Director of Care
in Bridgetown, NS

Bridgetown, NS
Full-time - Permanent
$95,000 - $100,000 / year
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Competition Number: MLL-2023-18

Position Scope:

As a member of the Senior Management Team of Mountains and Meadows Care Group, the Director of Care is expected to play an active role in the overall management and operations of the facility, always acting as a professional role model for staff. The Director will assist the CEO and other Senior Team Members in recommending the strategic directions and goals for the organization to the Board of Directors. The Director of Resident Care is responsible for providing leadership to the care team, overseeing person centered care, seeking innovation and quality improvement.


Responsible for the overall provision of care and services for the residents and clients who reside at Mountain Lea Lodge.

Responsible for ensuring proper staffing levels are maintained and oversees the staffing office.

Oversees the Management Team and provides guidance and direction to ensure the delivery of person-centered care based on individual plans of care. Directly supervises Recreation Manager and Coordinator of Education and Infection Control.

Collaborates with the CEO/Administrator and other Directors to develop, implement, monitor, and evaluate operations of the organization in accordance with established policies, the strategic plan, and defined mission, values, goals, and objectives.

Ensures that the services of physicians and appropriate other clinicians are acquired through contract and accessed to meet the needs of residents.

Responsible for ensuring that legislated requirements for the home are being met and that the facility and staff meet the professional and legal standards required by the Homes for Special Care Act and the Department of Health, Monitoring and Evaluation.

Ensures that programs related to risk management are established (e.g., Pharmacy Committee, Joint Occupation Health and Safety, Infection Control, etc.).

Participates in relevant internal and external Committees as required.

Manages the annual budget and consults with the Department of Health for Special Needs funding. Reviews and analyses monthly financial statements, addresses variances and initiates corrective action.

Directs and advises on financial planning activities, renovations, repairs and capital acquisitions to the physical structures and projects in the organization.

Oversees purchases and controls inventory of clinical supplies, allocating resources efficiently and monitoring usage of supplies and equipment.

Participates in the collective bargaining process with two unions, NSGEU and NSNU. Maintains current knowledge of the union contracts and ensures they are being complied with.

Ensures the effective functioning of the organization by overseeing the supervision of employees, including selection, continued education, assignment of tasks; performance evaluation; problem solving, as well as managing conflicts, complaints, and Union grievances. Oversees that adequate staffing is maintained in all departments and programs.

Ensures that there is supervision and evaluation of students and trainees during placements.

Creates a working environment that encourages positive staff morale, an interdisciplinary team approach, motivation and commitment through frequent interaction with staff.

In collaboration with the Assistant Director of Resident Care oversees the admission, discharge and re-admission of residents/clients in collaboration with the Assistant Director of Care, and the broader interdisciplinary team.

Responsible to ensure that a high quality of life is achieved for each resident with programing offered through the organization's recreation program.

Acts on behalf of the CEO/Administrator in their absence.


Currently registered with the college of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia OR

Post-secondary degree in Health Profession(s) and a member in good standing with applicable licensing/professional bodies. Completion of leadership or comparable course or willingness to complete.

Minimum of five years of progressive nursing experience and education in which leadership, administrative and interpersonal skills have been demonstrated.

Experience with budgets and human resource management is required.

Past Long Term Care experience is an asset.

Excellent communication skills, verbal, written, and social.

Must have excellent conflict management skills.

Budget management and preparation is required.

Able to work with different collective agreements and in a unionized environment.

May require working outside of normal Monday to Friday daytime hours due to operational requirements. This includes taking calls from the Charge Staff or Manager on call on the weekend, attending events after hours or on the weekend, and occasionally doing a night audit.

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Your Home - Our Passion" is our guiding principle in providing the best quality of life for our residents in a home environment. We are committed to creating a caring community that always treats people with respect and dignity. Mountain Lea Lodge is made up of many talented and caring individuals who are committed to excellence. Our people are the heart of our community and our organization. Together we have established an environment that is a great place to work, develop and grow. Our staff are our greatest asset, we welcome diversity to our team of professionals.

Bridgetown, NS: The beautiful Annapolis Valley is a rich place to live and raise a family. We have great shopping and a strong technical infrastructure to help communicate globally. Combine this with our rural / agricultural setting and our great people, and you have a well-balanced region that makes living and working here a pleasure. Bridgetown has a State-of-the-Art Community School, which opened September 2018, for young families. Bridgetown is blessed with outstanding recreational facilities, including an arena, an outdoor swimming pool, a curling club, a lawn bowling club, tennis courts, soccer and ball fields, a riverfront park, an 18-hole golf course and a provincial park.

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