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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF CARE -The Palace

Extendicare Canada Inc.

This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted June 3, 2021.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF CARE -The Palace

Location: Alexandria, ON

Situated a short distance from Ottawa, and Montreal by local train, or car, Alexandria Ontario is the perfect place for those looking for a quieter day to day life, with easy access to beautiful big cities! Imagine, spending one weekend in Montréal for a taste of little Europe in Canada, and the next weekend in Ottawa taking in the many wonderful tourist destinations, and festivals it has to offer year-round! What more could you ask for?!

If you have been looking to work for an organization that truly cares… look no further! Caring for others is what we do! Whether it be for a Resident, a family member, or our teammates, we are working daily to support, encourage and enhance the lives of those in our Residence.

Southbridge Care Homes are currently looking to add one a caring, passionate, and enthusiastic Assistant Director of Care to our amazing home family, who can serve our lovely residents, to keep them safe, healthy, and happy. On a daily basis our Assistant Director of Care will enhance the effective management and quality of nursing practice in keeping with the standards and expectations set out by governing bodies and internal policies and standards of care. To lead with passion, compassion and drive is to be a great success in this role.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists the DOC in the implementation and evaluation of the nursing department initiatives and functions.
  • Leads in the coordination and implementation of best practice and risk management initiatives related to resident care.
  • Effectively manages utilization of nursing supplies.
  • Maintains a system of care assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation at the resident and unit program level.
  • Maintains an active presence in mentoring staff while overseeing the provision of quality resident care.
  • Initiates investigative and corrective actions related to occupational health and safety; works with WSIB claims and return to work plans.
  • Works collaboratively with the Director of Care on special projects, reviews, and other initiatives.
  • Assumes responsibility for the nursing department in the Director of Care’s absence.

Qualifications

  • Appropriate current certificate of competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Nurse.
  • A serving heart and a passion for caring for seniors.
  • Demonstrated experience with WSIB management and other aspects of Occupational Health and Safety.
  • Experience with falls and harm reduction strategies an asset
  • Previous similar experience in long-term care is an asset, with comprehensive knowledge of duties.
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team, to prioritize tasks in order of urgency.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and comprehension skills.
  • Developed creative problem solving skills to look at the “big picture”.

Interested applicants should send their resume here. We would like to thank all applicants for your interest in working as part of our team! Only those applicants selected to move forward in the recruitment process will be contacted.  

In Ontario, Extendicare, ParaMed Home Health Care and affiliated organizations including our partner homes in Extendicare Assist, accommodate the needs of job applicants throughout its recruitment and selection processes in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.  Accommodation needs must be provided in advance.   To discuss your needs, please contact the individual noted in the posting.