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  • Director of Nursing
  • Assistant Nursing Director
  • Director of Nursing Education
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Example 1

About the County &;Bold and beautiful Bruce [website] a healthy, caring community of prosperity and innovation.&; Join our team powered by innovation and shared values where explorers turn obstacles into opportunities and individual challenges into shared solutions. You will discover a lifestyle that provides endless opportunity for exploration at work and after. Your adventure with Bruce County starts here. About the Job The County of Bruce is currently seeking qualified applicants for the full time position, Director of Nursing. The Director of Nursing is responsible for directing and maintaining the highest standard in delivering excellent care as required by the Ministry of Long-Term Care. The incumbent’s include effective leadership, management, and evaluation of the nursing program to ensure the efficient utilization of human, physical and financial resources. The incumbent will ensure that continuous quality improvement outcomes approved for the facility are met or exceeded, and demonstrate dedication to professional values and the mission, vision, and values of long-term care. Wage Range: $115,133 - $131,386 Annually Requirements Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing with studies in Geriatrics and/or Nursing Administration, or diploma with equivalent experience Current Certificate of Competence in good standing as a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario 5 years of previous experience as a registered nurse 3 years of previous experience in a supervisory role in geriatric, rehabilitation, or long-term care facilities Certificate in leadership preferred Demonstrated ability to build and maintain lasting working relationships Demonstrated project management skills Demonstrated time management skills Effective leadership skills, with a strong focus on mentoring and motivation of employees Experience with budget preparation and management Ability to identify issues and implement creative and strategic solutions to overcome problems Ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret goals, objectives, and policies Privacy Personal information contained in applications will be used for recruitment purposes and collected as per the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, [website] [phone number], Chapter [website] Additional Information The Corporation of the County of Bruce is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise Human Resources if you require accommodation. We thank all applicants in advance, but regret that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. . Company County of Bruce Location Brucelea Haven Opening Date Jun 17, [phone number]Requirements Type Description Status Bachelor Bachelor's Degree Required Before Job Starts ANALY 0 Analytical Skills Required Before Job Starts Custser 0 Experience with Customer Service Required Before Job Starts DATA 0 Experience with Database Management Required Before Job Starts EXP5 0 More than 5 Years Experience Required Before Job Starts FINANALYS0 Experience with financial analysis Required Before Job Starts LEAD 0 Leadership Required Before Job Starts LTCEX 0 Experience in Long Term Care Setting Required Before Job Starts NEGOTIATE0 Experience in negotiating Required Before Job Starts ORGN 0 Organizational Skills Required Before Job Starts PCC 0 Experience with Point Click Care - LTC Software Required Before Job Starts PRIOR 0 Ability to Prioritize Required Before Job Starts Probsol 0 Ability to Problem Solve Required Before Job Starts Proman 0 Experience with Project Management Required Before Job Starts Supvis 0 Experience with Supervison Required Before Job Starts TEAM 0 Ability to Work in a Team Required Before Job Starts TIME 0 Time Management Skills Required Before Job Starts UNION1 0 Experience Supervising in a Unionized Environment Required Before Job Starts RN Registered Nurse Licence (College of Nurses Ontario) Required Before Job Starts CNO College of Nurses Of Ontario Required Before Job Starts

