Executive Leadership

Director of Care


Richardson Executive Search

Director of Care McLennan, AB



We have an excellent opportunity for a Director of Care to join a long-term care facility in rural Alberta.  Reporting to the Operations Manager and President, the Director of Care will manage the day-to-day operations of the Manoir du Lac residence located in McLennan, Alberta.  This location is well supported by the town and is located directly across the street from the hospital.  The Director of Care will function as an Administrative Supervisor and is an ideal opportunity for a Registered Nurse (RN) looking to move off the floor and focus on health administration.  The Manoir du Lac is a complex work area and in this position you would spend most of your time coordinating and directing the work of the Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Health Care Aides.  Any candidates applying must be a Registered Nurse and registered through CARNA.  

For additional information on the Manoir du Lac, please visit: http://manoirdulac.ca/

For more information on the Town of McLennan, Alberta, please visit:  http://mclennan.ca/


Integrated Life Care specializes in developing and operating seniors care accommodation throughout Western Canada. Each Integrated Life Care facility provides its residents with an alternative to conventional adult and senior care. Individuals residing in Integrated Life Care facilities live an independent lifestyle while having access to additional care services when needed.

To learn more, visit their website at:  http://integratedlifecare.ca/


  • Passionate for seniors and providing eldercare.
  • Enjoys coaching and mentoring staff.
  • Embraces challenges and a fast-paced environment.


Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Selects and assigns staff, ensuring equal employment opportunity in hiring and promotion.
  • Coordinates activities by scheduling work assignments, setting priorities, and directing the work of subordinate employees.
  • Evaluates and verifies employee performance through a review of completed work assignments and work techniques.
  • Identifies staff development and training needs and ensures the training is obtained.
  • Ensures proper labor relations and conditions of employment are maintained.
  • Maintains records, prepares reports and composes correspondence relative to the work.
  • Develops, implements, and evaluates nursing programs, nursing care plans and objectives for the work area.
  • Supervises and participates in the provision of general nursing care services.
  • Supervises admissions, conducts assessments of patients needs and initiates nursing care plans.
  • Evaluates and documents patient progress.
  • Coordinates with Alberta Health Services regarding resident placement in the facility.
  • Conducts research and surveys pertaining to nursing and health education issues and prepares reports.
  • Serves as a Liaison between staff and other areas within the facility at large, and as an advisor to other disciplines.
  • Assesses needs for personal, supplies, equipment, and physical facilities for budget planning.
  • Participates in clinical conferences, workshops, in services, seminars and related forums.
  • Participates in facility security and emergency procedures.
  • Performs related work as assigned.


  • Knowledge of General Nursing principle and practices.
  • Knowledge of scientific principles and specialized techniques used in the practice of nursing.
  • Knowledge of medications and treatments.
  • Knowledge of materials, supplies, and equipment required to operate the facility.
  • Knowledge of and experience in staff training and supervisory techniques.
  • Knowledge of and experience in creating and enforcing employee policies and procedures.
  • Ability to instruct, direct and evaluate employees.
  • Ability to assess the effectiveness of nursing care.
  • Ability to remain calm during stressful situations.
  • Ability to maintain records, prepare records and compose correspondence.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and carry out detailed instructions.
  • Must have obtained Registration through CARNA
  • Must be able to think, act, and intervene independently in both routine and emergency situations.
  • Must be self-motivated and function as an in charge person.
  • Must be able to relate to residents and staff in a courteous and diplomatic manner under all circumstances.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours and participate in holiday activities.



  • Follows up with appropriate staff, residents, or other individuals regarding reported complaints, problems, and concerns.
  • Coordinate and facilitate any audits and/or compliance requirements, as required, as set out by Alberta Health Services, etc.
  • Uses tactful, diplomatic communication techniques in potentially sensitive or emotionally charged situations.
  • Acts as ambassador and public relations representative to guests and other off-campus visitors.
  • Maintains all certification required for employment.

Other Duties:

  • Demonstrates an appreciation of the heritage, values, and wisdom of the residents and an understanding of the aging process.
  • Manages and directs all staff meetings.
  • Assists with quality assurance programs when indicated.
  • Assists in training of new staff.

Working Conditions:

  • Exposed to body fluids, infection, odors, and behavior of residents.
  • Exposed to chemicals/cleaning solutions.

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to lift/push up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to walk four miles daily.
  • Must possess sight/hearing senses or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements of this position can be fully met.
  • Must be able to lift, carry, bend, squat, crawl, reach, kneel, push, pull, and twist using good body mechanics for sustained periods of time.
  • Must be in good general health and demonstrate emotional stability to cope with the physical, mental and emotional stress of the position.


Sandy Jacobson | T: 780.944.1327 | E: sandy.jacobson@richardsonsearch.ca | www.richardsonsearch.ca

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