Clinical Nurse Manager (CNM) 2

€ 24 - € 48 per annum

Dublin

Nursing

Permanent

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Job Description

Deputy Manager/CNM2
 
The Deputy Manager will assist, support and deputise where required for the Director of Nursing.  He/she will assist in the leadership of the staff team to ensure provision of best practice, person centred dementia care to all service users in line with national standards and regulations.  There is also a hands-on, nursing side to this role where the post holder will carry out and assume clinical responsibilities.
The successful candidate will have:
  • A current registration with An Bord Altranais
  • A minimum of 4 years nursing experience in a managerial role.
  • Experience in elderly care.
  • An understanding of the legislation governing services for older people and people with dementia including HIQA standards and regulations, and their practical applications.
 
 
Responsible for: Care staff, Household, Maintenance and Driving Staff directly and any other staff as directed by the Person in Charge.
Hours: 39  hours per week
 
Purpose of Position:  
The Deputy Manager will assist, support and deputise where required for the Director of Nursing.  He/she will assist in the leadership of the staff team to ensure provision of best practice person centred dementia care to all service users in line with National standards and regulations.  The successful candidate will understand and be able to carry out and assume the clinical responsibilities of the role.
 
Main Duties and Responsibilities:  
Service Management and Development
  • To deputise for the Director of Nursing as required and directed.
  • To support the effective leadership of all staff in striving to achieve the mission and core values.
  • To contribute to the development of policies, procedures, guidelines and team practice to ensure that the service meets client's needs in line with National standards and best practice as laid down by HIQA and other Government Bodies.
  • Working with the Director of Nursing to identify and manage gaps in service provision and opportunities for development within the service.
  • To contribute to service planning.
  • To adhere to An Board Altranais professional standards including 'Professional Guidance for Nurses Working with Older People' (An Bord Altranais 2009).
 
Team Participation & Leadership
  • To participate in team building and development to ensure that the Orchard provides an excellent dementia care service that has the person with dementia at the centre.
  • To provide support and supervision to staff teams including care staff, household and catering staff and volunteers and undertake regular performance and personal development appraisals as directed.
  • To lead and record team meetings as required.
  • To participate in devising the staff roster as required.
  • To ensure that all new staff (paid and voluntary) receive appropriate induction  to their roles and work within the service, including knowledge of HIQA standards and the related policies, procedures and guidelines..
  • To contribute to the administration aspects of staff and volunteer training and undertake regular training audits as directed.
  • To assist in promoting the volunteering concept within the service.
  • To strictly adhere to the policy of confidentiality and to help promote a culture of confidentiality within the Centre.
  • Responsible for building relationships with staff.
 
Client Care
  • To lead allocated staff teams to ensure that person centred care is provided in line with best practice dementia care.
  • To be responsible for client referrals and discharges, including assessment of client and care needs, ensure continuity of care for service users through the regular review of person centred care plans; to oversee client centred activities and contribute to the promotion of the health and well being of those attending the service.
  • To be responsible for Admissions into the Service.  
  • To undertake person centred risk assessment and risk management as required.
  • To be vigilant at all times of clients in care and promote and instil a culture of vigilance amongst staff.
  • To support the carers/family of clients attending the service as appropriate.
  • To assist the Manager in keeping all live policies, procedures and guidelines available to all staff and contribute to staff induction and record keeping of same.
  • To contribute to the review and updating of relevant organisational policies procedures and guidelines as required by the manager.
  • To participate in regular service reviews and audits and undertake audits as directed.
  • To maintain Health & Safety and Hygiene standards and enforce all related policies and procedures in compliance with statutory requirements.
  • To carry out Nurse related duties on the floor as and when required.
  • Responsible for building relationships with clients.
 
Stakeholder and Public Representation and Promotion
  • To assist in the participation of service users (people with dementia, their carers/families) and to take responsibility for Day Care attendances.
  • To work with and support the Person in Charge to maintain and develop good relationships with key stakeholders such as the HSE as well as other donors.
 
PERSON SPECIFICATION
 
Knowledge/Experience:
  • A current registration with An Bord Altranais
  • A minimum of 4 years nursing experience in a managerial role.
  • Experience in elderly care.
  • An understanding of the legislation governing services for older people and people with dementia including HIQA standards and regulations, and their practical applications.
  • An understanding of dementia including current best practice person centred dementia care, the issues facing people living with Dementia and their carers/families.
  • A management qualification is desirable but not essential
  • Dementia training is desirable but not essential
 
Skills/Competencies:
  • Strong leadership skills, able to motivate, lead and support a team in a service that aims for best practice and innovation in dementia care
    • Strong Management Skills:
      • Ability to supervise, manage and motivate a team of care and other staff
      • Excellent organisational skills in the area of general administration, resource rostering etc.
      • Financial awareness and ability to operate service within budget
      • Ability to handle effectively challenging deadlines and multiple tasks
        • Excellent communication (verbal and written)  and interpersonal skills
        • Good influencing skills
          • Comprehensive understanding of the Irish health system and structures
            • Experienced computer user with strong MS office skills    
 
 
 
 

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