Assistant Director of Clinical Services

R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, 64 Pleasant Street, Antigonish NS B2G 1W7

Disclaimer: Please refer to nursing home website for job posting

Competition #: 420-01-01-07-2020
Job Title: Assistant Director of Clinical Services
Dept.: Nursing
Start Date: Immediately
Posted Date: January 7, 2020
Close Date: January 21, 2020
Reg/Temp: Permanent
Full/Part: Full- time (Subject to change) Union: Non - Union - MGT

Applications are accepted until 4:00 PM on the Closing Date

Reporting to the Director of Clinical Services, the Assistant Director of Clinical Services (ADCS) is a key member of the leadership team. Responsibilities include the day to day management and integration of resident care services throughout the organization in collaboration with the Director of Clinical Services and Supervising RN.

Key Responsibilities:

The essential areas of responsibility include creating and fostering an environment of clinical excellence, innovation, enthusiasm and professional growth. The ADCS shows initiative and flexibility, has a strong commitment to the maintenance of the health and quality of life of the residents, demonstrates principle-based decision making, leads a cooperative work environment and has an ability to organize time and resources effectively. The ADCS assists the Director of Clinical Services in assessing the effectiveness of clinical programs and activities on the basis of quality outcomes and alignment with best practices.


  • BSc Nursing Required
  • Previous demonstrated leadership experience required
  • Demonstrated experience with Accreditation and Quality Initiatives
  • Excellent Computer Skills [Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook]
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Conflict Management / Resolution Training an asset [or willing to be trained]
  • SAFER Leadership Certificate an asset
  • P.I.E.C.E.S. Certificate
  • Teepa Snow Training or Gentle Persuasive Approach training an asset
  • WHMIS, Protection of Persons in Care, and Protection of Health Information Act training an asset
  • Regular & consistent attendance is essential

Hours of Work: Management/non-union regular full-time (1.0 FTE) - Typically 40 hrs per week Monday - Friday (hours may flex as necessary i.e. weekend and afterhours) and on call for Administration as assigned.

Salary: Competitive Salary commensurate with education and experience

Benefits: Health & Dental etc. and Pension Plan (Manulife/NSEHPP (HANS), Corp rate for Gym

Apply by: Submit cover letter and resume to Human Resource Coordinator by email or mail: or in person at 64 Pleasant Street Antigonish NS B2G 1W7, for more information please contact HR at (902) 863-2578 ext. 292.

Job description: Can be viewed in its entirety on the Home's website @

The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home provides person centred care to 136 residents with approximately 270 care partners. The home is filled with people who care deeply about providing quality resident care and who are committed to creating a safe work environment. If you are looking for an opportunity in a person centred home than we are the place for you.

The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home is proud to be an inclusive employer who encourages diverse applicants. We provide a complex dynamic working environment. We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Successful Applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to Human Resources before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. In addition, proof of applicable education and or certification is required as a condition of employment.

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