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Newfoundland & Labrador

Labrador-Grenfell Regional Health Authority Chief Executive Officer (CEO) & Western Regional Health Authority Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is now recruiting for two positions; a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Labrador-Grenfell Regional Health Authority (LGRHA) and a CEO for the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA).  Each CEO will play a transformational role in the organization of healthcare in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Role

The CEO reporting to the Board of Trustees, is appointed for a five (5) year term and is responsible for the day to day management of the Authority.  Leading, overseeing and managing the delivery of services and advancing the vision of Newfoundland and Labrador’s public sector health system is the CEO’s top priority. Accountable for the development of strategic vision, operational and budget plans, the CEO ensures the Authority delivers health care that meets the population’s needs. The CEO’s leadership is directed at ensuring a seamless, efficient and efficacious continuum of health services for the region supported by an engaged workforce and strong collaborative relationships with community, regional and provincial stakeholders.

The ideal candidate has a demonstrated successful track record as a health care executive or senior leader in a large and complex public sector health system. You are a strategic and visionary leader able to influence an organization at various levels and build consensus towards achieving its vision and goals. You have an understanding of the full range of health services from public health through home and community, to acute care, as well as mental health and addictions and their interrelationships. You have the courage to be leading-edge, innovative and forward-thinking and have the understanding, finesse and flexibility to lead systemic and cultural change. LGRHA and WRHA are both predominantly rural regional health communities, with numerous small and dispersed communities and, for LGRHA in particular, also remote communities.  The relatively small population in each region is spread over a large geographic area.  Experience with community engagement is essential.  For LGRHA, experience working with Indigenous communities and organizations is a requirement, while for WRHA it would be an important asset.    Working with Francophone communities would also be an asset. 
The CEO of a rural Regional Health Authority (RHA) servicing a relatively small population must demonstrate resilience and flexibility: fostering collaborative relationships within a flat and lean organization; creatively leveraging resources to equitably provide quality services to geographically remote residents; and developing trustful relationships with numerous and diverse communities, at the levels of both leadership and with the public. The CEO of a rural RHA is often a well-known and accessible public figure, who will need to have excellent public communication skills in a wide variety of contexts, including one-on-one with residents, patients and families.

Labrador-Grenfell Regional Health Authority

The LGRHA serves approximately 37,000 people with an annual budget of $186 million and a staff complement of 1,500. It was formed on April 1, 2005, with the merger of Grenfell Regional Health Services and Health Labrador Corporation, covering the communities north of Bartlett’s Harbour on the Northern Peninsula and all of Labrador.

Corporate headquarters is located in Happy Valley-Goose Bay. LGRHA operates twenty-two facilities, including three hospitals, three community health centres, fourteen community clinics and two long-term care facilities. It is an integrated health and community services board and delivers both primary and secondary health services to the residents of the region.

To learn more about Labrador-Grenfell Regional Health Authority, please visit

Western Regional Health Authority

The WRHA serves approximately 78,000 people with an annual budget of $367 million and a staff complement of 3,100. Its geographical boundaries are from Port aux Basques southeast to Francois, northwest to Bartlett’s Harbour and on the eastern boundary north to Jackson’s Arm.

It provides a broad range of programs and services to the people of Western Newfoundland. These programs and services are based in community and facility settings and provide community based services from twenty-four office sites, community based medical services from twenty-six medical clinic sites and eight health facilities.  The health facilities include two hospitals, four rural health centres and four long term care centres.

To learn more about Western Regional Health Authority, please visit

If you’re interested in these opportunities, please contact Beverley Evans, or Erica Armstrong, at 1-866-822-6022, or please apply online by clicking “Apply Now” on the button below.

Application deadline is December 31st 2017.

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