Clinical Leader

Clinical Leader – Maplewood Care Society

This executive search is conducted by Nelson/Kraft & Associates on behalf of Maplewood Care Society



Maplewood Care Society seeks a Clinical Leader with excellent change management skills to support improvements in the quality of life and care of its residents.

Working closely with the Chief Executive Officer, the Clinical Leader supports excellence in services and provides leadership to improve resident outcomes and quality of care using evidence-based practices. You will provide leadership and hands-on direction and support for the operations, management, risk management and quality improvement of long-term care services. The goal is to promote and advance excellence in delivering quality clinical care while ensuring the best possible quality of life for residents, clients and families.

If you are passionate about the wellbeing of others with a desire and ability to bring about change in culture, and have an open mind about what long-term care can be, we would love to hear from you. Experience in a long-term care environment is not required.



Maplewood Care Society is a non-profit society incorporated in 1969, providing quality long-term care services in Abbotsford. The Society is devoted to uncompromising effort and provision of resources in maintaining a home-like atmosphere and support for residents’ health – their physical, mental and social wellness – while maximizing their individual independence. We operate two long-term care facilities in Abbotsford, BC - The MSA Manor (est. 1973) and The Maplewood House (est. 1989). Additionally, we offer an Adult Day Program to help clients maintain their independence to live safely and well at home.


We uphold our tradition of excellence, serving and supporting with dignity, one unique person at a time.


Peace, value, choice and dignity will be experienced in all of the lives we touch in our community.


We value and respect diversity in our clients, staff and care methodology, embracing all the needs of the members of our community.

We value safety and commit to ensuring a healthy environment free from physical, emotional and spiritual harm.

We value individuality. Everyone has a story and we honour their journey.

We value respect by carrying out all of our interactions in a manner that recognizes the strengths each person brings to our community.



Quality Improvement

  • Responsible for leading quality improvement including overseeing accreditation and driving continuous quality improvement activities.

  • Design, implement, communicate and evaluate the quality framework.

  • Report on performance indicators, monitor the progress of improvement initiatives and oversee the planning and implementation of special projects.

Education and Training

  • Respond to resident care issues and concerns in a supportive and goal-oriented manner.

  • Identify the educational needs of staff in the provision of direct resident care. Ensure the appropriate mechanisms are in place for professional development.

  • Facilitate learning and deliver educational sessions aligned with quality improvement; successfully integrating change management and adult learning principles.

  • Provide point of care support, education and coaching to ensure that education and learnings translate into improved care and quality of life.

Coaching and Facilitation

  • Provide coaching, mentoring and facilitation as required to maintain a positive and productive work environment respecting the value of an interdisciplinary team approach to care.

  • Promote the creation of a quality work environment.


  • Promote and provide assistance in accreditation preparations and support team members throughout the organization to ensure compliance of standards as part of the commitment to continuous improvement.

Project and Change Management

  • Provide project and change management expertise to advance the strategic priorities at Maplewood Care Society.

  • Act as a change agent within the care team and foster an environment of innovation and critical thinking.

  • Ensure a consistent application of change management practices in the organization.



  • Must be a Registered Nurse (RN).

  • A strong interest and/or educational preparation in behavioural sciences/psychology is preferred.

  • Energetic, enthusiastic and enjoys working with people.

  • Innovative and able to bring a fresh perspective to long-term care.

  • Long-term care experience is not required, but you must be passionate about improving the care and well-being of older people and illustrate a willingness to learn.

Skills and Abilities

  • Able to work collaboratively with and provide leadership to a diverse group of individuals.

  • Effective communication skills including the ability to facilitate, negotiate and persuade others.

  • Able to provide leadership, guidance and direction to others, including management and staff.

  • Able to identify and apply evidence-based best practice initiatives into the daily work of care team members.

  • Strong computer skills and good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Experience and a good working knowledge of point click care (or willingness to immediately learn).

  • Able to actively participate in the care of people requiring long-term care services (physical ability to do the job is required).


Location: Abbotsford, BC

Application Deadline: October 3, 2022

Start Date: November 2022


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Nelson/Kraft & Associates Inc. is an executive consulting firm that specializes in working with not-for-profits and for-profit businesses across Canada, assisting them in the placement of senior executives and directors. 

Nelson/Kraft & Associates Inc. welcomes and encourages all interested applicants to apply for this position. Nelson/Kraft & Associates Inc. is committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion in its hiring practices, and will only make distinctions among interested applicants in accordance with the applicable Human Rights legislation.

Nelson/Kraft & Associates Inc. also welcomes and encourages applications from candidates with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in the selection process. If you require disability-related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact us.