Director of Care

Meighen Health Centre - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

Apply Now

The Salvation Army is an international Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible; its ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity.

Mission Statement
The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.

Core Values

The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda has four core values:
Hope: We give hope through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Service: We reach out to support others without discrimination.
Dignity: We respect and value each other, recognizing everyone's worth.
Stewardship: We responsibly manage the resources entrusted to us.

The Salvation Army's flagship Meighen Health Centre is a not-for-profit, faith-based continuum of care, providing a high standard of holistic person-centered health care services to the residents of a 168 bed long term care home and to residents of an 80 suite retirement residence. We demonstrate Christian values and are a transforming influence in the lives of our residents, families, staff, volunteers and the community. We are inspired by our Mission and Values and CARE about the work we do!

The Director of Care (DOC) is accountable to the Executive Director for the overall management of the nursing department and resident care services. Through effective management of all resources in the nursing envelope and development a strong nursing team, the DOC will ensure the delivery of optimal care and service, based on legislative requirements and The Salvation Army Meighen Health Centre's standards.

The DOC is required to perform their duties in a manner consistent with the Salvation Army Meighen Health Centre's core values and ethics, ensure resident safety, and demonstrate customer service excellence while responsible for planning, implementation and evaluation of holistic care programs and services provided to the residents. The programs include nursing, personal care, social work, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and other medical services. The DOC is also responsible for liaison with external agencies/consultants including clinical outreach team, pharmacy, laboratories, local community colleges, Toronto CCAC, physicians, other health care services and providers including acute and long term care.


The Meighen Health Centre is a Long-Term Care and Seniors Supportive Housing facility owned and operated by The Salvation Army with a 13 million dollar budget and 168 long term care beds
Envisions and shapes the long-term vision and strategy of the Care Function at Meighen Health Centre to fulfill the ministry's Mission
Manages over 100 direct and indirect reports (staff and consultants) including subordinates at the Director and Assistant Director levels; Assistant Director of Care, Dietitian, and other contracted staff in rehabilitation, pharmacy and chiropody
This position is responsible for: overseeing the development of individualized resident care plans which are coordinated with all members of the Interdisciplinary Team; budget and financial control of the Care Department; development of policy and procedures that meet existing legislative and regulatory requirements and professional standards of practice; and facility Infection and Control Program
This position has authority to: develop and implement care policy and procedures in support of the Manor mission; in conjunction with the Director of Employee Relations hire professional and non-professional staff; and may manage the Manor in the absence of the Executive Director
A strategic leader: a member of senior management team in planning, implementation and evaluation of facility-wide quality improvement/risk management activities. Oversees development of reports and attends meetings of the Board. Upon request is the liaison for the CQI/RM Board Committee
Attends Administrative Executive Committee and Continuous Quality Improvement / Risk Management (CQI/RM) Board Committee meetings on a regular basis
Contributes to Board Executive meetings


BScN, current Certificate of Registration as a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario and current CPR designation
University Degree, BScN is essential, Masters in Health Science or related fields an asset
Considerable managerial experience providing leadership, decision making and managing change
Extensive clinical experience, providing acute care
Extensive experience in nursing management in a long term care or continuing care/rehabilitation facility
Considerable experience in leading, motivating, training, developing and managing a diverse workforce in a fast-paced customer service orientated environment
Demonstrated skill in management, administration and leadership, including the establishment and attainment of goals and objectives, the development of policies and procedures, budget preparation and control, problem solving, conflict resolution and effective human and fiscal resource management
Post RN education in Gerontology
Experience in nursing leadership role including program planning, education, critical analysis, union, accreditation and budgeting experience


Knowledge and familiarity with computer operations and software applications, including resident records, and staff scheduling
Knowledge of and experience with the Ministry's RAI/MDS application
Demonstrated skill in leadership, including experience with setting and achieving strategy, goals and objectives; budget control, problem solving, conflict resolution and effective human and fiscal resource management
Current knowledge of issues and trends including best practices in nursing and best practices in the enhancement of quality of work life
Knowledge of current quality improvement and risk management concepts and approaches with special emphasis on infection control, wound management and the prevention of resident falls and medication errors and least restraint policies
Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English
Demonstrated commitment to a resident centred leadership style
Demonstrated commitment to treating others with respect and dignity
Demonstrated commitment to continuing professional development
Must have excellent interpersonal communication skills including the ability to mentor and develop staff
Commitment to the care of the elderly
A collaborative team approach with all managers and staff and creating a working climate that is positive and mutually supportive
Supports the mission, vision and values of The Salvation Army's Meighen Health Centre

Successful candidate will be required to provide upon hiring:
A clear vulnerable sector screening
Participate in our online Armatus Abuse Training and Health and Safety training required upon hiring, as well as updated annually

HOURS: 40 hours per week. Evenings & weekends required

The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable human rights legislation. If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

Internal Applicants, please advise your managing supervisor of your intentions prior to submitting your application.