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Director of Care (DOC) – Full-Time

Location:Centennial Place Long Term Care Home - Millbrook, Ontario
Start Date:October 2022

Centennial Place brings a new tradition to long-term care, combining home-like environments with flexible programs tailored to individual needs. In contrast to the "institutional" feel that is typical in Long Term Care, Centennial Place is comfortably designed and decorated to feel like home, with unique features to enhance our residents' quality of life.

If you are a leader, with a passion for providing excellent nursing care, we have an exciting career opportunity for you at Centennial Place. As a member of our senior management team, the Director of Care (DOC) will influence how services are delivered, apply their nursing skills to the fullest, and truly make a difference in the lives of our residents. Reporting to the Administrator, the DOC oversees the delivery of nursing and care services to our residents. The DOC leads and directs the entire care team, including nurses and personal support workers, ensuring that our high standards are achieved or exceeded.

The DOC will also:

  • Oversee the development and execution of Care Plans for our residents, coordinate care delivery with physicians and other care providers, and advocate on behalf of residents and their families
  • Helps to develop and implement policies and procedures, completes quality assurance activities to ensure compliance with legislation and company standards.
  • Participate in the care department’s budget preparation and maintains appropriate controls over resources according to the policies and procedures of the organization and the funding available
  • Manages the care department staff including selection, development, and motivation of staff through ongoing coaching, training, and performance monitoring
  • Ensure that policies and procedures are implemented and high-quality standards are maintained in compliance with the Long-Term Care Act, RNAO Best Practices Guidelines, and Code of Ethics
  • Promotes effective communication within the department and throughout the Home and stays current with developments in nursing and geriatric care.

Qualifications:

  • Current license as Registered Nurse from the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • 3-5 years experience, preferably in a long-term care or retirement setting
  • Previous supervisory experience required
  • Composure, demonstrated leadership skills, and sound judgment a must
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must be available to respond to on-call and emergency needs outside of normal working hours

Why choose Centennial Place?

  • Top-quartile waitlist performance
  • Early adopter of adult Montessori concepts, with best-in-class restorative care program
  • Opportunities for career growth and professional development
  • Leading edge health care technology
  • Fully accredited, with leading compliance results in the region
  • Home-like work environment, with carpeted hallways and no overhead paging systems
  • Best Practices Spotlight Organization Pre-designate, with expected completion in 2023
  • The first in-Home Peritoneal Dialysis program in the region

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Assistant Director of Care (ADOC) – Full-Time

Location:Royal Gardens Retirement Residence - Peterborough, ON
Start Date:To Be Determined

If you are a leader, with a passion for providing excellent nursing care, we have an exciting career opportunity for you at Royal Gardens. With 24-hour onsite registered nursing, our “Enriched Care” assisted living program, and an unsurpassed reputation for excellent care services, Royal Gardens has plenty to offer those who want to grow and be the best.

As a member of our senior management team, the Assistant Director of Care will influence how services are delivered, apply their nursing skills to the fullest, and truly make a difference in the lives of our residents. Reporting to the Director of Care (DOC), The Associate Director of Care (ADOC) will help coordinate the delivery of all health-related services to residents.

The ADOC will also:

  • Share leadership responsibilities of the Care Department with the DOC, organizing and supervising staff in the provision of care, ensuring compliance with policies and regulations, and providing excellent customer service to residents and their families
  • Assist in resident assessments, Plan of Care development, and monitoring of care delivery
  • Staff supervision including ongoing coaching, training, scheduling, performance monitoring, and taking corrective action as needed
  • Ensure that infection prevention practices are in place and that quality assurance activities are performed as required
  • Promote positive relationships within the department and the Home, and with physicians and third-party organizations
  • In the absence of the Director of Care, the ADOC will act in the capacity of the DOC

Qualifications:

  • Current license as Registered Nurse or Registered Practical Nurse from the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • 2-3 years experience - preferably in a long-term care or retirement setting. Previous supervisory experience preferred
  • Composure, demonstrated leadership skills, and sound judgment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must be available to respond to on-call and emergency needs outside of normal working hours

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Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Lead – Full-Time

Location: Moira Place Long Term Care Home – Tweed Ontario
Start Date:To be determined

Moira Place is currently accepting applications for a new Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Lead position, which will serve as an important member of our long-term care leadership team. The IPAC Lead will be our in-home IPAC expert, responsible for the development, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of an Infection Control Program that meets both AON’s and legislative requirements. The IPAC Lead works closely with our Director of Care to ensure our Home maintains a culture that prioritizes resident care, safety, high-compliance, and accountability.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the IPAC program, through coordinating, implementing, and monitoring the Home’s Infection Prevention and Control policies, practices, and education
  • Participate in the development and implementation of infection surveillance programs, monitoring compliance through routine audit processes
  • Collaborate with the local Public Health Unit to manage outbreaks, leading response efforts in coordination with the Director of Care
  • Develop and deliver education programs on infection prevention and management practices to employees, in accordance with identified needs, legislation, and company standards
  • Monitor the compliance of staff regarding such things as the proper use of personal protective equipment, hand hygiene practices, and effective cleaning and disinfectant protocols
  • Monitor and analyze trends in infections and outbreaks, associated risk factors and current IPAC strategies, pursuing continuous quality improvement and making recommendations for changes when necessary. Provide reports to the DOC, senior management, and the IPAC Committee
  • Coordinate immunization programs, mask fit testing, and other IPAC initiatives.

