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Director of Nursing

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Director of Nursing is responsible for the planning, organization, direction and supervision of activities as well as for the quality of care and services delivered to clients.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plans, organizes, directs and supervises activities related to the delivery of care in the various care units;
  • Identifies the specific needs of clients in each care unit;
  • Ensures sound management of human, financial and material resources according to identified needs;
  • Maintains a bank of candidates to ensure short-term and long-term replacements;
  • Represents the administrative authority of the company;
  • Puts the appropriate measures in place to address any emergencies likely to occur in the establishment;
  • Ensures continuity of care and liaises with the various departments;
  • Ensures the well-being of residents in accordance with existing standards;
  • Follows up on residents’ medical files, appointments and prescriptions;
  • Liaises, if necessary, with the family and/or health institutions;
  • Ensures the knowledge and skills of care staff are maintained and updated;
  • Ensures conformity of the required certifications in each employee’s file (e.g. CPR, PDSB, licence to practise from the OIIQ and OIIAQ);
  • Implements a routine verification system for materials and equipment, including emergency and first aid equipment;
  • Acts as a resource person in the event of workplace accidents;
  • Ensures implementation and compliance of the establishment’s infection prevention program;
  • Collaborates with other service managers to ensure the prevention and treatment of workplace accidents as well as the safety of premises and of day-to-day operations likely to impact clients;
  • Helps sector coordinators prepare work schedules and replacements;
  • Implements a system for evaluating patient needs to identify and meet specific needs;
  • Collaborates with members of other interdisciplinary healthcare teams to evaluate, plan and organize patient care in consultation with patients and their families;
  • Puts the necessary protocols in place to ensure adequate care for different clients;
  • Puts the necessary measures in place to ensure adequate communication between the various stakeholders of all shifts;
  • Performs all other related tasks, according to experience and skills, at the request of his immediate supervisor.

KEY SKILLS:

  • Interest in helping relationships and the elderly;
  • Good judgment, attention to detail;
  • Strong team spirit, great interpersonal skills, dynamism;
  • Autonomy, initiative;
  • Discretion, professionalism;
  • Empathy, ability to listen and communicate;
  • Ability to maintain professional distance, courtesy, respect.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • University undergraduate degree;
  • Graduate training (asset);
  • Member of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec (OIIQ);
  • Five (5) or more years of experience as a staff nurse;
  • More than five (5) years of nursing management experience;
  • Experience working or volunteering with seniors (asset);
  • Up-to-date CPR training;
  • Knowledge of Word and Excel software.

NOTES:

We thank all candidates who will apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Director of Nursing

Gestion Reseau Selection
LaSalle, ON
Full-time

Published on 05/12/2019