Director of Care

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Pinegrove Place
  • Healthcare: Nursing
  • Management / Executive
Full Time
  • British Columbia - Vancouver & Lower Mainland - Richmond
Executive (Dept. head, director)N/A2019-03-062019-05-05

Pinegrove Place, a 76-bed Christian-based nonprofit care home in Richmond, BC, is looking for a passionate leader to oversee and manage the nursing department at our long-term care home.  As an expert clinician, you are able to strategically guide and support a team of approx. 60 dedicated healthcare professionals who have a strong desire to deliver exceptional care.  As a leader in your field, you have the ability to manage multiple priorities and the complex care needs of residents.

 

ROLE:

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Care is responsible for the delivery of Care and Services to the residents of Pinegrove Place.  The Director of Care provides direction to and works with managers to ensure effective delivery of programs and services.  The Director of Care serves as a member of the Leadership Team, providing input to the monitoring of the strategic direction of the organization.

The Director of Care functions as the resource person for “best practices” in Resident Care.  The Director of Care is responsible for overall operation of the facility in the absence of the Executive Director.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current registration with the BCCNP as an RN
  • Current CPR C
  • Minimum of three years’ work experience in geriatrics OR a suitable combination of education and experience
  • 3 to 5 years working in a management position with seniors in a long-term care preferred
  • Successful completion of a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing
  • Post BSN education is an asset, with certification or degree in nursing administration and management and/or business degree in health management, particularly long-term care, and further education in gerontology, geriatrics or rehabilitation

 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to plan, direct and control the delivery of multi-faceted care services
  • Computer skills, including Microsoft Office, Comvida and Point Click Care
  • Knowledge of the Community Care and Assisted Living Act, Adult Care Regulations and other related regulations / acts
  • Good communication and management skills
  • Ability to maintain effective interpersonal and team relationships
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrate empathy and understanding of the needs of seniors
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Must be willing to work the hours necessary to ensure the effective operation of Pinegrove Place
  • Must have the capacity to deal with physical & mental impairment, death and dying
  • Must be prepared to respond to emergent situations
  • Must be willing to be a manager on call

 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  1. Provides committed leadership within the framework of the Model, Mission, Vision and Values of Pinegrove Place.  Ensures an effective process for ethical practice and decision-making.
  2. As a member of the Leadership Team, participates in the development and implementation of the Operational Plan.
  3. As a member of the Leadership Team, uses specific area of expertise to collaborate with other managers to determine policy, to participate in operational decision-making and to monitor & improve the overall operation.
  4. Participates in the Continuous Quality Improvement / Risk Management activities of the organization and provides leadership to direct monitoring, evaluation and improvement initiatives.
  5. Develops cooperative relationships and partnerships, representing and promoting the organization in external relationships relating to resident care.
  6. Maintains knowledge and awareness of determinants of health and promotes wellness for residents & staff.
  7. Researches and seeks “best practice” information to improve the quality of care & service to achieve best possible outcomes.
  8. Acts as the senior resource for issues relating to care of residents.
  9. Supports the placement of students for work experience and coordinates with clinical services.
  10. Ensures that care and service is provided in compliance with standards and legislative requirements / practice standards, including external reporting.
  11. Responsible for programs and practice to ensure resident safety as per Accreditation Canada Required Organizational Practices (ROP).
  12. Ensures the collection of specified information; summarizes and analyzes indicator data to monitor quality of care outcomes and as part of reporting to the Leadership Team and the Executive Director.
  13. Selects, supervises, disciplines and terminates immediate subordinate staff; develops their job descriptions and work assignments within the parameters of the Collective Agreement, and in consultation with the Executive Director.
  14. Develops systems, policies, procedures and routines to define the accepted standard of clinical practice.
  15. Ensures an appropriate training and education program is in place, based on assessment and planning, to meet staff needs.
  16. Conducts regular performance evaluations.  Provides support to staff in the attainment of their goals.  Promotes staff health, safety and work-life balance.
  17. Plans, organizes, evaluates and improves resident care within the interdisciplinary model.
  18. Establishes committees and organizes meetings & groups to support the provision of quality care.  Participates in organization-wide committees as designated.
  19. Available as a resource person to families of residents; develops supportive relationships (admission / family support / tours).
  20. Responsible for liaison with the Medical Leader, Pharmacist, Podiatrist, Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapist etc. to ensure provision of effective coordinated clinical programs.
  21. Performs other duties as required.

 

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

Pinegrove Place offers a rewarding opportunity to improve the home life of seniors.  Our dedicated staff and experienced leadership team create a family atmosphere.  Additionally, we offer:

  • Flexibility in start / end times
  • Close proximity to transit
  • An excellent benefits package, including medical / dental, extended health and a pension plan
  • Professional development opportunities

 

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