Example 2

Job Summary The Centre for Nursing Studies (CNS), operated by Eastern Health, offers a continuum of educational opportunities including the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) (Collaborative) Program, offered in partnership with Memorial University Faculty of Nursing and Western Regional School of Nursing; a LPN Bridging option; a Practical Nursing Program; Re-entry Programs for RNs and LPNs; an Internationally Educated Nurse (IEN) Bridging Program, Post-Basic Programs/Courses for RNs and LPNs and practice support to nursing regulatory bodies and regional health authorities. The CNS employs approximately 100 faculty and staff on a full-time, part-time or sessional basis. On an annual basis, the CNS provides educational programs/courses to approximately 900 students. The CNS is seeking an experienced, dynamic individual for the position of Associate Director, BScN (Collaborative) program. The successful candidate will provide leadership for the BScN program at the CNS offered in collaboration with Memorial University (MUN) Faculty of Nursing and Western Regional School of Nursing and will share in the overall responsibility for the administration of the CNS. Primary responsibilities include fostering excellence in teaching, scholarship and professional service; ensuring provincial/national standards and requirements are met in the delivery of the BScN program; ensuring the BScN program is compliant with MUN regulations; interpretation of academic policies, including participation in appeal processes; ensuring continuity and consistency in the delivery of the BScN program curriculum at the CNS and across sites; marketing and promotion of the BScN program; establishing and maintenance of effective collaborative relationships with key stakeholders; participation on various CNS, MUN, Eastern Health and external committees (in a leadership role as required); and preparation of reports as needed. Overall administrative leadership to the CNS includes participating in the recruitment of faculty and staff; budget planning; preparation of teaching assignments; faculty and staff development; performance appraisal; development of administrative policies and procedures; strategic planning; enhancing the CNS's profile within the community; and other management support to the Director. Job Qualifications Education Graduation from an post-secondary education program with a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing and a Master's Degree in Nursing or related field. Current registration with the College of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador (CRNNL) is required. Experience At least 5 years' experience in nursing education is required. Administrative experience would be an asset. Competencies (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities) Demonstrated knowledge of Nursing Education, particularly program development, implementation and evaluation. Knowledge of quality improvement and project management. Knowledge of other community programs. Demonstrated ability to function effectively in a high pressure, diverse and changing environment. Demonstrated strong decision making, interpersonal, leadership and communications skills. Demonstrated ability to manage and foster positive interpersonal relationships with various stakeholders. Ability to work with a high degree of independence and initiative. Other A satisfactory record of work performance and attendance is required.

Example 3

Permanent full-time position 1st and 2nd Posting Simultaneous posting, in order of precedence: 1. Open contest to all RSSS staff (public and private regulated institutions):
  • to all senior and intermediate managers of the RSSS with primary consideration given to the senior and intermediate managers who chose the reinstatement option and meet the requirements of the position,
  • to all managers with or without a permanent position,
  • to all employees in the network with or without a permanent position. 2. Open to the general public Summary: Under the general direction of the Associate President and Executive Director (APED) for the MUHC and in collaboration with the Director of Nursing, MUHC, the Associate Director of Nursing is responsible for providing leadership in promoting excellence in clinical practice through the acquisition and effective use of clinical, educational, financial and research resources for all child and adolescent clinical services at the Montreal Children’s Hospital (MCH) as well as in Women’s Health at the MUHC. He is responsible for all patient care units, the emergency department and the OR at the MCH. In addition, he is responsible for all nursing activities and resources within the MCH and the Women’s Health Mission at the MUHC. He supports organizational structures that empower frontline practitioners in exercising their roles. The ADON shares responsibility with the senior management and physician leaders of the MCH and in Women’s Health for directing the services and for the evaluation of standards of care, quality improvement activities and financial management of child and adolescent services as well as Women’s Health services within the MUHC. This leader participates with other MCH & MUHC senior leaders in strategic planning activities for the nursing department, the MCH and the Women’s Health. As well, he actively contributes to the development of the discipline of nursing. The Associate Director of Nursing enhances the profile of both the MCH & MUHC by developing effective relationships with professional organizations, community groups and other health care institutions. Functions:
  • Partners with the Mission Senior Leadership and the Associate President and Executive Director to jointly manage the missions.
  • Liaises with other Associate Directors and Coordinators of Nursing, other management staff, McGill University School of Nursing, and colleagues in other agencies.
  • Responsible for Nurse Managers in specialized roles / areas. Website of the organization [website] Education / Experience
  • Master’s Degree in Nursing or other relevant field
  • ONQ registration in good standing
  • Minimum of six (6) years of experience in a nursing management position in nursing in the health care sector Required Skills
  • An orientation consistent with the values of the MUHC
  • Sound nursing knowledge with recognized competency in clinical, education, administrative and research skills
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills
  • Ability to conceptualize and integrate theory with practice and to guide others in this process
  • Track record in working in partnership with physicians and other health care professionals
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a decentralized management setting and to manage change
  • Meets academic criteria for appointment with the McGill University School of Nursing is an asset
  • Bilingual (English and French), both written and verbal Additional information Classification Salary : Class 45 Minimum: $114,602 Maximum: $148.983 Posting Period : From July 8 to 25, [phone number]Submit to: Talent Acquisition Services Candidates must send us their resume before the end of the posting period. The masculine gender is used and for the sole purpose of lightening the text. Equal Opportunity Employment Program Le CUSM applique un programme d’accès à l’égalité en emploi et invite les femmes, les Autochtones, les minorités visibles, les minorités ethniques et les personnes handicapées à présenter leur candidature. Des mesures d’adaptation peuvent être offertes aux personnes handicapées qui en font la demande en fonction de leurs besoins.
  • Example 4

