Director of Nursing - Westmeath

Location County Westmeath
Job-type Permanent
Salary €80000 - €95000 per annum
Contact Brenda Freeney
Email email Brenda
Reference J359002
Date Published about 1 year ago
Director of Nursing - Co. Westmeath

TTM in partnership with our client Mowlam Healthcare are now inviting applications to apply for the position of Director of Nursing.

Benefits :+

Salary (Depends on experience and the size of each care home)
Additional Benefits to include :-
PRSA Contribution : 5% of salary provided this is matched by employee
Target Bonus of €8K per annum based on occupancy and quality of care criteria
Death in service Cover : 2 x annual salary
Annual leave : 25 Days
Sick Pay Scheme

Set in peaceful Kinnegad countryside, just off the main Edenderry / Kinnegad Road, our modern purpose built Sancta Maria Nursing Home provides a high standard of care 24 hours a day to our elderly residents.

Sancta Maria Nursing Home is now inviting applications for the position of Director of Nursing.

What does the role entail?

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.
Understand 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 attend functions/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.
Ensure all registered nurses employed in the Home are on the "live" NMBI 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.
No less than 3 years' experience in a management capacity in the health and social care area.
Registered on appropriate part of NMBI 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 Contact :

Call Brenda in confidence on 01-5136740 or email your current cv to

TTM Healthcare Solutions is an Equal Opportunities Employer