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Assistant Director of Care-ADOC- Hamilton

Extendicare Canada Inc.

This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted January 18, 2023.

Assistant Director of Care (ADOC)

At Extendicare, we believe that working as a team and celebrating achievements creates an environment that allows us to reach our potential. As a valued member of our RN team, you will provide care to residents in accordance with the standards of practice and offer leadership and guidance to the personal care staff. Extendicare offers rewarding and meaningful work where you can enrich your life and the lives of others.

This position is for our Hamilton Home, located in Hamilton, Ontario.

What you’ll be doing

  • Assists the DOC in the implementation and evaluation of the nursing department quality improvement initiatives, risk management systems, data collection and analysis, report writing, procedural updates.
  • Takes the lead in the coordination and implementation of best practice and risk management initiatives related to resident care (i.e. falls, restraint use, wound management, Infection Control)
  • Effectively manages utilization of nursing supplies
  • Responsible for the High Intensity Needs program
  • Maintains a system of care assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation at the resident and unit program level that maximizes staff resources and contributes to Extendicare Hamilton interdisciplinary team approach to resident care
  • Effectively supports the RAI-MDS program.
  • Maintains an active presence in the Resident Home Areas mentoring staff while overseeing the provision of quality resident care
  • Initiates investigative and corrective actions related to occupational health and safety; develops and monitors modified work programs for nursing personnel
  • Works collaboratively with the Director of Care on special projects, reviews, and other duties as be assigned
  • Identify areas of improvement for staff development and work with the DOC to ensure overall effectiveness of the nursing department
  • Advocating for ethical and effective practice in all areas in the organization
  • Assisting the DOC with input to Performance Appraisals
  • Focusing on Resident Centered Care Needs as required by MOH LTC Home Legislation and Extendicare Policies
  • Actively participates in the palliative care program; goals of care and advanced care planning
  • Assumes responsibility for the nursing department in the absence of the DOC
  • Successful candidate will be required to work one week/month

What you bring

  • Registered Nurse registered with College of Nurses of Ontario; BScN an asset
  • Minimum of three years experience in long term care; previous management experience an asset
  • Current knowledge of clinical issues for geriatric residents, infection control, principles of adult education and quality improvement
  • Knowledge of RAI MDS is required
  • Demonstrated superior leadership and organizational skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Word; Excel, computerized resident care and assessment programs
  • Knowledge of applicable legislation, current nursing and healthcare practices; demonstrates concern and interest in providing quality care and service to residents

What you’ll get

  • Continuous mentorship, support for life-long learning and growth opportunities
  • Opportunities for advancement and career growth within the organization
  • A rewarding and meaningful work experience where you can enrich your life and the lives of others
  • Employee Family Assistance Program
  • Robust benefits package.

Extendicare is a leading provider of care and services for seniors throughout Canada. Through our network of over 115 operated senior care and living centres, as well as our home health care operations, we are committed to delivering care throughout the health care continuum to meet the needs of a growing seniors’ population in Canada. Our qualified and highly trained workforce of 23,700 individuals are united by a dedication to quality care and by our vision of being the best provider of senior care and services in Canada.

Interested Applicants may forward their resume in confidence to the attention of:

Pilar Henderson, Administrator, Extendicare Hamilton

E-mail: phenderson@extendicare.com

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Extendicare’s Policies on Accommodation, a request for accommodation will be accepted as part of Extendicare’s hiring process.

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Extendicare recognizes the importance of immunization to protect our residents, patients, team members and visitors from COVID-19. As such, subject to medical exemptions, a condition of employment with Extendicare is requiring that all new hires have received all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada.