Director of Care

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Cavendish Manor Retirement Residence - Niagara Falls, ON (23 hours ago)

Independent retirement home in the Niagara Area actively seeking an experienced Director of Care/Operations Manager who is an RN or RPN – preference given to applicant with working experience within the Retirement Home or Long-Term Care industry.
We have currently more than 60 residents. We are family owned so if you are looking for a large corporate environment then we are not for you.

Duties include all aspects of administration management associated with Resident Care by Nursing and PSW/UCP staff.

Salary is commensurate on experience, capabilities and accepted industry standard for a Director of Care/Operations manager in this size retirement home.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Director of Care or Assistant Director of Care in a Retirement Home or LTC: 3 years
  • Operations Manager or General Manager : 3 years

Required license or certification:

  • RPN or RN

Required education:

  • Diploma/Certificate

Reporting to the Owner of the home, the Director of Care is responsible for planning, directing, coordinating and supervising the overall nursing program for residents within the home.

Key Responsibilities

· To facilitate and promote the interdisciplinary approach within the home through the Nursing, Dietary, Recreation, Environmental Service and Administrative Departments

· To review all resident applications for admission to determine appropriate level of care; assist with processing of admission and discharge papers

· To implement and monitor control and safekeeping of drugs and narcotics supervise the drug administration program including the administration of medication by all registered staff

· To direct and monitor the maintenance of health care records to ensure compliance with regulations and quality care for the resident

· To participate in Care Conferences as appropriate, meet with residents/family to resolve problems/ concerns/complaints

· To collaborate with the Medical Advisor to ensure that medical attention and records are in compliance with regulations

· To hire, orient, schedule & ensure staff are knowledgeable about RHRA compliance requirements.

· To monitor and review resident care staff compliance with all facility policies and procedures, including safety rules and safe working practices

· To comply with all relevant Provincial and Federal Acts and Regulations

· To assist the Owner with Payroll, budget preparation and implementation for the Nursing Department

· To participate in the review process by regulatory bodies

· To investigate, document and resolve complaints from staff, residents and families.

· To co-ordinate and monitor the Infection Control Program for the Nursing Department. To implement and monitor COVID-19 screening process.

· To assume administrative duties as required in the ED’s absence

· To uphold and promote the organization’s values and philosophy relating particularly to ethics, morality, and integrity.

· To complete all other duties as assigned

· Supervise and evaluate the performance of nursing personnel; including use of disciplinary process in conjunction with Executive Director.


· Minimum of one (3) year of experience working as a R N or RPN in the retirement home industry or long-term care sector

· Minimum of three (3) years of experience working as a RN or RPN in a managerial or supervisory capacity in a health care setting

· Current registration as a RN or RPN with the RNO is required as well as the successful completion of Nursing Unit Administrator Program, BScn, MN, or equivalent and a program in Gerontology or equivalent

· A minimum of three years relevant experience in organizational management and/or long-term care

· Current C.P.R. designation required

· Demonstrated leadership and communication skills

· Possession of strong motivational, team building and time management skills

· Professional competencies related to life-long learning, public relations and health environment awareness

· Must be computer literate in Microsoft Office Suite

· Proficiency in a second language is considered an asset.

· Current (within 6 months) Vulnerable Position/Sector Screening (VPS).

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: From $58,500.00 per year


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • AEC / DEP or Skilled Trade Certificate (preferred)


  • Nursing Certificate (preferred)

Work remotely:

  • No

COVID-19 precaution(s):

  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Plastic shield at work stations
  • Temperature screenings
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

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