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Job Title:General Counsel
Reference #:18-212
Union: Non-Union
Supervisor: Vice President, People, Strategy and Performance
Salary:$110, 506.50 to $135, 544.50 per year
Posted Date: 2018-05-08

CHEO is a global leader in pediatric health, dedicated to helping children and youth live their best lives. CHEO combines excellence in clinical care, research and education with a commitment to working with our partners to advance an evolution of seamless care that’s provided where, when and how it’s needed. Every year, CHEO helps more than 500,000 children and youth from Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec, Nunavut and Northern Ontario. In the last 5 years CHEO has integrated with the Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre, become one of only 8 fully digitized hospitals in Canada, and been recognized by Forbes Magazine as the top health care employer in the country (2016 and 2017). And going forward, CHEO has ambitious plans to realize our visions for a more integrated child and youth health system that delivers on our vision for the best life for children and youth.

As we set out to implement our brand new strategic plan, CHEO is seeking its first General Counsel to deliver the guidance, leadership and sound legal advice necessary to support our continued growth. Reporting to the Vice President, People, Strategy & Performance, and providing legal advice directly to the Board of Directors and the President & CEO, the incumbent will design, establish and lead CHEO’s first internal legal services function. Leading a small team but working collaboratively with partners from across the entire organization, the General Counsel will promote the highest standards of legal services through the development and continuous improvement of policies, procedures and programs in areas of health and privacy law, contracts execution and management, and corporate governance.

As an experienced and accomplished legal professional, the successful candidate will ideally have a strong background in providing in-house corporate counsel and in health privacy law. This solid foundation will serve the incumbent well in supporting CHEOs organizational strategy and in being a trusted resource for our patients and families, staff and physicians, and leadership. She/he will be comfortable working in an extremely dynamic environment and in building a function from the ground-up. CHEO’s inaugural General Council will be relied upon to combine diverse and strong legal and policy expertise with business acumen and outstanding relationship management skills. Ability to communicate in both official languages is a definite asset.

Explore this exciting new leadership opportunity by emailing your resume and cover letter to

Should the applicant require any accommodations during the application process please notify Human Resources as per the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

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