Currently seeking:

Director, Nursing – Registered Nurse (RN)

Toronto, Ontario


Maxwell Management Group Ltd. is proud to partner with CAMPFIRE CIRCLE in the search for a Director, Nursing.
Are you looking to make an impact and have a desire to make a difference?
In this unique and dynamic role, you will support children in building resilience, well being and lasting connections.

Community Overview:

CAMPFIRE CIRCLE is a privately funded charity that brings laughter and joy to kids and families affected by childhood cancer.
Year-round community, in-hospital and overnight camp programs deliver fun, friendship and community at any stage of a childhood cancer journey.

Position Overview:

As a CAMPFIRE CIRCLE team member, the Director, Nursing, is accountable for planning, managing, implementing, supervising, and evaluating the Camp’s Medical Program. This includes delivering quality medical services to campers and staff participating in camp programs. The Director, Nursing participates in the Camp’s strategic planning, budgeting initiatives, and associated problem-solving. The position works within the guidelines, policies and mission of the organization and is accountable and responsible for the specific projects and initiatives assigned.
The Nursing Director is supported by and manages a team of Paediatric Oncology Nurses to achieve Camp’s vision of the following:
  • To provide the safest and most enriching year-round camp experience for children living with cancer, and
  • To provide kids with cancer and kids affected by childhood cancer with a unique opportunity for growth through challenging, fun, enriching and magical experiences.


Organizational Strategy & Planning
  • Participate in the development, execution and monitoring of Camp’s short and long-term program plans to meet the goals for the strategic growth of the Camp.
  • Develop and ensure implementation of annual and long-range program plans and budgets consistent with the organization’s strategic goals.
  • Evaluate program quality and stakeholder satisfaction.
Medical Program Management
  • Ensure systems and procedures meet the program’s scope, and Camp provides exceptional care to medically fragile and complex care patients. This includes but is not limited to medical documentation, collection and administration. This work is done in collaboration and with support from the Camp’s Medical Director and Medical Advisory Committee.
  • Oversee, through the appropriate direct report(s), the Camp’s medical care for campers and staff for all program areas: Overnight, Community and Leadership.
  • Oversee training programs to ensure compliance with processes and systems.
Policy & Procedure Development & Oversight 
  • Collaborate with the Camp Medical Director to ensure compliance with hospital and POGO standards and guidelines for oncology treatment at Camp, including fever/neutropenia management.
  • Annual review, research and development of Camp based oncology and non-oncology policies (i.e.) activity restrictions, mental health, infectious diseases.
  • Camp Lead on Medical Advisory Committee (MAC). Including but is not limited to proposing agenda, preparing pre-reads, responding to actions etc.
Team Leadership & Employee Management
  • Provide effective coaching, feedback, recognition, and professional development, including implementing the performance review process to create a highly motivated, high-performing year-round medical team.
  • Through direct reports, oversee the recruitment, screening, training and evaluation for all contract medical staff/volunteers.
  • Ensure all medical staff/ volunteers are well trained on and effectively use organizational systems, processes and tools for their respective areas of responsibility, either directly or through the direct reports.
Outreach & Public Relations
  • Maintain and cultivate strong relationships with peer-level stakeholders at the Hospital for Sick Children, Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre, McMaster Children’s Hospital and other partnering medical centres.
  • Represent the Camp’s interests in the paediatric oncology community through organizations such as Children’s Oncology Camping Association, the Paediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO), and the Ontario Camps Association (OCA).
People Management
  • Provide oversight and direction to staff in accordance with the department’s strategic planning and annual objectives. Develop clear and concise guidelines to identify group projects and how to track progress.
  • Manage weekly/bi weekly department meetings, identify areas of focus, and develop agenda, assign and follow-up on responsibilities and duties.
  • Working with Human Resources, actively participate in the recruitment and selection process.
  • Coach, mentor, and develop staff, including overseeing new employee onboarding and providing career development planning and training opportunities.


  • Current license with the College of Nurses of Ontario.
  • 3 – 5 years Paediatric Nursing Experience required.
  • 3 – 5 years of Paediatric Oncology Nursing Experience an asset.
  • APHON Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Provider Status required.
  • Valid CPR Certification.
  • In-depth understanding of Central Venous Access and other devices (GTubes, Pumps).
  • Experience managing and training staff.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing at all organizational levels.
  • Excellent negotiating, conflict resolution, project management, strategic, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Effective decision-maker with a track record demonstrating innovation and results-oriented leadership.
  • Current G Class driver’s license and willingness and ability to be insured on our group auto insurance policy Current police reference check.


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

Please apply in confidence to:

Janice Wagner
Maxwell Management Group Ltd.
1-855-305-4078 ext. 209

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If this opportunity is not a fit for your background and experience please feel free to forward to any interested colleagues

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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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