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Clinical Manager, Operating Room

Queensway Carleton Hospital
Ottawa (Region), Ontario
Annual salary between $117,936 and $142,954
Closing date
Apr 22, 2024

Job Details


Clinical Manager 


Operating Room - Surgical Suites


Full Time 


Approximately 75.0 Bi-Weekly hours


Scale     Minimum     Maximum

NONU    $60.48/hr    $73.31/hr



  • The primary role is to provide operational management and clinical leadership for the Operating Room / Surgical Suites at Queensway Carleton Hospital (QCH).
  • This includes accountability for coordinating quality patient care, promoting and maintaining a professional practice environment, fostering a culture of continuous performance improvement, ensuring patient/staff safety, participating/leading initiatives, and managing implementation of the QCH vision, mission, values and strategic plan at the unit/program level.

Provision of Care/Services:

  • Coordinate patient care/service with members of the health care team, patients, families, inter-departments, and community agencies.
  • Ensure a safe environment for patients, staff, and visitors in accordance with health and safety legislation, through regular monitoring and prompt investigation of health and safety concerns.
  • Ensure the delivery of patient care meets the standards of QCH and the College of Nurses of Ontario and other professional disciplines, where applicable.


  • Develop, demonstrate, and maintain honest, open, and clear lines of communication with all members of the health care team, physicians, other departments, community groups, and agencies that promotes engagement, trust, and cooperation.
  • Model positive acceptance towards change and support others to adapt to change.
  • Create an environment that promotes professional practice, evidence informed practice, innovation and accountability.
  • Contribute to policy and procedure development/review.
  • Provide an environment that promotes continuous learning and professional development for staff and students.

Resource Utilization/Management

  • Ensure the alignment of human, financial, and physical resources for the delivery of safe, effective, efficient care and service.
  • In collaboration with the Director, develop, monitor and interpret the unit capital and operating budgets to maximize financial resources for patient care.
  • Respond to, investigate, establish plans to, and follow up with arising issues, complaints, and incidents.
  • Manage labour relations issues in accordance with respective college requirements, contractual obligations, and registration and license requirements.
  • Provide performance evaluations and feedback to staff.

Quality Improvment:

  • Create alignment between the improvement efforts on the unit and the strategic priorities of the hospital.
  • Coordinate the implementation of quality improvement activities.
  • Evaluate current practice; plan and implement change based on patient care requirements, health care trends, new technology in alignment with regional/provincial/national standards and guidelines.
  • Work closely with hospital leaders, physicians, patients and staff to ensure that any quality, accreditation, patient safety or other improvement initiatives are undertaken with stakeholder input and support.


  • Registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Master’s Degree in a related discipline (or in progress)
  • Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) Membership
  • Minimum 3 to 5 years relevant clinical experience
  • Recent leadership/management experience (within the last 3 years)
  • Experience with leading Quality Improvement Initiatives
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal, conflict resolution, and communication skills
  • Proven facilitation, collaboration, and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated information technology/systems competency


  • 3 to 5 years of recent Operating Room experience
  • Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada (ORNAC) membership
  • Other related professional memberships/interest groups
  • Experience with clinical documentation in an Electronic Health Record
  • Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) certification and / or other related certifications
  • Membership in Specialty related Professional Association


Please note that according to the Ontario Health and Queensway Carleton Hospital Vaccination Policy, all applicants must be fully vaccinated unless they can provide the proof of a valid medical contraindication or exemption on the basis of protected grounds under the Ontario Human Rights Code in order to be considered for any staff or volunteer opportunities. Upon hiring, applicants must provide the proof of either government issued documentation proving they have been fully vaccinated, or present supporting documentation of a valid medical contraindication or exemption under Ontario Human Rights Code.


Thank you for your continued interest in Queensway Carleton Hospital. We deeply value and celebrate the principles of equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging, as they are integral to the enrichment of our work environment. We believe that by fostering an inclusive and diverse community, we can achieve our mission of providing exceptional healthcare services to all individuals with compassion and respect. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our organization including, but not limited to women, racial or ethnic minorities, First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples, persons with Disabilities, and 2SLGBTQI+ communities.  

At Queensway Carleton Hospital, we are committed to ensuring accessibility and accommodating the needs of all candidates throughout the entire selection process. Our dedicated recruitment team is readily available to assist individuals with any inquiries or concerns regarding accessibility and accommodations at any stage of our recruitment process. We invite you to reach out and let us know how we can best support you. We look forward to welcoming diverse talent into our team and continuing to make a positive impact in the lives of our patients and the communities we serve.


Choose your future. Love who you're with. 

Queensway Carleton Hospital is at the heart of the vibrant and growing west Ottawa community, helping more than 500,000 people each year. We must continue to expand and hire to meet the evolving needs of this community.

At QCH we are committed to doing more for our patients and for each other. We are 2,500 people working together as one team – proud of our friendly, close-knit culture. Forbes recognizes us as a top employer in Canada, Newsweek as a top hospital in Canada, #1 in Ottawa in 2019, and were named #1 in Ottawa again in 2021. We have high-quality acute care and an innovative spirit.

We invest in our staff at all levels to help you take your career in the direction you choose. Our employees thrive in a learning environment that offers lifelong growth through our partnerships with colleges, universities, and other healthcare programs. Whether you want to specialize in one area or try something new, our hospital provides a broad range of progressive acute care services, including emergency, childbirth, geriatrics, mental health, critical care, and acute rehabilitation services.

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