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Clinical Director - Maternal, Newborn & Paediatric Services

The Clinical Director of Maternal Newborn and Paediatric Services has a strong understanding of key healthcare issues as they relate to obstetrical and neonatal family centred care, and is accountable for effective and efficient leadership and management of the Obstetrics, Special Care Nursery and Paediatric Services. As an experienced Clinical Director, you are a visionary leader driving innovation that improves performance and transforms care within the service.  With excellent communication skills, a patient centred focus and demonstrated expertise with setting targets and meeting objectives, the Clinical Director provides ongoing direction, expertise and guidance on all operational matters.  This position plays a key role in ensuring alignment with the strategic goals of the hospital, coordinated with other maternal and newborn services within the health care system (e.g. Provincial Council for Child and Maternal Health). 

Key accountabilities:

  • Responsible for operational management of Maternal, Newborn and Paediatric Services in priority areas – quality and patient safety, patient experience, healthy workplace, human resource management, budget management, patient flow  
  • Maintains quality patient care services by planning, developing, implementing and evaluating policies, procedures, patient care best practice/evidence based standards, programs and/or services
  • Directs the thorough investigation and resolution of patient complaints, adverse events and patient incidents
  • Leads, measures and assesses performance improvement activities related to patient care and unit resources (e.g. LEAN, Process Improvement Projects, BORN)
  • Monitors and promotes positive patient and family experience
  • Collects, reviews and trends utilization data, focused on improved patient flow
  • Manages the fiscal resources of the assigned services, ensuring strategies are in place to mitigate risk
  • Facilitates effective human resource management and allocation through recruitment, selection and performance development, including the management of absenteeism
  • Advocates for a strong interdisciplinary approach, inclusive of physicians and midwifery, to promote a collaborative high quality work environment
  • Builds team cohesion by leading the management of change
  • Promotes the development of leadership skills and capabilities within the program areas 


  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and current registration with the College of Nurses
  • Relevant Master’s Degree preparation preferred
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in Maternal, Newborn and Pediatric care would be an asset
  • Ability to manage the fiscal resources of assigned programs/services
  • Demonstrated skill and ability in project management
  • Superior clinical leadership skills
  • Previous experience in a leadership role within a large community or teaching hospital including direct supervisory experience
  • Proven facilitation, communication, relationship building, collaboration, leadership and organizational skills
  • Ability to apply expert interpersonal and conflict management skills and expertise to influence and negotiate effective resolution of issues/disputes
  • Commitment to on-going learning and professional development 

This position will contribute to ensuring there is a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors.Guelph General Hospital is committed to fostering a safe and healthy work environment which provides equal opportunities to people with disabilities. 

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a detailed resume with reference to Job # NU-15-016 to:

While we appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Family Birthing Unit
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