Clinical Nurse Manager 1 - St Johns Ward (Medical/Surgical)

About Blackrock Health Hermitage ClinicBlackrock Health Hermitage Clinic is a private hospital providing a full range of medical and surgical care across a broad spectrum of specialities. Each department provides a range of services and this role is important in making a significant contribution, developing and maintaining best practice in nursing services at ward level. St John’s ward is a general surgical ward with multiple core specialities. About the RoleThe role is responsible for the provision of quality service in line with standards of nursing practice. To be responsible for the management, care, and treatment of patients, to ensure that the optimum standard of care is provided for patients of St John’s ward.  A key 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.  OperationsBe responsible for the co-ordination, assessment, planning, implementation, and review of care.Provide safe, comprehensive nursing care   Code of Professional Conduct as laid down by the Nursing Midwifery Board Ireland and Professional Clinical GuidelinesIn the absence of the CNM2 manage the overall daily functions of the ward taking responsibility for the safe delivery and co-ordination of nursing services for patients, ensuring effective, efficient and quality specialist nursing care.Manage own patient caseload in accordance with the needs of the departmentPlan specialist nursing service, innovations and developments.Ensure that nursing care is based on the latest research findings and constitute best practice. 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 and preventative action as appropriate and review audit to ensure there are no re-occurrences.Maintain nursing records in accordance with local service and professional standards.Contribute to the development and maintenance of nursing standards, protocols and guidelines consistent with the highest standards of patient care.Maintain professional standards in relation to confidentiality, ethics and legislation 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 Consultant colleagues, Clinical Nurse Managers and other relevant hospital staff to ensure safe, efficient management of the 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 conjunction with CNM2 undertake an annual review of nursing services including the preparation of an annual report.Ensure that all staff within the ward are familiar with the plan for management of critical incidents and that the ward is ready to meet such a demand.Education & ExperienceRegistered in the relevant division of the Register of Nurses & Midwives maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland [NMBI] (Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann) or entitled to be so registered.Have at least 3 years post registration fulltime experience (or an aggregate of 3 years post registration full time experience) of which 1 year post registration full time experience (or an aggregate of 1 years post registration full time experience) must be in the speciality or related area.Have the clinical, managerial and administrative capacity to properly discharge the functions of the role.Candidates must demonstrate evidence of Continuing Professional DevelopmentWhy work at the Hermitage Clinic The Hermitage Clinic are passionate about our people and believe in their development and growth. As a member of the Hermitage Medical Clinic team you can benefit from:  Competitive salary An Education Support Programme Development opportunities Opportunities for career progression Subsidised Restaurant Free staff car parking Employee Assistance Programme The Hermitage Clinic is an Equal Opportunities Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion and equality at all levels of the organisation. If you require assistance due to a disability during the recruitment process, please email

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