Clinical Director, Perioperative & Childbirth

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Queensway Carleton Hospital (QCH) is West Ottawa’s only full-service community hospital, serving a population of more than 500,000 in one of the fastest growing catchment areas in Canada. With 264 beds, QCH is the secondary referral centre for the Ottawa Valley and offers diverse programs and services such as Emergency, Childbirth, Geriatrics, Mental Health, Rehabilitation, Medical and Surgical Services and Critical Care Services. Its exemplary team of 2,100 health care professionals have dedicated themselves to providing expert care that puts patients and families first and earned the hospital the #1 spot in Ottawa in Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospital Survey in 2019.

Due to the retirement of the incumbent, QCH is seeking its next Clinical Director, Perioperative & Childbirth.

Reporting to the Vice President, Patient Care & Chief Nursing Executive, the Clinical Director has corporate responsibility for setting and achieving the long and short term operational, clinical, financial, quality, and utilization/effectiveness goals for their portfolio. This large and complex portfolio includes QCH’s Pre-operative Assessment Clinic, Operating Rooms (OR), Post Anaesthetic Care Unit, Day Surgery, Inpatient Surgery, National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP), Total Joint Assessment Clinic, Foot and Ankle Screening, Acute Pain Service, Medical Devices and Reprocessing (MDR), Skin & Wound Care, and Childbirth portfolio.

As an ideal candidate, you are Master’s prepared and have a minimum of five years’ healthcare leadership experience, preferably in a large and complex acute care hospital setting. You possess sound technical, clinical judgment and analytical skills honed through your exposure to the surgical portfolio and OR. You have significant program management experience in strategic planning, performance evaluation, and financial management. Drawing on your strong business acumen, you have a demonstrable ability to take a broad scale and long-term view that will ensure continued momentum in QCH’s optimization of programs while reinforcing a culture of innovation and continuous improvement. To this end, you must be an experienced people leader with outstanding communication, negotiation, conflict resolution and coaching skills able to create and foster a collaborative environment that achieves results by valuing and supporting strong cooperative working relationships. Inquisitive, proactive, confident, courageous, emotionally intelligent, resilient, and empowering are all terms that peers would use to describe you. You have a bias to action and excel at making practical, transparent and evidence informed decisions on departmental issues that will ensure QCH’s commitment to deliver exceptional patient experience is delivered.

To apply for this position, please submit your application to and state the title of the position in the subject line of your e-mail.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.