Director, Nursing

The Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre is one of the largest and most progressive long-term care homes in Ontario, with a campus that includes 450 long-term care beds, a 12-bed Guest House providing respite care, and a Seniors Village with 139 independent-living apartments for seniors. A proud recipient of the Registered Nurses of Ontario’s “Best Practice Spotlight Organization”, the Perley Rideau offers a growing number of clinical, academic, and educational services, and is committed to enabling older adults to optimize their quality of life. As it continues to develop innovative solutions to meet the evolving needs of its community, the Perley Rideau is seeking a new Director, Nursing.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, you will oversee the nursing model of care, and direct the delivery of all resident care programs including long-term stay, convalescent and sub-acute care, specialized behavioral support, and Veterans’ services. You will work collaboratively across the organization to ensure excellence in care and service, with a continued focus on quality, safety, and innovation. As a leader to a dedicated nursing and personal care team, you will create an environment that fosters professional growth, collaboration, and employee engagement. You will also build and nurture strong working relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders, including unions, residents, and family councils.

As the ideal candidate, you are a registered nurse in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario, and ideally possess a Master’s degree. You have a minimum of eight years of nursing experience, with four years at the management level and ideally within a long-term care, sub-acute, and convalescence environment. You also have significant experience in and understanding of a unionized health care environment. A visible, engaging, and inspiring people leader, you are known for your ability to build high performing teams and providing effective coaching and mentorship. A strong communicator and relationship builder, you skillfully navigate interpersonal relationships across an organization, and manage competing interests in a highly professional and effective manner. Creative and solutions oriented, you have demonstrated an ability to balance big picture thinking with the capacity to provide hands-on support to staff and residents as required. Your knowledge of frailty in seniors and long-term care will serve you well, and your ability to communicate in English and French is a desirable asset.

For more information or to apply in confidence, John Caminiti or Chelsey Periard at and state “Director, Nursing” in the subject line of your e-mail. If you have any questions, please contact Boyden at 613-742-3193.

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We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.