Shift Nurse Manager

  • Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care
  • Penetanguishene, ON, Canada
  • Mar 13, 2018
Full time Nurse

Job Description

Position Title: Shift Nurse Manager

Job Class: MG008

Dept./Program: Professional Practice

Employee Group: Management

Employment Type: Casual

Posting Date: March 13, 2018

Work Schedule: Casual

Posting Type: Open

Waypoint is looking to hire causal Shift Nurse Managers. The Shift Nurse Manager acts as Officer-in-Charge of the hospital and provides clinical and operational leadership in the absence of program and senior management and develops partnerships with and provides support to clinical programs.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Oversees the provision of services on shift and weekends, acting as officer-in-charge, managing hospital operations, responding to emergency situations and liaising with the administrator on call, police and community emergency responders.
  • Provides a safe, secure and therapeutic environment for patients, staff and public by utilizing the appropriate balance of staff for the provision of patient care and security, managing the allocation of human resources, work assignments and monitoring workload on shift and weekends; assesses and manages risks/threats to the hospital, patients and staff to ensure safety and security.
  • Provides direction and leadership to staff promoting best practices and acting as a resource and mentor.
  • Promotes positive labour relations and effective conflict resolution, responds to complaints and grievances and disciplines staff within delegated authority, investigates, evaluates and reports on client complaints or incidents, identifying and resolving such issues.


  • Current certificate of competence in good standing as a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Post graduate education in healthcare leadership and/or management, as well as a bachelors’ degree in nursing are preferred
  • 3-5 years progressively responsible nursing leadership experience is preferred
  • Extensive psychiatric nursing experience, including excellent knowledge and application of team processes, collective agreements, security policies and procedures, professional standards, research activities and current best practices and approaches to treatment and rehabilitation of mental illness
  • Proven track record with assessing, implementing and evaluating effective delivery of patient/client care services and operational needs within an interdisciplinary environment
  • Proven ability to act as a change agent to support hospital and program change initiatives
  • Proven experience with hospital scheduling policies and practices
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and leadership skills as well as analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Highly effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Models and promotes core ethical practice, Waypoint Values, and reflects an optimistic and positive attitude
  • Preference for proficiency in French/English language

How do I apply?

 Apply to by close of business (5:00 pm) on March 27, 2018 quoting Job ID WC17-130. Attach your cover letter and resume detailing why you are interested in this opportunity and how you meet the qualifications and key accountabilities specified.

We are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued and respected. Waypoint offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities as part of our recruitment process. If you are contacted to arrange an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.

For planning purposes, please be advised that final screening of all applicants will be completed by April 2, 2018. All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position, however, due to high volumes only those

Job Category

Registered Nurse