Assistant Director of Nursing - Community Hospital - Clare

Location County Clare
Job-type Permanent
Salary €60000 - €70000 per annum
Contact Brenda Freeney
Email email Brenda
Reference J355041
Date Published 8 months ago
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF NURSING - Community Hospital, County Clare

Benefits :-

Salary : Negotiable depending on experience
Further education sponsorship (post-grad, masters etc)
Paid training days
Uniform supplied
Annual leave : 23 Days
Death in service Cover : 2 x annual salary
Sick Pay Scheme

The Background :

Our Client one of the largest independent Healthcare providers of quality nursing home care in Ireland is actively looking to recruit an Clinical Nurse Manager (CNM1) for one of their Community Hospitals & Palliative Care Facilities based in Co. Care.

Overview of Role

To promote and maintain the highest attainable standard of clinical and nursing care within the nursing home.

The ADON role is part of the senior management team in the home and as such is responsible for ensuring that the care delivered is consistently of a high quality, and that those delivering the direct care to residents are appropriately skilled, competent, caring and conscientious.

The ADON will work collaboratively with the DON and Healthcare Manager as part of the senior management team in the Nursing Home, providing clear communication and direction and deputising for the DON as required.

This role reports to and is responsible to the Director of Nursing.

Duties & Responsibilities;

The ADON is the team leader of the staff who provide person centred care to our residents and is a role model of excellent nursing care and practice, who leads by example.
To ensure the delivery of the highest standards of nursing and social care which meet the individual needs of each resident
Ensuring that the home policies and expected clinical standards are read, understood, and practiced at all times
To support the nurses and provide direction, mentorship, and guidance in terms of their role
To ensure appropriate training, education, development and induction are delivered to all nursing home staff
Review and audit nursing documentation to ensure accurate in accordance with legislation and standards
Participate in handover/safety pause and help troubleshoot any ongoing clinical issues and non-clinical issues, escalating to the Director of Nursing as appropriate.
Ensuring medication practices are carried out according with NMBI Guidelines and medication management policies.
Undertaking regular audits in the nursing home and ensuring effective feedback and action plans are undertaken and reviewed.
Establish a team dynamic in the home and ensure that the team works cohesively in planning, implementing and reviewing improvements to care and practice.
Carrying out regular Performance Appraisals and education & professional development objectives with nursing home team.
Producing the roster, understanding the agreed staffing levels and maintaining compliance with these.
The ADON role assists and liaises with the Support Team, multidisciplinary team, relatives, and families.
Ensures that complaints are appropriately documented and followed up as required.
The ADON will be regularly engage in supervision of staff to ensure compliance with clinical standards, demonstration of strong communication with residents and general working practices
Implement policies to safeguard the safety and welfare of staff, residents and others.

Skills, Attributes, Qualifications;

Registered on the Irish live register (NMBI) with active PIN.
Excellent Leadership, Organisational and Communication skills
Must have minimum 2 years' experience as an ADON
Ability to collaborate effectively within the senior management team
Sound decision making ability
Ability to motivate self and others and work on own initiative
Ability to work well and promote a team environment
Appreciation of finance issues
Results driven

The Contact :

For more information on this role and a full job description please contact Brenda on 01-5136740 or e-mail your current cv in confidence to

TTM Healthcare is an Equal Opportunities Employer.