Director Clinical Services / Chief Nursing Executive (CNE)

  • South Bruce Grey Health Centre
  • Nov 24, 2021
Full time Director

Job Description


Clinical Services / Chief Nursing Executive (CNE)

Position posting number:  2111211

Rate of Pay:       Reference Non-Union

Schedule:            Full Time Assignment

Location:             Walkerton, Kincardine, Chesley and Durham

South Bruce Grey Health Centre (SBGHC) is seeking applications for one Full Time Director, Clinical Services / Chief Nursing Executive (CNE) to join our team.

This newly created position has been developed to better meet the needs of the patient care services which are delivered across the 4 sites of SBGHC in the communities of Kincardine, Walkerton, Chesley and Durham.  This position will work closely with the Director, Clinical Support and Ambulatory Care Services, another newly created position which is being posted concurrently.

Reporting to the President & CEO, the Director, Clinical Services / CNE has responsibilities for all nursing staff and patient care in the inpatient units and emergency rooms across all four sites of the SBGHC, as well as responsibility for our Family Birthing Centre, Surgery Services, Medical Device Reprocessing (MDR), Quality, Informatics, Patient Movement and Flow, and Professional Practice.

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Director, Clinical Services / CNE should be an engaged, compassionate, results-oriented leader with a track record of building successful teams and partnerships, who can work closely with a passionate hospital team to deliver high-quality care and outstanding patient experiences.

The Director, Clinical Services/CNE will:

  • Champion our values;
  • Embody and embed a culture of engagement, support, authenticity, and accountability;
  • Provide leadership and direction to a team of patient care and clinical managers on day-to-day operating issues across all four sites of SBGHC, while maintaining a clear focus on strategic initiatives;
  • Earn the respect and trust of internal and external stakeholders through effective collaboration and communication;
  • Demonstrate the ability to manage multiple priorities;
  • Participate in regional networks and committees;
  • Provide leadership insight in the development of the Grey Bruce Ontario Health Team (OHT). 


  • BSc Nursing, with a graduate degree in a relevant field;
  • 10 years of progressive clinical hospital leadership experience;
  • Currently registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario;
  • Minimum ten (10) years of healthcare experience in diverse and progressively responsible positions in an acute care hospital setting;
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in a formal leadership role, including experience as a Clinical Manager preferred;
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, with experience as a collaborator and team-builder;
  • Demonstrated success and experience in health system planning, organizational leadership, management, labour relations, financial management, and communications;
  • A visible and compassionate leader who listens, consults, collaborates and is able to coach and mentor others;
  • Proven track-record of conceptualizing and operationalizing innovative ideas;
  • A leadership style that inspires excellence, innovation and interdisciplinary teamwork;
  • A demonstrated commitment to professional development and continuing education;
  • Experience in a multi-site organization would be an asset.

South Bruce Grey Health Centre is a four-site, 66-bed hospital located in mid-western Ontario with locations in Kincardine, Walkerton, Chesley and Durham.  We serve a community of 44,000 people, plus 10,000 seasonal residents and 30,000 tourists across our catchment area.  Two hours from Toronto and London, and 90 minutes from Kitchener-Waterloo, all of our sites offer 24/7-hour emergency care (with the exception of Chesley which is currently on reduced hours).  Other services include acute, medical, obstetrical (450 births at the RJ Creighton Family Birthing Centre), surgical and a full range of diagnostic and ambulatory care services.  SBGHC is complemented by four strong, vibrant and supportive Foundations, as well as an engaged Patient and Family Advisory Council.

We also benefit from being the hospital partner to Bruce Power, a nuclear generating station which provides 30% of Ontario’s electricity – Bruce Power has embarked on one of the largest infrastructure projects in Canada with a $13 billion life-extension project that will continue through 2033, allowing its units to operate safely through to 2064.  The presence of Bruce Power provides an attractive employment opportunity for your spouse or partner who is interested in the nuclear or construction industry.

In addition to a rewarding leadership position, the four communities of SBGHC offer many great amenities including some of the best sunsets in Canada along the sandy beaches of Lake Huron, salmon fishing in the Saugeen River, hiking trails through beautiful forests, and rich farmland throughout our communities. 

SBGHC is an equal opportunity employer. We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. SBGHC will provide reasonable accommodation in compliance with AODA when notified by a candidate that accommodation due to a disability is required for the interview process.

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Walkerton, ON