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Title Director of Care
Job ID 023-649-13
Facility/Head Office Summerland Seniors Village
City Summerland
Job Category Management
Job Status Full Time Regular
Shift Day
On Call
Position Summary Responsible to the General Manager, the Director of Care is accountable for directing care staff and promoting departmental activities to maintain high quality resident care. Central responsibilities include the assessment of nursing care, the planning and implementation of programs to meet resident needs, and the coordination of ongoing care education at the facility. An ability to communicate effectively with residents and their families, staff, and others in the community is essential.
Responsibilities • Works with the management team in defining goals of the organization and contributes to the development of facility policies and procedures.
• Recruits qualified nursing staff and arranges orientation to their responsibilities. Provides direction and support to staff in their daily physical, psychological and social care of residents.
• Arranges in-service and educational sessions to provide for increased learning and skill development.
• Evaluates staff performance and makes recommendations for improvement where indicated.
• Schedules and delegates duties to care staff within staffing guidelines and departmental budget.
• Supervises the efficient use of facility supplies, equipment and manpower within the department’s budget.
• Meets with nursing staff at regular intervals and encourages their participation in assessment, planning and evaluation of resident care and other activities to fulfill department goals. Monitors all resident care indicators through the Care Management software program
• Hires, disciplines and terminates staff following facility policies and procedures.
• Coordinates the admission and discharge of residents with all stakeholders. Coordinates resident care with families, other departments, other care services and agencies.
• Ensures that programs related to risk management are established (e.g. Infection Control, Medication Safety Committee, Medical Advisory Committee, Staff Safety Committee).
• Monitors adherence to all applicable legislation and regulations.
• Maintains a safe environment for clients/family unit and staff, through accident prevention, knowledge of emergency procedures and regulations, using skills, physical facilities, supplies and equipment safely and appropriately, and utilizing infection control procedures.
• Acts on behalf of the General Manager in the absence of the General Manager.
• Other miscellaneous tasks as required.
Qualifications • Current registration with the CRNBC, a degree in nursing and progressive nursing experience and education, in which leadership and administrative skills have been demonstrated.
• Minimum of three years work experience in management/administration.
• Minimum of three years work experience in geriatrics.
• OR a suitable combination of education and experience.
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