Chief Technology Officer
Job Number: 109373
Job: Management
Primary Location: Ontario-Hamilton
This position will be located at: 293 Wellington
Organization: VP HITS & CIO Admin
Status: Regular Full-time
Hours per week: 37.5
Number of Openings: 1
Union Code: Non Union Employees
Minimum Salary: 76.6500 Hourly
Maximum Salary: 98.2700
Post Date: Nov 3, 2023, 12:00:00 AM
Close Date (Period for Applying) – External: Nov 24, 2023, 11:59:00 PM

Unit Summary

As Ontario’s most comprehensive healthcare system, and the only one in the province to provide care from pre-birth to end of life, Hamilton Health Sciences offers endless opportunities. You can explore advancement opportunities, take professional development courses, and stretch yourself as a leader.

Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) is a community of 15,000 staff, physicians, residents, researchers and volunteers that proudly serves southwestern Ontario residents. We are a multi-site hospital providing specialized, advanced care to people from across the province including cardiac and stroke care, cancer care, palliative care and pediatrics. HHS is a world-renowned hospital for healthcare research. HHS focuses daily on improving the quality of care for patients through innovation and evidence-based practices. As the largest employer in the Greater Hamilton region, HHS plays a vital role in training the next generation of health professionals in collaboration with academic partners, including McMaster University and Mohawk College. The Health Information Technology Services (HITS) Team is a group of professionals who contribute to our Hospital’s vision of “The Best Care For All” by providing technology solutions to our clinical and operational programs in a variety of forms. The team currently operates under a hybrid on-site and remote model with the majority of the team working out of our administrative building at 293 Wellington Street.

HHS is a HOOPP employer and provides an attractive benefits package. As one of the largest defined benefit pension plans in Canada, HOOPP offers members a stable retirement pension for life.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Vice President HITS & CIO, the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) will be responsible for enabling key strategic digital initiatives and providing leading-edge technology solutions to the Hamilton Health Sciences’ operation. The CTO will provide sound technical leadership in all aspects of the HITS portfolio, but will have direct accountability over the technical, data architecture and operations of the hospital IT systems.

Having just successfully completed a 3-year Epic implementation project, this is an exciting time to be joining the HHS team, as the CTO will play a critical role not only in helping the hospital navigate the operationalizing of our new HIS, but also to play a key role in the development and execution of a new 3-5 year Digital Health Plan. As IT evolves with the rapid role of AI and the need to continuously adapt and improve operational processes the CTO position provides the opportunity to have meaningful impact to patient care, operational efficiency and provider satisfaction. Strategic thinking and strong business acumen are essential in this role. The CTO will possess adaptive communication skills, a drive to tackle large organizational challenges, and have demonstrated an ability to foster strong partnerships across an organization.

The CTO is expected to be well-versed in current technological trends and familiar with a variety of business concepts with an ability to apply those concepts to a diverse audience. The CTO will have extensive experience in managing complex technology projects, budgets, human resources and project partners. Experience in developing and delivering projects while maintaining the security and privacy of patient health information is required. Demonstrated knowledge and skills in deploying cloud-based solutions at a regional and national scale is a strong asset. Deep knowledge of digital health standards and data management protocols is required to ensure the scalability and spread of HHS strategic initiatives.

Schedule Work Hours

Mon to Fri days with flexibility to work evenings, holidays and weekends as operationally required


The successful candidate will possess a Masters’ degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent and/or relevant experience (e.g. Business / Health Care Information Management). They will bring a minimum ten years in Information Technology Leadership in a complex environment with multiple stakeholders.

As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Employee Health Services

Hamilton Health Sciences fosters a culture of patient and staff safety, whereby all employees are guided by our Mission, Vision, Values, and Values Based Code of Conduct. Hamilton Health Sciences is a teaching hospital and all staff and physicians are expected to support students and other learners.

To be considered for this opportunity applicants must apply during the posting period. All internal and external applicants may ONLY apply via the Careers website.

Hamilton Health Sciences is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate any needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities, if requested. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application processes, please contact HR Operations at 905-521-2100, Ext. 46947 for assistance. If the applicant requires a specific accommodation because of a disability during an interview, the applicant will need to advise the hiring manager when scheduling the interview and the appropriate accommodations can be made.

This competition is open to all qualified applicants, however, qualified internal applicants will be considered first. Past performance will be considered as part of the selection process. If you are a previous employee of Hamilton Health Sciences, please note: the circumstances around an employee’s exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment

Proficiency in both Official Languages, French and English, is considered an asset

If this position is temporary, selection for this position will be as per the outlined Collective Agreements: