Director of Nursing S011145

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JOB TITLE:Director of Nursing S011145
REF NUMBER:Director of Nursing S011145

Job Title: Director of Nursing

Salary: DOE

Location: Dublin 16

Job Ref: S011145


Director of Nursing/Person in Charge


Chair of the Board of Trustees


Clinical Nurse Manager Business Administrator External Regulatory Organisations Nursing and medical colleagues


€60,000- €70,000 based on experience and qualifications


25-28 days per annum pro rata based on experience and qualifications


A candidate holding the post must be fully competent and capable of undertaking the duties attached to the post and be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable ability to render regular and efficient service. The successful candidate will be required to undergo a pre-employment medical before being appointed to the role.


35 hrs per week. There may be times the post holder would be required to work outside normal office hours


The post holder is requested to respect the ethos and values of our client and to observe and comply with the hospitals general policies, procedures, and regulations.


The PIC/DON will have access to a variety of records/documents/ information which may be strictly confidential. Unless acting on the instruction of an authorised person, on no account must information concerning staff, patients or other hospital business be divulged or discussed except in the performance of normal duty. In addition, records may never be left in such a manner that unauthorised persons can obtain access to them and must be kept in safe custody when no longer required.


The successful candidate will be required to satisfactorily complete the Garda Vetting process prior to an appointment being made



Reporting to the Board of Trustees of the Hospital, the post holder is accountable for contributing to and implementing the Hospitals strategy, mission statement and ethos of care. The Director of Nursing/ Person in Charge is a core member of the hospitals leadership team and will provide leadership to the clinical and non-clinical team by maintaining a culture of quality care by Providing leadership to all staff Leading on strategic development for the hospital Overseeing the delivery of clinical excellence and quality care Responsible for infection prevention and control within the hospital Responsible for safeguarding people with care needs within the hospital





Registered on the Live Register in the General Division of the Register of Nurses as maintained by NMBI. Management qualification QQI Level 6 or above

Post graduate qualification in Gerontological Nursing or in a related field


Proven clinical and professional management ability, leadership, and communication skills. A minimum of 7 years post registration experience. A minimum of 3 years‘ experience as a Nurse Manager A minimum of 3 years‘ caring for older persons in the last 6 years A sound understanding of clinical governance, service planning, service provision, and resource management. Demonstrate excellent knowledge of relevant HIQA standards and an ability to work within a regulated healthcare environment.



Knowledge and Skills

Extensive knowledge of priorities of care when caring for older people living in residential care settings Competent and confident IT skills – MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power Point, and e-mail Able to make advanced decisions and manage the consequences Able to act as an advocate and representative for staff and residents Knowledge of NMBI directives, policies, guidelines, and standards Demonstrates promotion of evidence-based practice Demonstrate practitioner competence and professionalism Demonstrate a commitment to continuing professional development Demonstrate knowledge of quality assurance practices and their application to nursing procedures Ability to collect and report on data

People Management

Approachable and available to residents, families and staff for advice and support Monitors staffs‘ performance and progress Identifies performance problems in a timely manner and manages same efficiently and effectively Accurately assesses developmental needs of staff members Recognises strengths and limitations of individual team members and delegates appropriately Demonstrates confidence when dealing with human resource situations in a sensitive and confidential manner. Ability to recruit and train and up-skill staff Manages employee relations issues and conflict diplomatically Manages employees fairly and consistently


Act as a role model for staff by providing effective leadership, support, and advice Takes an active leadership role in establishing, up-dating, and implementing all policies for the Hospital Demonstrates confidence in clinical decision-making processes and takes responsibility for decision making role as PIC/DON Ensures the highest possible standards of care, education and training are delivered and maintained. Ensures the implementation of quality systems so that services of the highest quality are provided to residents and their families

Problem Solving & Decision-Making Skills

Demonstrate a logical and analytical approach to problem solving Has basic finance and budgeting knowledge and draws on this knowledge to make decisions Anticipates problems and issues, and takes preventative action to address them in a timely manner Intervenes quickly to address urgent matters Ability to make decisions in challenging circumstances Consults with others to improve decision making skills Consults with appropriate personnel to ensure the implementation of effective risk management procedures in practice Complies with legislation to ensure effective Safety & Health procedures and practices are in place

Planning & Organising Skills

Ensures most effective allocation and use of resources Can multi-task, without losing focus Demonstrates an ability to manage and develop self and others in a busy working environment Demonstrates the ability to logically plan and deliver care in an effective and resourceful manner within a model of person-centred care Delegates effectively to ensure objectives are achieved Sets realistic timeframes Prepares by ensuring adequate resources are available Ensures resources are utilised in an effective and efficient manner

Organisational Knowledge

Understands the ethos, values, and overall strategic goals of the Hospital Understands national health strategies and initiatives relevant to care of older people living in residential care settings

Communication Skills

Demonstrate strong communications and influencing skills Draws on a variety of communication methods to suit the situation/circumstances Listens openly, using appropriate questions to check for understanding to avoid misinterpretation Expresses ideas clearly and logically, supported by evidence to persuade others Ability to facilitate two-way communication between conflicting parties Chairs meetings with structure, clarity, and strong positive facilitation skills

Continuous Learning and Professional Development

Demonstrates the ability to work under pressure Aware of one‘s own strengths and weakness, showing a strong degree of self-awareness Demonstrates resilience and composure when dealing with crisis situations or under stressful situations Maintains appropriate level of visibility throughout the organisation Utilises research and an evidence-based practice approach toward care Is up to date on new initiatives in gerontological nursing practice Creates, structures, and maintains an effective learning environment for staff Ensures staff are trained on all new policies and procedures and practices Provides constructive feedback to staff Mentor staff as appropriate Gathers feedback from staff to improve teaching methods Champions and promotes nurse education in the Hospital

Quality Service

Demonstrates an ability to evaluate, audit and review practice Provides a flexible service that is responsive to the need of the resident Demonstrates an ability to lead on service quality initiatives

Team Leadership skills

Proactively develops and nurtures workplace relationships Establishes teams and manages the process Understands and tolerates different needs and viewpoints Utilises team strengths and attributes in achieving goals Engages input from all team members Facilitates and manages team meetings to ensure to establish a shared sense of purpose and unity Involves the team in decisions that may affect them Ensures staff are aware of each other‘s role on the team Celebrates success





A detailed job description is available on request.


For more information please send your CV to Bernice Brennan in confidence through the link or call on 012788610.


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