Unit Manager - Medical/Pediatric/Maternity

Kenora, ON

As a fully accredited hospital under the national standards of Accreditation Canada; Lake of the Woods District Hospital’s goal is to provide high quality patient care. LWDH meets the immediate healthcare needs of residents of the City of Kenora, as well as a large surrounding area, including several First Nations Communities.  Treating well over 30,000 people per year, LWDH is Northwestern Ontario’s largest hospital outside of Thunder Bay.  Additionally, the hospital is an integral partner in the All Nations Health Partners Ontario Health Team; one of the first 24 teams in the province and is currently in the planning phase of developing a new All Nations Hospital. 

If you are interested in an innovative leadership opportunity with the ability to influence the future of Healthcare in Northwestern Ontario; LWDH is currently seeking a full time unit manager to join the leadership team.  


Unit Manager – Medical/Pediatric/Maternity (2E/Maternity)


The Opportunity:

Reporting to the Vice President of Patient Care and CNO, the Manager of the 2E/Maternity unit is responsible for providing effective leadership within the LEADS framework, in collaboration with the management team to ensure efficient resource management and the delivery of excellent patient care is achieved on the 2E/Maternity unit.  This role provides leadership to a multi-disciplinary team of professionals and fosters an environment of learning, team work and modernization.


  • A Degree in Nursing
  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario required
  • 5 - 10 years’ related Nursing experience particularly in the maternity, adult medicine and pediatrics fields
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in a leadership role an asset
  • Demonstrated clinical leadership skills, human resources management skills, and financial management skills
  • Solid capability of monitoring staff performance & ensuring best practice standards are met for each discipline within the maternity, adult medicine and pediatrics portfolio
  • Previous experience & knowledge of LEADS in a caring environment framework is an asset
  • Knowledge and experience with Change Management is desired
  • Proficient computer skills with working knowledge of Meditech, EMR, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, MS Outlook etc.
  • BLS for Healthcare Providers required
  • Must strive to continuously provide a safe and supportive environment for patients, staff, physicians, and volunteers
  • Must have an ability to effectively communicate (written and verbal) in the English language in order to provide excellent communication with team members, patients and families. Ability to communicate in additional language(s) is considered an asset.
  • Must have demonstrated excellent attendance/performance record
  • Excellent organization and prioritization skills
  • Ability to Collaborate with all areas within the hospital and have many key interactions with internal and external partners and stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently and effectively communicate with other members of the health care team
  • Experience being accountable for setting the context of employees’ work and ensuring they have what they need to provide required services
  • Contributes to corporate strategic direction, long-term planning, and capital expenditures through participation on key organizational committees
  • Ability to plan for and manage staff schedules and daily staffing needs based on planned and emergent patient activity
  • Strong knowledge of Professional Practice standards from the applicable Regulatory Colleges
  • Knowledge of Occupational Health & Safety Regulations/Requirements
  • Previous experience working/managing in a unionized environment with the ability understand and operate within multiple collective agreements


Hours of Work: Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm


Competitive Salary Package


Benefits: This position includes a comprehensive non-union benefit plan, including but not limited to extended health and dental coverage, life and accident insurance, paid vacation, short/long term disability plans, HOOPP pension plan, Employee & Family Assistance Program and access to an onsite fitness center and staff physiotherapy services.


*Please Note – A Complete Job Description is available upon request


We thank all applicants for their interest, but advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.  The LWDH is committed to diversity and inclusivity in our employment practices. We promote the independence, dignity, integration, and equality of opportunity with persons with disabilities by ensuring the accessibility of our facilities and services. Accommodations, including alternative formats, are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process.

For more information or to request an accommodation please contact the Human Resources Department at 807- 468-9861


Lake of the Woods District Hospital

Lake of  the Woods District Hospital

The Lake of the Woods District Hospital meets the immediate healthcare needs of residents of the City of Kenora, as well as a large surrounding area, including several First Nations Communities.

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