currently seeking:

Director of Care (Registered Nurse), Seniors’ Living

Port Alberni, British Columbia

Position Overview:

The Director of Care (DOC) has overall responsibility for the management and operation of the resident care services and programs in the Home. This includes the planning, development and evaluation of health care programs for residents. The DOC will supervise, hire and evaluate all nursing care staff. The Director of Care shall ensure compliance with Residential Care and other related regulations as well as develop clinical, program and departmental policies and procedures for the Home. The DOC is responsible for all departmental personnel and resource management and related evaluation.


  • Develops, implements and reviews the philosophy of Resident Care, Statement of Purpose and description of principle functions to ensure consistency with that of the facilities as well as Society’s mission.
  • Develops annual goals and objectives for the departments and ensures the Mission Statement of the departments is maintained.
  • Develops and implements standards for resident care.
  • Prepares budget recommendations for the department and monitors expenditures, ensuring all expenditures are within budget guidelines given the necessary resource data.
  • Determines and directs the provision of suitable equipment and supplies to ensure the efficient operation of the department.
  • Administers clinical policies and practices, immunization screening and staff/resident health protection policies for the organization.
  • Administers resident assessment and care planning processes and preparation of clinical records.
  • Monitors provision of care to ensure that standards of infection control, quality improvement and risk management are maintained.
  • Attends care conferences as required to guide formulation and revision of the care plan.
  • Provides a holistic approach to resident care and includes family and care team in that approach.
  • Selects, orientates, directs, evaluates, disciplines and terminates employees of the department in conjunction or consultation with the directors of other departments and the Executive Director according to the accepted policies and practices of the organization.
  • Promotes an environment in which the health care team can work cooperatively within the organization.
  • Maintains liaison with Residents Council and promotes interaction with other health facilities, agencies and educational institutions, Continuing Care and other government departments as required.
  • Communicates regularly with staff through meetings.
  • Attends meetings of the Society, its committees and senior management meetings as required.
  • Develops and provides department reports, discussion and research papers as may be required by the Executive Director and Board.


  • Completion of a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing or an equivalent program from a recognized educational institution.
  • Valid registration with the Registered Nurses’ Association of British Columbia.
  • A minimum of two years experience as a Director of Care or related experience in geriatric nursing, psychogeriatric/dementia care and/or a similar position in residential care.
  • Must have demonstrated competence in directing nursing programs for residents.
  • Must demonstrate ability to communicate effectively, tactfully, maturely and with integrity when working with residents, staff, families and community contacts.


  • A competitive compensation package has been designed to attract top performers.

Please apply in confidence to:

Donna Weedon
Maxwell Management Group Ltd.
1-855-305-4078 ext. 203

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