Job Description

Job Title: Director of Resident Care
Job ID: 15966753
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Canterbury Place
Department: 97452 CANTR Personal Care
Location: 310 Fisk Street, Pittsburgh PA 15201


Canterbury Place is now hiring a Director of Resident Care!

As the Director of Resident Care, you will assume responsibility for the development of nursing service objectives, performance standards of nursing personnel and nursing policies and procedures. You will also be accountable for the development, organization and implementation of approved policies and procedures.

This position works primarily daylight shift, Monday-Friday. On-call coverage is required. Must be flexible with schedule at times

Located in vibrant Lawrenceville, Canterbury Place is one of Western Pennsylvania’s leading providers of medical care and geriatric services. We offer 24-7 skilled nursing and rehabilitation care, memory support, a cardiac unit, hospice care and more. Our dynamic, team-oriented environment makes Canterbury Place a truly wonderful place to work. 

We invite you to apply today to learn more! 


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



  • 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

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) OR First Aid Certification
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) OR Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Act 34

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

Salary Range: $23.28 to $40.28 / hour

Union Position: No

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