Assistant Director of Care, Registered Nurse (RN), Long Term Care

Location:Guelph, Ontario

Position Overview:

Reporting to the Administrator, the Assistant Director of Care (ADOC) assists the Director of Care in supervising and directing nursing staff and personal care staff and the nursing and personal care provided by them.


DON Assistance (12 hours per week)

  • Assists the Director of Care in identifying staff education needs and providing or arranging for training and education programs for direct nursing staff and personal care staff.
  • Encourages professional growth and development of all nursing personnel.
  • Responds to staff needs and encourages teamwork.
  • Assists the Director of Care to respond to and follow-up on any complaints or concerns.
  • Maintains direct resident contact and involvement in resident care.
  • Reviews resident reports/records and makes rounds on a regular basis.
  • Ensures department records, reports and statistics are maintained for both residents and department personnel in accordance with legislative requirements and facility policies.
  • Ensures an adequate inventory of nursing supplies is available to staff.
  • Program Lead/Meeting Chair for mandatory programs inclusive by not exclusive to Skin Care & Wound Management, Continence Care Management, Pain & Palliative and Infection Control.
  • Participates on the Professional Advisory and Ethics Team and others as required.
  • Liaises and consults with inspectors and professionals in relation to the needs/care of residents in conjunction with the Director of Care.
  • Cover the floor for RN absences as required.
  • Assists Director of Care with policy development and implementation of best practices and improvements.
  • Follow-up and investigation of resident critical incidents.
  • Assumes responsibility for the nursing department in the absence of the Director of Care (DOC), including DOC’s responsibilities.

Infection Prevention and Control (28 hours per week)

  • Assist with policy re-development to align with the Fixing Long Term Care Act.
  • Assist with completion of audits for IPAC compliance – including hand hygiene, PPE utilization and signage.
  • IPAC education with staff.
  •   Daily surveillance tracking of resident/staff infections.
  • Outbreak response management.
  • Participation in quality committees.
  • Immunization clinics as required.
  • Meticulous tracking of all activities relating to IPAC.
  • Facilitation of IPAC committee meetings.
  • Additional IPAC duties as assigned.
  • Complete IPAC reporting to the MOLTC.


  • Current certificate of competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario, and in good standing.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of nursing and health care practices and techniques including courses or experience in long-term care.
  • Previous managerial experience in a long-term care setting and knowledge or applicable legislation.
  • Human relations skills required to handle a variety of interactions with residents, families, staff and the public.


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

Please apply in confidence to:

Judy Mansey
Maxwell Management Group Ltd.
1-855.305.4078 ext. 206

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