Assistant Director of Nursing - Limerick

Job-type Permanent
Salary €60000 - €70000 per annum
Contact Brenda Freeney
Email email Brenda
Reference J348026
Date Published 21 days ago

Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) required for a Nursing Home specialising in Memory Care for residents living with Dementia

Location : Limerick

Our client one of Ireland leading Healthcare providers are actively recruiting an Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) for their Nursing Home which offers residential care as well as specialist Memory Care for residents living with dementia.

Position Overview:

The post of Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) is a senior clinical position which reports to the Director of Nursing. The role will be responsible for providing clinical leadership, managing the day-to-day clinical practices in the home, appropriate staff rostering, delegation and supervision, performance and development, clinical governance and assessment of risks. 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. The position reports to the Director of Nursing / Person in Charge.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Clinical Practice :-

To ensure the delivery of the highest standards of nursing and social care which meet the individual needs of each resident by:

Ensuring that the home policies and expected clinical standards are read, understood and practiced at all times.
Conducting ward rounds (including those with GP) to ensure that the best clinical outcomes are achieved on a continuous basis.
Reviewing nursing documentation to ensure this reflects the care and treatment required by each individual resident and that assessments and care plans are completed appropriately within agreed timeframes and reviewed as required.
Reviewing residents at increased risk of pressure sores, falls and other adverse events, and those who are clinically unwell, providing advice, support and assistance through clinical practices and documentation so as to ensure appropriate management plan is in place.
Participate in handover 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 to An Bord Altranais guidelines and as per recommended practice in the nursing home, and liaising with GPs and pharmacy with regards to medication reviews and audit. Ensuring that all nursing staff are deemed competent in all aspects of medication management, and that their practice is safe. Ensuring that education on medication management practices is provided to all newly appointed staff as part of their induction and that they fully understand all aspects of practice related to prescribing, administration and documentation of medications, including electronic prescriptions.
Undertaking regular MAMS Medicines audits in the nursing home and ensuring effective feedback and action plans are undertaken and reviewed.

Skills and Attributes:

Excellent Leadership, Organisational and Communication skills
Ability to collaborate effectively within a 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


First level registration
Registered on appropriate part of Irish live register.
Evidence of continuous Professional Development
Previous management experience

Benefits :

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

For further information contact Brenda on 01-5136740 or email your current CV in confidence to :-

TTM Healthcare is an Equal Opportunities Employer.