    Job description The Health and Wellness Manager is responsible for the high quality of care and service to the Residents, and oversees the smooth operation of the Nursing and (if applicable) Housekeeping Departments. As a senior member of the Management Team, this person is required to have an understanding of the operation of the Residence as a whole. *KEY Responsibilities**: * * To ensure the provision of high quality personal care to the Residents including, bathing, dressing assistance, medication administration and mobility. Develops and updates care plans and also monitors the well-being of the Residents not receiving nursing care. * To be able to assume responsibility for the Residence in the absence of the General Manager. This involves becoming familiar with departmental responsibilities, building systems and emergency procedures. * To be involved in the hiring, onboarding and scheduling of Nurses and Personal Support Workers. This includes monitoring the performance of all team members in the department. * Is responsible for the safe administration and storage of medications. * Ensures that the Resident and/or his/her family are involved in decisions affecting his/her care. * Ensures a safe environment for the Residents. * Refers reports and records pertinent information related to the Resident’s care to other Nurses and Health Care team members. * Coordinates and/or carries out the action plan related to the prescribed care plan. * Establishes priorities based on individual Resident’s needs scheduled activities and adjusts these priorities and activities to manage unanticipated events. * Communicates effectively with physicians, pharmacy, and other professional care providers * Collaborates and communicates with other Department Managers as Resident needs change. * Works with members of the Care Team in the planning, provision and evaluation of care services. * Functions within the current practice of nursing and within approved legislation, policies and procedures of the Retirement Homes Act (RHA) and Delmanor. Is responsible for maintaining and upgrading her/his competence related to clinical practice and professional licensing. * Provides necessary in-service training and orientation of new team members reporting to them. * Registered with the College of Nurses in the Province of Ontario * Current Certificate of Competence as Registered Practical Nurse of the College of Nurses * Experience in Geriatric care an asset * Experience working in a similar setting Job Types: Full-time, Permanent Benefits: * Dental care * Discounted or free food * Employee assistance program * Extended health care * RRSP match * Tuition reimbursement * Vision care Schedule: * 8 hour shift * Nursing certification (required) Work remotely: * No

