Tri-County Mennonite Homes

Director of Care

CA-ON-Nithview Community (New Hamburg)
2 weeks ago
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The Director of Care is accountable for the overall management of the nursing department, resident care services and nursing staff based on quality management, legislative requirements and the organization standards.


As a valued member of the team, the Director of Care demonstrates a commitment to the quality of resident care by providing services in accordance with the organization’s vision, mission and values.



Responsible for the management of the nursing department to provide quality resident care:

  1. Ensures the Resident Care Mission including philosophy, annual goals and objectives for residents’ care and nursing services are congruent with the organization’s mission statement.
  2. Leads in strategic planning for the Interdisciplinary Care Team.
  3. Ensures the utilization of the nursing process by delegating clinical responsibility to the Registered Nurses and Interdisciplinary Team as appropriate.
  4. Oversees the management of the RAI MDS Program, including managing RAI Coordinators with support from ADOC, to ensure RAI MDS program mandate, standards and resident care needs are implemented effectively and the program is optimized
  • Ensures team members comply with the Ministry mandated requirements for AIS Proficiency Evaluations
  • Provides necessary support to team members in accomplishing their training and evaluation related to AIS Proficiency

                    5. Conducts unplanned inspections of the nursing areas, documenting any unsafe conditions and ensuring                              unsafe conditions are corrected.

                    6. Ensures the safety of residents through the provision of Infection Control and Risk Management                                            programs.

                   7.  Provides a quality management approach to continuously improve nursing and resident care services.

                   8.  Assumes responsibility for the Home’s operations in the absence of the Executive Director.


Ensures and promotes the provision of resident-centered services to meet the needs of residents:

                 1.  Promotes the Residents’ Bill of Rights and the philosophy and practices of resident centeredness and                                  respect in all residents’ encounters and decisions.


Responsible to manage the nursing department’s financial resources

                 1.  Manages nursing budgets to ensuring sufficient resources/equipment are available.


Provides effective human resource staffing and education:

                 1.  Ensures sufficient numbers of trained caregivers to meet the needs of the residents.



  • Registered Nurse with a current certificate of competence from the College Nurses of Ontario.
  • Current membership with Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) is desired.
  • Successful annual completion of RAI MDS certification as per MOHLTC requirements for AIS.
  • Minimum 1 year of experience working as a registered nurse in the LTC sector preferred.
  • 3 years relevant management or leadership experience in health care, or long-term care facility.
  • Effective planning and leadership skills required for managing the nursing department in areas such as staffing, problem solving, decision making, budgets etc.
  • Must have a sound familiarity with the funding process and the funding indicators.
  • Must have an extensive knowledge of MOHLTC regulations.
  • Must possess excellent proficiency with WORD, email, internet use and computerized documentation.
  • Effective verbal and written English communication skills required.



  • Post–RN education, certification or degree in nursing administration and management, preference is BScN.
  • Current Gerontological Nursing Certificate, through the Canadian Nurses Association, is considered an asset.
  • Current AIS Certification considered an asset.


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