Director of Care, Adanac Park Lodge (RN/RPN)

Job Description

Job Title: Director of Care, Adanac Park Lodge (RN/RPN)
Work Site: 520 West 6th


Start Date:



Temporary Full Time

Approximately July 2020 until August 2021


Days off: Saturday, Sunday, and statutory holidays

Reference#: 127599-kch

Are you the next Director of Care at Vancouver Coastal Health? Apply today to join our team!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Registered Nurse OR Registered Psychiatric Nurse to join the team at Adanac Park Lodge as the Director of Care (DOC). In this position you will work to promote a safe environment for patients, residents, families, visitors and staff.

As the Director of Care at Adanac Park Lodge you will:

  • Be responsible for the overall leadership and integrity of the clinical and operational aspects of Resident Care Services including the development, coordination and evaluation of all activities and programs relating to the day-to-day care of residents.
  • As part of the site’s Leadership Team, be responsible for the management and supervision of all clinical and direct care staff, oversight of designated budget and cost control, department staffing, and labour relations.
  • Oversee the development of programs and resident care plans, ensuring programs are in compliance with organizational goals and objectives, standards, policies and procedures, as well as with applicable legislation and regulations.
  • Complete and submit any and all required reports.
  • Build excellent employee and public relations within and outside the facility, and liaise with families, health authorities and facilities, licensing bodies and other external agencies on behalf of the organization.


Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.





Education & Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing or Psychiatric Nursing or Master’s Degree with at least five (5) years’ practice including extensive clinical experience in geriatric nursing, including care of cognitively impaired, in a unionized environment supplemented with a minimum three (3) years’ recent, related and effective supervisory experience in a managerial position.
  • Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Formal management training from a recognized educational institute, or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully leading a facility through the Accreditation Canada (AC) survey program.
  • Demonstrated experience designing, leading and instruction staff education programs, including hands-on teaching situations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Resident Care computer-based systems, including MDS.
  • Demonstrated computer literacy, including a good working knowledge of MS Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) and Scheduling software.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead, manage, teach, coach and mentor staff, and foster a respectful and motivating environment where individual competencies can thrive.
  • Demonstrated ability to ensure the spirit, dignity and individuality of the residents is maintained in a respectful and supportive manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, and as part of a management team, with a minimum of supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and work independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain productive relationships internally and with external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop new methods to improve performance through building on past experience or seeking new ideas in the industry.
  • Demonstrated ability to seek new partnerships to support the vision and accomplish the goals of the organization.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to comfortably and competently address small and large groups in public speaking/presentation role.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and to integrate a philosophy of resident-centred-care into daily operations.
  • Demonstrated ability to safely and efficiently operate all equipment associated with the duties of the position.
  • Demonstrated ability to generate creative solutions and remove barriers.
  • Employs systematic effort over time to obtain needed data or feedback includes research.
  • Identifies key issues in complex situations; effective problem solver and translates knowledge into effective results.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt and work effectively with a variety of situations, individuals and groups, and manage change effectively.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand underlying problems, behaviours, concerns, and cultural differences. Negotiates and facilitates consensus in a calm and supportive manner.
  • Physical and mental ability to perform the duties of the position.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.



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