Assistant Director of Nursing - Cork

Location Cork
Job-type Permanent
Salary €60000 - €65000 per annum
Contact Brenda Freeney
Email email Brenda
Reference J354986
Date Published 2 months ago

Our Client a small 42 bedded care home that will meet the needs of their residents in comfortable and homely surroundings and deliver care in a respectful and dignified manner are actively looking to recruit an Assistant Director of Nursing. They aim to provide the best quality and standard of care available to their residents and to promote an environment that allows them to maintain close ties not only with their immediate family but also with the wider local community.

Benefits : Offering a very competitive salary and benefits which will be discussed at interview

REPORTS TO:Director of Nursing


The appointed person will be assigned to assist the Director of Nursing in the overall operations and day to day running of the home.
The appointed person will assist the Director of Nursing in the efficient management of resources, the assignment of work and monitoring the quality of work performance of staff.
The appointed person will assume the role of person in charge in the absence of the Director of Nursing.
The post is full time and permanent following a probationary period of six months.


Must be registered with An Bord Altranais.
Must have minimum of five years post registration experience of which two years must have been at management level in residential care setting.
Must have knowledge of all relevant legislation and HIQA Standards for Residential Care Settings.
Must have evidence of continuous professional development


Assume 24/7 responsibility in assisting the Director of Nursing in the clinical care of patients and operation of the home.
Be responsible for promoting an organisational culture that incorporates the philosophy and principles associated with person centred care.
The focus to assist residents, where possible, to maintain their independence and avoid unnecessary hospitalisation, liaising with clients and their families as required, in order to help promote wellbeing and healthy lifestyle.
Demonstrate clinical expertise in the care of the older person and being cognisant of current best practice.
Assist the Director of Nursing to manage resources efficiently and effectively to ensure the continuous quality improvement of the service.
Be actively involved in the supervision of the daily management of the home, undertaking nursing rounds.
Facilitate team building and motivation.
Assist the Director of Nursing in ensuring that policies, procedures and standards are developed, revised and implemented.
Have an in depth knowledge in all legislative requirement of meeting HIQA National Standards and assisting with implementation and monitoring within the home.

Key Duties

Clinical Governance
Assume the role of Person in Charge in the absence of the Director of Nursing
Assist in the development and evaluation of quality initiatives and clinical audits to ensure that the best quality of services and practices are provided within available resources.
Assist Director of Nursing in monitoring and investigating all complaints, untoward clinical incidents and near misses.
Encourage and facilitate staff innovation in nursing practice.
Provide clinical support and mentorship to qualified nurses, assessing competency levels in line with current best practice
And as per An Bord Altranais Professional Guidelines for Nurses working with Older People.

For further information on this role and a more detailed job specification please contact Brenda in confidence on 01-5136740 or email your current cv in confidence to

TTM Healthcare is an Equal Opportunities Employer.