Clinical Manager – Horizon Program for Geriatric Psychiatry

  • Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care
  • Aug 29, 2022
Full time Manager

Job Description

The Director, Bayview, Horizons and ECT Programs is currently seeking a Clinical Manager for the Horizon Program for Geriatric Psychiatry. Reporting to the Clinical Director – Bayview, Horizons and ECT Programs, the Clinical Manager will assume responsibility for the operation of the Horizon Program focusing on geriatric care.

Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care (Waypoint) is an internationally recognized speciality mental health hospital located on the beautiful shores of Georgian Bay in the Town of Penetanguishene.  Waypoint provides an extensive range of acute and longer-term psychiatric inpatient and outpatient services to all of Simcoe County, Muskoka/Parry Sound and parts of Dufferin County. Waypoint, formerly Mental Health Centre Penetanguishene, has operated as a psychiatric hospital since 1904. On December 15, 2008, we were divested from the Province of Ontario to a public hospital corporation. Waypoint is sponsored by the Catholic Health Corporation of Ontario, which is a health care sponsoring agency of the Catholic Church.

With a total of 301 beds, Waypoint has 141 beds in six specialized inpatient programs dedicated to providing regional mental health and addictions care, 160 maximum secure beds providing unique inpatient mental health service to hospitals, courts, police, and correctional facilities across the province of Ontario, as well as various outpatient and community programs serving the needs of children, youth, adults, and seniors.  Waypoint employs more than 1,200 staff, including approximately 50 medical staff and 130 volunteers.  Accredited with exemplary status and achieving two gold-level Quality Healthcare Workplace Awards, Waypoint is focused on an exemplary workforce that drives the best outcomes for patients. A Catholic sponsored hospital, Waypoint is well positioned to build on its success as a “hospital committed to providing excellence in specialized mental health and addictions services grounded in research and education and guided by faith-based values.”

Key Accountabilities:

  • Provides clinical leadership and direction, promotes quality client care practices focused on recovery and the achievement of positive outcomes; evaluates practice and services, researches and promotes the utilization of best clinical practices and acts as a resource and mentor to support the patient experience; as well as identifies and manages risk and emergency situations.
  • Coordinates and manages staff allocations ensuring optimum utilization of resources based on monitoring and interpreting workload measurement, utilisation of LOCUS, RAI-MH data and other established practices.
  • Promotes positive work environments by role modeling professional behaviour, promoting teamwork and interdisciplinary collaboration, addressing workplace conflict and effectively managing change initiatives.
  • Engages in recruitment and retention activities including managing performance against performance expectations, conducting performance reviews including the development of learning plans; authorizing attendance records, implementing Hospital Attendance Support Program, and attending Rehabilitation meetings.
  • Promotes positive labour relations: responding to complaints/grievances, investigating, evaluating and reporting on client complaints/incidents, identifying/resolving such issues; supporting staff during investigative process.
  • Manages overall program budgets, including Salaries and Benefits as well as Direct Operating Expenditures (DOE).


  • Post-secondary education, university degree in a field related to health sciences or mental health is preferred
  • Membership in good standing in a healthcare regulatory college or equivalent workplace experience
  • Additional training and/or education in leadership is also an asset
  • Preference for a minimum seven (7) years of experience working in a health care environment in a patient care role preferably working in geriatrics; additional experience working in a leadership capacity within a unionized setting is considered an asset
  • Experience within the mental health field is preferred, particularly geriatric mental health and care
  • Relevant experience with identifying and managing high risk and emergency situations
  • Preference for experience with budget management, business case preparation, and developing cohesive teams
  • Results oriented work ethic to work independently and undertake tasks needed to accomplish work objectives and deliver quality, consistent and timely results
  • Demonstrated leadership, conflict resolution, interpersonal skills along with strong analytical skills
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to adapt readily to change with strong organizational and planning 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?

If you are interested in this opportunity (WC22-62), please continue with submitting your application by clicking the "Apply" button at the top of this page. This posting will close at 5:00 P.M. September 9, 2022.  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 diversity in the workplace and workplace well-being. As such, applications from individuals from diverse backgrounds such as First Nations, Inuit, Metis, members of a visible minority group and those with lived experience of mental health problems or illnesses are welcomed and encouraged. Waypoint welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon require for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. 

 All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position, however, due to high volumes only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Category

Nurse Manager


Penetanguishene, ON