About us

The Good Samaritan Society, a Lutheran Social Service Organization, is a not-for-profit, registered charity with over 65 years of experience providing specialized health and community care services in innovative and caring environments.

Corporate Office

8861 75 Street, Edmonton, AB

goodsaminfo@gss.org

1-780-431-3600

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Site Manager

Good Samaritan Heron Grove, Vernon, BC

 

Good Samaritan Canada, Heron Grove, Vernon, BC

 

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE WILL BE CONSIDERED

CLOSING DATE Mar 30-2019 at 1500 hours
HOURS OF WORK 0800-1600
EMPLOYMENT TYPE Permanent Full Time, FTE

LOCATION Heron Grove
4900 20 Street, Vernon, BC
WAGES Commensurate with education and experience

OVERVIEW
Good Samaritan Canada (GSC) is a leading faith-based, not-for-profit, registered charity in western Canada that
provides quality accommodations, health and community care services and programs to aging individuals in need.
With over 69 years of experience providing specialized health and community care services in innovative and caring
environments, GSC’ operational effectiveness and overarching culture of service and care makes them the provider
of choice for individuals and their families seeking a supporting place to call home.

Good Samaritan Heron Grove offers seniors multiple levels of care and the ability to age in place. This
campus of care includes the main building which houses the assisted and independent living suites;
four 12 ­bed dementia care cottages and two 14 – bed cognitively well residential care cottages.

If you have a passion for achieving excellence in the delivery of Long-term Care Services then this position is for you.

DUTIES
Reporting to the Director of Operations, British Columbia, the Site Manager will provide clinical leadership and
operational oversight for the care home in Vernon, BC, which includes complex care, assisted living and independent
living, in accordance with the Good Society Mission, Vision and Values, the site Manager will empower the team to
pursue clinical best practices, build a quality focused culture, be a visible and positive representative for the business and
manage in a fiscally responsible manner.

QUALIFICATIONS
Supervisory experience in a management role in a healthcare organization ideally gained in a seniors’ care environment,
with a strong understanding of clinical best practices and licensing. Experience in a unionized environment would be an
asset.

RN/RPN or LPN with eldercare experience. Gerontology or Healthcare Administrator certificate.

REQUIREMENT
All new employees are required to submit:
– a current and clear Criminal Record Check Form and Clearance Letter prior to the hire date;
– a tuberculosis screening that has been completed no more than 12 months prior to the hire date.
Please forward you resume and covering letter to ccorcoran@gss.org

We thank all applicants, however only candidates under consideration will be contacted for an interview.

 

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Post Date:

Closing Date:
Until suitable candidate found.

Employment Type:

Care Manager

Good Samaritan Mountainview Village, Kelowna, BC
Mountainview Village, Kelowna, BC

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE WILL BE CONSIDERED

CLOSING DATE  Until successful candidate selected.
HOURS OF WORK 0800 – 1600      Some travel required
EMPLOYMENT TYPE Permanent Full Time, 1 FTE
LOCATION Mountainview Village          Complex Care
1540 KLO Road  Kelowna, BC
WAGES Commensurate with education and experience
DUTIES
As the Care Manager, you will provide leadership to the interdisciplinary care team on your unit. You will promote a positive, quality-focused culture that embraces the GSS values of Servant Leadership, Healthy Relationships, and Hospitable Environments. Additional accountabilities include maintaining standards of care, quality improvement and risk management, managing an annual budget and policy/process review. Hiring and coaching staff.
QUALIFICATIONS
You are a respected professional who exemplifies superior customer service and possesses superb problem-solving and communication skills. You are an innovator who is approachable with a strong participative management style, able to work with an interdisciplinary team and able to motivate and coach staff. You have 3 years progressive experience in administration and management/supervisory. A  recognized Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing and active registration with CARNA or CRNBC is required.  Geriatric experience is required and a Gerontological Nursing Certificate is preferred. CPR Level C. Computer skills required with Microsoft Office Suite, HRMIS and other charting platforms.
REQUIREMENT
All new employees are required to submit:
– a current and clear Criminal Record Check Form and Clearance Letter prior to the hire date;
– a tuberculosis screening that has been completed no more than 12 months prior to the hire date.
Please forward your resume and covering letter to ccorcoran@gss.org 
We thank all applicants, however only candidates under consideration will be contacted for an interview.

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Post Date:

Closing Date:
Until suitable candidate found.

Employment Type:

Purchasing Manager

Good Samaritan Head Office, Edmonton, AB
Reporting to the Director Material Management and TeleCare Services, the Purchasing Manager will assume functional responsibility for the Purchasing Department including, management of staff, initiation and management of the procurement process including issuing tenders, requests for proposals, requests for information, etc. consistent with best practice and GSS Procurement Framework.

