Director of Care, Long Term Care,
in Tecumseh (Windsor), Ontario
To both its residents and visitors, Tecumseh offers a near perfect balance of small town qualities with big city amenities and opportunities. With a population of 24,000, the Town is situated close to an international metropolitan population of five million and enjoys direct access to the NAFTA
superhighway, yet small town service and friendliness prevail, enhanced by the warm climate and natural beauty of its southwestern Ontario location.
With successful industrial and business sectors, a commitment to sustainable, planned development, and a wealth of cultural and recreational opportunities, Tecumseh offers a vibrant destination to visit or to call home. The area is overflowing with cultural events, festivals, world-renowned entertainment and thanks to Detroit neighbours, major league sports action.
With 142 long term care residents, this residence is a pillar in the community. The team prides themselves on providing outstanding, compassionate care to their residents; paying close attention to their individual needs. They are able to enhance residents’ quality of life, through excellent care, and specialty programs, including Java Music Club.
The management team provides excellent corporate support, including a dedicated corporate nurse consultant in Windsor, and an extensive nursing team, in a collaborative, forward thinking and innovative atmosphere with cutting edge technology. This includes PCC, SurgeLearning, Pixalere and the recent launch of a quality based practice that has the potential to greatly minimize the risk of strokes in long-term care, bringing attention to Atrial Fibrillation (AF), a leading cause of strokes.
Join a creative environment where people are innovative; not complacent in routine. There is a full benefit, pension program and annual retreats… happy staff = happy residents!
Position Overview & Responsibilities:
Seeking a passionate leader with excellent leadership, communication, and customer service skills. You must have a strong knowledge base and be willing to take the initiative without waiting for direction. Strong leadership skills are required to mentor, coach, and build excellent relationships with staff, residents, and families.
Provides leadership to the resident care team in all aspects of resident care within established legislative standards and professional standards. Effectively manages human, material, and fiscal resources. In collaboration with the resident care team develops resident focused programs, policies, and procedures. Monitors the quality of care and services delivered to clients through effective quality improvement activities.
- Provides direction to the nursing team in all aspects of resident care
- Interprets LTCHA and Regulation 79/10 to the nursing team and monitors compliance to standards through continuous quality improvement activities
- Provides direction and support to Managers in each program area (i.e.: Skin Care and Wound Management, Falls Prevention, Incontinence Management, Infection Prevention and Control, etc.)
- Promotes and fosters an environment where staff feel valued and involves staff at all levels with decision making
- Initiates and/or directs timely investigations of serious Residents issues including allegations of resident abuse
- Coordinates the annual development of a staffing plan. Together with Accounting completes the MOH Staffing Report
- Counsels’ staff in areas of non-compliance, inappropriate and unprofessional behaviour
- Utilizes the progressive disciplining process when disciplining employees
- Develops the nursing operational budget annually
- Monitors expenditures monthly through the review of variance reports. Analyses variances and is able to support such variances
- Effectively communicates with staff at all levels, residents, families, other departments, and external stakeholders
- Assists in the co-ordination of the Quality Improvement program and follows the Excellent Care for All Act and utilizes all HQO resources.
- In collaboration with the QI Lead and the Quality Team develops, tracks, and evaluates quality and risk indicators
- Current RN certificate of competency from the College of Nurses of Ontario
- Must have a minimum of one (1) year of experience working as a RN in the long term care sector
- Must have a minimum of three (3) years of experience working as a Registered Nurse in a managerial or supervisory capacity in a health care setting
- Comprehensive knowledge of evidence based clinical practices
- Comprehensive knowledge of long-term care concepts and philosophies
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- A highly competitive compensation package including 4 weeks vacation + 1 (paid) annual retreat and a comprehensive benefits plan has been designed to attract star performers
We invite interested candidates to submit their resume in confidence. While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, we will contact only those selected for interviews.
If you are an applicant with disabilities and require accommodations, please let us know at the time of our contact so that we may arrange for their provision.