Director of Wellness - RPN

Reports to: General Manager

1) Current Certificate of Competence as a Registered Practical Nurse with the College of Nurses
2) Certified in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, First Aid and Medication Administration.
3) Familiar with “Commitment to Residents” and “Code of Ethics” as set by Ontario Retirement Communities Association.
4) Willingness to keep up-to-date their knowledge of changing regulations, practices and procedures as required by the College of Nurses.
5) Willingness to keep up-to-date on various legislation and laws regarding retirement homes and employment standards.
6) Excellent communication and leadership skills.
7) Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, online ordering and usual office equipment.
8) Minimum of three years’ experience within the Retirement or Long Term Care Community.
9) Reliable transportation is required in order to perform assessments and market the facility to our community partners that service seniors.
10) Clear Criminal Record Check / Vulnerable Persons Sector Screen (valid within 10 months)

1) The Director of Wellness reports to and works closely with the General Manager as well as working closely with Attending Physicians and all internal departments to ensure quality of care.
2) Responsible for planning admissions and discharges of residents and maintenance of all residents’ medical charts and records.
3) Implement and evaluate individual resident care plans, ensuring care plans are adhered to and reviewed no less than every three months.
4) Responsible for the administration of medications and treatments as ordered by resident’s physician within his/her limitations.
5) Continually assess residents’ conditions by recognizing signs and symptoms and, where necessary, initiates remedial health measures and maintain contact with residents’ physicians and family members, particularly when there is a change in a resident’s physical or mental condition.
6) Ensure the safekeeping of drug and narcotic keys and organizing and ensuring medications are reviewed every three months, including disposal of excess meds and sharps.
7) Ordering medications from Pharmacy as per Doctor’s orders; receiving and storing same safely.
8) Monitoring of Unregulated Care Providers during medication passes.
9) Provide direction to and supervision of all Nursing and Resident Care Attendants, including monitoring staff performance and completion of performance reviews during probation period and annually thereafter.
10) Responsible for scheduling all nursing staff and ensuring sufficient staff has been scheduled to provide quality of care and all services offered.
11) Responsible for ensuring and arranging that all residents have an annual physical and assist residents to obtain the services of a physician when necessary.
12) Co-ordinates and reviews monthly weights and blood pressures of all residents.
13) Supervises residents’ bathing and laundry schedules ensuring residents’ personal hygiene is attended to in a timely and appropriate fashion.
14) Responsible for determining residents in need of Enhanced Care Packages, implementing and monitoring same.
15) Co-ordinates and participates in staff development, quality assurance, safety, environment, fire and safety and infection control programs.
16) Ensuring nursing documentation is complete as per College of Nurses’ Nursing Documentation guidelines.
17) Ensuring policies and procedures are adhered to and reviewed no less than every three years.
18) Complete and follow up on incident reports where necessary.
19) Emergency medical care and response. Includes being available for after hours calls for emergency medical issues/incidents and deaths within the building.
20) Responsible for maintaining accurate records for extra care or amenities charges incurred by residents and submitting any such charges to Administration
21) Communicate effectively and courteously with staff, residents, residents’ families, prospective residents, guests and visitors.
22) Provide prospective residents and other interested persons with information about the retirement residence and conduct tours to interested parties.
23) Knowledgeable of Residents’ Rights under the Residential Tenancies Act.
24) Access, facilitate and orientate community agencies and/ or resources as needed.
25) Establish and/or maintain positive relationships with Discharge Planners / Flow Coordinators at area hospitals and actively network with the Community and Retirement Industry.
26) Assist with resident care and satisfaction as able and where necessary within the residence.

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