Nursing Manager (Nursing Unit Administrator) - Labour & Delivery, Women’s & Infants' Health

  • Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Jan 07, 2020
Full time

Job Description

Sinai Health has a bold vision and strategy for the future: To create Canada's leading integrated health system pushing the boundaries to realize the best health and care from healthy beginnings to healthy aging for people with complex health needs. A key enabler of this vision is Sinai Health’s People Plan – which provides an explicit commitment to our people about our commitment to creating a workplace culture and environment that is safe, caring, equitable, compassionate and accountable in order to ultimately provide optimal care to patients and their family caregivers.

To support us on our journey, Sinai Health is looking for an experienced and dedicated Nursing Unit Administrator to support our Labour & Delivery, Women’s & Infants’ Health department at our Mount Sinai Hospital Campus.

Over 7000 babies are born annually at Mount Sinai Hospital’s Frances Bloomberg Centre for Women’s and Infants’ Health. We are internationally recognized for excellence in high-risk maternal, fetal and neonatal care. We have opportunities to work with world renowned physicians, clinical leaders and researchers in delivering transformative care. We are also recognized as a Top GTA Employer and the only Canadian hospital to achieve Magnet® recognition, a prestigious, international credential that measures nursing excellence and patient care.

Opened only four years ago, our Labour & Delivery unit is state of the art, providing a warm and supportive atmosphere for women and their families during labour, birth and recovery. As the NUA you will work closely with obstetricians, maternal fetal medicine specialists, fellows, residents, family doctors, midwives and dedicated anaesthetists. As a collaborative member of the nursing leadership team, you are responsible for the administrative operations, clinical practice, human resources and financial management of Labour & Delivery. Your leadership is consistent with Magnet® principles and values. Care is provided to both low risk and high risk women in a Labour, Delivery and Recovery (LDR) model. Both elective and urgent Cesarean Sections are completed in the labour and delivery operative procedure rooms and are managed by the NUA. The NUA is supported by a medical lead, Administrative Coordinator, Clinical Coordinators, Clinical Nurse Specialist and a Clinical Educator.

Responsibilities

  • Maintains standards of nursing practice and management of patient care through creation of an environment conducive to growth and development of staff and excellence in nursing practice
  • Interprets and fosters the philosophy, goals and standards of the Department of Nursing and the corporate mission, vision and values
  • Establishes and monitors annual goals and objectives for the unit consistent with the provision of high quality and safe care
  • Participates in the strategic planning process to drive organizational change and optimization of human resources programming and organizational development
  • Takes a lead role in creating a culture of safety, risk mitigation, quality, and service at the unit level and across the portfolio, to improve practices and service delivery
  • Develops, leads and manages program improvement initiatives based on quality data monitoring and utilizing appropriate quality improvement processes
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining a valid and reliable workload measurement tool for assigned clinical areas
  • Encourages staff participation in quality improvement activities for the unit and preparing quality improvement reports
  • Collaborates with the Labour & Delivery Physician leader and Clinical Nurse Specialist in the development and monitoring of the quality plan and annual business unit scorecard
  • Implements the approved quality plan; encourages staff participation in quality improvement/safety initiatives for the unit and prepares safety and quality improvement reports
  • Accountable for the quality of care and service provided on the unit
  • Participates in the programmatic development of the clinical area, preparing necessary business cases as required
  • Provides leadership in the provision of Patient and Family Centred Care
  • Responsible for financial management through effective budgetary planning, monitoring, controlling and operations at the unit level
  • Facilitates and provides leadership for resource utilization at the unit and programmatic level; develops business cases for required human or physical resources as needed
  • Provides leadership in fostering and promoting a collaborative practice environment that is based on mutual respect among all team members
  • Recruits, develops and manages staff; completing regular employee performance appraisals and supporting the development of learning plans
  • Responsible for all human resource planning which includes recruitment and retention strategies
  • Fosters effective labour relations through knowledgeable interpretation and implementation of collective agreements
  • Works collaboratively with the Clinical Educator and Clinical Nurse Specialist to ensure staff receive appropriate orientation and ongoing development; develops staff in clinical and leadership skills
  • Encourages and participates in nursing research and the utilization of research findings
  • Works with other members of the nursing leadership team to support the implementation of evidence-based practice and ensuring the dissemination of research findings to inform nursing practice and improve patient outcomes
  • Participates as a member/leader of departmental and corporate committees and teams
  • Establishes, promotes and maintains good public relations through effective communication within the organization
  • Communicates effectively using appropriate lines within the organization
  • Responding as NUA on-call as needed
  • Performs other duties related to the position as required

Job Requirements

  • Current certificate of registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario in good standing
  • Master’s Degree in Nursing required (Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing with a Master’s Degree in a related discipline may be considered)
  • Minimum 5 years’ recent nursing management experience preferred
  • 5-10 years recent related clinical experience (labour and delivery experience is preferred)
  • Applicants with proven equivalent recent and related training and experience may be considered
  • Respected and progressive leader with the ability to inspire, motivate and develop a high-performance team
  • Significant experience in quality improvement; success leading, monitoring and evaluating process/systems to identify and achieve efficiencies and quality outcomes
  • Proven experience in data interpretation and analysis as a means to support strategic decision making and fiscal accountability
  • Advanced understanding of the value of information technology and experience in the implementation and integration of strategies for systems and technologies
  • Proven experience successfully leading and facilitating change with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; professional, diplomatic and confident with a proven ability to work with individuals across all levels of the organization and external stakeholders
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with the proven ability to manage competing demands
  • Excellent decision making, problem recognition, problem solving, negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Models collaborative, cross-portfolio engagement to build consensus and create solutions to complex issues
  • Experience leading and/or supporting program development initiatives that align departmental goals with organizational strategic direction
  • Membership in professional nursing and other related organizations
  • Eligible for cross-appointment to an academic institution
  • Commitment to collaborative practice
  • Demonstrated satisfactory work performance and attendance history

Job Category

Nurse Manager

City

Toronto, ON