Assistant Director of Nursing - Louth

Location Dundalk
Job-type Permanent
Salary €60000 - €65000 per annum
Contact Brenda Freeney
Email email Brenda
Reference J355026
Date Published 2 months ago
Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON)
Location: Louth
Job type: Permanent / Full-Time
Sector and subsector: Medical & Healthcare | Nursing & Midwifery
Salary: Competitive Salary

Our client a group of Residential Care Home are seeking to recruit an Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) to join their 82 Bedded Nursing Home based in Co. Louth which was established in 2001.

Offering :
Competitive salary
Pension Scheme
Career Progression

• Competitive salary
• 25 days annual leave
• Pension Scheme (negotiable matching)
• Death in Service benefit
• Free Parking
• Pharmacy Discount
• Education reimbursement
• Relocation Bonus
• Complementary meals
• Cycle to work scheme with a repayment plan


Minimum 3 years relevant ADON or acting ADON experience.
Currently registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI);
Demonstrable clinical and professional ability, leadership, communication and organisational skills.
Working knowledge of HIQA standards, procedures and guidelines.
Post registration qualification in gerontology and/or dementia care is highly desirable.
Must be eligible to work in Ireland.

Key Responsibilities

Responsible for supporting the DON to ensure all policies, procedures and guidelines are implemented and in practice at all levels of staff throughout the care home.
In conjunction with the DON, responsible for providing support and strategic and clinical leadership and direction for nursing and related services which results in the delivery of effective, efficient, quality assured and resident centered nursing care.
In conjunction with the DON, responsible for all clinical documentation within the care home and ensuring Epicare is always up to date.
Performing spot checks and internal audit of documentation in the homes with follow up and action plans arising.
Supporting the DON to drive an environment of continuous improvement and best practice in the home.
Be sufficiently knowledgeable in all aspects of the operation of the home, including detailed knowledge of all residents, to respond to or meet with HIQA representatives in the absence of the DON.
Have a detailed knowledge of notification forms that are to be submitted to HIQA in various circumstances, and the time associated with their submission.
Responsible for reviewing and monitoring any complaints and incidents in the homes and preparing and completing all action plans.
In the absence of the Director of Nursing, will undertake the role and responsibilities of the Person-in-Charge in line with the Health Act 2007, related regulations and HIQA standards.
Ensure that overall standards of hygiene and food safety are maintained at the highest level possible
Participate in clinical management within the home in consultation with the DON including providing care to residents, communicating with residents/families/representatives, managing staff, monitoring performance and standards, developing policies and procedures, and delivering training.
Coordinate the quality and safety system including all aspects of clinical risk management and resident involvement.
Participate in coaching and appraisal of staff on a regular basis.
In consultation with HR, participate in grievance and disciplinary activities
Coordinate, roster and manage staff in conjunction with the senior management team in the Home
Lead by example a professional, punctual and dedicated team.
Participate in the development of policies and standards for this care home.
Responsible for working to ensure that the quality of life goal is met for all residents.

What to Expect

Our client are committed to providing and maintaining the highest standard of person centered care and services by offering competitive benefits, encouraging life - work balance and fostering career progression opportunities for all employees.

Contact Brenda on 01-5136740 for further information on this role or email your currrent cv in confidence to

TTM Healthcare is an Equal Opportunities Employer.