Royal Arch Masonic Home has an exciting opportunity for a Director of Resident Care position that has become available due to an internal promotion effective April 1st, 2020. The position is full time and reports directly to the Administrator. Royal Arch Masonic Home is a 151 publicly funded long term care facility in Vancouver, B.C. that is run by the Royal Arch Masonic Homes Society and employs an exceptional interdisciplinary team and nursing contract service.
The Director of Resident Care is responsible for the administration and strategic direction of resident care services to the residents. The Director plans, develops and evaluates the care and services to the residents in consultation with other departments and community services. The Director works collaboratively with the nursing contractor (Care Manager, Care Supervisor, Nurses and Care Aides) to ensure that high quality, person centered care exceeding licensing regulations is provided. The Director also collaborates with other members of the interdisciplinary team and external resources, to ensure that resident care standards are being met in compliance with current standards of practice, facility policies, and current legislation.
- Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from a recognized university (Masters Degree preferred).
- Current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals
- Occupational First Aid OFA Level 1- includes CPR level C (OFA Level 2 preferred)
- Five to seven years recent related experience in management or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience preferably in the long term care field
- Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to deal effectively with conflict in a diplomatic and professional manner with excellent active listening skills.
- Adept at written and oral communication with demonstrated respect and compassion when communicating with internal and external customers.
- Demonstrated ability to apply current nursing knowledge and research to nursing practice.
- Demonstrated collaborative approach and excellent conflict resolution skills
- Ability to manage multiple concurrent and sometimes conflicting priorities
- Promotes and maintains positive communication at all times.
- Enhances good public relations outside the facility.
- Acts as a role model for problem solving, critical thinking, and conflict resolution
- Life-long learner- pursues continual learning through diverse methods of education
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Basic computer literacy with word processing, email applications, spreadsheets, and database programs and knowledge of Point Click Care, CIHI, and MDS.
- Very familiar with licensing regulations and CQI program, audits, inspections, and investigations
- Familiar with Work Safe regulations and occupational health and safety programs
- Knowledge of pertinent legislation, Ministry of Health policies, gerontological issues and nursing best practices.
- Maintains confidentiality on issues related to residents, employee matters, and facility information
Accountabilities and Responsibilities
- Assumes chair of Continuous Quality Committee (CQI), Best Practice Committee, and Infection Control Committee
- Assumes co-chair of the Occupational Health and Safety Committee
- Participates in the care conferences, pharmacy meetings, executive meetings, joint leadership, labour relations, family meetings, huddle, and physicians’ meetings
- Participates Family Council meetings and resident council meetings as requested
- Conducts a complete admission screening process of potential residents. Liaises with external resources to oversee the admission process.
- Participates in the MDS program and analyses and submits CIHI data
- Ensure that licensing regulations and resident care requirements are met at all times. Ensures residents' right according to current legislation and acts
- Develop resident care quality improvement goals and programs in collaboration with the Continuous Quality Assurance Committee and the Administrator.
- Co-ordinates the facility education program with input from all interdisciplinary team members.
- Ensures an efficient and effective use of facility, programs, supplies, equipment and staffing are maintained within the budget.
- Ensures that quality audits are done as per the CQI weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly schedule
- Conducts inspections (CQI and Work Safe) and assists with external agency inspections as required
- Assess, prioritize and manage equipment through existing inventories within the nursing department
- Participating in facility emergency preparedness plan, fire drills, and earthquake training
- Competitive salary and benefits including Extended Health, Dental, Municipal Pension Plan and 5 weeks vacation after 1 year
This position is available starting April 1st, 2020