Skills & Qualifications Required:

  • Education and experience in infection prevention and control practices including infectious diseases, cleaning and disinfection, data collection and trend analysis, outbreak management, microbiology, adult education, epidemiology, and program management
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to communicate information and insights to others
  • Must have excellent communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills
  • Post-secondary education in nursing, microbiology, medical technology, epidemiology, and/or other health sciences is preferred
  • Current RN or RPN registration with the College of Nurses or eligibility for temporary or permanent license is considered an asset
  • Must be willing to obtain certification in infection control from the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology within 3 years, paid by the Home
  • Education or experience working with older adults and the cognitively challenged is an asset
  • Experience in a long-term care setting is an asset
  • Self-motivated and able to work as part of a team

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Administrative Assistant – Full-Time

Location:Royal Gardens Retirement Residence - Peterborough, ON
Start Date:To Be Determined

Royal Gardens is looking for a confident and professional Administrative Assistant who embodies a positive attitude while delivering exceptional customer service to join our multidisciplinary team. The Administrative Assistant will provide courteous and professional front desk reception to residents, family members, guests, and visitors, effectively manages resident accounts, and provides proactive support in all day-to-day office activities of the Home.

Responsibilities:
  • Provide the highest calibre of customer service and build rapport with residents, guests, and vendors by actively listening and offering effective and timely responses and solutions in person and by phone
  • Manage administrative tasks such as answering and directing incoming calls, mail distribution, and providing support to the Executive Director
  • Responds promptly to resident and family concerns in a manner that optimizes resident dignity and confidentiality
  • Ensure accuracy and timeliness in the maintenance of resident accounts, appropriate documentation is maintained, and that accounts are collected when due
  • Support clerical functions including assistance with payroll, scheduling and arranging meetings, and assisting in the coding and submission of invoices for payment
  • Coordinates activities of part-time Desk Clerks including participation in selection and training, monitoring performance, developing work schedules
  • Promotes teamwork and good relationships with co-workers
  • Must be available to work various shifts, including holidays and weekends as needs and special events dictate
Qualifications:
  • College diploma in Business or equivalent education and/or experience is required
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in office administration required
  • Advanced level computer knowledge in MS Office required
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and customer service skills are essential

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Life Enrichment Aide – Part-Time

Location:Centennial Place Long Term Care Home - Millbrook, Ontario
Start Date:To be determined

Centennial Place is looking for a Life Enrichment Aide who will share in our passion for providing superior levels of service to our residents. As our successful candidate, you will work closely with staff, residents, and resident families to design and implement an array of stimulating programs to further enrich the lives of our residents.

As our Life Enrichment Aide, you will:

  • Assist in developing and implementing a variety of programming that maximizes resident participation and promotes adult-Montessori concepts in accordance with individual Care Plans
  • Provide assistance in completion of individualized assessments for residents and incorporating individual needs into general programming, providing tailored plans as appropriate
  • Document all relevant activities with accuracy and in accordance with policy and all RAI-MDS and MOHLTC requirements
  • Participate in care planning and program reviews that meet identified Care Plan goals
  • Maintain and promote good relationships with resident family members, including seeking opportunities to include families in events
  • Maintain and promote good communication with staff from all departments
  • Participate in special projects as needed
  • Must be available to work various shifts, including holidays and weekends

Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education with a degree/diploma in Recreational/Leisure studies or Kinesiology, or the equivalent as specified by the MOHLTC regulations
  • Education or experience working with older adults and the cognitively challenged is an asset
  • Recent graduates who have successfully completed a placement in a Retirement Community or Long Term Care setting will be considered
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and customer service skills are essential

Why Choose Moira Place?

