Clinical Coordinator - Perioperative Services

Hospital Cambridge Cambridge Memorial Hospital
  • Clinical Coordinator - Perioperative Services

    Posted Date12 hours ago(12/3/2019 3:38 PM)
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  • Overview

    We are a large acute care, community hospital serving Cambridge, North Dumfries and the Region of Waterloo with 280 physicians, 1100 full- and part-time professional health care staff and more than 500 active volunteers. Our vision is to provide exceptional healthcare by exceptional people, with an emphasis on giving patients and their families an exceptional experience when they visit our hospital. With help from our Foundation partners and our supportive community, we purchase over $4 million of medical equipment each and every year to help ensure you will work with the best tools possible when caring for your patients. In collaboration with universities and colleges, we are also a teaching and placement site for medical, nursing and allied health programs. To learn more about Cambridge Memorial Hospital (CMH), please visit our website at

    You will join CMH as we embrace a new era of care, expanded services and innovation. Construction is underway of a modern 5-storey tower and total renovation of all existing inpatient care and clinical support areas. Upon completion in 2022, our new hospital  will contain:

    • Patient care areas that are doubling in size, including larger surgical suites to accommodate advanced minimally invasive surgical equipment and an Emergency Department with dedicated treatment areas for mental health and different surgical subspecialties
    • A patient-centred building design that promotes healing and intuitive wayfinding, while maximizing natural lighting and sight lines to the natural beauty of the Grand River
    • An increase in beds from 143 to 197 to accommodate expanded services like Surgery, Mental Health and Intensive Care. About 80% of inpatient rooms will be single occupancy to meet the latest infection control and building code standards for hospitals


    Job Description

    The Perioperative Clinical Coordinator provides leadership, operational supervision and oversight to the Perioperative Program. She/he facilitates day to day operations in collaboration with nursing, support staff, physicians and management.  As a member of the leadership team, the Clinical Coordinator will be responsible for mentoring and coaching staff responsible for patient care. The Clinical Coordinator works with physicians and other health care professionals across the hospital to ensure an interdisciplinary approach to high quality patient care is achieved.


    Reporting to and under supervision of the Manager of Perioperative Services, the Clinical Coordinator promotes a safe patient focused environment through evidenced-based practice and continuous quality improvement, including developing, implementing and monitoring performance indicators.  The individual will provide guidance and oversight to ensure the overall efficiency of the program, accuracy of surgical bookings and wait times and the efficient functioning of the Medical Device Reprocessing Department. The Coordinator, in collaboration with the Manager of Perioperative Services will have oversight and input into surgical supplies and capital equipment purchases. The Clinical Coordinator also works with the Manager to facilitate the development of goals and objectives for the program and is responsible for staff attendance and assisting in the communication of programmatic planning and visioning through regular staff meetings.


    The successful incumbent participates with all health care team members in formulating and implementing policies, procedures and standards necessary to provide excellence in Perioperative Services.  She/he will be expected to critically analyze and promote evidence based practice in surgery and all aspects of the postoperative continuum. Previous experience in a perioperative setting would be an asset.  


    Posted hours do not constitute a guarantee that shifts will not be subject to change.


     Skills and Qualifications:             

    • Degree in Nursing preferred
    • Canadian Nursing Certification in perioperative nursing preferred
    • Master’s degree in Health Services preferred
    • Membership with the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario preferred
    • Demonstrated experience in program planning 
    • Oversight of staff and patient experience initiatives
    • Strong facilitation skills
    • Advanced practice knowledge in all areas of Perioperative Care
    • Demonstrated critical thinking skills and problem solving skills 
    • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
    • Awareness of issues and trends in Perioperative care and the cycle of quality improvement: implications to the delivery of health care services for a community hospital
    • Experience in leading quality improvement projects
    • Knowledge of capacity building, collaboration with multiple stakeholder groups to achieve objectives in alignment with the program plan
    • Knowledge of Ontario Surgical Wait Times
    • Experience with operating room booking prioritization  
    • Recent experience with staff scheduling
    • Knowledge of purchasing practices and ability to collaborate on programmatic needs from both a supply and capital equipment perspective
    • Computer literacy and proficiency in MS Office, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel required
    • Demonstrated ability to attend work on a regular basis required
    • Three years of recent healthcare experience focused on perioperative care would be an asset
    • Demonstrated ability to attend work on a regular basis is required  


    The successful external applicant is required to provide the applicable criminal record check, as requested by Human Resources, in accordance with federal and provincial legislation.  Valid criminal record checks are in original format and dated within two months from date of conditional offer from CMH.   

    Cambridge Memorial Hospital is committed to providing and fostering a respectful workplace.  All reasonable accommodation will be made to support participation in the recruitment process.  Where needed, accommodations for disabilities will be provided, on request, to support participation in all aspects of the recruitment process.






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