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Other Opportunities: Director, Acute & Critical Care Services

Reference #00077
PostedMonday, February 25th, 2019 at 7:57am
ScopePublic Applications Accepted
PositionDirector, Acute & Critical Care Services
TermPermanent Full-Time

Northumberland Hills Hospital (NHH), a 137-bed community hospital located approximately 100 kilometres east of Toronto, serves a catchment area known as west Northumberland County. NHH delivers a broad range of acute, post-acute, outpatient and diagnostic services. Acute services include emergency and intensive care, medical/surgical care, obstetrical care and palliative care. Post-acute services include restorative care and rehabilitation. Mental health care, chemotherapy, dialysis and 16 other ambulatory care clinics are offered at NHH on an outpatient basis through partnerships with regional centres and nearby specialists. NHH offers a full range of diagnostic services, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) and mammography. NHH employs approximately 600 people and relies on the additional support provided by physicians and volunteers. With an operating budget of $70 million, NHH is an active member of the Central East Local Health Integration Network (CE LHIN). 

Director, Acute & Critical Care Services

Reporting to the Vice President, Patient Services and Chief Nursing Executive and in collaboration with the Program Chief/Medical Directors, the Director, Acute & Critical Care Services provides the vision, strategic direction, leadership and operational management support for all aspects of the program in keeping with NHH’s mission, vision, values and strategic direction. 

The Director provides visible administrative leadership and demonstrates responsibility, accountability and commitment to the development of a work environment that exemplifies interprofessional and ethical practice; quality; professional autonomous decision making; empowerment; integrative thinking; appreciative inquiry; a shared governance philosophy; and a commitment to professional development and continuing education opportunities for the program.  In addition to the overall accountability for the program, the Director has strategic and operational accountability for the identification, development, implementation and evaluation of approved patient care services and programs that meet the evolving needs of the community and actively seeks and develops strategic partnerships with key internal and external stakeholders to establish seamless patient care processes that supports the patient through their full continuum of care. 

As an integral part of this role, the Director works collaboratively with all members of the health care team and all other programs and departments throughout NHH to ensure the strategic and operational efficiency of the Program, ultimately allowing the Program to provide ‘Exceptional patient care. Every time’.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5 years progressive management experience, ideally in  Medicine, Emergency Department and/or Intensive Care.  The new Director will possess excellent interpersonal skills with a strong orientation to staff development and staff empowerment and have the ability to build strong and effective relationships and partnerships with a range of diverse stakeholders. With a demonstrated commitment to interprofessional practice and evidence-based practice, the successful candidate will also bring proven leadership skills including strong financial, human resource, labor relations, quality management, change management, program planning development and evaluation and utilization management skills.

The preferred candidate will have a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing, currently registered and in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario. Preparation at the Master’s level in Nursing, Business or Health Administration, or related field (or actively pursuing), is required.

For more information on this outstanding opportunity, or to submit your application in confidence, please contact: Jim Stonehouse, Partner at or Pamela Colquhoun, Partner at

Applicants are invited to forward their resume using one of the methods below. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in Northumberland Hills Hospital.

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