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Director of Care - Cedarvale Lodge

Leisureworld Caregiving Centre – Cedarvale Lodge is home to 60 residents and currently has an opening for a Temporary Full-Time Director of Care.

The Director of Care leads the nursing department for the facility.  The Director of Care must promote a philosophy, which supports the implementation and maintenance of appropriate quality of life for all residents, while respecting their identified needs and preferences.  Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Care is directly responsible for the performance, ongoing improvement and development of the nursing services and clinical systems to ensure effective resident care, management of staff including Associate Director of Care, Registered staff and Personal Support workers; and maintaining the professional Standard of Practice of the College of Nurses of Ontario.

As a valued member of the team, the Director of Care demonstrates a commitment to resident safety by providing quality care in accordance with organization’s vision and mission.

RESPONSIBILITIES (but not limited to):
• Development and implementation of nursing services and procedures.
• In partnership with Executive Director, implement a comprehensive, coordinated, facility-wide program for monitoring, evaluation and improving quality of care and services, as well as an efficient system for the admission and discharge of residents through effective liaison with appropriate contacts and resources.
• Managing nursing budgets and monitoring long-term strategic fiscal plans.
• Development of a human resources plan for the service with consideration of the appropriate mix of professional and support staff to meet the needs of the resident population served.
• Managing the recruitment, selection, promotion, transfer, training, orientation or termination of nursing staff according to the facility’s policies and procedures.
• Oversees the management of the RAI MDS Program, including managing RAI Coordinators with support from ADOC, to ensure RAI MDS program mandate, standards and resident care needs are implemented effectively and the program is optimized
o Ensures staff comply with the Ministry mandated requirements for AIS Proficiency Evaluations
o Provides necessary support to staff in accomplishing their training and evaluation related to AIS Proficiency
• Ensuring the competency of staff by a process of identification, current certification and/or re-certification for the performance of specific nursing skills.
• Delegation of clinical and managerial responsibilities to appropriately qualified staff, according to the applicable legislation and standards of the College of Nurses of Ontario.
• Ensure positive union-management relations by managing disputes & grievances and assisting in contract negotiations.
• Managing WSIB claims and minimize negative impact to NEER statement;
• Ensure risk management activities take place to reduce and control potential or actual risks to the safety, security and health of all individuals and to the safety and security of the facility.
• Ensure the maintenance of effective liaison and public relations with representatives from the Government, Unions and all other agencies and organizations as deemed appropriate.
• Ensuring compliance of Ministry Acts, regulations, legislation, policies and procedures, directives, & collective agreements;
• Complete reporting requirements as needed.
• Assume responsibility for the nursing home operation in the absence of the Administrator. 
• Leisureworld is a 24/7 operation, flexibility to work a variety of shifts as required operationally.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Registered Nurse with a current certificate of competence from the College Nurses of Ontario.
• Minimum one year of experience working as a registered nurse in the LTC sector.
• 3 years relevant management or leadership experience in a long-term care facility, head nurse in chronic care or senior management in a health community agency.
• Successful annual completion of RAI MDS certification as per MOHLTC requirements for AIS
• Effective planning and leadership skills required for managing the nursing department in areas such as staffing, problem solving, decision making, budgets etc.
• Current membership with Gerontological Nursing Association (GNA) and Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) is desirable.
• Fluency in both official languages a definite asset.
• Must have effective verbal and written English communication skills.

EDUCATION:
• Bachelor of Science – Nursing or equivalent.
• Post–RN education, certification or degree in nursing administration and management, preference is BScN or business degree in health management, particularly long-term care and further education in gerontology, geriatrics or rehabilitation.
• Current Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification (BCLS)

WE INVEST IN YOU:
• Continuous growth and education development
• Self-fulfillment through meaningful relationships with residents and employees
• Opportunities to practice innovative clinical skills
• Employee Recognition and Discount Programs
• Employee Referral Bonus
• A dynamic and supportive working environment

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply directly to:
Cathy VanBeek 
121 Morton Avenue
Keswick, ON  L4P 3T5
Fax: (905) 476-5689
Email: cathy.vanbeek@specialty-care.com
Website: www.leisureworld.ca
Competition Number: DOC CVL 0315

Please quote the competition number DOC CVL 0315 in the subject line of your fax or email and include your salary expectations.

Please note that if hired, your employment with Leisureworld will be contingent on receipt of a police and vulnerable sector screening free of criminal activities and satisfactory to Leisureworld’s Police Records Check and Vulnerable Screening policy.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act 2005, wherever appropriate, support will be provided in the recruitment process and accommodations for disabilities will be provided on request.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.  Resumes are shared amongst all Leisureworld Homes.


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Deadline to Apply: Apr 10, 2015


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