Charge Nurse

Local Housing Corporation Newmarket Housing And Residential Services York Region

Charge Nurse 25126

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Department: Community and Health Services Department
Branch: Paramedic and Seniors Services Branch
Status: Casual/On-Call
Location: Vaughan / Ontario
Date Posted: May 12, 2020
Date Closing: December 31, 2020
Number Of Positions: 1


$46.24 to $52.35 per hour
This is a Replacement
Union position - CUPE Local 905 (Long Term Care)

Scheduled Hours

Permanent Casual/On-Call, with up to 75 bi-weekly hours available

Position Purpose

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Care, provides professional nursing care to residents and monitors nursing practice of Regulated Health Care Practitioners and Non-regulated Health Care Practitioners to deliver a high standard of nursing and personal care, provides oversight of resident care treatments and medication administration, except as warranted by the operational needs of the LTC Home (“Home”), provides guidance, training, mentoring, and coordinating, assigning, scheduling and checking the work of assigned staff and ensuring a safe working environment, assesses, plans, directs and co-ordinates all activities necessary for the LTC Home, provides knowledge and leads the application and after-hours operational responsibilities for emergency response procedures, infection prevention and control practices and protocols, and occupational health and safety responsibilities, within the standards of the College of Nurses of Ontario, and Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Facility Program Standards.

Major Responsibilities

•Coordinates the resident admission process which involves liaison with internal departments and disciplines, physicians, contracted service providers, and external health care providers including hospitals, community/mental health.
•Leads the admission, transfer and discharge of residents to and from assigned resident home areas, including consents, assessments, care plans and other requisite processes, ensuring that all residents receive appropriate individualized care for their physical and emotional wellbeing.
•Completes resident assessments as required for new admissions and readmissions from hospital, quarterly and on change in resident status in accordance with policy and standards of the MOHLTC and the Home.
•Provides guidance, training, mentoring and coordinates, assigns, schedules and checks the work of assigned staff.
•Ensures that operating staff work in a safe manner and utilize all required health and safety equipment and protective devices and follow all measures and procedures as required by the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations and Regional Policies.
•Determines the appropriate actions and responses based on the MOHLTC decision trees and other guidance documentation, to suspected or witnessed abuse or neglect in the LTC Home, and taking appropriate and necessary action per legislation and policy in the event of a witnessed or suspected incidence of abuse or neglect in the LTC Home.
•Maintains residents’ records in compliance with the policies of the Health Centre, the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and the standards of the College of Nurses of Ontario.


•Currently in good standing, and retain good standing, with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) of “Entitled to Practice with no Restrictions” as a Registered Nurse
•Minimum four (4) years nursing experience in a long-term care facility or other geriatrics environment.
•Ability to successfully complete “Standard First Aid CPR-A” certification within 3 months of commencement of the role (if certification is lacking, or lapsed by more than 3 years), and to successfully complete an authorized CPR refresher annually
•Must have current (within the past 12 months) successful achievement of the required mandatory AIS Proficiency Evaluation Certificate for Nursing and Allied Health Disciplines, and commitment to successfully completing this certification annually.
•Satisfactory Police Vulnerable Sector Checks (PVSC).
•Leadership competencies including operating strategically, leveraging diversity and differences, customer focused, ensuring accountability, managing complex problems, financial management, employing interactive and effective communication, fostering collaborative relationships, cultivating engagement to drive vision and purpose, managing and developing talent, establishing and maintaining trust, displaying self-awareness, and demonstrating resiliency.

How to Apply

Please apply online. We thank all candidates for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted via email.

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