We are seeking applications for the position of Assistant Director of Nursing for a full-time fixed term contract (October 2018 to July 2019).
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Assistant Director of Nursing to lead and develop a team of Clinical Nurse Managers, Registered Nurses and Healthcare Assistants and to play an integral and active role in a committed Multidisciplinary Team to make a significant contribution in the area of psychiatric nurse management.
The successful candidate will be a dynamic and energetic individual with experience of working at Assistant Director of Nursing/Clinical Nurse Management level in mental health and will have an in-depth knowledge of the Mental Health Commission requirements, leadership and governance with evidence of continuing professional development.
Key responsibilities will include:
• Support the Director of Nursing to ensure the strategic and operational development, co-ordination and management of mental health services in accordance with national and regulatory standards and with regard to best practice.
• As an active leader have the knowledge and experience to deliver strategic and operational change programmes in the nursing and healthcare teams.
• Ensure that the nursing and healthcare service provision is delivered to the highest standard of treatment, care and that safety is maintained.
• Assist with the design of policies, protocols, guidelines and procedures which will ensure that the highest standard of patient centred care is provided.
• Ensure the highest standard of compliance with regulatory programme including Clinical Governance, Health & Safety and Risk Management standards.
• In the absence of the Director of Nursing to deputise in that capacity.
• Participate in the multi-disciplinary team and work in co-operation and collaboration with team members.
• Demonstrate leadership skills in supporting and advising staff nurses in aspects of management of their respective areas of responsibility.
• Manage all employee relations matters in accordance with the Human Resources policies and procedures.
• Support the recruitment and selection of nursing and healthcare personnel.
• Ensure effective workforce planning for all nursing and healthcare resources.
• Advise on all aspects of legislation pertaining to nursing practice, mental health and education.
• Participate in the work of committees and task groups relating to both educational and clinical aspects of the service as required.
• Ensure that all practices, procedures and policies conform to the service and strategic plans of the organisation.
The successful candidates will meet the following requirements:
• A Registered Psychiatric Nurse (with An Bord Altranais or with eligibility to register).
• Possess 7 years post registration nursing experience consisting of at least 3 years' experience working in adult mental health services
• Possess at least 3 years Clinical Nurse Management 2 (CNM2) experience.
• Possess a post registration QQI level 8 approved management qualification in health or a related field (desirable).
• Established and recent acute clinical and senior management experience in the areas of both Mental Health and Care of the Older Person in Ireland.
• Experience in a healthcare / hospital setting, including Acute Mental Health Care.
• Clinical experience of medical conditions and in palliative care.
• Possess the requisite knowledge and ability including a high standard of suitability and clinical, managerial and administrative competencies.
• Extensive experience in managing staff, budgets and workforce planning.
• Possess an in-depth knowledge of the Mental Health Commission requirements, leadership and governance
• Energetic individual with solid clinical experience in working with a team of diverse clinicians and strong knowledge of the concepts and operation of Clinical Governance.
• Strong ability to lead, teach, manage, participate and play a key role in the practice education of students and promote and engage in the teaching/training/support of others as appropriate.
• Have a good knowledge and experience of health, safety and other statutory regulations affecting a healthcare organisation.
• Demonstrate evidence of continuing professional development.
Bloomfield Health Services offers a competitive package and the salary will be aligned to the HSE Consolidated Pay Scale for Assistant Director of Nursing.
Our benefits include:
• Family friendly working arrangements
• Fixed roster patterns
• Generous healthcare staff shift premiums (25% night duty, double time Sundays and bank holidays)
• Contributory pension
• Career development
• Comprehensive training programmes
• Further education supports
• On-site library and research facility
• Bloom Together employee well-being programme
• Employee assistance programme
• Free onsite staff parking
• Subsidised restaurant
• Cycle to work scheme
• Tax saver commuter tickets