Job Details - Healthcare Professionals Recruitment & Retention Navigator

Healthcare Professionals Recruitment & Retention Navigator

Cape Breton South Recruiting for Health


Weekdays Weekends Evenings


Cape Breton South Recruiting for Health (CBSRH) is looking to hire a Navigator to support healthcare professional recruitment & retention for the Strait-Richmond area of Cape Breton Island. This position.

Job Posting Closing Date: on or before Monday 27th of September 2021, 11:59PM

National Occupational Classification (NOC) Code:
4165 – Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers

About Cape Breton South Recruiting for Health

The Cape Breton South Recruiting for Health (CBSRH) was established in January of 2020 to improve health outcomes by ensuring an optimal mix of practicing health care professionals for the Strait-Richmond region by focusing on five key strategic directions:

  1. Advocacy,
  2. Readiness,
  3. Recruitment,
  4. Retention, and
  5. Preparation for response to environmental and other disasters.

About the Position

Reporting to the Cape Breton South Recruiting for Health Human Resources Committee, the Navigator will play a key role in developing and delivering initiatives falling under the five key strategic directions:


  • Advocate for change to address systemic barriers to achievement of adequate regional health professional personnel, services and resources.
  • Seek opportunities to provide site visits to healthcare learners interested in our region.
  • Continually educate external stakeholders about the attractiveness of our region.
  • Participate in the Navigator network and other provincial/regional committees to identify common issues and solutions.


  • Create an inventory of health personnel, services and healthcare centre/ clinic assets to provide an accurate projection of strengths and needs.
  • Determine the technological requirements to enable remote access to health services and to conduct virtual tours of our communities.
  • Build business, community and government relationships within the region so we can respond quickly to recruitment site visits and deliver amazing experiences for potential candidates.
  • Develop and maintain an accurate inventory of housing accommodations for healthcare professionals in need.


  • Support the planning and execution of an advertising campaign to attract health professionals to our area.
  • Connect directly with health care professionals to enhance their visit quality and follow-up with them after their visit.
  • Work with recruiters to develop an experience plan for physician and other health professional visits.
  • Continuously work with health learner programs to support attraction and retention efforts for student learners.
  • Actively participate in career fairs targeted for healthcare professionals online and in-person.


  • Reach out to existing health care professionals in the region to discuss needs, gaps, and challenges.
  • Organize activities to recognize their contribution, connect them to resources as needed, and provide opportunities for them to participate fully in recruitment activities.
  • Preparation for response to environmental and other disasters (COVID-19)
  • Liaise with health facilities and professionals in the region to gain an understanding of the requirements of the sector to deliver effective health care.
  • Support the development and implementation of public health preparedness and action planning

Special Considerations

  • In conjunction with CBSRH, the Navigator will develop a plan of action to meet the CBSRH's strategic goals.
  • The Navigator will provide biweekly progress reports. 
  • The Navigator will write an operations guide that includes a definition of the Navigator roles and responsibilities. 
  • Participate in the Nova Scotia Navigator Network meetings.
  • Other duties will be required from time to time outside the above activities listed. Hours will need to be flexible (some weekends and evenings), and some travel will be required.
  • Participate in training opportunities when they become available. 
  • Social media management will be required.


To apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume detailing your education and work experience relevant to the role to with the subject line as: CBSRH- Recruitment Navigator – Your First and Last Name.

Failure to follow these instructions may result in disqualification.

Applications must be received on or before September 27 of 2021, 11:59PM   


Desired Profile, Qualifications and Requirements

  • Work location is in Cape Breton South (Strait-Richmond) and travel will be required.
  • Some afterhours and weekend meetings will be required.
  • Travel may be required to recruitment conferences across Canada.
  • Passionate and driven to learn about a complex regulated field.
  • Passionate about promoting and living in Cape Breton South.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Confident, social and capable of building long-term relationships. 
  • Ability to work independently in a challenging position.
  • Comfortable with public speaking, providing interviews, and presentations to large groups.
Intended Job Posting Audience

This employment opportunity is open for: Canadian, Permanent Residents, and Temporary Residents who are able to work for any employer in Canada (Study Permit and Open work permit holders).

Only applicants who are authorized to work in Canada will be considered.

Location Information
Richmond County
Nova Scotia
Job Information
Cape Breton South Recruiting for Health
NOC Code
Health policy researchers, consultants and program officers (4165)
Experience Required
Available Openings
Pay Type
To be Determined
Pay Rate
To be Determined
Estimated Weekly Hours
Start Date
End Date
Language Proficiency Level
Fluent (CLB 10-12)
Posted on
August 30th 2021
September 27th 2021