The Opportunity

Hammonds Plains, NS
Management and Operations
Full-time - Permanent
$98,000 - $110,000 / year

GEM Health Care Group has been operating in Atlantic Canada since 1979 in the Seniors' Healthcare sector. We are a leader in diversity and inclusion, and are our team continues to grow.

The Director of Care (DOC) is responsible for the coordination of all health services at the facility to ensure that all aspects of resident health are developed, planned, implemented, evaluated and are consistent with the mission and values of GEM Health Care Group. As the leader of the Health Care Services Department, the DOC oversees the disciplines of nursing, occupational therapy and physiotherapy.

What you'll do


Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Work closely with other senior management to ensure that the policies and procedures of each department in the facility complement nursing requirements, dietary plans and recreation plans

  • Assist in the negotiation of Collective Agreements as well as other union procedures when required

  • Participate in the recruitment and orientation process for Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Dieticians, nursing staff and administrative staff positions

  • Maintain an inventory control system to ensure that all provisions, drug and medical supplies, and materials are adequately accounted for to ensure their proper care and use

  • Encourage staff learning, research and self development to not only motivate staff but to benefit the facility residents

  • Participate in the review of all risk management issues as they relate to health care services, such as incident reports review and medication errors

  • Develop partnerships and linkages with the community to ensure that the facility is planning services to meet the changing needs of an aging population

What you'll need


Basic Requirements:

  • Registered Nurse in the Province of Nova Scotia
  • Minimum 5 years management experience in a long term care setting
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written in English
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Financial management and budgeting skills
  • Strong computer literacy and technical skills. More specifically Microsoft and electronic documentation platforms
  • Flexible leadership style and coaching skills to support and empower staff

We're looking for

Core Skills

Coordination Health Healthcare Leader Responsible

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A little bit about us

GEM Health Care Group

GEM Health Care Group is a Nova Scotian, family run business which has been enhancing the lives of seniors in the communities where they operate since 1979.
We continue to remain a leader in transforming how health care is delivered to seniors in Nova Scotia and we strive to provide the best care, service, and quality of life for our residents in a safe, dignified, home-like environment.
GEM currently operates various levels of seniors' care facilities throughout Nova Scotia, Ontario, and in Hollywood, Florida.

Are you interested?

Work With Us

Job Types: Permanent, Full-time


  • Company events
  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • RRSP match
  • Vision care

Schedule: 8 hour shift, Day shift, Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate: Hammonds Plain, NS: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)