Due to an upcoming retirement, Valley Manor Long Term Care is currently recruiting for a Full-Time Director of Care to join their progressive and dynamic team
The Director of Care (DOC) is accountable to the CEO and the Board of Directors for the overall management of the nursing department and resident care services, while following the strategic plan and operational directions.  Through effective management of all resources in the nursing envelope and development of a strong nursing team, the DOC will ensure the delivery of optimal resident-focused care and service, based on legislative requirements and Valley Manor policies and procedures. This also includes provision of care to residents consistent with the professional standards of practice of the College of Nurses of Ontario.  Ensures that employees perform work in accordance with Fixing Long Term Care Act, 2021 and supporting regulations 246/22.  The DOC is required to perform their duties in a manner consistent with the core values and employee guiding principles, ensure resident safety, and demonstrate customer service excellence. The DOC will also have the opportunity to foster a culture of excellence, promote collaboration among staff, and provide exceptional leadership to enhance resident care, whereby the opportunity for professional growth is enhanced through participation in community partnerships and committees which contributes to the healthcare community.
While respecting the mission, vision and values of the Home, the DOC will:
• Manage all aspects of nursing care at Valley Manor to ensure quality resident care through the effective and efficient delivery of established standards within legislative and budgetary requirements.
o Interprets nursing philosophy and establishes and implements goals and objectives, policies and procedures in compliance with regulatory requirements, FLTCA 2021
o Maintains all required records, reports, statistics, etc., for both residents and department personnel in accordance with policies, procedures and legislative requirements. 
o Liaises and consults with families/residents, government officials, community health care partners, company resources and professionals in relation to resident care needs and department activities. 
o Provide advice and guidance related to clinical practices, procedures and compliance. 
o Actively participates within the Ottawa Valley Ontario Health Team
o Actively participates and leads the Accreditation process in collaboration with the leadership team.
o Participates in investigations as necessary with the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Labour other internal investigations
o Keen ability to perform Root Cause Analysis studies
o Builds strong relationships with the home leadership and provides mentorship and coaching to nursing supervisors and front-line staff.
o Leads the development of the annual nursing budget;
o Oversees nursing processes to ensure that all documentation is completed in a manner that maximizes base funding and ensures access to other available funding initiatives
o Models and fosters an environment of positive customer service in all aspects of care;
o Has experience working in a unionized environment and fosters excellent relationships
o Has knowledge of ethics and ethical frameworks
o Contributes to the development and creation of a safe work culture, leading by example in all aspects of health and safety;
o Has knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act
o Ensures the implementation of a complete quality and risk management program for the nursing department via the Continuous Quality Improvement committee as per the FLTCA 2021

• Registered Nurse required; Bachelor of Science in Nursing is an asset
• Certification with CNA in Gerontology and Palliative Care is an asset
• Membership in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario
• Must possess sound clinical skills and knowledge of gerontological nursing practice
• Minimum of 5 years of experience working as a registered nurse in the long-term care sector required; 
• Minimum of 5 years of working experience as a registered nurse in a managerial or supervisory capacity in a health care setting required.
• Knowledge of applicable legislation, unionized settings and labour contracts preferred
• Must have an extensive knowledge of MOLTC FLTCA2021 Act & regulations.
• Independent self-starter who proactively seeks information from various sources • Proven coaching and mentoring skills and enabler of learning 
• Superb organization, planning, time management and multi-tasking skills
• Knowledgeable in the application of Infection Prevention & Control Measures in a health care facility
• Ability and willingness to work with minimum supervision in a high pressure, team environment that requires initiative, confidentiality, and demonstrates ability to work efficiently with all levels of personnel and healthcare partners 
• Must have a proven track record of excellent and committed workplace attendance.
• Excellent computer skills including Word, Excel, ECPS ordering systems, Point Click Care, Staff Schedule Care, Word and Outlook
• This is an onsite position. 
Valley Manor is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive workplace. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Applicants requiring an accommodation are encouraged to advise human resources throughout any stage of the recruitment process.

Please apply in writing by: Friday, June 28th  at 4pm to:
Kathy Innocente ~Human Resources & Finance
Valley Manor Inc Box 880-88 Mintha Street
Barry’s Bay, ON K0J 1B0