Unit Manager - Acute Care/Emergency

Unit Manager - Acute Care/Emergency

Location: Wainwright, Alberta, Canada

Requisition #: ALB00283791

Salary Range: $36.68 - $62.91 per hour

Job Type: Regular Full Time

Your Opportunity:

Wainwright is a vibrant and friendly rural community of around 7,000 located in east-central Alberta on highways 14 and 41. It is known as a major service center for the agriculture, oil and gas industries and is home to Canadian Forces Base Wainwright. A community of delightful contrasts, it is a township boasting a variety of attractive neighbourhoods from charming older districts lined with trees to steadily expanding new residential subdivisions. You will be conveniently close to inviting parks, modern playgrounds and numerous recreational amenities including the Peace Memorial Multiplex with a walking track and climbing wall, pool, weight training facilities, dance studio, meeting rooms and banquet halls. The quality of lifestyle in this community is enhanced by an excellent choice of schools for children, extensive health care facilities and an unlimited array of year-round recreational opportunities. The Wainwright Health Centre contains a 25-bed acute care medical/surgical unit, 2-bed obstetrical suite, and 24/7 Emergency Department, in addition to an OR, day surgery unit and cardiac wellness services.


As the Unit Manager, you will be responsible for providing leadership to an interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals dedicated to providing leading care to Albertans. In this leadership position, you will be making key decisions and establishing and contributing to the achievements and goals of the Acute Care, Emergency, Obstetrics and programs as well as responsible for developing and maintaining strong working relationships with key stakeholders, facilitating change management, promoting team development, teamwork and coordinating staffing and clinical work as identified by the Area Manager/Director. You will be responsible for developing and maintaining an effective framework for the operations of patient and resident care services to facilitate the delivery of efficient, effective and safe patient and resident care. These activities may include providing day-to-day direction to the staff working on the unit, daily assignment of patients and residents, rounds, staff scheduling, interdisciplinary rounds, identifying and attempting to resolve patient, resident and staff concerns, and participating in the discharge planning process. In addition, you will be implementing and monitoring your portfolio’s budget while undertaking risk management, quality assurance and utilization activities. Your leadership, direction and organization of the units will be in support of the vision, mission and business plan.

Required Qualifications:

Active registration and practice permit with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA). Minimum of five years of nursing experience in rural Acute Care and OR programs. Current Basic Cardiac Life Support - Health Care Provider (BCLS-HCP). Minimum of two years of management experience within a unionized environment.

Apply today and join our dynamic team!