Vice President & Chief Nursing Executive


Vice President & Chief Nursing Executive

St. Francis Memorial Hospital
Location: Barry's Bay, Ontario
Posted: February 1st 2024
Deadline: April 1st, 2024

Situated in the beautiful Ottawa Valley, Barry’s Bay offers the benefits of a small community and a progressive hospital. St. Francis Memorial Hospital (SFMH) is a 20-bed, fully accredited facility located just 30 minutes from Algonquin Park, serving a catchment area of over 10,000. SFMH provides inpatient medical and complex continuing care as well as extensive ambulatory care with over 11,000 emergency and clinic visits per year. We work with EPIC EMR, which connects us to most hospitals in our region. This small, rural hospital employs 150 staff with a shared administrative structure with Renfrew Victoria Hospital.

Located in the Ottawa Valley, Ontario’s adventure playground, Barry’s Bay is situated only minutes away from pristine waterways, woodlands, and forests, with the benefits of a small and safe community. Barry’s Bay and the surrounding area provide an exceptional quality of life including waterfront living and a supportive, warm, and welcoming community.

We are currently recruiting a dynamic individual to join our senior leadership team on a permanent, full-time basis as the Vice President & Chief Nursing Executive (CNE).

The Position:

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, you will provide strategic and operational guidance to all nursing services including medicine, critical care, complex care, emergency and ambulatory care, infection control, pharmacy, physiotherapy, foot care as well as hospital informatics.

The Vice President & Chief Nursing Executive is responsible for overseeing patient relations including quality of care and addressing any concerns regarding patient care. In this role, you provides leadership at multiple regional and provincial tables acting as an advocate for our rural hospital.

As a member of the senior leadership team, you are responsible for leading clinical operations and ensuring compliance with legislative and professional requirements. You will champion the provision of safe, high-quality patient care ensuring that accreditation standards are met.


This is an opportunity for an engaged, compassionate, results-oriented leader with a track record of building successful teams and partnerships to work closely, in person (onsite), with a passionate hospital team to deliver high-quality care and outstanding patient experience.  

Given the breadth of this role, preference will be given to candidates who possess the following skills, qualifications, and experience:

  • B.Sc. Nursing with a graduate degree in a relevant field
  • 3 to 5 years of progressive clinical hospital leadership experience
  • Currently registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO)
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, a known collaborator and team builder
  • Demonstrated success with planning, organization leadership, management, labour relations, financial management, and communication
  • A visible and compassionate leader who listens, consults, collaborates, and can coach others
  • A proven track record of conceptualizing and operationalizing innovative ideas
  • A leadership style that inspires excellence, innovation, and interdisciplinary teamwork
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and a proven ability to multi-task in a high-volume, results-oriented environment
  • A demonstrated commitment to professional development and continued education
  • Demonstrated ability to represent the hospital at multiple regional and provincial tables
Additional Information

SFMH provides a number of perks for staff, including education funding, an on-site gym open 24/7, full benefits, mileage allowance, and regular staff recognition, appreciation, and wellness activities. What really makes us proud to be part of SFMH is our culture. We are people who provide excellent care for patients and their families, who support each other and our teams, keep each other safe, and are committed to our reputation as a model of excellence in health care. We are very proud of our high retention of staff and are continuously grateful for the amazing support of our community. 

Compliance with the SFMH vaccination policy and a recent satisfactory vulnerable sector check are required. This is an onsite (not remote) position. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. SFMH is an equal opportunity employer, committed to meeting needs under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, the Ontario Human Rights Code, and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Applicants requiring accommodation should contact human resources at 613-756-3044 ex 234.

Contact Information
Joanne Pecarskie, Executive Assistant
St. Francis Memorial Hospital
Barry's Bay, Ontario, Canada

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