Clinical Nurse Manager 1 - Theatre (Neurosurgery)

About the Hermitage ClinicThe Hermitage Clinic is a 112 bed private hospital in Lucan, West Dublin. Our specialised medical teams provide medical, surgical and advanced radiotherapy care to patients and are supported by the very latest medical technology. The Hermitage Clinic is committed to providing excellence in patient care using state-of-the-art facilities. The Clinic offers an outstanding level of expertise and cutting edge technology. We have the most advanced diagnostic imaging equipment available today, full Cardiological facilities including a Cardiac Catheterisation Suite and Clinical Laboratory services. The Theatre provides a range of surgical services and this role is important in making a significant contribution, developing and maintaining best practice in Theatre services.  Role SummaryThe primary role of the Clinical Nurse Manager 1 (CNM 1) will be one of clinical and professional leadership and development in the nursing team, including the development of nursing staff by means of in-service training, orientation of new staff and arranging for clinical experience and supervision of student nurses where this is appropriate. The role is responsible for the provision of quality service in line with international and national perioperative nursing/practitioner care standards. As a key member of the management team, the CNM1 in Theatre (Neuro) will demonstrate managerial and leadership skills and facilitate effective communication with colleagues in the hospital.  Key Responsibilities:OperationsEnsure that perioperative care is based on the latest research findings and constitute best practice. Coordinates and directs the daily patient care operations of the OR.Analyses workloads and skill requirements to meet patient care needs.Assesses staff competencies and makes patient care assignments.Delegates appropriate tasks to appropriate personnel, consistent with legal and professional guidelines and departmental standards. Maintains clear communications with the Nurse Manager regarding unit needs and incidents.Serves as a resource person on the unit. Assists with patient care as needed.Identifies appropriate internal controls for department; provides mechanisms to monitor and enforce compliance.Performs related duties as required.Develop close links with other healthcare facilities relevant to the delivery and enhancement of services. Monitor complaints and investigate any nursing and clinical complaints, taking corrective action as appropriate and review audit to ensure there are no re-occurrences.Ensure that all records are properly and accurately maintained.Facilitate effective communication with patients, relatives, visitors and multi-disciplinary team as necessary ensuring patient confidentiality is respected and maintained at all times.Communicate and develop effective relationships with Medical Consultants, Clinical Nurse Managers and other relevant hospital staff to ensure safe, efficient management of the Unit/Ward.Identify opportunities for the development of services that will improve the care of patients.Ensure that systems for the provision of clinical and non-clinical services are satisfactory and that they are timely and economically utilised.In consultation with staff continually monitor stock levels, suitability, usage and potential for savings. Advise the Head of Clinical & Nursing Services on alternative supplies and changes in practice which impact on costs.Promote a patient centred culture of openness and responsiveness to positive and constructive patient feedback and ensuring patient dignity, respect and choice is maintained in their care.  People ManagementProvide clinical and management leadership for Staff Nurses/ODP’s and ensure an effective learning environment for the multidisciplinary team and taking an active part in the delivery of care as appropriate.Work within the codes of Professional Conduct for Nurses, participation in the development of the Scope of Practice and provide strong professional leadership and direction for nursing services.Promote an environment that is conducive to the development of best practice, enhances staff retention and promotes good industrial relations.Maintain a high level of staff morale, promoting good communication, team spirit and job satisfaction among members of the multidisciplinary team. Strive to ensure that staff are accountable, responsible and have authority to practice and manage within their roles.Ensure that all new nursing and support staff in the Unit receive an adequate orientation and induction programme, have a clear understanding of their duties, responsibilities and standards of performance at all times.Comply with all HR system and policy requirements including recording of relevant data Essential CriteriaBe registered in the general division of the Register of Nurses maintained by NMBIHave at least five years recent relevant post-registration nursing experience (full-time or equivalent hours part-time) in an acute hospital setting and a minimum of three years nursing experience in Peri-Operative NursingHave a recognised post-registration nursing course - Higher Diploma or Post Grad course, in Peri-Operative Theatre nursing or BSC in Clinical and Professional Perioperative Practice or be in pursuit of same  The Hermitage Clinic is an Equal Opportunities Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion and equality at all levels of the organisation. 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