DUTIES
– Maintains Contract Management System to include reporting on contracts for renewal, re-negotiation, entry of new contracts
– Performs strategic procurement activities across multiple commodities
– Monitors contracts for compliance, technical correctness, supplier performance, and maintains documentation
– Proposes improvements to the current procurement system that will improve vendor relationships and lower total cost of doing business
– Works with key stakeholders, to ensure clear requirements documentation and specifications are provided to ensure objectives are met through the procurement process
– Contributing member of a contract negotiation team
– Processes purchase requisitions and purchase orders within scope of authority
– Reviews, researches, and approves supplier invoice discrepancies
– Monitors and forecasts upcoming levels of demand
– Develops and controls department budgets
– Other related duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS
– Certified Professional Purchaser (CPP) designation, or Certified Public Purchaser (CPPB) designation
– Post-Secondary business degree supplemented with contract law courses or seminars
– Minimum 10 years supply change management plus 5 years progressive purchasing experience
– Familiarity with legal aspects of public procurement
– Extensive experience in initiating and management of the competitive bid process including: preparation, analysis and award of contracts
– Experience in leading a team to achieve departmental objectives
– Health care or public purchasing

KNOWLEGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES
– Computer skills with proficiency in MS Office, Professional, Word and Excel
– Ability to conduct analysis using Pivot Tables, What if Scenarios, etc.
– Working knowledge of supply chain management software
– Functional knowledge of contract law, ability to interpret contracts, and assess risk
– Strong negotiation skills
– Adept at written and oral communication with both internal and external stakeholders
– Ability to effectively manage and invoke change

REQUIREMENT
All new employees are required to submit:
– a current and clear Criminal Record Check and if applicable, a Vulnerable Sector Check that has been obtained no more than 90 calendar days prior to the hire date;
– a tuberculosis screening that has been completed no more than 12 months prior to the hire date.

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Post Date:
April 26, 2019

Closing Date:
Until suitable candidate found.

Employment Type:
Permanent Full Time

Director of Technology

Good Samaritan Head Office, Edmonton, AB
The Director, of Technology has complete ownership of the establishment and execution of the organization wide IT strategy, and ensures its alignment with the organization’s care and business strategy and the delivery of capabilities required to achieve care and business success.  As a member of the organization’s operational committee, the Director of Technology participates in and contributes to overall organization care and business strategy development, bringing a current knowledge and future vision of leveraging information and technology in care and business model design, care and business processes re-engineering, products and services development, and support for care of residents.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

– Sets the vision of the IT function to support the mission of the organization to foster care and resident oriented culture and mindset
– Leads the development of the IT strategy and roadmap, ensures its integration with the organization’s strategic planning process, and the resulting care and business strategy and tactical plans
– Acts as a trusted advisor, and builds and maintains relationships with the organization’s senior leadership team and operations committee to develop a clear understanding of care and business needs
– Collaborates with internal care  and business partners to define and execute the digital care and business strategy
– Maintains currency on new technologies and platforms and provides direction on what emerging technologies to be assimilated, integrated and introduced within the organization to ensure IT capabilities respond to the needs of the organization’s care and business strategy
– Provides strategic direction and oversight for the design, development, operation and support of IT systems and programs that fulfill the needs of the care and business, including enterprise architecture management, application management, security and risk management, and infrastructure and operations support    management
– Develops and controls annual operating and capital expenditure budget for IT to ensure it is consistent with overall strategic objectives of the organization and is within plan
– Enhances the capabilities of  IT by leveraging a multitude of resources, both internally and externally
– Directs the development of IT sourcing strategy and provides oversight for strategic vendor and partner relationship management
– Works with HR and the IT leadership team to develop an IT “people strategy” that aligns with the car and business and IT strategy
– Develops and maintains an IT workforce with the appropriate mix of care and business knowledge, technical skills and competencies that balance the needs between growing the agility required to achieve digital care and business objectives and ensuring the core IT functions are reliable, stable and efficient
– Leads the establishment and execution of a digital workplace strategy that ensures employees have the tools and work environment to be more engaged, productive and effective
– Drives the development of organization technology standards, governance processes and performance metrics to ensure IT delivers value to the organization
– Provides leadership, coaching and direction to the IT leadership team and staff

QUALIFICATIONS:

A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration or related field or equivalent work experience with a minimum of fifteen years’ experience in IT and care and business/industry.  Must have five to seven years of proven leadership, preferably in a related industry, cross-functional teams and/or organization.  Demonstrated experience in IT strategic planning, organization design and development.  Effective influencing and negotiation skills in an environment where resources may not be in direct control of this role.  Excellent analytical, strategic conceptual thinking, strategic planning and execution skills.  Strong care and business acumen, including industry, domain-specific knowledge of the organization and its care and business units.  Demonstrated experience in budget planning and financial management.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


REQUIREMENT:

All new employees are required to submit:
– a current and clear Criminal Record Check and if applicable, a Vulnerable Sector Check that has been obtained no more than 90 calendar days prior to the hire

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Post Date:
May 9, 2019

Closing Date:
Until suitable candidate found.

Employment Type:
Permanent Full-Time

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