Assistant Director of Care - Occupational Health & Safety and Staff Development

Reporting to the Director of Care, the Assistant Director of Care – Occupational Health & Safety and Staff Development provides vision and leadership to support overall clinical and quality/risk outcomes and is responsible for leading the Staff Development and Occupational Health and Safety programs at Dufferin Oaks Long-Term Care Home. This position works collaboratively with the interdisciplinary health care teams within the facility and across the industry to ensure a high level of care and service is maintained in accordance with the Long-Term Care Homes Act and Regulations and Dufferin County standards.

What you’ll do

  • Offer employee assistance and support in matters related to Occupational Health & Safety and personal health
  • Manage employees’ occupational and non-occupational injuries and illnesses, including implementation and monitoring of Modified Work Programs, as indicated
  • Monitor staff incident/injury reports and WSIB claims, and prepare monthly statistics for Health and Safety, Human Resources and Quality Services committees
  • Assume a leadership role in Home Committees and contribute to the development of home policies and procedures
  • Participate in the recruitment, deployment, evaluation and discipline of nursing staff, under the direction of the Director of Care and with the assistance of Human Resources
  • Monitor and evaluate nursing staff skills and provide necessary training to allow staff to develop competence in new skills and maintain competence in previously known skills
  • Determine education and training needs for meeting Continuous Quality, Risk Management and Accreditation objectives, and develop an educational framework
  • Other related duties, as assigned.

Posting Date

Closing Date

What you’ll bring

  • A Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a recognized post-secondary institution
  • Current registration as a Registered Nurse and a current certificate of competence with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Three (3) years’ experience as a Registered Nurse in a long-term care setting with management experience in a unionized setting
  • Successful completion of the Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) Level 2 certification (or willingness to attain)
  • Two (2) years’ teaching experience in health care environment including program design, development and evaluation
  • Successful completion of post-graduate courses in specialties such as gerontology, adult education and occupational health and safety will be considered an asset
  • Comprehensive knowledge of standards as set out by Ministry of Health, Ministry of Long-Term Care, and Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • Knowledge of risk management concepts and ability to implement activities to reduce the impact of risk
  • Strong computer skills, including but not limited to Point Click Care, online learning platforms and Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of, and demonstrated ability using a variety of learning mediums such as electronic presentation formats and technologies, integrated multimedia and online learning technologies, video conferencing and in-house classroom design
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; able to build and maintain positive working relationships with a variety of stakeholders and work as a team-player
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; able to prepare policies and procedures and communicate about best practices
  • Ability to work flexibly in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
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