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Director of Care

REVERA INC

Maple Ridge, BC, CANADA
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Imagine being rewarded with exciting career opportunities, competitive compensation and working alongside the industry's best and brightest talent. Let your aspirations become a reality at Revera.

Revera is a leading provider of seniors' accommodation, care and services; built on a 50-year history of helping seniors live life to the fullest. Our nearly 30,000 dedicated employees continually strive to serve a diverse group of clients and to offer choices to meet their individual preferences. With 258 sites across Canada and parts of the U.S., we work to enhance lives in our retirement communities, long term care homes, U.S. nursing and rehab centres and through the provision of home health services.

Canadian-owned and operated, Revera serves approximately 30,000 clients every day, with the core values of respect, integrity, compassion and excellence at the heart of our business.

Find out more about Revera at www.reveraliving.com.

Reporting to the Executive Director of the home, the Director of Care is responsible for planning, directing, coordinating and supervising the overall nursing program for residents within the home.

Key Responsibilities

  • To facilitate  and promote the interdisciplinary approach within the home through the Nursing, Dietary, Activation, Environmental Service and Administrative Departments
  • To review all resident applications for admission to determine appropriate level of care; assist with processing of admission and discharge papers
  • To implement and monitor  control  and safekeeping of drugs and narcotics supervise the drug administration program including the administration of medication by all registered staff
  • To direct and monitor the maintenance of health care records to ensure compliance with regulations and quality care for the resident
  • To participate  in Care Conferences as appropriate, meet with residents/family to resolve problems/ concerns/complaints
  • To assist the Executive Director by collaborating with the Medical Advisor to ensure that medical attention and records are in compliance with regulations
  • To hire, orient, schedule To assist the Executive Director in ensuring staff  are knowledgeable about Resident Bill of Rights and Health and Safety Standards
  • To monitor and review resident care staff compliance with all facility policies and procedures, including safety rules and safe working practices
  • To comply with all relevant Provincial and Federal Acts and Regulations
  • To assist the Executive Director with budget preparation and implementation for the Nursing Department
  • To participate  in the review process by regulatory bodies
  • To investigate  complaints
  • To co-ordinate and monitor the Infection Control Program for the Nursing Department
  • To assume administrative duties as required in the  ED's  absence
  • To uphold and promote the organization's values and philosophy relating particularly to ethics, morality, and integrity as set out in Revera's Code of Conduct
  • To complete all other duties as assigned
  • Supervise and evaluate the performance of nursing personnel; including use of disciplinary process in conjunction with Executive Director.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience working as a Registered Nurse in the long-term care sector
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience working as a Registered Nurse in a managerial or supervisory capacity in a health care setting
  • Current registration as a Registered Nurse with the applicable Provincial license body is required as well as the successful completion of Nursing Unit Administrator Program, BScn, MN, or equivalent and a program in Gerontology or equivalent
  • A minimum of three years relevant experience in organizational management and/or long-term care
  • Current C.P.R. designation required
  • Demonstrated leadership and communication skills
  • Possession of strong motivational, team building and time  management skills
  • Professional competencies related to life-long learning, public relations and health environment awareness
  • Must be computer literate in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proficiency in a second language is considered an asset.
  • Current (within 6 months) Vulnerable Position/Sector Screening (VPS).

Requirements:
Division Long Term Care
Expertise Nursing
Job Type Full Time
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