Job Description

Job Title: Director of Resident Care
Job ID: 748325
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Daylight, Varies with Coverage
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Canterbury Place
Department: CANTR Personal Care
Location: 310 Fisk Street, Pittsburgh PA 15201


Canterbury Place is Hiring a Director of Resident Care

Centrally located! 2 min from 28 and 5 min from 79 North. Close to Oakland and bus line!  


Canterbury Place has diverse opportunities for career growth.


Such as: Acute Care, Cardiac Unit, Long Term Care, and Hospice, as well as Leadership Opportunities!  




Canterbury Place has a beautiful and unique charm with exceptional care and excellence in service have made it one of Westerns Pennsylvania’s leading providers of geriatric care. Canterbury Place offers world-class medical care and an array of geriatric services including personal care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation, and skilled memory support. Located in vibrant Lawrenceville.
Assumes responsibility for the development of nursing service objectives, performance standards of nursing personnel and nursing policies and procedures. Accountable for the development, organization and implementation of approved policies and procedures.



  • Accountable for the development, organization and implementation of approved policies and procedures.
  • Assess equipment and supply needs and makes recommendations to Administrator.
  • Assume accountability for compliance with federal, state and local regulations within his/her span of control.
  • Assume responsibility for the development of nursing service objectives, performance standards of nursing personnel and nursing policies and procedures.
  • Conduct orientation for new nursing personnel providing guidelines for proper procedures.
  • Conduct pre-admission screenings, assessments and evaluations for incoming residents.
  • Conduct staff meetings with all shifts for purposes of planning, coordinating and implementing nursing service policies and procedures.
  • Consistently work cooperatively with residents, staff, physicians, families, consultant personnel and ancillary service providers.
  • Direct allocation of nursing service equipment and supplies within the facility and establishes guidelines for efficient, economical utilization of supplies and equipment.
  • Direct, monitor and control nursing activities related to direct patient care.
  • Ensure availability of equipment for nursing personnel.
  • Ensure that residents and/or appropriate family members are apprised of significant changes in residents' condition and treatment plan.
  • Ensure that universal precautions and infection control and sanitation practices and procedures are followed.
  • Follow Resident's Rights policies at all times.
  • Listen to resident/family concerns and assumes responsibility for follow-through.
  • Monitor department activities, evaluate performance, provide feedback and direction as needed in order to maintain a positive work environment.
  • Participate in the interviewing and selection of nursing staff.
  • Periodically works floor in order to monitor nursing staff and maintain nursing skills and adequate staffing.
  • Plan and coordinate in-service educational programs in accordance with applicable regulations.
  • Recommend staffing level to be employed to the Administrator.
  • Responsible for the scheduling of nursing service so that adequate coverage is provided to residents.



  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • RN License and 2 years of experience in long term care. OR LPN License and 3 years of experience in long term care required. 
  • Employee will be required to acquire Administrator certificate within 1 year of hire if employee does not possess certificate at time of hire

  • Previous Supervisory/Management experience is strongly preferred.

  • Previous scheduling experience is strongly preferred

  • Mainly daylight hours but flexible availability is needed

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
    CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation or First Aid Certification
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Older Adult Protective Services Act
  • Registered Nurse

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities


Salary Range: $22.60 to $39.11 / hour

Union Position: No

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