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Patient Care Manager, OR/PACU LHO


The Patient Care Manager, Operating Room, PACU, and Day Surgery, reports to the Director of, the Surgical Program. This position is responsible for the management of the Operating Room, Post- Anaesthetic Care Unit, and Day Surgery at Lakeridge Health Oshawa. While working collaboratively with all members of the health care team and surgical leadership team, the successful incumbent will use their effective planning, budgeting, and problem-solving skills, to ensure: the development of unit and program processes; the management of staff; and develop/support business goals including increased operational efficiencies and optimized interdisciplinary team functioning. As well, will develop, facilitate and support the implementation of evidence-based processes and practices to achieve excellence in the high-quality delivery of patient care.

The Patient Care Manager will have a personal drive and the need to achieve results by working to accomplish unit outcomes and setting goals and priorities that maximize the use of resources and having the ability to inspire others to work toward a common goal by engaging and empowering staff.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a health-related discipline;
  • Master’s degree or current enrollment in a Master’s program (preferred);
  • Current registration from the College of Nurses of Ontario;
  • Perioperative Nursing Certification preferred;
  • Member of ORNAC preferred;
  • Proven recent experience in the clinical setting;
  • Minimum 3 years of recent operating room management experience;
  • A keen interest and recent process re-engineering, planning, and implementing experience;
  • Proven track record of achieving results that improve the organization and inspire confidence and commitment;
  • Demonstrated ability to lead effectively and create a high-performance culture through change management strategies that facilitate growth and development;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of hospital functions and current trends in health care;
  • Proven knowledge of and ability to work with Collective Agreements and Labour Relations issues;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant legislation, standards, and related best practice guidelines;
  • Proven ability to problem-solve and critically analyze issues;
  • Proven management skills including financial, human resources, quality improvement, project planning and risk, change management, evaluation, and utilization management skills;
  • Well-developed negotiation and conflict management/resolution skills;
  • Effective communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills including the ability to fully utilize communication tools;
  • Current B.C.L.S.;
  • Effective communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrated commitment to our core values of Inclusion, Compassion, Innovation, Teamwork, and Joy; and
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to Lakeridge Health’s comprehensive safety programs and practices including staff, patient and environmental safety and participation in regular in-services in this area;


  • The terms and conditions of employment are in accordance with Lakeridge Health’s policies and procedures.
  • Lakeridge Health thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the recruitment and assessment process in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.
  • At Lakeridge Health we value inclusion and diversity. We are committed to fostering a culture that is respectful, inclusive, and accessible and to employing a workforce that is representative of the diverse community we provide services. As an equal-opportunity employer, we welcome applications from all qualified applicants.

Lakeridge Health is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment and to preventing the transmission of COVID-19 infections among Lakeridge Health team members and our patients. New Lakeridge Health team members will be required to provide proof of full vaccination for COVID-19 during their Post-offer/Pre-employment Health Assessment, subject to any exemptions recognized under the Ontario Human Rights code.

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