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Director of Care, Career opportunity in Kamloops, British Columbia

Job description

As a Director of Care your typical day will impact in the following ways:

  • Ensuring the Resident Care Mission including philosophy, annual goals and objectives for residents’ care and nursing services are congruent with the organization’s mission statement.
  • Establishing, implementing, managing and improving standards for nursing care, and policies and procedures for quality resident care to meet individual resident needs and their expectations involving them whenever possible.
  • Promoting resident and family–centered care consistent with advances in gerontology while respecting and ensuring sensitivity to spiritual, cultural and ethnic aspects of a resident’s life.
  • Facilitating relationships through effective communication between and among residents, relatives, team members and community to supports involvement and participation in care.
  • Networking with other long term care organizations to promote continuity of nursing care with other health agencies and community.
  • Providing the team members’ development coordination and uses the educational resources to plan for an effective team member development program including orientation, in-service and continuing education as determined by the learning needs of nursing team members.
  • Overseeing the management of the RAI MDS Program, including managing RAI Coordinators to ensure RAI MDS program mandate, standards and resident care needs are implemented effectively and the program is optimized.
  • Ensuring that information obtained by nursing team members is available to the resident care team, resident and family, in a professional manner consistent with organization’s policies and procedures for maintaining confidentiality of information.
  • Planning, coordinating, directing and monitoring the effectiveness of all operational activities within the nursing department.
  • Establishing, implementing, and maintaining an effective quality and risk management system for the nursing department to ensure legislative regulations and standards are met.
  • Working in accordance with the organization’s Health and Safety Policies and Procedures and in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Overseeing all operational aspects of the community in Executive Director’s absence.

Must haves:

  • Registered Nurse registered with BCCNP (British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals).
  • 3 years’ relevant management or leadership experience in Health Care, or Long-Term Care, or Head Nurse in Chronic Care, or Senior Management in a Health Community agency.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a Long Term Care industry.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Good working knowledge of Provincial Long-Term Care services.
  • Ability to work confidently with computers.
  • Current First Aid and CPR certificate.
  • All applicants must successfully pass the prescribed Criminal Records Check.

Bonus points for having:

  • Minimum 1-year experience working as a registered nurse in the Long Term Care industry preferred.
  • Advanced education in Nursing Administration and gerontology from an approved College or University.
  • Knowledgeable of MDS.
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