Assistant Director of Care (CVSV)

Retirement Concepts - Courtenay, BC (12 months ago)

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Location: Comox Valley Seniors Village

SUMMARY OF POSITION:
Reporting to the Director of Care, the Assistant Director of Care (ADOC) is accountable for directing and mentoring care staff to ensure individualized resident focused care is achieved. The ADOC maintains accountability of the nursing staff to ensure that care is appropriate and coordinates ongoing clinical education at the facility. The Assistant Director of Care acts as a professional role model for all staff.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Include but not limited to;
1. Reviews all admission candidates matched by Pathways, considering ability of facility resources to meet needs of candidate. Consult with DOC when the candidate’s needs cannot be met by facility.
2. Starts the admission process: pre admission documents, contacts family to provide information regarding admission and gather information from family about candidate. Contact sending facility/community care as needed.
3. Ensures each resident has an annual Care Conference, where the resident and resident’s family are encouraged to attend, either in person or by teleconference.
4. Ensures overall effectiveness of Care Conferences, attending when LPN requires additional support of out-of-scope situations.
5. Maintains the Relias account changes and monitors to ensure all LPNs and RNs are competent in RAI coding annually. Provides ongoing support to LPNs and RNs to complete competency testing.

6. Acts as the RAI coordinator for the facility, monitoring progress of MDS ensuring all quarterly and annual assessments are completed on time, and are signed off by the RN in preparation for submission to CIHI.
7. Ensures the timely creation and regular updating of individualized care plans for eachresident.
8. Reviews weekly wound report from RN, collaborating with nursing staff regarding treatment changes when needed. Refer to Wound Care Specialist (Island Health) when needed.
Updates DOC on wounds status weekly.
9. Works with the management team in defining goals of the organization and contributes to the development of Company policies and procedures by providing input and feedback.
10. Recruits and hires qualified nursing staff and arranges general and department orientation.
11. Implements education programs, clinical and corporate, with follow-up evaluation of the programs to ensure learning has occurred and has produced effective outcomes. Use of various techniques, including (but not limited to): ‘teachable moments’, ‘one on one’ meetings with staff, and guidance for changes in care planning.
12. Applies corporate management policies, interprets collective agreements and responds to grievances at step one, as required.
13. Conducts all aspects of the informal attendance management process as per the RC Attendance Support Program, ensuring all steps are followed and all documentation is complete.
14. Evaluates staff performance and makes recommendations for improvement where indicated. When improvement is not evident, provides clear expectations and additional education/support as needed. Advises DOC of ongoing situations.
15. Maintains a safe environment for residents/family and staff, through:
(a) Accident prevention,

(b) Knowledge of emergency procedures and regulations, supplies and equipment, (c) Appropriate utilization of infection control procedure.
16. Monitors adherence to all applicable legislation and regulations.
17. Ensures staff are aware of the location of all company policies and procedures and ensures communication to staff when policies and procedures are changed or added.
18. Ensures paper and electronic documents are maintained as per established standards, regulations, policies and procedures, ensuring confidentiality is maintained as per policies.
19. Encourages and adheres to a holistic philosophy of wellness, recognizing that each individual is capable of, to varying degrees making decisions about his/her life and is a partner in the decision.
20. Operates as the Director of Care in the absence of the Director of Care.
21. Fulfills clinical on call duties as needed.
22. Performs all other duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Current registration with the BCCNP, a degree in nursing and progressive nursing experience and education, in which leadership and administrative skills have been demonstrated.
2. Minimum of three years’ work experience in management/administration.
3. Minimum of three years’ work experience in geriatrics OR a suitable combination of education and experience.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
1. Ability to read, write and speak English proficiently.
2. Ability to understand and give verbal and written instructions.
3. Ability to work within electronic environments. Experience working with PCC an asset.
4. Excellent interpersonal, coaching, and mentoring skills.

5. Ability to manage conflict.
6. Excellent time management skills.
7. Ability to motivate and lead others in the accomplishment of a task or project.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Experience:

  • geriatrics: 3 years (Required)
  • administrative/management work: 3 years (Required)

Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree (Required)

Licence:

  • BCCNP as an RN (Required)