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Organization Overview The Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) is Canada’s largest, national, not-for-profit home and community care service organization, offering high-quality, innovative healthcare services and supports since 1897. We are searching for talented and visionary individuals to play an important leadership role within the VON team in meeting the healthcare needs of your community - it’s a job that matters!
Position Title Nurse Manager - Temporary Full Time
Employee Group Temporary, Full-Time
On Call Yes
Program/Department Home Support
Job Summary Reporting to the District Executive Director; the Nurse Manager works independently and as part of a collaborative team to result in safe, efficient, effective and coordinated delivery of mainly home-based client support services and programs within a quality and risk management framework. Using a case-management approach, the care and service manager spends much of the time in the field providing direction, supervision and support to staff, clients, students, and volunteers. Relationship building with funders and front line staff is essential.

The position is accountable for executing site level operational plans, goals and objectives and in ensuring adherence to organizational policies and practices. Understands and promotes the importance of values, ethics and vision by guiding individuals and groups towards developing, sharing and contributing to the organization’s goals. Ensures program financial controls and targets are met, reporting is accurate and action plans are actively in place to meet site contractual and financial targets for the delivery of safe client care and service. Participation in a on-call rotation will be required.

  • Provide direction, management, and support for the cost effective development, implementation and administration of home support services within a quality/risk management framework.
  • Understand and promote the importance of values, ethics, and vision by guiding individuals and groups towards developing, sharing, and contributing to the organization’s goals.
  • Spend a portion of time in the field providing support and direction to front line staff (Continuing Care Assistants).
  • Participate in on call rotation.
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities: Fast-paced environment; Attention to Detail; Carry using appropriate lifting techniques; Grip, Walk, sit, stand, climb stairs; Fine hand movements
  • Post-secondary degree in Nursing and current or eligibility for registration with CRNNS
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant management experience, preferably in an unionized environment
  • Experience in community health preferred, experience in mentoring clinical staff an asset
  • Experience in external relations, negotiating/conflict management, financial management, human resource management and working with staff/students/volunteers
  • Demonstrated experience in use of computerized staff and client care scheduling in addition to an ability to work within a suite of software programs and computer applications
  • Experience in developing, monitoring and managing operating budgets an asset
  • Familiarity with the quality management and improvement approaches, and committed to optimal client service delivery
  • Demonstrated skill in leadership, team building, communication and education
  • Must have a valid NS drivers license and a reliable vehicle
Other Relevant Information 3 to 6 month term
Date Posted 10/1/2013
Deadline Date 10/10/2013
Site Annapolis Valley Site
City Annapolis Valley/Kentville
Province Nova Scotia [NS]
Compensation & Benefits Overview VON Canada offers:

Career advancement opportunities
Training and skills development
Flexible hours
Competitive compensation
Group benefit coverage
Pension plan
Annual vacation and sick leave entitlement
Employee assistance program
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