Assistant Director Of Nursing



We are seeking Assistant Director of Nursing to join the Nursing Team. The role is responsible for the provision of quality service in line with the standards of nursing practice. The Assistant Director of Nursing will work with the Director of Nursing & Quality in operational management of nursing and other services across the Clinic. The successful candidate will also lead the implementation of evidence based nursing practice in keeping with national and international best practice.

The Main Duties For This Role Include

  • To provide strategic clinical and professional nurse leadership in conjunction with other members of the Senior Management Team and play a key role in the delivery of operational performance targets for clinical activity
  • Deputise for the Director of Nursing & Quality in relation to relevant aspects of the role as required.
  • In conjunction with the Director of Nursing & Quality and Clinical Nurse Managers take responsibility for the safe delivery and co-ordination of nursing services for patients, ensuring effective, efficient and quality specialist nursing care service.
  • Collate and analyse clinical and other relevant information and ensure its availability to support clinical and resource evidence based decision-making.
  • Develop a workforce plan in association with the Director of Nursing & Quality, including skill mix consideration through the identification of competencies and skills required to meet the service needs.
  • Plan, develop and monitor human and budget resource plans to ensure an effective and efficient service and actively manage the use of agency and bank resources across the various nursing areas.
  • Support the Nursing Services Managers, Clinical Nurse Managers, Education & Development and the Clinical Nurse Specialists in their roles and the development of the services they manage.
  • Participate/lead projects on a hospital/organisational wide basis as nominated by the Director of Nursing & Quality
  • Take the lead in the identified areas of clinical governance e.g. risk management, quality, complaints, and health & safety for nursing areas.
  • Participate in the Bed Management process to ensure optimum utilisation.
  • In partnership with lead clinicians, identify areas for service development and prepare business cases for such areas to include the rationale for development.
  • Plan specialist nursing service, innovations and developments.
  • Ensure that nursing care is based on the latest research findings and constitute best practice.
  • Develop close links with other healthcare facilities relevant to the delivery and enhancement of services.
  • Facilitate co-ordination, cooperation and liaison across health care teams, programmes and hospitals
  • Monitor complaints and investigate any nursing and clinical complaints, taking corrective action as appropriate and review audit to ensure there are no re-occurrences.
  • Facilitate effective communication with patients, relatives, visitors and multi-disciplinary team as necessary ensuring patient confidentiality is respected and maintained at all times.
  • Develop effective relationships with Medical Consultants, Clinical Nurse Managers and other relevant hospital staff to ensure safe, efficient management of nursing services.
  • Liaise with the Director of Nursing & Quality on a regular basis, as appropriate, providing feedback on nursing activity and issues.
  • Ensure that systems for the provision of clinical and non-clinical services are satisfactory and that they are timely and economically utilised.
  • Undertake an annual review of nursing services including the preparation of an annual report for the Director of Nursing & Quality
  • Work with the IT Department and clinicians in the development and implementation of the HMC Digital Strategy.
  • Provide advice to the Director of Nursing & Quality on matters relating to the care of patients.

Essential Criteria

  • Be registered in the general division of the Register of Nurses maintained by NMBI
  • Have at least seven years’ recent relevant post-registration nursing experience (full-time or equivalent hours part-time) in an acute hospital setting and at least three years at Clinical Nurse Manager 2 level or above
  • Have or be working towards a relevant Master’s Degree Programme
  • Hold an up to date Advanced Cardiac Life Support course or be in pursuit of same
  • Technical & Professional Expertise
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Leadership & Management
  • Building & Maintaining Relationships
  • Analytical Skills
  • Resource Management
  • Results Driven & Accountable
  • Commitment to Quality
  • Communication & Interpersonal Skills
  • IT Skills (Word / Excel / Meditech)

Organization Hermitage Medical Clinic
Industry Medical / Healthcare
Occupational Category Assistant Director of Nursing
Job Location Dublin,Ireland
Shift Type Morning
Job Type Full Time
Gender No Preference
Career Level Intermediate
Experience 3 Years
Posted at 2021-10-07 3:48 am
Expires on 2021-11-21