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Director of Care 26146

Department: Community and Health Services Department
Branch: Paramedic and Seniors Services Branch
Status: Full-Time
Location: Newmarket / Ontario
Date Posted: January 13, 2021
Date Closing: January 31, 2021
Number Of Positions: 1


$107,874 to $126,846 annually
Non-Union position

Position Purpose

Reporting to the Administrator, is responsible for leading and directing the provision of designated Long Term Care Nursing Program in the Home including responsibilities for leadership, mentoring and development of staff; budget development and expenditure control for assigned program; program development; nursing care planning activities; and continuous quality improvement and risk management measures within a resident-centred multidisciplinary environment that promotes independence and quality of life for residents.

Major Responsibilities

• Manages the co-ordination of nursing staff, multidisciplinary teams and physiotherapy personnel in the development and implementation of individual care plans for all assigned residents of the Home.
• Formulates and schedules the work of the staff to ensure appropriate nursing staffing levels to meet the needs of the residents.
• Co-ordinates scheduling with Scheduling Unit other management and supervisory staff, both on an informal and formal basis.
• Assists and shares responsibility for formulating Nursing Program policies and procedures.
• Initiates and implements procedural changes as required to maintain or improve the quality of nursing care and efficiency of its staff, in compliance with the established budget.
• Implements quality control measures to ensure that medications are safely and securely stored, properly distributed and administered to individual residents.
• Reviews and recommends expenditures of funds including approval for staff training.
• Makes recommendations to the Administrator for the appropriate allocation of funds to meet the residents' needs.
• Supervises staff, including recruitment, selection, hiring, assigning work, determining training, mentoring and development needs, conducting performance appraisals and determining/recommending disciplinary action up to an including dismissal in accordance with collective agreements, Regional policies and practices.
• Participates in the development of the annual business plan and monitors the action plan for achieving results including regular evaluation of targets and outcomes, taking corrective action where/when necessary and regularly reporting on progress as directed.


• Completion of a degree in Nursing and a current R.N. Certificate of Registration from the College of Nurses of Ontario, or the approved equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Three (3) years’ management experience in a unionized environment including staff supervision, nursing program service delivery and budget/financial management within the Long Term Care sector.
• Satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Checks (PVSC).
• Knowledge of applicable legislation, regulations, standards and best practices, CQI and risk management principles and practices related to the Long Term Care Sector, as well as budget preparation and control.
• Knowledge of and demonstrated ability in strategic planning, change management design, process and implementation strategies to optimize both quality and cost-effectiveness of services.
• Leadership competencies including operating strategically, leveraging diversity and differences, customer focused, ensuring accountability, managing complex problems, financial management, employing interactive and effective communication, fostering collaborative relationships, cultivating engagement to drive vision and purpose, managing and developing talent, establishing and maintaining trust, displaying self-awareness, and demonstrating resiliency.

How to Apply

Please apply online by January 31, 2021. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email.