Job Location: 
Nova Scotia

Chief Medical Officer

The Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia (WCB) is a dynamic organization working to build a culture of workplace safety in Nova Scotia. By working to keep Nova Scotians safe, healthy, working and on the job, and supporting them when their lives are impacted by workplace injury, WCB Nova Scotia is contributing to a safer, stronger province. With the vision of a Nova Scotia safe and secure from workplace injury, WCB provides workplace injury insurance to 18,800 employers and approximately 325,000 workers, and is consistently recognized as a top employer in Atlantic Canada and Nova Scotia. WCB believes strongly in fostering a healthy workplace through work/life balance and continually seeks to improve workplace safety, health and wellness for the benefit of their employees. In 2016, WCB’s 100th year of operation, WCB Nova Scotia began to modernize all systems – a long-term transformational plan – in order to respond to customers’ changing needs. Reinventing what service from the WCB means in Nova Scotia, these changes will improve systems and processes, contributing to the goal of reducing workplace injury’s impact, and enabling a stronger province for tomorrow.

Reporting to the Vice President, Prevention and Service Delivery, the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) provides strategic leadership and subject matter expertise and advice on health program and policy areas for the WCB to internal and external stakeholders and develops and maintains strong relationships within the health care community across Nova Scotia. The CMO ensures the delivery of best practice health care, provides oversight for professional practice, and establishes strategic partnerships and alliances designed to minimize the human and financial toll of workplace injury and contribute to the achievement of organizational performance objectives and corporate goals. Given WCB’s ongoing investment in comprehensive modernization, it is an exciting time to be joining the organization, and the leadership community into which the next CMO will be welcomed.

As CMO, you will use your medical designation, clinical practice experience, interest and expertise in occupational or rehabilitative medicine to become the expert and trusted advisor to the WCB system. You have demonstrated your effectiveness in building networks, partnerships, alliances and relationships. You understand the regulatory context for workers’ compensation and you know how to develop, introduce and oversee policies, practice guidelines, standards and contractual relationships that guide best practice in medical and health care. In your leadership, you listen well, and you plan for the future. You collaborate, you develop others, and you innovate. You are resilient in the face of change and challenge. Your passion is directed at changing the course of workplace injury and recovery and you will serve as a champion for prevention and Return to Work (RTW) initiatives and programs in Nova Scotia.

If you are interested in being the next Chief Medical Officer at the Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia, please call Laura Godsoe or Kaitlyn LeMoine ( at 902.422.1542 or please apply online by clicking “Apply Now” on the button below


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