthcare research. HHS focuses daily on improving the quality of care for patients through innovation and evidence-based practices. The largest employer in the Greater Hamilton region, HHS also plays a vital role in training the next generation of health professionals in collaboration with academic partners, including McMaster University and Mohawk College.    

Reporting to the President & Chief Executive Officer, and as a key member of the HHS Executive Leadership Team, the Vice President, Legal Services, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary’s primary responsibility is to proactively and efficiently manage the legal affairs of the organization, provide advice with respect to legal issues, regulatory and statutory compliance and maintain the integrity and the effective governance of the organization. Risk identification, management and mitigation are integral aspects of this role. Further, this position leads the overall strategic and operational direction of the Privacy Office.     

As a well-qualified candidate, you combine seasoned management skills with extensive legal experience related to the General Counsel role in a large complex organization, ideally in the health care sector. More than just a good lawyer, you have considerable knowledge of governance practices and possess strong interpersonal skills, and are respected for your strategic thinking, collaborative and consultative approach, substantial energy, and ability to manage competing priorities. Other valued assets include knowledge of health law, privacy and disclosure regulatory frameworks, and experience with implementing and overseeing Enterprise Risk Management.

For more information or to pursue this opportunity, please contact Jim Stonehouse, Partner, Pamela Colquhoun, Partner or Sharon Iadipaolo, Project Manager

Hamilton Health Sciences Centre is an equal opportunity employer 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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