Our valued client is seeking a:

                                                     Director of Care, Registered Nurse, downtown Toronto, ON

Enjoy working as part of a large team, with regional support and resources. You will value the emphasis put on people within the organization. Ongoing career development, comprehensive training, flexible work arrangements, tuition reimbursement, employee discount programs, mentorship and bursary programs, travel allowance, and one of the top benefits packages within the industry are just some of the perks that are associated with joining this progressive team!


This Long-Term Care Home is located in downtown Toronto and provides access to a distinctly urban way of living……..several live theatres, music, dining, many pubs and nightclubs, sporting facilities, designer boutiques, spas and world class galleries, a movie complex at Dundas Square and the historic Massey Hall. Heritage buildings, historical sites and landmarks include the Arts & Letter Club, the Church of the Holy Trinity, Mackenzie House, Maple Leaf Gardens, Old City Hall, the Toronto Police Museum and Discovery Centre, the Rogers Centre, Harbourfront Centre and the Royal Ontario Museum.  So much to do and see when you live and work in downtown Toronto!

This Long Term Care Community opened in 1972 in the Toronto Annex. Its convenient location offers easy access to public transit, parks, hospitals, retail shopping and services; and the 238 residents enjoy the vibrancy of the community and the activities in the Home. This Community has a rich and diverse population, and works alongside many community partners to improve integration and continuity of care, with a number of well-developed programs to enhance a culture of continuous quality improvement. Residents enjoy an array of recreational programming that has been created to reflect a variety of interests. These include yoga, a drumming circle, talent showcase, exotic pet therapy, and bus outings to such places as Port Perry for a lake cruise, and Niagara Falls to see the Christmas lights.


The Director of Care leads the nursing department and promotes 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, staff management 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 the organization’s vision and mission.

The extensive support team in the nursing department includes 3 Associate Directors of Care, 2 RAI Coordinators, along with a generous complement of registered and non-registered staff.


  • Development and implementation of nursing services and procedures
  • In partnership with the 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 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 Home’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
  • Ensures staff comply with the Ministry mandated requirements for AIS Proficiency Evaluations
  • 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 Home
  • 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 Home’s operation in the absence of the Administrator
  • 24/7 operation, flexibility to work a variety of shifts as required operationally


  • Bachelor of Science – Nursing or equivalent, current certificate of competence as a Registered Nurse from the College Nurses of Ontario
  • 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)
  • Previous experience working as a DOC in the LTC sector preferred
  • 3 years relevant management or leadership experience in a Long-Term Care Home, head nurse in chronic care or senior management in a health community agency
  • Demonstrated planning and leadership skills, ability to solve complex problems, and work under pressure with a high degree of professionalism and diplomacy
  • Demonstrated team building and mentorship experience and commitment to supporting and empowering the nursing team


  • Attractive total compensation package
  • Full benefit plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
Please apply in confidence to:
Andrea Levine
Maxwell Management Group Ltd.
1-855-305-4078 ext. 206

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.

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