  • Top-quartile waitlist performance
  • Early adopter of adult Montessori concepts, with best-in-class restorative care program
  • Opportunities for career growth and professional development
  • Leading edge health care technology
  • Fully accredited, with leading compliance results in the region
  • Home-like work environment, with carpeted hallways and no overhead paging systems
  • A pacesetter in adopting long-term care Best Practices

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Registered Nurse (RN) – Full-Time / Part-Time

Location:Gardens of Peterborough Retirement Residence Peterborough
Moira Place Long Term Care Home – Tweed Ontario
Centennial Place Long Term Care Home - Millbrook, Ontario
Start Date:To be determined

As a Registered Nurse, we will rely upon you to supervise and coordinate the care given by department staff and others while assisting our residents in their activities of daily living, providing skilled care in an empathetic and nurturing manner. As our successful candidate, you will be a dynamic, self-motivated nursing professional interested in providing quality-focused clinical care to older adults in a home-like atmosphere. You will be energized by the many challenges associated with an ‘aging in place’ philosophy and the varied and comprehensive levels of care required. You understand the many rewards of geriatric nursing and appreciate the opportunity it provides to enhance the lives of our senior population. You are a take-charge individual who leads by example and utilizes coaching and staff recognition to maximize staff performance.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development of resident Care Plans and interventions while providing hands-on, clinical nursing care, including medication administration and assisting in the Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) as required.
  • Direct, supervise, and mentor RPNs & PSWs in the provision of care in a manner that promotes dignity, compassion, and is in adherence to Care Plans.
  • Maintain proficiency in RAI-MDS 2.0 and provide support to Care Department staff in this area.
  • Ensures clear and appropriate communication occurs across the department, residence, and with families; promotes positive relationships with staff, physicians, and external care providers to ensure high quality service is provided to residents and resources are efficiently utilized.
  • Actively participates in ongoing professional development including in-services, seminars, and conferences as directed.

Qualifications:

  • Valid RN License from Ontario College of Nurses.
  • Supervisory experience and prior experience in a retirement or long term care setting preferred but not necessary.
  • Must be able to work varied shifts as assigned.
  • Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be able to work as part of a team.

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Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) – Part-Time

Location:Gardens of Peterborough Retirement Residence Peterborough
Moira Place Long Term Care Home – Tweed Ontario
Centennial Place Long Term Care Home - Millbrook, Ontario
Start Date:To be determined

As a Registered Practical Nurse, we will rely upon you to supervise and direct the care given by department staff and others while assisting our residents in their activities of daily living, providing skilled care in an empathetic and nurturing manner. As our successful candidate, you will be a dynamic, self-motivated nursing professional interested in providing quality-focused care to older adults in a home-like atmosphere. You will be energized by the many challenges associated with an ‘aging in place’ philosophy and the varied and comprehensive levels of care required. You understand the many rewards of geriatric nursing and appreciate the opportunity it provides to enhance the lives of our senior population.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in assessment of residents’ needs making recommendations for changes to care plans while providing hands-on, clinical nursing care, including medication administration and assisting in the Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) as required.
  • Under the direction of the DOC/ADOC, supervise and direct the PSWs in the provision of care in a manner that promotes dignity, compassion, and is in adherence to Care Plans.
  • Ensures clear and appropriate communication occurs across the department, residence, and with families; promotes positive relationships with staff, physicians, and external care providers to ensure high quality service is provided to residents and resources are efficiently utilized.
  • Actively participates in ongoing professional development including in-services, seminars, and conferences as directed.

Qualifications:

  • Valid RPN Registration with the Colleges of Nurses of Ontario (CNO).
  • Must have comprehensive knowledge of medication administration practices.
  • Must have excellent communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills and be able to work as part of a team.
  • Experience in geriatric nursing considered an asset.
  • Must be able to work varied shifts.

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Personal Support Workers – Part-Time

Location:The Gardens of Peterborough, Peterborough, ON
Centennial Place Long Term Care Home, Millbrook, ON
Moira Place Long Term Care Home, Tweed, ON
Start Date:To be determined

As a Personal Support Worker, we will rely upon you to assist our residents in their activities of daily living, providing skilled care in an empathetic and nurturing manner. Reporting to the Director of Care, you will be responsible for providing hands-on care to residents including assistance with personal hygiene, elimination, nutrition, mobility, and other emotional and social aspects of daily life. You will maintain and promote good communication with staff, enhance customer service to residents/families, and ensure the efficient use of resources.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide hands-on compassionate delivery of skilled services to residents in the provision of care with adherence to confidentiality, privacy, and a focus on maintaining dignity.
  • Assist residents with the personal care required for daily living including bathing, grooming, dressing, toileting, functional mobility and mobilization, feeding, wound care, oral care, etc.
  • Attend and actively participate in developmental in-services, department meetings, and/or seminars and external continuing education opportunities.
  • Ensure clear and effective communication while promoting teamwork and good relationships with co-workers; Interact with residents and their families in a professional, courteous, and friendly manner at all times.
  • Respond to resident and family concerns promptly and in a manner that optimizes resident dignity, promotes independence, and is sensitive to any physical and/or emotional challenges they may face.

Qualifications:

  • Must possess a valid PSW certificate or be in the second year of the RPN / RN program.
  • Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills and be a team player.
  • Prior experience in retirement or long term care environment preferred.
  • Must be available to work varied shifts.

