Trillium Health Partners

Clinical Leader - NICU

System ID
Job Type
Full Time
Credit Valley Hospital
Number of Positions

Job Description

Position: Clinical Leader

Dept/Health System:NICU, Women’s and Children’s Program

Posting ID: 2022-28422

Role Level: NN11 CL($36.82-$51.04)

Status: Permanent Full Time

Site: Credit Valley Hospital
Hours Of Work/Shifts: Monday to Friday, flexibility in hours may be required

Date Posted: August 4, 2022

Internal Deadline: August 11, 2022


Trillium Health Partners (THP) is one of the largest community-based acute care facilities in Canada. Comprised of the Credit Valley Hospital, the Mississauga Hospital, the Queensway Health Centre, and the Reactivation Center at Humber. Trillium Health Partners serves the growing and diverse populations of Mississauga, West Toronto and surrounding communities and is a teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto.


Our Mission: A New Kind of Health Care for a Healthier Community


Our Values: Compassion, Excellence, Courage


Our Goals: Quality, Access, Sustainability


Our Enablers: People, Education, Innovation, Research


Job Description:  

  • Reporting to the NICU Manager, the Clinical Leader will be responsible for the following Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provides leadership and mentorship to front line interprofessional team members to ensure comprehensive and integrated care planning to achieve high quality patient care and outcomes.
  • Coordinates, manages, organizes and prioritizes day-to-day-patient care activities, staffing and resource utilization for the NICU.
  • Supports scheduling of staff according to the RNAC or other guidelines.
  • Leads the management of capacity and resources across units and sites on a daily basis.
  • Serves as a direct care provider for complex situations, as appropriate.
  • Monitors patients’ progress against plan of care until discharge.
  • Leads team meetings, daily huddles, and rounds with a focus on outcomes related to quality, provision of safe patient care.
  • Supports, coaches and mentors staff and holds them accountable for effective team functioning.
  • Participates in Rounding with families daily to support improvement of patient satisfaction.
  • Ensures staff adheres to standards, gives corrective feedback and acts to address performance issues.
  • Review and follow-up including closing Incident Reports (RL6) up to and including level 3.   Collaborates with the Clinical Manager and Clinical Educator in resolving the RL6 reports and providing close loop feedback to the team.
  • Focuses and motivates the team.
  • Monitors and addresses patient and family satisfaction with care.
  • Critically evaluates and anticipates risks to patient and staff safety and takes steps to correct as necessary.
  • Promotes development of, and implements evidence based clinical practices to improve outcomes.
  • Assumes responsibility for education, mentoring, guiding and evaluating the health care professional team as appropriate.
  • Collaborates with the Clinical Educator to create learning opportunities and uses appropriate teaching/learning strategies, materials and technology to facilitate the learning of the interprofessional team at the bedside.
  • Participates in hiring, orientation and performance evaluation of nursing staff and the interprofessional team.
  • Serves as a professional role model and change agent.
  • Coordinators the activities for learners and volunteers as required.
  • Leads/facilitates unit based teams to achieve unit goals & objectives.
  • Contributes positively to the satisfaction of staff in their workplace.
  • Collaborates with members of the Women’s and Children’s Program teams to promote provision of safe patient care and patient transitions.
  • Participates in the Women’s and Children’s Program initiatives and hospital-wide initiatives that support the strategic direction of the organization.
  • Utilizes new technology as needed and evaluates its impact on staff, patients and families.



  • Previous experience as a Clinical Leader or other advanced clinical or leadership role, minimum 2 years.
  • Minimum 5 years NICU level II or III experience.
  • Current certification with the College of Nurses of Ontario is required.
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Master’s degree is an asset.
  • Current NRP, Breastfeeding certification (20 hour course or equivalent) required.
  • Canadian Nurses Association Perinatal Intensive Care Nursing Certification is an asset.
  • Experience using MEDITECH, OBTV, BORN, CCIS, Criticall and proficiency with Microsoft Office Software applications.
  • Exceptional communication skills.
  • Ability to perform in a self-directed fashion with high level skill in refocusing and managing multiple priorities.
  • Experience leading and developing high functioning interprofessional teams.
  • Experience addressing the concerns and needs of patients and families.
  • Ability to provide leadership to projects, accomplish goals, evaluate outcomes, and adjust as necessary.
  • Ability to influence change, taking into account climate and culture.
  • Proven ability to provide leadership and set strategic direction, articulate and work towards a vision and oversee the implementation of plans and strategies to deliver efficient, effective and highly quality services.
  • Knowledge of project management processes.
  • Excellent attendance required.
  • Other duties as required.

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Internal Candidates who believe they possess the necessary qualifications and experience for this position and who have been in their current position for at least six (6) months are encouraged to apply.


Candidates are selected on the basis of their skill, ability, experience and qualifications.

Where these factors are relatively equal seniority shall govern providing the successful applicant.


 Trillium Health Partners’ (THP) is an equal opportunity employer who values the importance of antiracism work and is committed to integrating antiracism, diversity, equity and inclusion best practices throughout THP operations, policies and culture. Therefore, we ask that even if you do not see yourself fully reflected in every job requirement listed on this posting, we still encourage you to reach out and apply. Research has shown that candidates from underrepresented groups often only apply when they feel 100% qualified. We encourage all applicants who are members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the Ontario Human Rights Code based on race, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nations, Métis or Inuk/Inuit person to consider this opportunity.


In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code Trillium Health Partners will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities.  If selected to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.


All personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.


Trillium Health Partners is identified under the French Language Services Act.



We thank all those who apply but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


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