Seeking an Executive Director (RN) who is positive team player, enjoys leading teams (clinical and non-clinical), who thrives in a busy environment, and promotes and embraces change to lead a non-profit Long Term Care Home.

Now seeking an:

Executive Director, Registered Nurse

Rekai Centre at Wellesley Central Place,

Toronto, Ontario 

Company History:

In 1948, two Hungarian brothers, Dr. Paul and Dr. John Rekai who left for Paris to escape Soviet occupancy of their native country. Both brothers worked at the Budapest Hospital where Paul was a member of the medical staff and John was a surgeon. From Paris, the two immigrated to Toronto with their families in 1950. Dr. Paul Rekai enrolled in an internship program at Toronto’s East General Hospital and as soon as he was licensed to practice medicine, he and Dr. John Rekai opened their first medical office. Three years later, they converted an old house on Sherbourne Street into a private hospital serving the needs of Toronto’s new immigrants.

On May 1957, Central Hospital, a 32-bed facility was unveiled. The hospital’s multicultural staff provided a unique service to anxious patients and their families who only spoke their native tongue. Different staff, from doctors to cleaners, were always available to provide translation in 30 languages because Dr. Paul Rekai strongly believed that medical care was neither effective nor humane when language and culture separated patient from caregivers. In addition to languages there was also a commitment to serve patients with diets that were familiar to them, and so a menu was developed flavored with international cuisine. Most importantly, when it came to planning the care for the patient, a great consideration was given to his or her background and how their culture viewed illnesses and different healing practices. The Central Hospital eventually expanded into a 170-bed and was later offered to the province of Ontario and became a public hospital dedicated to meet the growing demands of the multicultural community.

In 1988, the first multilingual, multicultural, non-profit nursing home in Canada, The Rekai Centre opened, adopting the same philosophy of care of its founders.

The Rekai Centres has expanded to two Long-Term Care homes: the Rekai Centre at Sherbourne Place, the original 126-bed home and the Rekai Centre at Wellesley Central Place a 150-bed home opened in 2005.  Both are regulated by the Ontario Ministry of Long-Term Care and accredited by CARF.  Drs. Paul and John Rekai’s vision is very much alive today at the Rekai Centres. Staff members take special care to recognize the diversity of the residents while fostering a spirit of togetherness.

Company Overview:

The Rekai Centres is founded on the principles of diversity and inclusion. Our mission, vision and values are to provide care in a secure and nurturing environment, where residents will have maximum independence, and be able to actively participate in a collaborative community of residents, families, staff and management.

The Rekai Centres has adopted a Strategic Plan developed with input from residents, families, staff and external stakeholders which envisages the Rekai Centres Campus of Care, which not only denotes our multi-site campus, but also refers to our current and planned innovations.

The Rekai Centres is expanding to a three site Campus of Care.  In December 2019, the Rekai Centres purchased a site at Front St E and Cherry St which will become the new Rekai Centre at Cherry Place.

Position Overview:

The Executive Director will be responsible for the strategy, planning, supervision, and success of the Rekai Centre at Wellesley Central Place. A number of new innovations which will require clinical leadership include:

  • Rainbow Wing LGBTQ2S+ unit: We are planning to open an LGBTQ2S+ unit,the Rainbow Wing, at Wellesley Central Place, in the near future.
  • Dementia: Person Centered Care – The revitalization of the 25-bed Dementia Unit is a key initiative
  • Celebrating Multiculturalism: We were the first Long Term Care home to celebrate multiculturalism. The respect for cultural values means that the residents will be able to celebrate their culture, traditions and enjoy traditional foods from time to time.
  • Palliative Care Program, Nursing Restorative Programs
  • Behaviour Support: Providing leadership to the BSO Team

 Responsibilities:

CORPORATE

STRATEGY:

In collaboration with the Corporate management team, assists in operationalizing the Mission, Vision, and Value statements for the Organization.

 LEADERSHIP:

Provides leadership and is actively involved in the development of innovations contributing to the vision of the Rekai Centres Campus of Care

 SENIOR CLINICAL LEADERSHIP:

Emanates from the Executive Director of Sherbourne Place and the Executive Director of Wellesley Central Place.

OPERATIONAL

Leadership:

  • Ensures the Home maintains compliance with all applicable statues, regulations and government requirements.
  • Assists, develops and oversees implementation of corporate policies and procedures.
  • Oversee daily operation and administration: provides guidance, direction and supervision for the staff and residents.

Human Resources

  • Coordinates with Department Heads on a regular basis and provides guidance and support on Risk Management, Compliance, Legal and Fiscal, Resident-Care, HR (interpreting the collective agreements, labour issues) etc.
  • Ensures Performance Appraisals are completed for all staff on an annual basis.

Communication and Public Relations

  • Actively involved in various external committees providing policy direction at the Ministry of Long-Term Care/Ontario Health Teams/ LHIN/ AdvantAgeOntario.
  • Supports the CEO with public affairs, marketing and public relations.

Financial Management

  • Responsible for the Home’s operating budget in collaboration with the Director of Business Services ie areas of financial management, funding, cash flow, etc.
  • Reviews financial variance reports for the Home and implementation of follow-up actions.
  • Provides leadership on new funding initiatives and monitors the monthly expenditures.

Quality & Risk Management

  • Monitors the Quality Improvement programs, the new Long-Term Care Home Performance Reports and the respective internal and external scorecards providing feedback to senior management team on areas of risk and outcomes.
  • Reviews monthly quality improvement reports for each department, reviews and provides feedback on trends, areas that require further follow-up or analysis.
  • Receives reports and monitors risk management activities (unusual, critical issues or complaints) in the Home.
  • Provides leadership and participates in the Home’s Resident Quality Inspection (RQI) process.
  • Required to understand the nature and meaning of quality indicators used by Health Quality Ontario and CIHI.
  • Oversees the development of the annual QIP submission.
  • Completes all assigned training required as per the LTCHA and Regulation 79/10.

Qualifications:

  • Registered Nurse (RN), with current licence in good standing with CNO, entitled to practice with no restrictions required
  • LTC Administrator’s certificate required (or willing to obtain)
  • Knowledge of Ontario’s healthcare system, community care access and long term care LTCHA and Regulation 79/10 required
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in Long Term Care setting preferred
  • Post-graduate degree, Nursing or Health Administration preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in strategic decision-making, leadership, budget management, human resources and operations
  • Excellent communication and negotiating skills; discretion in dealing with confidential matters

 Compensation:

A competitive compensation package has been designed to attract star performers.

Please apply in confidence to:

Lauren Turcotte
Maxwell Management Group Ltd.
lauren@maxwellmanagementgroup.com 
1-855-305-4078 ext. 206

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