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Georgian Bay General Hospital

Manager Surgery, OR and Obstetrics



Company Information

Georgian Bay General Hospital is a 105-bed hospital with sites located in the municipalities of Midland and Penetanguishene. Serving the communities of Midland, Penetanguishene, Township of Tiny, Township of Tay, Christian Island, Georgian Bay Township and Springwater Township, we are located in historic Huronia on the shores of beautiful Georgian Bay, just 90 minutes north of Toronto.


Georgian Bay General Hospital offers services comparable to other community hospitals in the province supporting the general health care needs of our patients. As well, Telehealth video conferencing services are available for consultation and education.

Georgian Bay General Hospital serves a population base of 55,000, swelling to more than 200,000 for six months of the year. At our Midland site, services include 24-hour emergency department, inpatient medicine, obstetrics, general surgery, outpatient day surgery, diagnostic imaging (radiology, ultrasound, and CT scan), pharmacy, respiratory therapy, in-patient physiotherapy, ambulatory care, a 36-bed Complex Continuing Care and Rehabilitation Unit serving patients from North Simcoe and Muskoka

Job Description





Manager, Surgery, OR and Obstetrics

Position Description and Candidate Profile





As the Manager of the Medicine of Surgery, OR and Obstetrics the incumbent uses clinical knowledge and leadership to promote quality patient focused care.  Works with the clinical Chiefs and staff to define and ensure appropriate patient outcomes are achieved through an interdisciplinary approach. 

The Manager provides leadership and direction for the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of patient care services in collaboration with the Physician Chiefs of Service and has overall accountability for the provision of expert and compassionate care consistent with the strategic plan, values and mission of Georgian Bay General Hospital.

The position inspires teams, drives strategic directions and creates energy and enthusiasm for progressive change;  acts as an advocate for the very best clinical practice while establishing a vision which contributes to the standards of
excellence in patient care.




Provides leadership in Patient Care Delivery System by:


  • Using clinical knowledge and leadership to promote high quality, patient-focused care

  • Establishing the scope and direction of patient services consistent with the GBGH strategic plan and LHIN priorities

  • Ensuring  continued development of system and processes  improvements

  • Balancing available resources to ensure an overall positive experience for our patients

  • Monitoring and maintaining acceptable standards of professional practice within the portfolio


Ensures proper resource management by:

  • Selecting effective candidates for patient care programs and serving as a mentor and role model

  • Serving as an advocate for safe, quality care for patients and high performance standards from staff

  • Overseeing and coordinating the development of clear financial plans for service - financial, human resources, supplies, and equipment

  • Analyzing financial outcomes and intervening to effect change when necessary reviewing indicators for quality, effectiveness and efficiency of service





The preferred candidate will possess a Bachelor of Applied Science in Nursing, a current certificate of competence from the College of Nurses and a minimum of five (5) years progressive clinical management experience in a hospital setting.


The successful candidate will also have successfully demonstrated the following leadership competencies throughout their career:


Change Facilitation:

The ability and willingness to learn, adaptability to new technologies, flexibility when situations change and the ability to work in an ambiguous, constantly changing environment.



Partnering, teamwork, building alliances, looking for win-win solutions and building participative processes.



Listening, choosing an appropriate medium for a message, presenting information clearly and concisely and giving and receiving feedback in an oral and written format.


Critical Thinking:

Analyzing and evaluating information and situations, problem-solving, decision-making and conceptualizing.



Organizational Acumen:

Understanding governance, environment, organizational culture, processes, procedures, and how decisions are made.



Demonstrating accountability, integrity and influence, having future focus and accepting responsibilities of being a leader.


People Management:

Having self-awareness, listening, giving feedback and assessing performance, understanding and valuing diversity, developing and coaching staff, effectively implementing the hiring and selection process, and preventing and resolving conflict.



Assessing complex situations, setting and monitoring performance goals, delegating, managing implementation of projects, and evaluating outcomes.


Resource Management:

Understanding and managing financial, information technology, and space resources.


Service focus: Focusing on effectively providing appropriate services to identified internal and external clients.



Applications must be received (resume and cover letter) by April 19th, 2017 by 9:00am. Please submit applications through under Career Opportunities by uploading your resume and cover letter.

GBGH is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (‘AODA’). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please advise the Human Resources Department


Contact Information

Georgian Bay General Hospital
Gail Nielsen
705-526-1300 ext 5179
Posting Date: 30-Mar-2017Medical/Healthcare Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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