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Director Of Care/Director Of Nursing, Job Offer in Cambridge, Ontario

Job description


  • Oversees and assists residents with daily routines and functions such as bathing, dressing, undressing and eat meals as required.
  • Review 24-72 hour report at beginning of shift
  • Follows and processes physician orders.
  • Administers medications and treatments within the limitations set by the College of nurses.
  • Observes and monitors conditions of residents and reports changes in physical or mental conditions to the Registered Nurse.
  • Assures observance with required techniques in nursing care.
  • Participates in the development and modification of resident’s plan of care.
  • Assists in implementing/evaluating the effectiveness of the plans.
  • Monitors resident’s health and notes any changes in condition appropriately.
  • Assists in the maintenance of resident records, including documentation in compliance with established standards and legislative requirements.
  • Cooperates in the provision of life enrichment programs for the residents.
  • Participates in restorative care program.
  • Notifies the Registered Nurse of incidents or accidents and completes appropriate forms.
  • Assists in training and directing non-registered nursing staff in providing care to residents under the direction of the Registered Nurse.
  • Collaborates with other members of the health care team.
  • Maintains a cooperative relationship with other staff members.
  • Participates in meetings and committees.
  • Performs other related functions as directed by supervisor.
  • Assumes responsibility for the operation of the unit under the direction of the Registered Nurse as required.
  • Participates in the quality assurance process and on-going activities
  • Participates in quality assurance meetings
  • Complies with the quality assurance model
  • Contributes to the performance assessment of non-registered nursing staff
  • Follows all health and safety and safe work practices and guidelines.
  • Identifies and corrects inappropriate work practices which may affect the health and safety of co-workers.
  • Displays an attitude that is focused on working safely and ensuring that the work environment is safe and healthy.
  • Uses safe work practices.
  • Reports any actual or potential hazard to the immediate supervisor.
  • Uses or wears personal protective equipment (or clothing) as required.
  • Promptly reports personal injury to supervisor and seeks first aid as needed.
  • Participates in fire safety activities and knows the facility fire and disaster plan.
  • Maintains a clean and orderly work area.
  • Does not use or operate any equipment in a way that would endanger any worker, resident or visitor.
  • Complies with WSIB company policies and procedures.
  • Reports any incident immediately to supervisor.
  • Cooperates with the Return to Work program as identified by WSIB legislation as required.
  • Complies with all computer confidentiality requirements.
  • Reports function inconsistencies immediately to supervisor.
  • Attends in-service education to maintain professional competency.
  • Attends all mandatory education as provided by the company
  • Maintains up to date reflective practice requirements.
  • Pursues on-going learning.
  • Functions under direct supervision
  • Assists providing direction and leadership to subordinates
  • Acts on direction of physicians’ orders and prescribed standards
  • No signing authority
  • Access to highly confidential information
  • Access to Point Click Care


  • Current Medication Administration Certificate, or equivalent
  • Current certificate of competency from the College of Nurses of Ontario, in good standing
  • Experience in Long-Term Care considered an asset
  • Registered with a regulatory body
  • Experience working with seniors and unregulated care providers
  • Education and/or experience in gerontology, rehabilitation, community/complex/long term care an asset
  • Must possess strong written and oral communication, critical thinking, care coordination, time management and customer focus skills
  • Skills in use of computer and Microsoft Office applications
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