Director of Care - Wicklow/Kildare

Location Dunlavin
Job-type Permanent
Salary €80000 - €85000 per annum
Reference J342530
The Opportunity - Director of Care - Kildare/Wicklow Boarder

The Background

At TTM Healthcare we are proud to have partnered with one of the largest independent Healthcare providers of quality nursing home care in Ireland are recruiting a Director of Nursing for a Residential Care Home based between Wicklow and Kildare. If you think the position is right for you, let's talk.

Quality of Care Responsibilities

To ensure the delivery of the highest standards of nursing and social care which meet the individual needs of each resident through implementation of:
• The Company's Quality of Care System
• Clinical practice in the home meets Regulations & Standards
• Monitoring of clinical practice through individualised plans of care for each resident
• Conducting internal audits and following up on results of same
• Initial induction of staff and ongoing training and development of staff
• Encouragement of innovative practice
• Ensuring implementation and adherence to Company and HIQA standards, procedures and guidelines

Financial Administration Responsibilities

• Maintenance of administrative procedures in the absence of the Administrator
• Monitoring of administrative procedures
• Knowledge of resident's fee income, funding source, fee arrears, personal allowance, financial records
• Management of the Community Unit's budget.
• Have an understanding of legislative requirements regarding the financial affairs of mentally impaired people

General Management

• Conducting regular communication meetings with all clinical staff
• Establish a good rapport with external community agencies bringing the local community into the Home and facilitating residents to attendfunctions/activities within the local community
• Liaise with Marketing to maximise opportunities to ensure the Home has a high profile in the local community
• Monitor all complaints ensuring that each is documented to include the investigation and outcome


• Implement Company Health and Safety Policy to safeguard the safety and welfare of staff, residents and others
• Implement regular fire training and evacuation plans
• Ensure catering meets HACCP standards and is to the highest quality & variety
• Ensure the hygiene and cleanliness of the home is to the highest standard
• Ensure a preventative maintenance programme is in place and implemented

Human Resources Function

• Participate in the selection and interviewing of staff
• Conduct regular training needs analysis
• Ensure HR practices within the Home comply with all current employment legislation with regard to clinical matters
• Ensure all registered nurses employed in the Home are on the "live" Register

What are the Qualifications Skills & Attributes required?

• Qualified RGN with at least 3 years' experience in the last 6 years in care of the older person
• Post registration management qualification in health or a related field
• Not less than 3 years' experience in a management capacity in the health and social care area
• Registered on appropriate part of Irish live register
• Proven track record in healthcare clinical management
• Excellent Leadership, Organisational and Communication skills
• Sound decision making ability and results driven
• Good appreciation of finance issues
• Ability to motivate self and others and work on own initiative
• Ability to work well and promote a team environment
• Willingness to be flexible and adapt to the needs of the company

The Benefits:

Competitive salary
Target Bonus - €8K
Life Assurance
Employer PRSA Contribution
25 Days Holidays

Contact: Brenda at 01-5136740 or email your cv in confidence to :

TTM Healthcare is an Equal Opportunities Employer.