Director of Care, Registered Nurse (RN) Seniors’ Living

Location:Maple Ridge, British Columbia

Position Overview:

Reporting to the General Manager, the Director of Care is accountable for directing and mentoring care staff to ensure resident-focused care is achieved, maintaining accountability of the nursing staff to ensure that individualized resident care is appropriate and in place, and promoting departmental activities to maintain high quality resident care. Primary responsibilities include mentoring the staff to ensure the assessment of resident needs, planning and implementation of Nursing programs to meet resident needs, and coordination of ongoing education for nursing staff at the facility. An ability to communicate effectively with residents and their families, staff, and others in the community is essential. The Director of Care acts as a professional role model for all staff.


Resident Care:
  • Ensures there is ongoing development of comprehensive care plans tailored to the resident’s short and long term requirements
  • Ensures the care plans are monitored and evaluated for effectiveness and changing care needs and ensures appropriate action is taken in a timely manner
  • Provides residents with a safe and comfortable environment
  • Ensures schedules and work assignments meet or exceed the provincial and legal requirements for professional nursing and other care-related services
  • Provides leadership and direction to staff involved in the provision of continuing care by fostering and promoting new initiatives; interpreting and implementing care related policies and procedures
  • Coordinates and communicates with other departments and staff to ensure that goals and planned changes are monitored and reviewed
  • Ensures all Nursing staff receive orientation upon hire, In-service training, work assignments, monitoring, and performance evaluations
  • Provides staff with a safe and well-equipped environment
  • Is directly involved in the recruitment, disciplining and termination of staff
  • Networks with other Care Directors and health care professionals within and outside the organization
  • Shares information and participates on multi-site committees to develop and implement best practices throughout the organization
Budget & Financial:
  • Ensures that care programs are delivered in a professional manner within the current budget allocation and in accordance with provincial standards and legal requirements dictated for the provision of nursing and other clinical services
  • Reconciles long-term care activity reports to ensure resident days and levels of care concur with revenues derived from the regionally funded daily rate
  • Is responsible for forecasting budget requirements and monitoring and approving expenditures including identifying and recommending new sources for products and services and providing rationale for budget variances
  • Liaises with Health Authority to ensure pre-screening for suitability and timely admissions to vacant funded accommodation
  • Works with Marketing Manager to assess care requirements and suitability of private pay applicants
  • Works closely with Assisted Living and Marketing Managers to facilitate appropriate and timely transfer of assisted living and independent living residents from their current accommodation to licensed care beds
Regulatory Compliance:
  • Audits and monitors the administration of medication
  • Monitors mechanisms to control the use of narcotics
  • Investigates, documents report, and takes the appropriate corrective action in situations where a serious incident has occurred
  • Ensures that there are Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) initiatives undertaken in relation to care and the development of “best practices”
  • Ensures that initiatives are based on audit outcomes and indicators
  • Exchanges information and resolves Serious Incident situations related to Nursing and direct resident care with outside agencies including but not limited to Ministry of Health, Community Care Facilities Licensing, Community Health Services, education institutions, local health units; WCB; etc.
  • Ensures licensing requirements as outlined by the Residential Care Regulations and Pharmacy review are met.


  • A minimum of 2 years working in management position with seniors – experience in a long-term care setting preferred.
  • Successful completion of a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and current BCCNM registration in the province of British Columbia
  • All successful applicants must pass the vulnerable sector Criminal Record Check applicable to Provincial guidelines.


  • A competitive compensation package including a comprehensive benefits 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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