Director of Care
Almonte General Hospital
Almonte, ON, Canada
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Our company is a small, rural hospital located in Almonte, Ontario, 40 kilometers west of downtown Ottawa. The Hospital offers a wide range of acute care, level-one obstetrics, surgical services and continuing care services including a 24/7 Emergency Department.  In addition, the Hospital operates the Fairview Manor (FVM), a 112 bed Long Term Care Home located on the Hospital campus, as well as the Lanark County Paramedic Service.  The Hospital campus also includes the Ottawa Valley Family Health Team; the Leeds, Grenville & District Health Unit and Lanark County Mental Health.  Together, these facilities provide our patients and residents with integrated, coordinated healthcare to support their seamless movement from one care setting to another. Our most recent Family Survey 100% of resident families who responded would recommend FVM and 100% of Residents who responded feel safe at FVM.

Reporting to the Vice President Patient & Resident Services and Chief Nurse Executive for AGH, the Director of Care (DOC) responsible for the overall management of Resident care services.  This includes the effective management of all resources and development of a strong nursing team that will deliver optimal care and service, based on legislative requirements.  The DOC develops and maintains excellent relations with community partners, agencies, colleges and suppliers. Including but not limiting to planning, organizing and managing the schedule and performance of staff in accordance with and ensuring compliance with applicable policies, collective agreement provisions, standards and legislation.

The Individual and Qualifications:


  • Must hold a BScN degree
  • Masters in Nursing or a health related field strongly preferred
  • Canadian Nurses’ Association (CNA) Gerontology Certification preferred
  • Current licensure with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuing education


  • Minimum of five years of progressive leadership experience in a Long Term Care home environment
  • Demonstrated success working collaboratively with or leading a multi-disciplinary team
  • Demonstrated experience in effectively managing change
  • Demonstrated understanding of current and emerging best practices health care and experience promoting compliance with professional and ethical practices, quality and risk management standards,  accreditation requirements and applicable legislation including MOHLTC program standards
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the Long Term Care Act
  • Strong business and financial acumen ensuring effective stewardship of financial resources
  • Demonstrated skills including; change management, project management, communications, human resources, performance management and evaluation
  • Experience monitoring and evaluating staffing patterns and work schedules and assignments that maximize human resources, continuity and care


  • Demonstrated leadership, coaching, supervision and delegation skills
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and human relations skills
  • A leadership style characterized by engaging with the front lines and building relationships at all levels
  • Proven commitment to resident and family experience and partner relationships.
  • Commitment to quality and best practice
  • Collaborative decision-making style with the ability to engage and solicit input across various disciplines
  • Commitment to the values and goals of the organization


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