Full-Time Permanent Position
Resident Care Coordinator/RN Opportunity – Willow Lodge

Summary: The Resident Care Coordinator is responsible for ensuring daily organization and delivery of safe, competent, and ethical care in accordance with the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics of the Nova Scotia College of Nurses.

This position is a supervisory role reporting directly to the Director of Care.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Comprehensive assessment of each resident’s needs, and the development/implementation of individual care plans to meet those needs in collaboration with other nursing staff.
  • Involvement in the introduction and education of nursing staff to Inter RAI at Willow Lodge.
  • Informed communication with all departments.
  • Ensures full completion of fall reports and reportable occurrence forms.
  • Communicates with physicians any resident medical issues requiring attention.
  • Weekly preparation for rounds with Medical Director and other physicians.
  • Communicates with family members any changes in resident’s condition or medications, falls or serious incidents, or consultations with other practitioners.
  • Collaborates with all members of the health care team, including Dietitian, PT/OT assistant, RNs, LPNs and CCAs.
  • Delegates tasks in relation to resident care needs according to scope of practice.
  • Takes the lead in multidisciplinary meetings and resident care conferences.
  • Participates on other committees, such as pharmacy, wound care, OH&S and Infection Control.
  • Supports scheduling when scheduler is not in (except for weekends, holidays and regular after hours, this is supported by the Team Leaders.) This may involve re-assignment of staff according to facility needs.
  • Promotes and respectfully supports the Policies and Procedures of Willow Lodge
  • Participation in annual licensing preparation.
  • Participation in the orientation of new nursing staff, including travel staff nurses, through mentoring, motivating, and communicating job expectations.
  • Mentoring licensed staff to perform skills within their scope of practice that they may not be familiar with.
  • Liaises with local pharmacist for all medication related issues, including new orders, ordering of stock medications etc. This also includes the proper documentation of receiving, counting, and returning all medications to the local pharmacy, including narcotics.
  • Regular diagnostic phlebotomy
  • May be asked to administer medications, or occasionally asked to work as the second nurse if a shift is not filled (very seldom occurs)
  • Documentation following standards of practice guidelines.
  • Take part in resident immunization clinics in Willow Lodge.
  • Adheres to the best practices of Infection Control/ Public Health/Occupational Health
  • Palliative Care support when required.
  • Coordination of Medical and other appointments (dental. Ortho, etc.)
  • Support for occasional coverage for the Director of Care during vacation etc.

This position is open until filled.

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Jill Peterson, RN/ Director of Care
[email protected]


Part time: 0.5 FTE

Role Summary:

The Registered Dietitian is responsible for providing resident nutrition and hydration care and documenting this care in compliance with regulatory standards as well as Willow Lodge policy and procedure. All resident nutritional status will be assessed on admission and every six months thereafter or whenever there is a significant change in status. The Dietitian will develop the home’s seasonal menus in collaboration with resident council and care partners, including those for therapeutic and texture-modified diets and snack menu. Responsible for monthly submission to in house newsletter and participation in the Dining Enhancement Committee, weekly multidisciplinary meetings, pharmacy meetings and yearly care plan reviews.


  • Bachelor of Science with Major in Human Nutrition required.
  • Completion of an approved Dietetic Internship.
  • 1-2 years’ experience in Long Term Care an asset.
  • Current Membership in Nova Scotia Dietetic Association required.
  • Membership in Dietitians of Canada preferred.
  • Certificate of management level food safety program. ADVANCED.fst by TrainCAN.
  • Registered trainer of TRAINCAN’s BASICS.fst an asset.
  • Working knowledge of RIM (Resident Information Manager) an asset.
  • Must possess strong written and oral communication, critical thinking, care coordination, time management and customer focus skills.
  • Exhibits creative problem-solving ability; ability to work collaboratively with other disciplines and committees to achieve excellence in resident care.
  • Familiar with Dietitian’s of Canada documents “Dietitians of Canada Best Practices for Nutrition and Dining in Long Term Care” and “Menu Planning in Long Term Care and Canadas Food Guide 2019”.
  • Must have proficient computer skills using Microsoft Office applications.
  • Current (within 6 months) Criminal Records Screen for the Vulnerable Sector.

