Currently seeking:

Director of Care (DOC) – Registered Nurse, Long Term Care

Toronto, Ontario

Opportunity for an experienced Long Term Care Leader to lead in a well established Long Term Care home, to work collaboratively with a passionate team, dedicated to providing a home like environment for their residents.


Established and situated in central west Toronto, this accredited 60 bed Long Term Care Facility provides exceptional service to the residents, physicians, and active treatment hospitals in the area. Their team is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for the residents, while providing optimal care and comprehensive support.
The home is a place where loved ones will feel safe, welcomed and cared for. Through a collaborative approach family members will be encouraged to continue to be a part of their loved one’s lives. Our client provides a cozy home like environment for both residents and employees with the goal of providing exceptional care to residents of varying cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.


Reporting to the Executive Director/Owner, the Director of Care is responsible for the effective management of the nursing services in this 60-bed Long-Term Care Home to ensure the efficient utilization of human, physical, and financial resources to meet or exceed the quality care standards approved for the service and effectively manage risks. The Director of Care is accountable for the overall operations of the nursing department that includes but not limited to: hiring, training and motivating all staff, staff scheduling, purchasing and managing inventory, managing both revenue and expenses and ensuring the facility’s compliance with the all legislation and regulations of government and accrediting bodies which includes various reporting obligations.


  • Accountable for the overall efficient operation of the nursing department and is second in command of the whole organization and overall operations accountable to the Executive Director/Owner.
  • Maintains a high standard of nursing and personal care and services; assesses and manages risk related to nursing and personal care and the overall organization.
  • Directs the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of resident plans, care approaches, treatment modalities, application of best practice, research-based evidence in care delivery systems through the automated resident planning system (RAI-MDS).
  • Oversees drug administration and the secure and safe storage of medications including narcotics and controlled drugs as per applicable legislation and regulations.
  • Oversees the implementation and evaluation of the infection prevention and control program including outbreak management in collaboration with the local public health department.
  • Monitors the performance of the individual operating units and implements procedural and operational changes as required to improve efficiency, effectiveness and quality of nursing and personal care.
  • Coordinates the performance review process of all nursing service personnel, coaches and mentors Nursing Supervisors through performance development; ensures the appropriate delegation of responsibility and authority within the nursing department
  • Liaises with other services within the home.
  • Ensures compliance with the provisions of all applicable legislation and standards relevant to a long-term care home environment.
  • Ensures the timely preparation of all required correspondence, reports, statements and records
  • Coordinates material management as related to nursing and personal care.
  • Assumes responsibility for the development and implementation of policies and procedures to support an integrated quality improvement system in nursing department.
  • Supports the placement of nursing students and develops networks with community health services.
  • Oversees the development of work schedules for all assigned staff and authorities, and effectively controls the overtime work and time off.
  • Oversees the selection and development of staff for employment consideration.
  • Effectively handles day to day labour relations matters including the hearing of grievances and the imposition of discipline, as required.
  • Develops, recommends and administers the annual capital and operating budget for the nursing service and ensures the expenditures are effectively controlled and maintained within approved budget limitations.
  • Directs or conducts applied research into administrative, nursing and resident care matters.


  • Current Certificate of Competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario.
  • Bachelor of Nursing Science or equivalent post diploma education.
  • Master’s Degree in Nursing Science or certification in Gerontological nursing through the Canadian Nursing Association an asset.
  • Extensive experience in nursing management in a long-term care or continuing care/rehabilitation facility.
  • Considerable experience in supervising, managing, motivating and developing a diverse workforce in a fast-paced customer service oriented environment.
  • Extensive experience in geriatric and/or rehabilitation nursing.
  • Successful completion of the LTCH Administrator certification or willing to complete within 6 months of starting work;
  • Strong Business Acumen: budgeting, contract negotiations, Ministry and Ontario Health reporting
  • Proficient in the use of various computer applications including Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing at all organizational levels.
  • Ability to effectively manage financial and human resources.
  • Knowledge of legislation in Long-Term Care, as well as other government legislation in the areas of labour, employment, health and safety, human rights and provincial standards and classification for long-term care.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and demands in an environment with high expectations and frequent and competing deadlines.
  • Highly developed interpersonal, public, labour and human relation skills to build and maintain effective relations and partnerships with all stakeholders
  • Effective decision maker with a track record demonstrating innovation and results oriented leadership
  • Ability to support the Toronto Public Service Values to ensure a culture that champions equity, diversity and respectful workplaces.


  • Excellent compensation package designed to attract star performers.

Please apply in confidence to:

Charline Lauria
Maxwell Management Group Ltd.
1-855-305-4078 ext. 202

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