    Example 5

    JOB Description Summary The Care Manager/Director of Nursing is accountable and responsible for planning, directing, and evaluating client and staff; implementing the standards of care; and the development of staff personnel. The Care Manager/Director provides leadership and direction in all aspects of client care. She/he functions and participates in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of client programs and services while upholding Qualicare brand standards. This individual will assist in the delivery of home care services including client assessments, health education/counselling and follow-up care. Essential Duties & Responsibilities Client Care Management · Implements administrative and client care policies and practices for the Qualicare location in compliance with state/provincial regulations; · Consults with supervisors and staff, individually or in groups, regarding clients, families, special programs and service programs · Oversees client care management processes including intake-to-client conversions, case set-up, customer service, and converting inquiries to service provision; · Assures that skilled nursing and other therapeutic services are provided under the supervision and direction of a physician or a Registered Nurse; · Consult with physicians in matters relating to client care services; · Serves on the Professional Advisory Committee and periodically reviews policies relevant to client care with the committee · Directs the implementation of service goals and objectives · Develops standards that ensure safe and effective services to clients and families; · Oversees the implementation and evaluation of client care services inclusive of regulatory licensure, certification criteria and accreditation standards; · Collaborates in the development of an effective and efficient client care documentation system including statistical compilation and analysis relative to cost and staff service delivery; · Achieves/exceeds client satisfaction and investigates issues and follows up promptly; Staff Management & Development · Conducts employee selection processes including recruitment, hiring and onboarding of staff; · Supervises, schedules and manages overall performance of staff including compensation; · Assesses appropriate staff supervision during all service hours and directs staff in performance of their duties; · Directs and supervises professional and auxiliary personnel rendering client care services which include scheduling staff for both new and existing client engagements; · Ensures staff development including caregiver orientation, in-service education, continuing education and evaluation of staff · Verifies credentials and qualifications for caregiving personnel; · Establishes job functions, qualifications and job descriptions for staff classification; · Utilizes capabilities of nursing and paraprofessional personnel in the development of orientation and staff education programs; · Responsible for familiarizing the employees with all laws and regulations, and shall have copies of the rules available for their use · Achieves/exceeds employee satisfaction and investigates issues and follows up promptly; Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement/Risk Management · Participates in the review, analysis and appraisal of the effectiveness of the Qualicare program; · Directs and monitors organizational performance improvement activities; · Oversees Quality Assurance and utilization review activities · Coordinates with the Quality Assurance Committee in the timely implementation of corrective action plans and controls; · Oversees organizational risk management program and ensures compliance with federal and provincial/state legislative requirements in areas such as health, employment, and occupational health & safety; · Evaluates service policies and functions which affect the Qualicare location, and recommends proposals for changes · Evaluates the performance of the individuals in the program in relation to established standards and the individual's professional development; · Implements utilization review activities; Self-Development · Participates in selective conferences and workshops to promote knowledge in community health trends, efficiency in job performance and overall professional growth · Establishes and evaluates performance, personal goals and objectives for advancement in planning for personal growth · Perform other duties as assigned Requirements · Registered Nurse with current unencumbered licensure to practice professional nursing in the state/province in which the care is being provided. · Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in Nursing — graduated from an accredited nursing program. · Minimum five (5) years of clinical experience with at least half of that time working in home health or related health care organization. · Minimum three to five years of direct employee supervision. · Possess exceptional nursing assessment skills · Proven ability to build quality and implement improvements with the operation · Excellent interpersonal skills and thinker · Excellent customer service skills and ability to deal tactfully with clients, staff and community · Policy development is an asset; Job Type: Full-time Salary: From $50,000.00 per year Benefits: * Extended health care Schedule: * 8 hour shift * On call Work remotely: * No

    Director of Nursing job summary

    A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

    Example of a Director of Nursing job summary

    Our healthcare practice is looking for an experienced Director of Nursing to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining quality of care throughout the entire facility, including the surgical and educational departments. He or she will also be required to manage and train our nursing staff. The ideal candidate for this position has previous experience in a nursing leadership position, a strong ability to work with a team, and an in-depth knowledge of the healthcare industry.

    Director of Nursing responsibilities and duties

    The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.

    • Lead the nursing staff in delivering excellent care to patients and offering quality support to the medical staff
    • Ensure that each nurse on staff is properly certified and abides by the standards for care established by our organization and state and federal laws
    • Create new policies and update existing policies to help improve the level of care for each patient
    • Implement quality improvement programs designed to help us deliver the highest possible levels of service
    • Ensure that all patient care plans have the documentation necessary to provide the proper type of care

    Director of Nursing qualifications and skills

    Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing required (Master’s degree preferred)
    • Valid RN license
    • 2+ years’ nursing supervisory experience
    • Some experience as an LTC nurse preferred
    • Must display an understanding of local, provincial and federal laws and guidelines
    • Strong communication skills and ability to collaborate with a team
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