Directs the licensed and non-lisenced staff who provide health care and nursing services to residents of Foyer St. Jacques Nursing Home on a 24-hour, 7 day per week basis.
▪ Hold a current Registered Nurse Certificate in good standing with the College of Nurses
▪ Bilingual – English and French
▪ Relevant experience in working with people in Long Term Care Facility or within a community based services.
▪ Previous experience in a supervisory or Management position in Health Services such as Director of Nurses Position, Head Nurse Position, Unit Coordinator.
▪ Current CPR certification.
▪ Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
▪ Honest, reliable, dependable, flexible and adaptable.
▪ Ability to work with minimal supervison
▪ Act with integrity and maintain confidentiality with occasional sensitive information.
▪ Willingness to be flexible, adapt to changing priorities and work under pressure.
▪ Excellent organizational and strong leadership skills.
The Director of Nursing Services’ primary responsibility is to ensure the provision of quality nursing care on a 24-hour basis to the residents of St. Jacques Nursing Home in accordance with the Ministry standards and Criterias. The DON must be flexible with working hours in order to supervise every shift, for example, days, evenings and nights.
Must also be available (on-call) 24-7. A cell phone will be provided in to be reachable 24-7 and receive emails from staff etc. The DON is responsible to verify and respond to emails on-goinly.
The DON promotes a positive atmosphere on the units and demonstrates teamwork and quality nursing care by example. Provides health teaching to other staff members to promote ongoing education, assist in maintaining and promoting an environment and opportunities to meet the physical, social, recreational, psychological and spiritual needs of the residents.
The incumbent is responsible for the recruitment, hiring and scheduling of both licensed and non-licensed personnel and ensures that all professional designates have current registration within their personnal fils annually. The Director of Nursing supports and promotes orientation of new personnel. This position monitors the job performance of the nursing staff, monitors Nursing Department performance evaluations, completes performance evaluations of Assitant Director of Nursing Services, RN, RPN, RAI Coordinator, LHINS Coordinator and HCW, disciplines and/or terminates employees with poor performance practices. The Director of Nursing monitors the staffing levels, evaluate the quality assurance programs within nursing department to promote quality of care of the residents.
The Director of Nursing develops nursing service objectives, policies and procedures and directs the implementation of these objectives. The incumbent continuously monitors the Ministry’s guidelines and requirements and revises departmental procedures accordingly. This position recommends in-service educational programs geared to the specialized needs of geriatric patients. This position also monitors on-going staff development programs for all nursing personnel. The Director of Nursing Services functions as a liaison between the residents, their families, staff and the general public – responding to inquiries and providing information on nursing care and services, and may screen prospective residents to assure that staff has the ability to provide the care needed. The Director of Nursing Services assures that there is compliance with the regulations pertaining to care plans and resident assessments.
Familiarize with the policies and procedures in the event of a fire and disaster and participate and assist with Fire Drills. Familiarize also with the procedures in the event of the death.
The Director of Nursing also plans, develop, implements nursing programs to meet organizational goals and implements corrective measures and/or interventions to improve standards of delivery of care and services.
This position oversees the Nursing Department’s budget and orders nursing supplies and equipment to provide quality of care accordingly.
The Director of Nursing Services is responsible for overseeing and implementing infection control, pharmaceutical and physical/chemical restraining policies and procedures, and assures that committee recommendations are carried out.
The incumbent promotes a positive alliance and liaison with other health affiliated agencies, coordinates nursing services with other services within the Home and participates in committees to promote quality of care and services: Involved in the Mutli-Purpose Committee, Infection Control Committee, Total Quality Managament Committee, Accreditation Committee, etc. Establishes and maintains regular conferences and meetings with all members of nursing personnel.
The Director of Nursing will make rounds with Physicians in order to ensure Director of Care’s visibility and continuum of care with the residents. In the absence of the DON, the responsibility for making rounds will be designated to another R.N. The DON ensures that all annual physicals are up to date, that all new admissions have a care plan initiated, initial nursing assessment, all pertinent information reflects the care plan, e.g. Transfer and Refferal sheets.
Provides professional nursing care to residents in accordance with administrative policies, physician’s order’s, established standards and nursing principles from the College of Nurses of Ontario. Assesses and reports changes in the resident’s condition and documents. Follow directives as per attending physician orders. The DON will asssit the physicians in diagnostic and therapeutic measures.
The DON is responsible for the administration of medications, taking vital signs and treatments as precribed, responsible for the safekeeping of drug and narcotic keys. Verifies medication packets before inserting into the medication cart, sends to pharmacy re-orders or new medication orders or treatments or any pertinent information that pharmacy may require. Will call attending physicians for orders, report abnormal lab or x-ray results to physician.
The DON must observe, report and document resident’s needs and or problems in mutlipurpose progress notes and in care plan along with the appropriate interventions. The DON must verify new monthly MAR sheets and profiles monthly and during the month for any changes.
Works with the Activity Director to ensure and participate in the development, planning, implementation and evaluation of restorative care programs. Works also with the Food Service Supervisor to ensure adequate nutritional needs of the residents and assist in developing, planning and evaluating interventions required.
The DON is responsible for documentation for quarterly’s resident’s summaries and for incidental charting, responsible for completing appropriate documentation at the beginning of each month and responsible for filing of residents’ paperwork at the end of each month.
Ensures that incident/accident reports are completed and evaluated.
Cheks stock room for supplies and medications, when order arrives, put stock away and keep an inventory of stock.
Prepares and assists the nursing staff daily assignment and duties, assist in maintaining a neat, clean, odor free and safe environment for residents, staff and visitors.
Any other related duties, duties assigned by the Owner, Administrator or Assistant Administrator, for example, tours to families wanting to visit the establishment, etc.