The St. Joseph’s Hamilton Joint Boards of Governors (JBG) are seeking to appoint new Board and Board Committee members to ensure we continue to develop the capacity and skills to oversee the governance of our three organizations; St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, St. Joseph’s Villa Dundas and St. Joseph’s Home Care.

The roles are unpaid voluntary positions. Board members are expected to attend between 8-10 Board meetings per year, a similar number of committee meetings and also to participate in the life of the organizations in between Board meetings, including attending Board, Foundation and organizational events. Board and committee meetings are typically held on weekday mornings or afternoons in Hamilton and Dundas, Ontario. The duration of terms are for a period of 3 years and terms may be renewed two further times for up to 9 years of service in total.

About the Organizations:

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton: As a premier academic and research healthcare organization, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton (SJHH) is committed to making a difference in people’s lives and creating a lasting future for our community through integrated health services and internationally recognized programs. Our threefold mission is to provide dynamic research, revolutionary methods in health sciences education, and the highest standard of clinical care in a spirit of compassion, innovation and commitment. SJHH has earned a national reputation for outstanding patient care and innovative medical and surgical treatments. The Hospital is particularly well known for excellence in respiratory care, kidney and urinary care, mental health and addictions, surgical services, cancer surgery and women’s and infants’ care. We are also recognized as a leading academic and research centre.

St. Joseph’s Home Care: To meet with the ever increasing demands for health care whether traditional or alternative, St. Joseph’s Home Care provides a multitude of services in response to the community need. The St. Joseph’s Home Care mandate is to help people including the frail, elderly, and disabled lead more independent lives. We do this through our nursing, personal and home support and volunteer services, as well as our Constant Care, Palliative Care, Healing Touch, With Seniors in Mind, and Corporate Health programs tailored to meet the needs of the individual.

St. Joseph’s Villa Dundas: St. Joseph’s Villa’s has built a new vision of long-term care, one that understands that “there’s no place like home”. Over $70 million in new buildings have transformed the Villa and Estates into a modern home with a continuum of care, able to meet the needs of seniors and their families now and into the future. The Margaret and Charles Juravinski Wing and the Anne and Neil McArthur Family Wing, having opened in 2004, provide wheelchair accessible “resident home areas”, each with 20 to 25 spacious rooms, private washrooms, dining, leisure activity, and living rooms to replace current multiple-bed wards.

About the St. Joseph’s Health System:

St. Joseph’s Health System: St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, St. Joseph’s Villa Dundas and St. Joseph’s Home Care are members of the St. Joseph’s Health System. Founded in the healing mission of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Hamilton, St. Joseph’s Health System was established in 1991 to meet the challenges of the changing environment for delivery of health and social services and takes pride in a system-wide commitment to caring for the whole person: body, mind and spirit. Today, we are one of the largest corporations in Canada devoted to health care. Our member organizations each offer services according to their strengths, from acute care, long-term care, and community care, to rehabilitation, hospice, community outreach, and mental health.

About the Roles:

We are seeking to recruit a number of Board members and Board committee members, and expect that different candidates will bring a range of skills and experience to the St. Joseph’s Hamilton Joint Boards of Governors, including, but not limited to those skills listed below. Prospective candidates for the Board will be considered based on equal weighting of the following criteria:

  • Fit with the organizational Mission, Values and Culture;
  • Alignment of experience and influence that represents value added to champion our strategic goals;
  • Required skills and abilities to meet accepted good governance standards;
  • Goal of increased gender balance and cultural diversity to reflect our community and diverse stakeholders
    Relevant Skills:
  • Stakeholder and/or Political Engagement
  • Financial Knowledge
  • Research
  • Marketing (Creative)
  • Human Resources
  • Strategic Planning & Visioning
  • Governance Knowledge/Experience
  • Experience with Partnerships
  • Health Care Ethics
  • Health Industry & Market Knowledge
  • Legal
  • Quality & Ris
  • Philanthropy
  • Catholic Leadership
  • Private Sector Management
  • Priority areas

How to apply:

Please visit Board and Committee Member Recruitment and submit a CV and a covering letter by March 17th, 2017 to Ms. Jessica Fry at . Your covering letter should state why you wish to be considered for the role and how you meet relevant skills. Prospective applicants who best meet our requirements will be invited to speak to some of our existing Board members and Management in May. We thank all who submit an application although further contact and possible interviews do not occur for everyone.