Manager – 5 East (Medical/Surgical Unit)

Manager – 5 East (Medical/Surgical Unit)

Requisition #: ALB00099916

Location: Medicine Hat, Alberta

Job Type: Regular Full Time

Salary: $36.68 - $62.91 per hour

Your Opportunity:

We are looking for a highly motivated healthcare professional to be part of the new South Zone clinical operations structure. If you are passionate about improving health care and want to make a difference, being a Manager - 5 East (Medical/Surgical Unit) might be right for you.

As the Medical/Surgical Unit Manager, you will hold a key leadership role in the South Zone Operations and will report to the Director. The Manager is accountable for the delivery of high quality, accessible, sustainable, patient and family-focused care for their assigned clinical operations unit(s) and/or program(s). Your proven leadership and communication skills through decision making; ability to inspire and build confidence in others; a demonstrated pattern of professional/personal development; ability to foster partnerships with internal and external stakeholders; organizational, analytical and conflict management skills; ability to support and evoke change; and demonstrated knowledge and skill in clinical supervision are all required in this role. The Unit Manager is expected to recruit highly skilled and committed staff and to ensure clinical skills maintenance programs are provided.

Medicine Hat is located in Southeast Alberta along the South Saskatchewan River, approximately 169 km east of Lethbridge and 295 southeast of Calgary. As the sunniest city in Canada, with carved coulees and rolling prairies, a scenic landscape surrounds safe, comfortable and affordable communities with vibrant arts, entertainments, and ample recreation and leisure opportunities. Hot summer nights and chinook-cheered winter days, Medicine Hat is warm at heart and in life.


The Manager - 5 East (Medical/Surgical Unit), working in close partnership with their Director, is accountable for the delivery of high quality, accessible, sustainable, patient and family-focused care for their assigned clinical operations unit(s) and/or program(s). The Manager, Medical/Surgical 5E MHRH has operational accountability for Medical/Surgical 5E, Medicine Hat Regional Hospital. The Manager is accountable for the overall operational leadership for the assigned unit(s) and/or program(s). This includes participating in strategic and operational planning, fostering a culture of high quality, collaborative care, continuous improvement, ensuring the effective deployment of resources and contributing to the development of and implementing operational plans. The Manager has Financial Management accountability to plan, determine, manage and monitor assigned budget(s), authorizes expenditures and has complete accountability for multi-faceted budgets. The Manager has People Resource Management accountability supervision of staff, oversight of contracted workers along with coaching/mentoring/advising peers performing same or related duties. The Manager positions has cross-functional accountabilities and authorities with Rural Site Managers, Clinical Operations Directors and Managers and Provincial Programs.

Required Qualifications:

A minimum of post-secondary education in a health profession. Registration with an appropriate Alberta Regulated Health Profession. Baccalaureate Degree in nursing. Active registration and practice permit with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA). Basic Cardiac Life Support- Healthcare Provider (BCLS-HCP) is required. A demonstrated clear pattern of professional and personal development.

Progressive leadership experience in a healthcare environment in an organization of significant size, complexity, and diversity. Uses strategic thinking, taking into account long-term goals assessing options and implications. Demonstrated ability to manage change and create innovative solutions for complex and diverse issues. Ability to manage diverse human, financial and physical resources within a complex environment. Strong organizational skills, client-focused orientation and commitment to providing long-term quality services. Experience in collaborating with physicians and other healthcare professionals. Leadership skills, including effective communication skills, demonstrated ability and comfort with decision-making responsibilities, coaching and teaching, and the ability to inspire and build confidence in others. Ability to foster a climate of cooperation among, and build solid relationships with, public agencies, government, boards, committees and other partners.

Preferred Qualifications:

Minimum 5 years healthcare experience in acute care preferred. Minimum 2 years proven leadership experience preferred. Experience with Collaborative Care Model preferred.