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Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer – Cornwall Community Hospital


Cornwall Community Hospital was incorporated in 2004 with the amalgamation of the Cornwall General Hospital and the acute care services of the Hotel Dieu Hospital, both with over 100 years of health care service to Cornwall and the surrounding area. With the completion of a major redevelopment project in 2014, and the construction of the Addiction and Mental Health Centre at the end of 2016, the hospital consolidated all acute care and community-based services on their McConnell avenue site. Having everything on one campus positions the hospital well to serve its community for many years to come.

CCH by the numbers

  • 60,000 Emergency visits annually.
  • 24/7 Emergency Department physician availability.
  • Electronic Health Record and Computerized Triage system.
  • A department that supports employee education and a formal mentorship program.
  • Central monitoring and telemetry capabilities.
  • Digital radiography and on-site diagnostic services including MRI, CT Scanning, Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound, EEG, Mammography, and X-ray.
  • Assault and Sexual Abuse Program with 24/7 on-call.
  • Access to Mental Health Crisis Team and Community Withdrawal Management Services.
  • Five state-of-the-art operating suites, cytology and endoscopy suites, elective surgeries, and 24-hour access to emergency surgeries.
  • Surgical services include General, Orthopedic, Urology, ENT, Obs/Gyne, Ophthalmology, and Dental.
  • Our Critical Care Unit (CCU) is a Level 2-3 ICU with 11 beds. A closed unit with a rotating Internist, the CCU offers a 4-person ventilator capacity. Services include advanced central line insertion, difficult airway management, advanced ventilator setting management, bronchoscopy, and intubation.
  • A satellite facility for the Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre, providing ambulatory, nursing, pharmacy & physician support from the administration of low-risk to high-risk chemotherapy under the direction of an oncologist.
  • An Eastern Ontario first: the Community Addiction & Mental Health Centre, located just north of our Hospital facility. Opened to clients in late 2016, our Centre offers addiction and mental health services from children to geriatric clients, all under one roof.

Our Mission: Our health care team collaborates to provide exceptional patient centered care.

Our Vision: Exceptional Care. Always.

Our I.C.A.R.E. Values

  • INTEGRITY – Embracing organizational values in all that we do.
  • COMPASSION – Providing patient care with empathy and caring.
  • ACCOUNTABILITY – Taking responsibility and ownership for all that we do.
  • RESPECT – Respecting each other and those we care for.
  • ENGAGEMENT – Dedicated to working together and sharing to create trust and a healthy, healing environment.


Our Strategic Directions

1) PARTNERING FOR PATIENT SAFETY AND QUALITY OUTCOMES: We will partner with experts and our peers.

2) OUR TEAM, OUR STRENGTH: We will continue to develop and promote our team.

3) OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE THROUGH INNOVATION: We will reinforce our commitment to solid operational and financial performance.

4) PATIENT INSPIRED CARE: We will ensure the delivery of patient inspired care.



Job Title:Vice President Patient Services and Chief Nursing Officer
Reports to:CEO
Location:Cornwall ON



About Cornwall Community Hospital

 Cornwall Community Hospital (CCH) is a medium-size acute care hospital located in Cornwall, Ontario a beautiful city situated on the scenic St. Lawrence River. CCH provides a full range of acute inpatient, outpatient and community mental health services to a catchment area of 100,000 people from the communities of Cornwall, the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry and to the Mohawk community of Akwesasne.

With 156 beds, 1200 employees and 110 physicians, CCH offers a wide range of care and services. These include emergency, surgical, medicine and rehabilitation services, mental health and addiction programs as well as a family birthing centre.


The Role

 CCH is about to embark on a new five-year strategic planning exercise and is seeking a Vice-President, Patient Services and Chief Nursing Officer to play a key role in developing and executing the strategic plan. With a clear vision of delivering Exceptional Care. Always. and core I.C.A.R.E. values (integrity, compassion, accountability, respect, and engagement), CCH is well-positioned to respond to the changing healthcare landscape.

Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer, the Vice-President, Patient Services and Chief Nursing Officer contributes to the success of the organization as a member of the Board of Directors and Senior Management Team. The key competencies and drivers for success in this position are:

  • Strategic visioning, organizational decision-making and practice innovation
  • Quality care and patient safety
  • Collaboration
  • Professional accountability
  • Professional development



The successful candidate will have the following:


  • Current and continuing registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • A minimum of 10 years demonstrated progressive clinical leadership experience
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) degree from an accredited four-year nursing school
  • Master’s degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. nursing, health administration, business administration) or a combination of relevant education and experience
  • Demonstrated ability to provide senior executive leadership in a complex organization with a diverse stakeholder group
  • Experience defining, communicating and enabling a vision with the ability to translate long-term vision into organizational reality
  • Proven ability to deliver on transformational change and comfortable with uncertainty and ambiguity
  • Demonstrated team building skills, and previous success with interdisciplinary relationship building that encourages employees to utilize creative solutions to apply new ideas and new ways of thinking
  • Superior communication skills, including experience working with diverse and influential groups
  • Ability to synthesize knowledge, insights and technical expertise into strategic advice which informs policy, planning and program design
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience executing a clear framework for inter-professional practice which is meaningful for all disciplines and a proven track record in implementing and evaluating professional practice models, implementing professional standards and advancing the scope of practice
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Standards of Professional Practice and relevant legislation, including the Public Hospitals Act, the Regulated Health Professionals Act, the Excellent Care for All Act, and the Broader Public sector Accountability Act
  • Functional in both official languages (oral and written in English; oral and written in French) a definite asset



An excellent compensation package awaits the successful candidate.

How to Apply:

Please send your resume in Word or PDF format to: Copy and Paste the following job title and code and place it in the subject line of your email so we can identify the job and confirm receipt of your application:
AEJM-686780 Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer – Cornwall Community Hospital - ON - Ottawa (OTIAPPLY)

Please note that only those candidates meeting the selection criteria, established by our client, will be contacted further. Although we may not contact you directly for this particular role, all applications will be reviewed as we would like to consider you for future opportunities that may be appropriate. We encourage you to continue to visit our website at as our opportunities are updated on a regular basis.