Assistant Director of Care

Berkshire Care Centre - Windsor, ON (30+ days ago)

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Position Summary

Title: | RMI - Assistant Director of Care

Reporting To: Director of Care

Position Overview
The Assistant Director of Care is responsible for the overall provision of care and services to residents, coordination of the quality management program and acts as a resource and coach to staff in various clinical areas as outlined in the position summary.

In conjunction with the Director of Care and Staff Educator ensures compliance with legislative requirements (MOH and CNO) and acts as a coach to the nursing staff to ensure best practices are followed.

  • Current RN certificate of competency from the College of Nurses of Ontario.
  • Comprehensive Knowledge of evidence based clinical practices
  • Comprehensive Knowledge of long-term care concepts and philosophies
  • Excellent Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Previous managerial experience in a long-term care setting and asset
  • Contributes to Policy and program development
  • Good computer skills
Essential Duties
Essential Duties are the technical skills and knowledge that an employee requires in order to perform their role. Below is detailed information on required Essential Duties for your position.

  • Provides direction to the nursing team in all aspects of resident care, and takes on the role of “In Charge” in the absence of Director of Care and/or Executive Director.
  • Interprets nursing philosophy, and in collaboration with the Director of Care and nursing team establishes and implements goals and objectives.
  • Holds Registered Staff meetings for the home areas they are responsible for on a regular basis
  • Models, listens, and assists with conflict and problem resolution
  • Monitors and evaluates documentation of registered staff
  • Supervises and monitors Personal Support Workers performance and resident routines and activities.
  • Addresses resident/family concerns and follow up necessary to resolve issue(s)
  • Provides leadership and support to staff in the RAI-MDS implementation.
  • Assists with the recruitment, retention and termination of nursing employees
  • Participates in performance management system for nursing employees
  • Adheres to human resources policies when recruiting and hiring new employees
  • Adheres to the collective agreement when implementing human resources policies
  • Has a good understanding of staffing patterns, and scheduling activities
  • Counsels' staff in areas of non-compliance, inappropriate and unprofessional behaviour. Utilizes the progressive disciplinary process when disciplining employees
  • Conducts an in-depth investigation of serious resident issues and allegations of abuse. Keeps the Director of Care informed of outcome(s) of investigation.
  • Monitors supply budgets to ensure that these are being effectively managed.
  • Monitors agency utilization
  • Holds registered staff meetings for the home areas they support on a regular basis to introduce new programs, policies, quality improvements, new initiatives, changes in practices and policies
  • Follows through on areas/issues identified through the QI program.
  • Provides education/coaching to staff when there are changes in practices.
  • Conducts regular clinical chart audits to ensure compliance with documentation standards, internal policies and procedures, and legislative requirements
  • Identifies potential liability issues and takes action to minimize risks
  • Required to understand the nature and meaning of quality indicators used by the Home
  • Required to participate in the improvement of the indicators and achieve satisfactory results.
  • Coordinates assigned clinical programs. Collects stats, collates data including analysis, identification of trends, education and recommends changes to practices.
  • Other duties as assigned and or indicated in Job Task Inventory
Work Environment
We are committed to maintaining a safe and healthy work environment, in accordance with industry standards and in compliance with legislative requirements, which includes taking steps to prevent/minimize occupational injury and illness. We are also committed to meeting the accessibility standards set out in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, including making accessibility an integral part of recruiting, hiring and supporting employees with disabilities.

Physical Demands
A physical demands analysis is required by an employer to determine whether an employee has the medical ability, critical strength, and mobility to safely work in a specific job. It provides the information to compare the abilities of an employee with what is required to safely perform the tasks of the position. Please refer to the Health and Safety Manual for position specific physical demands analysis.
Please apply to Erica Hooker, Executive Director at