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Ross Memorial Hospital

Unit Manager, 1st Floor OBS/Surgical and 4th Floor Surgical Unit



Company Information

Ross Memorial Hospital (RMH) is a 175 bed community hospital with a proud history extending back over a century. RMH is an active community hospital serving more than 80,000 local residents and 35,000 seasonal visitors. Our hospital is one of the largest employers in the region, with more than 820 staff members, 140 credentialed physicians, and close to 400 volunteers. Together, the team provides compassionate, high quality patient care to more than 45,000 emergency patients and 6000 inpatients each year.

RMH offers a wide variety of acute and continuing care services, including a 24/7/365 emergency department, obstetrics, orthopedics and ophthalmology, outpatient dialysis, a schedule 1 mental health program, restorative seniors care, rehabilitation and palliative care, a progressive health promotion program for chronic disease management, and a full range of diagnostic imaging, including MRI. In 2011, the hospital received full accreditation with exemplary standing by Accreditation Canada, having met 99% of the industry’s international standards of excellence.

RMH is part of the Central East Local Health Integration Network. The closest neighbouring hospitals include Peterborough Regional Health Centre 45 minutes to the east, Haliburton Highlands Health Services one hour to the north and Lakeridge Health in Oshawa, one hour to the south. RMH is the only hospital in the City of Kawartha Lakes, a “cottage country” municipality of 3000 sq. km located 1½ hours north east of Toronto. 

Job Description

Job Title: Unit Manager, 1st Floor OBS/Surgical and 4th Floor Surgical Unit

Reference # 1718/036-FT

Status: Full time non-union management position

Reports to: Program Director, Surgical, Women & Child, H.I.M.

Hours of Work: Hours of work for this position are 37.5 hours/week. Flexibility of hours of work is required and is based on unit needs.

Posted: May 12, 2017

Closing: Will remain open until filled

The 1st Floor Obstetrics/Surgical and 4th Floor Surgical unit manager promotes facilitates, and manages the unit environment in such a way that patients receive exceptional care. Exceptional care will be evidence based, safe, effective, efficient (well organized) and will provide a positive care experience for patients and families. The unit manager is a key part of the health care team providing leadership in the management of human fiscal resources. The unit manager will foster a cohesive and motivated team and serve as an ambassador for the team(s).

As the unit manager for the 1st Floor Obstetrics/Surgical and 4th Floor Surgical Unit you will be accountable for facilitating clinical excellence, leadership, and management leading to the delivery of patient centered quality obstetrical and acute care. Your leadership demonstrates creativity, innovation, flexibility and professional knowledge suitable to the interdisciplinary environment. Working collaboratively with community providers, you will engage in key activities to promote positive public relations with patients, visitors, staff, physicians and volunteers. If you are looking for a challenging position with the opportunity to make a difference in our patients' lives then Ross Memorial Hospital is the place for you!

Your qualifications include:

  • Current registration with the College of Nurses
  • BScN or associated degree (Master's Degree in Health Administration preferred)
  • Minimum 5 years nursing experience in an obstetrical and/or acute care environment with three years recent supervisory or management experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of the hospital and personnel management policies and procedures and the ability to interpret and apply same to achieve departmental goals
  • Proven ability to successfully manage departmental budgets, explain and provide corrections to budget variances
  • Demonstrated contribution to the development and control of the operating and capital budgets
  • Demonstrated leadership success
  • Demonstrated ability to deal effectively and co-operatively with all levels of staff, patients and the public and demonstrated success in establishing respect and credibility through actions
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate in a clear, concise and professional manner
  • Demonstrated effective conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills with an ability to multi-task during high stress situations
  • Collaborative approach to problem solving
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated attention to accuracy and detail
  • Commitment to inter-professional practice and lifelong learning
  • Maintains current knowledge of and ensures compliance with all regulatory and professional standards of care which includes accreditation
  • Must be able to fulfill the physical requirements of the jobs, as per the current Physical Demands Analysis
  • Must meet expectations for approprite, respectful and professional conduct, as set out in the RMH Code of Conduct

You are a member of:

  • Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO)

Would you like to be part of a team of exceptional people committed to providing Exceptional Care - Together and meet the qualifications listed above? If so, apply in writing to our Human Resources Department by emailing your resume to or faxing it to 705-328-6160.

Ross Memorial Hospital is committed to meeting the needs of persons with disabilities. Accommodation will be provided throughout the hiring process at the request of the applicant.

Contact Information

Ross Memorial Hospital
705-324-6111 x4211
Posting Date: 12-May-2017Nursing/Healthcare Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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