Interested in a career that makes a meaningful difference in the lives of others? One where you are valued and respected, listened to, and empowered to live up to your potential? If so, Chartwell Retirement Residences is the place for you.
We are always looking for empathetic, positive and passionate individuals committed to Making People's Lives Better. With over 200 residences across Canada, we have an opportunity for you that will make a difference in your life.
The Director of Care is responsible for the coordination and scheduling of resident care activities in compliance with applicable legislation and the maintenance of an atmosphere conducive to achieving the optimal health and welfare of the residents and employees.
The responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:
Accountable for the highest standard of resident care and quality of life being provided for the residents through the development and maintenance of appropriate care plans, effective supervision of the performance of nursing staff, provision of the required equipment and supplies and appropriate staffing pattern, nursing services, policies and procedures;
Coordinate the hiring, orientation, continuing education, supervision, regular performance evaluation and if necessary termination of nursing staff. Review and approve relevant position descriptions;
Assume responsibility for the Long Term Care Centre’s overall operations in the absence of the Administrator;
Assist in the orientation and staff development of staff in other departments;
Convene and participate in meetings as necessary to ensure the effective management and operation of the Nursing Department;
Acts as an ambassador and role model for the Long Term Care Centre in all interactions with the community, residents, visitors, staff and volunteers both within and outside of the facility;
Set goals and objectives for resident care progress;
Actively promote, support and assist in public relations and volunteer recruitment programs. Role model and promote collaboration and coordination of services/programs with community agencies and other health care providers.
Foster a collaborative relationship and effective, proactive communication with Ministry of Health representatives, the community, physicians, coroner, pharmacist, health care facilities, CCAC and other appropriate agencies or organizations, as related to Resident Care Services.
Represent Long Term Care Centre at seminars, workshops and other appropriate meetings;
As an integral member of the site leadership team, participates in decision-making particularly in matters related to staff and resident health and safety.
The ideal candidates will possess:
Minimum of 3 years management experience in a long term care setting;
Current certificate of competence with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Nurse; and education in nursing, nursing administration and gerontology;
A Bachelor of Science in Nursing is preferred as well as past experience demonstrating progressive leadership and hands-on approach to monitoring and evaluating resident care;
Post graduate studies in nursing, nursing administration and geriatrics are an asset.
Sound knowledge of infection control practices, adult education, and workplace safety is an asset. Knowledge of relevant legislation is essential, as are computer skills.
The Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) Coordinator is responsible for the overall administration, organization, education, co-ordination and implementation of the Minimum Data Set (MDS) for the interdisciplinary team. Provides supervision and assistance to the interdisciplinary team regarding MDS documentation. Oversees the development, co-ordination and file retention for the data submission process to the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI).
The responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:
Monitoring and providing on-site support to all RAI users in the residence;
Participating in the planning and organization of the residence’s RAI process change;
Attending related educational sessions;
Communicating regularly with the RAI users and management team;
Providing RAI-MDS 2.0 education and computer application training to all RAI users;
Generating RAI-MDS 2.0 reports and facilitating their use in clinical and operational decision-making;
Ensuring a resident assessment schedule is developed, completed, current, and accessible to all RAI users;
Assisting RAI users to correctly code assessments and providing support for validation of coding;
Working with RAI users to develop processes that ensures data accuracy, an efficient data collection process, assessment completion, and data utilization;
Overseeing the development and coordination of the data submission process;
Overseeing the RAI process according to residence policies, MOHLTC regulations, College Standards of Practise and interRAI requirements;
Ensuring MDS assessments, resident assessment protocols, and care planning are completed in a timely manner;
Liaising with the vendor to develop a training plan for RAI users in the residence;
Providing the project team with an electronic submission of a Monthly Progress Report on the residence’s implementation progress;
Completing and submitting all required RAI implementation assignments in a timely manner to the Project Support Centre;
Providing ongoing leadership for education, data accuracy, data submission, and computer applications of the RAI
The ideal candidates will possess:
Minimum of 3 years clinical, project leadership or managerial experience in Long Term Care, must also be a Registered Nurse (RN) or Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) - current member in good standing with the College of Nurses in your province;
A sound knowledge and background in Long Term Care;
A sound knowledge of the Long Term Care Act, Ministry of Health Long Term Care Program Standards, including documentation requirements.