Director, Surgical Services – Joseph Brant Hospital

Joseph Brant Hospital (JBH) is a community hospital serving the communities of Halton and Hamilton, including Burlington, Waterdown, Flamborough, Milton and Stoney Creek, with a skilled staff of 175 physicians, 1,560 full- and part-time staff and more than 600 volunteers. JBH is currently undergoing a Redevelopment and Expansion Project to build a new hospital which will be the biggest redevelopment that Burlington has ever seen. As part of this exciting redevelopment, a new patient tower will open this summer. In conjunction with McMaster University, JBH is a Clinical Education Campus, and designated as an Academic Community Teaching Hospital.

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The Position

In this key leadership role, the Director, Surgical Services will be accountable for the overall operational oversight of all aspects of patient care, and the efficient, cost effective utilization of Hospital resources for all programs and services within the portfolio, consisting of Surgical Services and Medical Device Reprocessing (Sterile Reprocessing). Reporting to the Vice President, Patient Care Services & Chief Nursing Executive, and in collaboration with a range of professional colleagues, including the Medical Directors, the incumbent has a broad appreciation for the components of the clinical spectrum and will champion innovation and quality improvement.

Key leadership initiatives for the new Director will be to:

  • Develop the strategy and key deliverables for this Program as it relates to partnerships, planning and clinical excellence;
  • Play a leadership role in developing strategies as it relates to the expansion of Surgical Services across the region;
  • Advance the profile of the Surgical Services by strengthening collaboration with both internal and external community partners;
  • Guide redevelopment and operational readiness planning to enable a high-quality patient experience focused on improved patient flow and access to care.


The successful candidate will have at least five years of progressive leadership experience in a complex acute care environment, excelling in healthcare by building relationships, promoting collaboration, managing change and seeking out innovative alternatives. A champion of transformation, the successful candidate will have the ability to continuously raise the level of care while advancing outcomes in a fast-paced environment of significant growth and redevelopment. In addition to your Master Degree, tIn addition to your Master Degree, the candidate will ideally bring leadership experience from a clinical area of a hospital such as, surgical/procedural services or perioperative services. Alternatively, experience from medicine or ICU may also be considered.

To confidentially explore this opportunity, please email your resume, quoting the appropriate position title, to Judy Mandelman, at