DIRECTOR NURSING (Toronto, ON, CA, m5v3c6)
City : Toronto
Category : Health Services
Industry : Government
Employer : City of Toronto
Job ID: 41028
- Job Category: Health Services
- Division & Section: Seniors Services & Long Term Care, LTC Regional Services
- Work Location: CASTLEVIEW - WYCHWOOD TOWERS
- Job Type & Duration: Full-time, Permanent
- Salary: $122,000 - $158,105.00,TM0369 and wage grade 8.0
- Shift Information: Monday to Sunday, 35 Hours Per Week
- Affiliation: Non-Union
- Number of Positions Open: 1
- Posting Period: 15-SEPT-2023 to 29-SEP-2023
- The Director of Nursing is responsible for the oversight, planning and coordination of resident care and providing management of nursing and personal care services to ensure an outstanding level of resident care in accordance with the policies of the LTC home and applicable legislation.
- Develops and implements detailed plans and recommends policies regarding program specific requirements including standards of resident care and nursing services policies and procedures, using a health promotion approach in planning activities.
- Develops a Human Resource plan for nursing and personal care, with an appropriate mix of registered and non-registered staff to meet the needs of the resident population.
- Ensures the competency of nursing staff; delegates clinical and non-clinical responsibilities to qualified staff in accordance with applicable legislation and College of Nurses of Ontario standards.
- Drives a safety culture supporting strong professional practice and makes recommendations related to evidence-based practice and clinical protocols.
- Provides overall leadership to the recruitment, selection, orientation, training, and retention of nursing staff; communicates nursing values and standards, motivates staff, ensuring effective teamwork, high standards of work quality and organizational performance, continuous learning and encourages innovation in others.
- Supervises the day-to-day operation of all assigned staff including the scheduling, assigning, and reviewing of work. Authorizes and controls vacation and overtime requests. Monitors and evaluates staff performance, approves salary increments and recommends disciplinary action when necessary.
- Develops, recommends, and administers the annual budget for nursing and personal care, and ensures that the unit’s expenditures are controlled and maintained within approved budget limitations.
- Directs the development, implementation and monitoring of resident care plans, programs, nursing care protocols and care delivery systems; researches and implements best practices based on evidence-based care information.
- Directs or conducts research in administrative, nursing and resident care matters.
- Monitors the performance of the individual operating units and implements procedural and operational changes as required to improve efficiency and quality of care through Nurse Managers.
- Works closely with other members of the multidisciplinary team and other services within the Home concerning all aspects of resident care and service, to ensure high quality care and service delivery to both groups of residents and individual residents.
- Ensures compliance with the provisions of the Homes for the Aged and Rest Homes Act, Personal Health Information Protection Act and other applicable legislation and the Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care Facilities Program Manual relevant to nursing services.
- Ensures the preparation of all required correspondence, reports, statements, and records. Coordinates material management as related to Nursing and Resident Care.
- Assumes leadership responsibility and supports the development, implementation and maintenance of quality improvement activities, and the objectives, policies, and procedures for nursing services; evaluates the overall effectiveness of nursing services.
- Ensures that nursing assessments, observations and interventions are accurately collected and documented. Takes a proprietary role in ensuring historical recording of care and service, communicating with other members of the care team, and ensuring that the health record is made available to them as relevant to their responsibilities. Ensures that confidentiality policies are maintained by nursing staff.
- Works co-operatively with other members of the Home management team on professional matters and decision making related to resident care and service.
- Facilitates and participates in the development of community partnerships and linkages. Acts as a representative for the facility on committees within the community.
- Takes on-call for the nursing service 50% of the off duty time to manage urgent customer service issues, nursing care needs, nursing staff scheduling needs, infectious outbreaks and risk issues identified within the home over the 24 hour, 7 day period. Shares Manager-on-site duty for weekend representation in the home.
- Extensive experience in nursing management in a long-term care or continuing care/rehabilitation facility.
- Current registration with the Ontario College of Nurses as a Registered Nurse.
- Baccalaureate in Nursing and certification in Nursing Administration or equivalent management experience as per Ontario Regulation 79/10 made under the Fixing Long-Term Care Act
- Considerable experience in supervising, managing, motivating and developing a diverse workforce in a fast-paced customer service-oriented environment with the ability to interpret and apply employment policies and collective agreements.
- Strong understanding of policies and related legislation or initiatives and their significance and potential impact
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- Strong financial acumen, planning and organizational skills.
- Ability to manage competing priorities and demands in an environment with high expectations and frequent and competing deadlines
- Demonstrated commitment to resident safety and quality improvement
- Knowledge of legislation in Long-Term Care, as well as other government legislation in the areas of labour, employment, health and safety, human rights and provincial standards and classification for long-term care.
- Highly developed interpersonal, public, labour and human relation skills to build and maintain effective relations and partnerships with all stakeholders.
- Excellent negotiating, conflict resolution, project management, strategic, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
- Effective decision maker with a track record demonstrating innovation and results oriented leadership
- Proficient in the use of various computer applications including Office Suite.
- Master’s Degree preferred.
- As a condition of employment with the Seniors Services and Long-Term Care, selected candidates will be required to provide a satisfactory Police Reference Check (PRC) with vulnerable sector screening, tuberculosis screening and proof of immunization in accordance with the Long-Term Care Homes Act (O.Reg.79/10).
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