Assistant Director of Care

Organization:

Unionville Home Society is a not-for-profit charitable organization located in Unionville that has provided leadership in service to seniors since 1967. Operating on a 19 acre campus, the organization’s vision is to develop a progressive community where older adults thrive; aging well and living better. Union Villa serves as a long term care home for 160 residents on the campus that also includes community support programs and seniors housing.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Director of Care, the Assistant Director of Care will be responsible and accountable for the day to day management of the nursing department and resident care services. Through effective management of all resources in the nursing envelope and development of a strong nursing team, the Assistant Director of Care will ensure the delivery of optimal care and service, based on legislative requirements and standards.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Co-ordinating, directing and monitoring the effectiveness of all operational activities within the nursing department;
  • Delegating responsibility to nursing staff based on clearly defined lines of authority and communication;
  • Contributing to operational plans for the effective operation of the nursing department;
  • Participating in the recruitment, orientation, and performance management process in accordance with Unionville Home Society standards for all employees in the nursing department.
  • Coordinating with medical staff, nurse specialists, and consultants and supporting effective clinical care for all residents;
  • Modeling and fostering an environment of positive customer service in all aspects of care
  • Responding promptly to concerns of residents and family members, mediating a satisfactory response to concerns and implementing action plans to avoid reoccurrence of similar issues;
  • Facilitating communication in complex care issues to foster positive resident outcomes;
  • Ensuring clinical care is delivered in a manner that is resident centred and fostering evidence based best practice

Qualifications, Credentials & Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science in nursing degree preferred or equivalent post diploma education;
  • Current certificate of competence as a Registered Nurse from the College of Nurses of Ontario;
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in the management of a nursing department;
  • Proven record in clinical care management; financial management, organizational development, communication and human resources management;
  • Current knowledge of geriatric/long term care best practice and standards

Unionville Home Society is committed to diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Applications must be willing to undergo a vulnerable sector police check and TB test as part of the hiring process.

 

All applications should be submitted to career@uhs.on.ca with a subject line indicating the position applying.