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Perioperative Nurse Manager

Clearpoint Health Network Inc.
Etobicoke, Ontario
Closing date
Apr 7, 2023

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Registered Nurse
Work Setting
Ambulatory Care
Area of Practice
Full-time, Permanent

Clearpoint Health Network, is Canada’s largest trusted provider of independent surgical and multi-disciplinary medical centres across Canada. Working in close collaboration with hospitals, insurance providers, provincial and regional health organizations and workers’ compensation boards, Clearpoint delivers high-quality care across Canada meeting the needs of patients, while alleviating capacity pressure on public health systems.  Clearpoint Surgical Toronto, a division of Clearpoint Health Network is recruiting for a full-time permanent Perioperative Nurse Manager.

Position Summary:

The Perioperative Nurse Manager is responsible for effective, efficient and safe patient care services while leading human and environmental resources for the Operating Room.  As an RN, Perioperative Nurse Manager, you are responsible for supervising a team of Nursing and ancillary support staff, and coordinates the delivery of care. The Manager will act in accordance with the ORNAC standards and scope of practice pertaining to the peri-operative patient as well as in accordance with facility policy and procedure. The Perioperative Nurse Manager coordinates all nursing activities and makes vital decisions, critical to the care of patients.  This individual possesses the skills, knowledge, and experience to assess, treat and teach patients undergoing a variety and combination of operative procedures.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Supervising a team of Nurses and support staff to provide holistic and integrated healthcare to surgical patients
  • Providing guidance, leadership, and training to nursing staff
  • Designing and managing nursing schedules, assignments, and tasks
  • Administering budgets, monitoring resources and supplies, and other administrative duties
  • Assisting in the selection, evaluation, and development of nursing staff
  • Implementing regulatory guidelines and recommending steps to ensure patient and staff safety
  • Managing activities associated with Direct Patient Care, Admitting and Recovery
  • Huddles with staff at the start of each shift, identifying high-risk patients who require special attention
  • Conducts regular staff meetings to ensure communication with staff about progress, changes and compliance with all company policies and procedures
  • Initiates service recovery for patients and family members who have concerns and escalates as needed
  • Provides appropriate assessments and care of the peri-operative patient, including but not limited to:
    • Medications
    • Fluid balance and IV therapy
    • Venipuncture
    • Respiratory status and O2 therapy
    • Neurological status
    • 12 lead ECG – performance and interpretation
    • Wound care
    • Vital sign monitoring and recognition of the need for intervention.
    • Resuscitation, defibrillation and response to Malignant Hyperthermia and other emergent situations.
  • Oversees 24-hour patient care delivery, throughput, staffing and processes to ensure efficient and effective operations
  • Fosters a fair and open culture that encourages error and near-miss occurrence reporting
  • Follows up on all patient concerns in a timely manner and provides service recovery as needed
  • Collaborates with the physician dyad and escalates concerns as appropriate
  • Maintains current knowledge of changes or updates in technology and techniques
  • Utilizes all data to formulate individualized care and plans for transfer to the post-anaesthetic recovery room
  • Considers the patient’s values, preferences, cultural diversity, expressed needs and knowledge in all aspects of care
  • Empowers staff to use evidence-based practices to increase understanding of patients’ perceptions of care
  • Sets priorities in planning care and implementing the medical treatment plan as determined by the physician
  • Possesses scrub and circulating skills and abilities for the purpose of training and or absence management
  • Oversees availability of resources and medical supplies, collaborates with Purchasing and Procurement to order accordingly
  • Assists in Monthly Health & Safety checks (i.e. First Aid, Fire extinguisher checks)
  • Prepares monthly OR log for submission to corporate office
  • Demonstrates caring, respect, compassion, empathy and active listening through dialogue, body language and actions
  • Performs activities as requested by Medical Director & Director of Operations

 In conjunction with the Directors and corporate office staff, as required:

  • Supports implementation of the mission, vision, goals and objectives of the department, throughout the clinical service and individual patient care units
  • Communicates quantitative and qualitative data, including Patient Satisfaction information regarding the patient experience and staff engagement to the staff and the Clinical Leads that results in the development and implementation of an action plan
  • Conducts and maintains new clinical equipment evaluation & existing clinical equipment inventory, maintenance & replacement schedule
  • Manages Clinical Policy & Procedure Manual including implementation of Infection Control and Best Practice policies
  • Participates in Clinical Risks & Protocols meetings (attend quarterly clinical meetings)
  • Maintains patient/employee confidentiality in the management of information
  • Participates in CAAASF Accreditation activities
  • Assists in clinical staff interview, orientation, training & evaluation and maintains control of established positions
  • Encourages, recognizes and rewards staff participation in quality and safety initiatives, compliance and successes
  • Facilitates organizational change initiatives by using effective strategies
  • Leads a shared decision making model by establishing a structure of shared governance, just culture and staff engagement in practice councils, departmental meetings and initiatives
  • Assists in quarterly and annual inventory exercise
  • Designs, supports and leads a safe, therapeutic and efficient patient-centered care environment for professional practice
  • Identifies and investigates issues or variances in practice/operations by participating in the root cause analysis process and implements corrective action plans
  • Participates in interdisciplinary quality improvement teams using the principles of high reliability
  • Evaluates nursing staff performance and mentors, coaches, counsels and disciplines staff as needed
  • Reviews unit progress, changes, and compliance with quality and safety metrics with clinical nurses and other members of the healthcare team
  • Responds to escalations of potential safety hazards or gaps in best practice by correcting concerns following institutional chain of command protocol
  • Monitors institutional information technology infrastructure and corrects gaps in clinical nurse documentation
  • Leads staff participation in quality and safety initiatives and mandated compliance measures
  • Demonstrates accountability for all unit quality and safety practices and compliance, and ensures required evaluation of staff competencies are maintained



  • Graduate of a recognized Nursing Program
  • Current registration as a Registered Nurse, in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO)
  • Completion of an accredited peri-operative nursing program a requirement
  • CPN-C preferred
  • Current membership with ORNAC preferred
  • Minimum 5 years in a people leader role
  • Minimum 10 years current peri-operative nursing experience required
  • BCLS/ACLS Certified
  • General computer proficiency, including the use of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Ability to deal with conflict and crisis in a mature, calm and cool manner
  • Strong leadership, teaching, and mentorship skills
  • Ability to work well within a team and delegate tasks
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing
  • Highly professional when engaging with healthcare personnel, patients, and their families
  • Ability to advocate for their nursing staff to ensure a safe work environment
  • Excellent time and project management skills

Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Clearpoint Health Network will only contact those candidates being considered for an interview. We sincerely appreciate your interest in this opportunity and thank you for your application. By submitting your resume, you agree to Clearpoint Health Network sharing your information with representatives of the organization responsible for the hiring process. Clearpoint Health Network will keep your resume on file and protect your personal information in accordance with governing privacy legislation.

Accommodation is available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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