Currently Hollilander Recruitment are looking for a candidate who is registered with the NMBI and eligible to live and work in Ireland as a Clinical Nurse Manager with a leading Irish healthcare provider. This organisation is based in County Kilkenny and offers a competitive starting salary and fantastic benefits.
Purpose of the Role
The Clinical Nurse Manager role is to support The Director of Nursing in their compliance with the HiQA Standards.
The successful candidate will also provide assistance in the induction, mentoring and supervision of nursing and care staff and will monitor the safety and quality of care and all clinical services relating to residents.
This person will be required to be flexible and work in a variety of roles alongside the clinical staff.
This person will also have a role in developing their practice and training staff through ongoing formal and informal training.
The Candidate must have at least 5 years’ nursing experience preferably in a Nursing Home setting.
Management and Leadership
- Support the Director of Nursing in Managing the Nursing Home
- Act as a role model for registered nurses and care assistants.
- Monitor the competence of nurses and care assistants through informal observation/spot checks and formal competency assessments.
- Provide mentoring and coaching to nursing and care staff as the need arises.
- Act as a support for the clinical teams on a day to day basis.
- Advise and support nursing and care assistant staff with individual assessments and care plans on a daily basis, to ensure that each Healthcare Staff member has a full understanding of electronic care planning.
- Assist with ongoing practice development of nursing and care staff.
Professional and Clinical when providing cover for the CNM’s.
- Promote a person centred approach to all aspects of assessment, planning, evaluation and delivery of care to residents.
- Coordinate the daily care for residents in accordance with each resident’s current condition and needs.
- Promote and support nurses on evidence based evaluation and training.
- Attend governance meetings, organised on a regular basis, as required by the Director of Nursing
- Attend staff meetings.
Quality Assurance Management
- Full participation and membership of the governance committee.
- Conduct audits under the direction of the Director of nursing and in accordance with the annual review report and audit plan developed by the governance committee.
- Monitor the quality and safety of care and service delivery to residents through informal observation; daily staff spot checks and audit findings; and informal discussions with residents, relatives and advocates.
- Reinforce and monitor compliance/implementation with quality and safety systems and Trinity Care policies and procedures at floor level.
- Provide feedback to staff on all risk management and quality activities and initiatives undertaken by the governance committee, on a daily basis and through regular staff meetings.
- Undertake audits of care plans under the direction of the Director of nursing and in accordance with the annual audit plan.
- Assist the Director of nursing in collating quality and safety data for the governance committee in respect of the monthly key performance indicators.
- Assist with the development and implementation by staff of new and revised policies, procedures and guidelines for the nursing home, in collaboration with the director of nursing.
- Assist in the development and implementation of continuous professional education/training and development programmes for clinical staff in the nursing home and co-ordinate this training with the ADON/HR Manager.
- Maintain timely and accurate documentation related to health and safety; risk management and quality in accordance with national standards; regulations; local policies, procedures and professional guidance.
- Report to the assistant director of nursing any suspicions/allegations of elder abuse or concerns/complaints, both verbal and written regarding the quality of care and services to residents at floor level.
- Implement risk management initiatives developed by the governance committee.
- Monitor and report any environmental hazards or monitor staff compliance with health and safety, infection control and risk management in their area.
- Ensure to audit incidents/accidents or near misses that occur as recorded in Epicare.
- Assist Nursing and Care Staff in recognising and detecting early deterioration of Residents.
- Continue to liaise daily with nurses and healthcare assistants to monitor the care and condition of residents, with particular emphasis on those residents’ who require additional monitoring.
- Carry out a weekly audit of all incidents/accidents/near misses and medication errors that have occurred to ensure that follow up actions and all required documentation, including updating assessments and care plans have been completed.
Education Training / Practice Development
- Attend, facilitate and co-ordinate in collaboration with the HR Department all mandatory and non-mandatory in service education programmes.
- Participate in continuing professional development activities in the Trinity Care Nursing Home.
- Provide induction training to new clinical staff as identified in the staff induction programme in collaboration with the HR Department.
- Report to the Director of nursing / any concerns regarding knowledge and competency deficits from your own perspective and among staff, in order to inform onsite staff education and training plans.
Qualifications and Experience
- Be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.
- Preferably have a post registration qualification in management.
- Preferably have a post registration qualification in nursing older people.
- The Candidate must have at least 5 years’ experience preferably in a Nursing Home setting.
- Demonstrate experience and knowledge of the HiQA Standards and how it pertains to the CNM role.
Knowledge, Skills and Competencies
Can demonstrate knowledge related to:
- National standards and regulations for residential care services for older people.
- Professional codes and standards related to practice and to caring for older people.
- Risk management.
- Health and safety.
Can demonstrate knowledge of:
- Management and leadership skills.
- Communication and interpersonal skills.
- Planning and organisational skills.
- Ability to motivate self and others.
- Conflict management skills.
- Ability to manage and prioritise in unforeseen circumstances.
- Ability to manage the home in the absence of the Director of Nursing