Please apply with CV and cover letter via email to [email protected] . Closing date for applications August 10, 2023

RNs and LPNs


We are looking for nurses to join our team! These positions include rotating shifts in a long term care home. Graduate to opportunity program available.

Salary is competitive and when eligible, medical/dental/pension is included. Breaks/Meals (time) are paid.

Willow Lodge has a longstanding excellent reputation and encompasses the Eden Alternative to Care Philosophy which makes it a wonderful place to live and work. We are a 61 bed facility with dynamic care partners.


Salary is competitive. We will assist you in any way we are able to help connect you into this quaint village. Tatamagouche is a picturesque community along the north shore of Nova Scotia. The only rural community in the province that is growing! It is a thriving and involved community.


As a team leader, you will be involved in all aspects of unit activities in the provision of nursing care to the resident. The Nurse actively participates in the nursing process to meet the specific needs of residents as individuals ensuring current gerontological practice. he Nurse practices within the scope of the Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics as defined by the Nova Scotia College of Nurses.


Qualifications, Knowledge, Education, and Skills:


–         Graduate of an approved Nursing Program and current registration with NSCN, Current First Aid and CPR

–          Demonstrate competence in assessments, clinical care, and care planning

–          Demonstrate a caring and compassionate attitude toward residents, recognizing Willow Lodge as their home

–          Demonstrate interest and ability in a leadership role

–          Excellent communication skills along with ability to adapt and cope with change

–          Demonstrate initiative in gerontology and self-growth in this field

–          Physically able to perform job duties with minimum supervision

–          Medication administration, give direction and support


If this position interests you, please submit a letter of application along with your resume to Jill Peterson [email protected]



Job Summary:

Continuing Care Assistant is responsible for providing direct and indirect Resident care under the supervision of the Charge Nurse and/or Director of Resident Care.  The CCA works within his/her scope of practice and follows established facility policies and procedures while providing care, and coordinates resident care with other departments within Willow Lodge.




  1. Must have completed Continuing Care Assistant’s Course.
  2. Must embrace the Eden philosophy in alleviating the 3 plagues of loneliness, helplessness and boredom.
  3. Must be physically and mentally suitable for employment.
  4. Must demonstrate effective communication skills – verbal, oral and written.
  5. Must demonstrate initiative in gerontology and self growth in this field.
  6. Must be excited about change & contribute to changing methods of care
  7. Must demonstrate ability to be a team player.
  8. Computer skills an asset or must be willing to learn.
  9. Must accept and use constructive feedback for personal & professional growth.



Please apply in writing with résumé to Jill Peterson [email protected]


Only applicants with required qualifications will be interviewed.

Casual Floater –Environmental Services (Laundry Services, Housekeeping) & Food Service (Dietary Aid)


Job Summary:

Environmental Care Partners are responsible for maintaining a high standard of cleanliness and tidiness within Willow Lodge and maintaining an adequate supply of clean linen and clothing.


Food Service Care Partner is a team player who displays understanding of the needs of our Residents, while providing a pleasant dining experience.


General Qualifications, Knowledge, Education and Skills:

  1. High School diploma desirable or equivalent
  2. Must have WHMIS.
  3. Completion of Alzheimer’s Course an asset.
  4. Must demonstrate a personality compatible to this position with a genuine concern for the elderly and mentally/physically challenged.
  5. Must be in good physical and mental health.
  6. Must demonstrate effective communication skills, oral, verbal and written.
  7. Must demonstrate initiative.
  8. Must be able to work every second weekend.
  9. Experience working with the elderly and mentally challenged adults considered an asset.
  10. Good people skills.
  11. Must demonstrate initiative.
  12. Must be able to take direction and accept constructive feedback.


Food Service Knowledge, Education and Skills:

  1. Must have Food Handlers Course.
  2. Must have some experience in food preparation and an understanding of special diets.
  3. Must be able to follow direction in providing Residents diets.
  4. Must be flexible.


Submit letter of application to Director of Operation, Kent MacDonald ; [email protected]


Only applicants with required qualifications will be interviewed.