General Counsel- Nova Scotia Health Authority

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Healthy People, Healthy Communities -- for Generations

On April 1, 2015 nine existing health authorities will be united into a new people-centered provincial health authority, allowing our health system to build on our strengths and share our expertise, experience and resources; resulting in enhanced services and more timely and consistent access to care for Nova Scotians. 

Our people are our strength, driving quality care and innovation in partnership with our patients, clients and communities. As a leader on our team you will inspire and foster a culture of working together to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning. 

The Nova Scotia Health Authority’s mandate is actioned by a team of more than 26,000 employees, physicians and volunteers. We are proud of our research and academic mandate and will be responsible for delivering a broad range of acute and community based services to all segments of our population, with a Maritime and Atlantic mandate for some services 

Reporting to the Vice President, Quality and System Performance, the General Counsel has responsibility for the following corporate programs and services: Legal Services, Policy and Planning, and Privacy.     

The General Counsel supports the Vice President of Quality and System Performance in leading the development and implementation of strategic plans, goals and objectives to support the delivery of provincially integrated health programs and services and specifically in overseeing the organization’s Legal Services, as well as Privacy and third party release of information. The position also coordinates the policy services for the organization. The General Counsel acts as the senior corporate legal resource to the health authority and performs complex legal work for senior members of the administration and its Board of Directors, as well as advise the senior leadership on legal issues of significant importance to general operations.  

  • If you are a  practicing member of the Nova Scotia Barristers Society with 10 years in active practice as a Barrister and Solicitor with an emphasis in such areas as corporate, commercial, health care, privacy and administrative law,
  • If you have established relationships with government departments/legal, experience working with a Board of Directors and understanding of governance in public sector  as an asset and  detailed knowledge of federal and provincial statutes and regulations

Then we want to hear from you.

You are invited to submit your application including a resume and cover letter to The deadline for applications is Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 4p.m. AST.

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Expiry Date: 
Wednesday, March 18, 2015