Nursing Consultant, Long Term Care

Due to a recent promotion, we are looking for a Consultant, Resident Care and Services, Nursing who is responsible for monitoring, assessing and evaluating care and services provided to our residents.  They will ensure resident care needs meet the standards expected in the Long Term Care Act and Regulations, Accreditation Standards and prevailing Nursing Practices.

 

The responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Act as a resource person to facility Administrators, DOC’s and committees and assist them in the interpretation of The Long Term Care Act and Regulations, Nursing Practices and other program/services affecting care operations;
  • Ensure that Resident Care, Infection Control and Nursing Practices are consistent and to observe all areas of home operations;
  • Visit the homes on a scheduled basis, or as directed, to evaluate operational effectiveness, including nursing documentation and PCC, compliance with The Nursing Home Act and Regulations, policies and procedures and any other pertinent Provincial Legislation;
  • Prepare written reports in the established and timely manner of the home visits. After discussion with the home Administrator and DOC outline the areas of opportunity, next steps and follow up dates. As well as identifying areas of achievement and success. Communicate and work closely with the home and evaluate/provide for education needs;
  • Prepare and provide educational presentations as necessary and assist the homes with Mandatory Education as outlined in the Long Term Care Act;
  • Coordinate and participate in special assignments and/or projects as may be required to support identified operational and care program changes;
  • Regularly evaluate operational processes to determine if current programs and/ or policies are resulting in improved service delivery to the residents;
  • Conduct special investigations related to malpractice, alleged abuse, resident, family, staff or any other reported complaints.  Prepare a summary report of findings, including recommendations for corrective actions by the home;
  • Assist with trend analysis based on statistical data obtained from each facility, including infections/outbreaks, falls, deaths, use of restraints, skin breakdowns, CIS reports, Quality Indicators, MDS data and resident/family complaints, etc.;
  • Assist in development and implementation of care programs for newly acquired or opening projects, including recruitment of professional staff;
  • Review Ministry of Health inspection reports and in consultation with the Director of Compliance and Performance, assist the management team in the development of corrective action plans for areas of non-compliance;
  • Develop personal and professional goals and objectives on an annual basis, consistent with Chartwell homes needs and corporate directives;
  • Attend Chartwell meetings and participate in the decision making process;
  • Represent Chartwell at appropriate seminars, workshops, marketing events and other meetings/functions. Provide leadership for professional recruitment and ongoing education.  Promote and participate in community health programs related to long-term care;
  • Keep current with knowledge and changes to electronic charting (MDSRAI);
  • Responsible for other related duties as assigned.

The ideal candidates will possess:

  • A minimum of five (5) years relevant management experience in long-term care;
  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario.  Postgraduate studies in nursing, nursing administration and/or gerontology degree or diploma; Registered Nurse, Qualified Administrator
  • Certificate / Diploma in Long-Term Care Management Program would be an asset.
  • Must have a sound knowledge and background in Geriatric Care, including nursing, medical, activation, restorative, dietary and environmental requirements. A thorough knowledge of Long-Term Care Act, Ontario Regulations 79, Nursing Standards of Practice, and other pertinent provincial and municipal statutes. As well as comprehensive experience in PCC;
  • Must possess good communication, leadership, interpersonal and team skills.  Must have the skills and ability to effectively plan, coordinate and evaluate the delivery of services to residents.
  • Ability to travel - extensive travel required.