The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Full-time - Permanent

Become a member of the GEM family! We offer an inclusive and welcoming work environment with competitive benefits, a generous vacation plan and plenty of learning opportunities. At GEM we strive to provide the best care, service, and quality of life for our residents in a safe, dignified, home-like environment. From housekeeping to administering medication, our staff is both the foundation and the face of our business.

Location: Melville Lodge - Nursing Home

Title: Nursing Service Manager


Extended health care

Dental care

Vision care

RRSP match

Paid time off

Job Summary:

The Nursing Service Manager is accountable for the organization, management and leadership of the nursing department. In the absence of the Administrator/Director of Health Care Services, the Nursing Services Manager assumes responsibility and acts as designate. Through the use of their leadership skills, management tools, and understanding of the decision making process, the Nursing Service Manager guides the nursing staff to achieve area specific goals that are consistent with the nursing standards, the mission statement, values and the strategic plan of GEM Health Care Group.

What you'll do


Training and onboarding staff

Assist with administration of performance standards and evaluations for RN's and LPN's.

Assist with disciplining and investigating complaints

Promotes an environment that prioritizes safety for staff, residents and visitors

Promotes cooperation among departments

Auditing of resident file scanning, updating, and confidentiality

Provides guidance to RN's/LPN's and other departments

Ensures all Nursing staff are abiding by policies, standards and guidelines

Review, develop, revise, and implement policies and procedures

Participation in committees, resident, and family council meetings

Coordination of resident care, while also using audit data to develop and recommend ways to improve resident care

Organizes resident care conferences

Generating and presenting reports

Coordinates resident admission, discharges, and transfers

Assessment administration

Resident appointments administration

Staff compliance with policies and procedures

Fund Raising

Department goal development

Liaison with external regulatory bodies

Infection Control administration

What you'll need


Bachelor of Science in Nursing or Bachelor in Nursing from an Accredited School of Nursing

Current Registration from the Nova Scotia College of Nurses as Registered Nurse

Current standard First-Aid and CPR certification

Minimum 3 years experience in a similar role in a continuing care setting is an asset

Knowledge and experience in Occupational Health and Safety, Quality Management and/or Infection Control is an asset

Minimum 3 years of clinical experience

Minimum 2 years management experience

Experience in teaching or facilitating adult education

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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.