Director of Care

​Permanent, Full Time

Musquodoboit Harbour, NS


About The Birches:

The Birches is a licensed long term care facility providing services for 42 residents with a staff of approximately 80 employees supporting the organization. Our rural location and culture provide a unique opportunity for living and working. Our home was recently announced for replacement and a new journey is ahead for the team to transition into a new facility. The Birches is part of a shared management team with Ocean View Continuing Care Centre and the Director of Resident and Family Experience works closely within a larger management team to build capacity and resources.

About the Role:

We are currently searching for a Director of Care. Reporting to the Executive Director, this role is responsible for the following areas:

  • Accountable for development, implementation, and evaluation of a model of care that best suits the needs of residents and families and optimizes their experience.
  • Dedicated to the health & safety of both residents and staff
  • Develops, implements, and evaluates care related policies and procedures, assuring they are based on best practice.
  • Assures that accreditation and licensing standards that guide care and services are utilized in the development, implementation, and evaluation of all services
  • Ensures planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating of all infection control practices and coordinates education to ensure best practices are followed
  • Supports strategic, financial, and operational planning
  • Participates, as required, in the tendering process for capital or other operational resources utilized.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to quality and promotes a quality culture
  • Works closely with the Director of Human Resources to ensure all strategic HR objectives are being met including training, development, engagement, and recruitment retention initiatives.
  • Participates in labour relations activities which may include bargaining and labour management committees

What we are looking for:

  • Current RN license to practice in Nova Scotia or willingness to obtain the same prior to commencement of employment
  • 3 years long-term care experience in a Registered Nurse role preferably in an Accredited health care environment
  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferred)
  • A collaborative leader with experience preferably in a unionized environment
  • Strong communication skills and a passion for building relationships
  • Experience leading teams and organizations through transition and change
  • A passion for working with seniors in a long-term care setting
  • Access to transportation to allow for travel from site to site

What we offer:

We offer a competitive salary/benefits package and support for continuing education.  A $10,000 signing bonus will be offered with a 2-year return of service.

Application Process & Deadline:

igility, a subsidiary of Health Association Nova Scotia has partnered with The Birches to recruit for this opportunity.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume and cover letter by email to:

This posting will remain open until January 17, 2023

As an organization that supports a diverse workplace, The Birches welcomes people from all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, age, religion, physical and mental abilities, family status, and political belief and affiliation.

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. As part of our selection process, the qualified applicants chosen for a potential interview will be contacted for a pre-interview discussion.

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