Quality and Risk Coordinator

Position Title:

Quality and Risk Coordinator


2080 Windsor St, Halifax, NS

Date Posted:

November 2, 2023

Post Expiry:

December 31, 2023


Saint Vincent’s Nursing Home is a not-for-profit, community-governed continuing care centre located in the heart of Halifax. Founded in 1966 by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Halifax and operated by the Sisters of Charity until 1978, Saint Vincent’s is now a secular organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Licensed and in part funded by the Department of Health and Wellness, Saint Vincent’s is an Accredited facility through voluntary participation in the Accreditation Canada program. As an accredited facility for over 20 years, you can be assured that Saint Vincent’s is continually working to meet national standards of quality to provide the residents we serve with safe care.


We are seeking a full-time Quality and Risk Coordinator to join our team of professional, qualified leaders. This position is a shared role across Saint Vincent’s Nursing Home, Oceanview Continuing Care Centre, and The Birches Nursing Home. Accountable to the Director of Quality & Risk, the incumbent works primarily within the nursing and resident care departments supporting and contributing to continuous quality improvement across the three organizations. In collaboration with team members, the coordinator ensures compliance with industry standards, legislation, and all internal and external quality programs. With a resident and family-centred focus on care and service, the coordinator builds relationships with residents and families, staff and volunteers, and health care professionals to meet the organizational objectives.


  • Promotes and contributes towards a “Safety for All” culture.
  • Tracks audits, manages data and indicators related to risk and safety.
  • Generates required reports and provides information to support decision-making.
  • Assists with development and management of policies to ensure policy changes (or reviews) are planned, implemented, and evaluated in consultation with others.
  • Coordinates documentation demonstrating compliance with external and internal standards.
  • Works with a team to create quality improvement and action plans with a focus on risk and safety management.
  • Monitors outcomes and manages and updates documentation.


  • Commitment to resident and family-centred care.
  • Healthcare professional able to be licensed in Nova Scotia.
  • Post secondary education in quality and risk management preferred.
  • Knowledge of the principles of quality, risk, and safety within healthcare.
  • Experience with compiling, analysing, and presenting data.
  • Understanding of compliance and legislative requirements within long-term care.
  • Comfortable working in a long-term care setting.
  • Own transportation for weekly travel within HRM.

Core Competencies:

  • Leadership skills.
  • Excellent in communication both written and oral.
  • Analytical thinking.
  • Team player.
  • Results driven.
  • Works well on a team and independently.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite with the ability to adapt to new software and technology.
  • Able to prioritize activities and time using strong organizational skills.
  • Competent problem-solver, skilled in decision-making.
  • Flexible and innovative.
  • Proficiency in the use of Surge Learning Systems is an asset.


$78,000 - $84,000

Benefits & Advantages:

Saint Vincent’s offers a competitive compensation package including a medical and dental plan, pension through NSHEPP, group life, long term disability, free parking, flexible scheduling, and generous vacation and holiday allocation.