Director of Care

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Job Title:
Director of Care
Job Category:
Operations Management
Job Type:
Permanent Full Time
Date Posted:
June 3, 2024
Closing Date:
June 24, 2024
Work Location:
Parkland Ancaster
Non-Rotational (M-F)
Number of Positions:

Job Description

If you take pride in being compassionate, honest, professional, and safe, consider an exciting and rewarding career at Shannex. Our communities offer more than a place to work – they welcome and celebrate Great People who inspire meaningful connections while Leading the Way to Better Living™.

We are searching for a Director of Care to join our Parkland Ancaster team based in Ancaster, Ontario.

Meaningful Benefits

You will be surrounded by supportive and talented team members who make our communities great places to live, work and visit. As an established and respected organization in the healthcare sector, Shannex offers opportunities for growth, development and advancement. And at the end of every day, you will know you’ve made a measured difference in the lives of our residents. Additional benefits include:

• Comprehensive health, vision, and dental benefits plan (eligible immediately upon hire for part-time & full-time staff) including an Employee and Family Assistance Program
• Life, travel, and other insurances
• Access to virtual healthcare 24/7 for FREE through the group health benefit plan
• RRSP program (5% employer matching)
• Vacation accrual (begins immediately) and travel insurance
• Free onsite parking
• Access to thousands of perks vendors and discounts through our WorkPerks program, including excellent discounts for apparel, restaurants, technology, fitness, travel, and tickets to some of your favorite sports and entertainment events
• Access to continuing education and training through Shannex’s Centre of Excellence
• Opportunities to be part of sector innovation and continuous improvement initiatives
• Recognition and Rewards for service excellence and safety

About the Opportunity

Guides and monitors the development, implementation, and evaluation of service/care plans for the facility
Ensures care and service delivery meets the changing needs of the resident population and that quality standards and objectives are met
Ensures client safety by following and applying all standard operational procedures, safe work practices and training provided
Manages the operating budget for designated departments; recommends cost effective use of resources
Lead, mentor and develop direct reports to maximize productivity, job satisfaction, and resident services
Provide leadership and direction to the care/service team by fostering and promoting new initiatives
Provides clinical leadership support to the Community Managers and Allied Health team members as applicable
Adheres to the Standards of Nursing Practice, Code of Ethics, Registered Nurses Act and Regulations as defined by provincial legislation
Ensures weekly Clinical Risk Management meetings are held, minutes are distributed and follow up takes place.  Any identified organizational risks are discussed with the Administrator/Regional Manager

About You

In addition to placing high value on continuous improvement, collaboration and accountability, you bring:

Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent
Current registration with the College of Nurses
Minimum (10) ten years’ experience which includes two years’ clinical and five years’ administrative experience or equivalent
Excellent communication, computer and organizational skills.
A passion for the healthcare sector and/or ensuring seniors have access to quality accommodations, services and care.


About Us

It all began in 1988 when our Founder, Joseph Shannon, purchased a single nursing home in his hometown of Sydney, Cape Breton. For more than three decades, Shannex has grown as a trusted provider of senior accommodations, services and care in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Ontario. Our industry-leading services are inspired by residents and delivered by Parkland Retirement Living and Lifestyle Residences, Shannex Enhanced Care, Faubourg du Mascaret, Milestone Communities, and Care at Home team members who create an exceptional resident experience and a positive, fulfilling work environment where every voice matters.   

If you’re ready to join the Shannex team of Great People, apply today!

Great People is a core value at Shannex based on the belief that our team members are the spirit and foundation of the organization.  Shannex believes equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging is about creating a culture that embraces the uniqueness of individuals, where every person is treated fairly and where racism and discrimination are not tolerated. At Shannex, every team member belongs.

All applications are kept in strict confidentiality.
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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