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Resident Support Attendant – Part-Time

Location:The Gardens of Peterborough, Peterborough, ON
Moira Place Long Term Care Home, Tweed, ON
Centennial Place Long Term Care Home, Millbrook, ON
Start Date:To be determined

We are looking for Resident Support Attendants to join our highly skilled health care team. As a Resident Support Attendant (RSA), you will utilize your empathy and compassionate nature to positively influence and impact the lives of our residents in their activities of daily living. You will assist in providing personal care services and maintaining a safe environment for residents, visitors, and staff members at all times.

Responsibilities include:

  • Portering residents to onsite programming, dining rooms, family visits, and other areas as needed or requested.
  • Assisting Personal Support Workers and registered staff in the provision of intimate care related services and resident lifts/transfers as required.
  • Performing tasks such as bed-making, changing linens, daily cleaning tasks, sanitizing touch points, etc.
  • Providing assistance with nutrition by: delivering snack carts, coaching and encouraging residents throughout meals, setting the dining room and clearing dishes as required.
  • Promoting and contributing to a positive teamwork environment.
  • Communicating with residents, families, and visitors with professionalism and positivity, reflecting the mission and values of the Homef at all times.

Qualifications::

  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED).
  • Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills and be a team player.
  • Prior experience working with older adults in a Long Term Care or Retirement environment is preferred.
  • Must be available to work varied shifts, including alternating weekends and holidays.

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Cook – Part-Time

Location:Gardens of Peterborough Retirement Residence Peterborough
Moira Place Long Term Care Home – Tweed Ontario
Centennial Place Long Term Care Home - Millbrook, Ontario
Start Date:To be determined

Reporting to the Dining Supervisor, the Cook prepares high quality, nutritionally balanced meals for residents, following approved recipes and ensuring that portion control, temperature, and food presentation guidelines are adhered to. Ensure that public health regulations pertaining to sanitation and food preparation, storage, and disposal are followed and that Company and RHA standards are adhered to. You will help to set menus, prepare meals, and direct Dietary Aides in basic food preparation and meal service.

Qualifications:

  • Two years experience & a valid Safe Food Handler's Certificate, diploma in Culinary Management or a Red Seal Chef designation preferred.
  • Must have Smart Serve certification or be willing to obtain.
  • Experience in volume food cooking and preparation preferred.
  • Familiarity with therapeutic diets & nutritional standards for seniors an asset.
  • Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be able to work as part of a team.
  • Available to work weekends, varied shifts, call-ins, and holidays as assigned.

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Dietary Aide – Part-Time

Location:Gardens of Peterborough Retirement Residence Peterborough
Moira Place Long Term Care Home – Tweed Ontario
Centennial Place Long Term Care Home - Millbrook, Ontario
Start Date:To be determined

The Dietary Aide (server) is responsible for professional table service supporting a superior dining experience for residents and at caterings and special events. Must be prompt, thorough and responsive to residents' needs; communicate residents' concerns to Cook and Supervisor-Dining Services in a timely appropriate manner; takes action to satisfy the residents promptly and in a pleasant manner. Must be able to take meal selections, understand various meal plans and complete job duties in assigned time. The Server assists with routine operations including preparation, clearing, cleaning of dining rooms; washing dishes; general tasks in dining services setting and following Dining Services policies and procedures or direction of the Cook, Completes documentation as required. Handles food, dishware and utensils according to Public Health Standards.

Qualifications:
  • Safe Food Handler's, SmartServe and WHMIS certification mandatory. Food Service Worker's certificate or enrollment in course an asset.
  • Experience in table service in a hotel/restaurant or institutional setting helpful. Catering and Special events experience an asset.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work in formal service setting.
  • Must be able to lift up to 35 lbs.

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Housekeeper/Laundry Aide – Part-Time

Location:Gardens of Peterborough Retirement Residence Peterborough
Moira Place Long Term Care Home – Tweed Ontario
Centennial Place Long Term Care Home - Millbrook, Ontario
Start Date:To be determined

Working collaboratively with other members of the Environmental Services team and following departmental policies and procedures, the Housekeeping Attendant is responsible to ensure that resident personal spaces, buildings, grounds, and common areas are maintained in a clean, safe, and orderly manner that meets or exceeds resident and family expectations, as well as ORCA and Company standards. As Laundry Aide, you will be responsible for providing laundry services including resident and common laundry for the Home as per Company standards.

Qualifications:
  • Experience in housekeeping/laundry in an institutional setting preferred.
  • Self motivated with strong communication skills.
  • Polite demeanour and neat appearance, able to comply with company dress-code.
  • Dependable, able to maintain a good record of attendance and availability.
  • Must be able to follow both oral and written instructions in the English language.
  • Must be able to work weekends, varied shifts and holidays as assigned.
  • Must adhere to Company's immunization policies as required.

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