Director of Nursing Services, Registered Nurse (RN)

Location:Toronto, Ontario

Company Overview:

Our client’s long term care community is founded on the principles of diversity and inclusion. Their mission, vision and values are to provide care in a secure and nurturing environment, where residents will have maximum independence, and be able to actively participate in a collaborative community of residents, families, staff and management.

Position Overview:

The Director of Nursing Services (DNS) is accountable to the Executive Director for the overall management of the nursing department and resident care services. Through effective management of all resources in the nursing envelope and development a strong nursing team, the DNS will ensure the delivery of optimal care and service, based on legislative requirements and the homes policies and procedures.
The DNS is required to perform their duties in a manner consistent with the core values and employee guiding principles, ensure resident safety, and demonstrate customer service and resident centered care excellence.


The Director of Nursing Services:
  • Plans, co-ordinates, directs and monitors the effectiveness of all operational activities within the nursing department;
  • Develops and sustains operational plans for the effective operation of the nursing department;
  • Delegates responsibility to registered nursing staff based on clearly defined lines of authority and communication;
  • Establishes and maintains an effective quality and risk management system to ensure legislative regulations and standards are met;
  • Participates in strategic planning and accreditation activities;
  • Ensures that all required nursing committees are functioning within their terms of reference and areas of responsibility;
  • Participates in corporate and external committees as requested and participates in the Corporate Director of Care meetings;
  • Follows all corporate policies and procedures; responsible to develop site specific nursing policies as indicated;
  • Leads an effective recruitment, orientation, and performance management process for all employees within the nursing department;
  • Establishes, monitors and evaluates staffing patterns and work schedules in accordance with the nursing envelope budget and with Collective Bargaining Agreements, as applicable;
  • Identifies nursing department learning needs and makes provisions for appropriate education and continuing staff development;
  • Fosters positive working relationships with the union and employee
  • Leads the development of the annual nursing budget;
  • Manages and monitors all nursing envelope expenditures, explains monthly variances and works with the Executive Director to identity corrective action;
  • Ensures effective and efficient procurement and supply control procedures within the nursing department;
  • Oversees nursing processes to ensure that all documentation is completed in a manner that maximizes base funding and ensures access to other available funding initiatives.
  • Liaises with medical staff, nurse specialists, and consultants and supports the Director of Resident Care to ensure effective clinical care for all residents;
  • Utilizes evidence based nursing practice and that will enhance resident care delivery;
  • Ensures that care provided is documented as required in a timely manner.
  • Acts in a leadership capacity to ensure that all employees foster positive customer service with residents and families in their day to day work.
  • Champions resident rights and living life to the fullest within the home.
  • Responds promptly to concerns of residents and family members, mediating a satisfactory response to concerns and implements action plans to avoid reoccurrence of similar issues.
  • Facilitates communication in complex issues to foster positive resident outcomes.
  • Establishes and sustains services in a manner that is resident centred and fosters evidence based best practice.


  • Must possess a Current Certificate of Competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario;
  • Must possess a Bachelor of Nursing Science or equivalent post diploma education;
  • Must possess a minimum of three years experience in front line management in Long Term Care facilities;
  • Must demonstrate experience in working as part of an interdisciplinary team;
  • Must demonstrate excellent leadership and communications skills;
  • Must possess sound clinical skills and knowledge of gerontological nursing practice;
  • Must possess excellent proficiency with WORD, email, internet use and computerized documentation;
  • Must have a sound familiarity with the funding process and the funding indicators;
  • Must have an extensive knowledge of MOHLTC regulations.


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

Please apply in confidence to:

Lisa Ranger
Maxwell Management Group Ltd.
1-855.305.4078 ext. 211

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