Unit Manager - BZ143

Unit Manager - BZ143

17 Nov
Alberta Health Services

17 Nov

Alberta Health Services


Your Opportunity:

The Unit Manager collaborates with Area Leaders, regional programs, and direct care providers to ensure that patients receive quality care in a safe, competent and ethical manner. The Acute Care Manager provides leadership and direction for Acute Care units. He/she coordinates clinical and educational, staffing and administrative duties for the unit. He/she is a decision-maker, change agent, coordinator, collaborator, liaison, and communicator within the nursing department and with other facility departments. He/she is accountable for the coordination and supervision of care delivery, clinical guidance and development of all supervised staff. Within parameters of Policy 1119 (Delegation of Human Resources Authority)

and Policy 1118 (Delegation of Authority for Financial Commitments), he/she will be responsible for recruitment, retention and appraisal of staff; will engage in Workplace Health and Safety activities, manage Operating Expenditures, and other tasks as appropriate. He/she will understand, apply and model the vision, values and priorities of Alberta Health Services.


This position provides leadership through effective communication, ethical decision making, and commitment to achieving established goals and objectives. Promotes best practice, ensures standards of care are met. Collaborates with interdisciplinary team members to ensure patient/family needs are identified and met. This manager must be highly skilled in Acute Care as he/she acts as a resource person for patients, staff, other departments and external agencies, facilitates the Bed Management process; incorporates actions to promote patient flow.

Classification: Unit Manager

Union: Exempt

Department: Day Surgery Combined OR PARR P

Primary Location: Wetaskiwin Hospital & Care Ctr

Employee Class: Regular Full Time

FTE: 1.00

Posting End Date: 23-NOV-2021

Date Available: 03-JAN-2022

Hours per Shift: 7.75

Length of Shift in weeks: 2

Shifts per cycle: 10

Shift Pattern: Days

Days Off: As Per Rotation

Minimum Salary: $36.68

Maximum Salary: $62.91

Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable

Required Qualifications:

Baccalaureate Degree in nursing or related health care field and 5 years recent Acute Care experience. Able to work with people in a health care environment with professionalism and respect. Proven interpersonal skills, organizational/time management skills, and sound decision making. Flexible, reliable and dependable. Able to work effectively independently and within a team. Able to change priorities based on multiple tasks and deadlines. Valid driver’s license.

Additional Required Qualifications:

Must be able to manage conflict resolution independently, seeking additional resources when required (Labor Relations, HR resources on Insite, Director as necessary). The Manager will utilize established procedures and practices and will be supported by the Director and management team. Must be able to manage allocated budget on an annual basis, including explaining monthly variances. Every management decision must be fiscally responsible yet at the same time must provide safe patient care. The Manager will utilize established procedures and practices and will be provided supported by the Director, Business Advisory Support and/or management team.

Preferred Qualifications:

Strong clinical skills in Rural Acute Care nursing; progressive leadership or management experience; BCLS-HCP, NRP or relevant advanced practice certificates are assets. Active CARNA registration in good standing. Proficiency in Microsoft word, Excel, and Outlook. Demonstrates problem solving and conflict resolution skills/training. Ability to manage stress effectively.

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