Clinical Nurse Manager 1 – Medical 1 Directorate
- Hospital Rd, Beaumont, Dublin, Ireland
- 45,179 - 53,240
- Fluent English
- 2 to 4 Years Experience
Post Title: Clinical Nurse Manager 1 – Medical 1 Directorate
Post Status: Specified Purpose Contract
Department: Medical 1 Directorate
Location: Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9
Reports to: Clinical Nurse Manager II/Directorate Nurse Manager
Salary: Appointment will be made on CNM 1 Payscale (€45,179- €53,240) at a point in line with Government pay policy.
Hours of work: 39 Hours Per Week - 1 WTE
Closing Date: 12 Noon on Thursday, 30th May 2019
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
1. BED MANAGEMENT
• Assist the Clinical Nurse Manager 2 or Divisional Nurse Manager in the absence of the Clinical Nurse Manager 2 in the implementation of the bed management policy by:
• Managing the utilization of patient accommodation in terms of placement of patients.
• Deciding how to organise and plan admission of patients to and from the Wards and ensuring that such activities are carried out appropriately.
2. WORK TO BE DONE AND WORKLOAD ESTIMATION
• On a day to day basis the Clinical Nurse Manager 1 will decide and allocate the work to be done by staff nurses, student nurses, and ward attendants.
• Ensures that a systematic method for the assessment of individual patient needs is implemented and ensures the proper documentation of same.
• Estimates workload based on patient nursing needs.
• Promotes the attainment of each patient's individual nursing care needs by allocating appropriately skilled Staff Nurses.
3. STAFFING AND MANPOWER PLANNING
• Prepares weekly duty rosters for each shift, taking into consideration holiday, study leave and other control limits. Reviews and changes the roster as necessary on an ongoing basis.
• Advises the Divisional Nurse Manager or senior nursing officer on duty when staff levels fall below or are in excess of that considered to be adequate to meet variations of workload.
• Arranges staff meal breaks in consultation with registered nurses and health care assistants.
• Supports and supervises nursing staff and other support staff in carrying out their allocated responsibility to the required standard.
• Monitors late attendance and absenteeism, and reports to the Clinical Nurse Manager 2 or in her absence the Divisional Nurse Manager.
• Assists with planning and allocating of nursing teams with appropriate staff numbers, skill mix and level of experience in such a way that will meet the clinical management workload and ensure continuity of patient care.
• Promotes, nurtures and maintains a high level of staff morale hence promoting team spirit and job satisfaction among nursing, and other staff within the ward.
• Ensures policies are adhered to in the ward.
• Receives visiting professionals and lay visitors to the department in the the Clinical Nurse Manager's absence.
• Participates in the development of a ward orientation programme for new staff members, and assists with the implementation and evaluation of such programmes.
• Ensures that all staff practice nursing within the code set for the profession
• Reports to the Clinical Nurse Manager 2 behaviour outside acceptable limits for whatever reason (i.e. emotional upset in staff, brusqueness to patients or colleagues, undignified behaviour, absenteeism, conflict, etc.).
• Investigates complaints, incidents and accidents involving all patients and staff in accordance with hospital policy.
5. EDUCATION\STAFF DEVELOPMENT
• Assesses and identifies training and development for student nurses and nursing staff within the ward; participates in setting objectives for such learning and contributes to the development and review of training programmes where appropriate.
• Identifies teaching/learning opportunities within the department and plan to meet these needs in consultation with the Clinical Nurse Manager 2.
• Participates in the planning, Implementing and evaluation of Staff Development Programmes to support new clinical services e.g. venepuncture.
• Participates in clinical ward induction training of all new nursing staff ensuring that staff nurses receive sufficient theoretical and practical training to make them safe practitioners.
• Ensures the agreed Hospital, specialist administrative and clinical policies and procedures are known to and understood by the staff, and are implemented.
• Participates in teaching, counselling and training of learner nurses and plans to meet their needs in consultation with the Clinical Nurse Manager 2 and Divisional Nurse Manager.
• As a skilled practitioner acts as a resource for advice, support, instruction and guidance for Staff Nurses and Students in aiding the practice of skilled and effective nursing care in the clinical situation.
6. CLINICAL NURSING PRACTICE
• Uses a framework and model of nursing to assess, plan, implement and evaluate individual care for patients attending the pre-assessment clinic.
• Act as a team leader and co-ordinator of the service.
• Evaluate and assess suitability of new procedures proposed for the pre- assessment unit and to agree required protocols and audit of outcomes in conjunction with the multi-disciplinary team.
• Support and guide colleagues in deciding patient suitability for procedures using multidisciplinary team guidelines.
• Ensures clinical competence of staff in performing clinical activities.
• Maintains personal clinical skills by performing nursing care.
• Directs supervises and mentors the nursing staff in the management of nursing care i.e. professional and specialist advice on nursing care and demonstrate practical nursing skills.
• In consultation with medical staff ensures that patients and relatives are appropriately informed and counselled regarding their condition, short and long term treatment/care plans and that they are adequately educated, trained and rehabilitated.
• Attends and participate in multidisciplinary ward rounds and meetings where appropriate.
• Ensure the provision of evidence based, patient friendly informational leaflets.
• Participates in establishing guidelines regarding information, both oral and written to be given to patients.
7. STANDARDS AND QUALITY OF CARE
• Takes all steps possible to safeguard the welfare and safety of patients by:
• Establish and monitor indicators of quality.
• Monitoring ward management and clinical standards within realistic targets and explicit limits in conjunction with the Clinical Nurse Manager 2.
• Ensuring that ward staff understand and adhere to hospital policies.
• Checking on the quality of all work done by all ward staff and use of systems in place.
• Monitoring and evaluating the outcomes of nursing care for individual patients.
• Maintains agreed stock level controls and reports any deficiencies to the Clinical Nurse Manager 2.
• Encourages staff to utilize resources judiciously by developing economical habits and adhering to the limits so as to ensure economical use consistent with satisfactory standards.
• Assists the Clinical Nurse Manager 2 in preparing duty rosters and monthly salary returns.
9. SELF DEVELOPMENT
• The post holder is expected to:
• Maintain, update and develop knowledge on relevant professional development and on all speciality current trends by attending a number of study days each year.
• Maintain a personal record of professional development.
• Accept appraisal each year from the Clinical Nurse Manager 2.
• Discuss present performance and future self development needs with the Divisional Nurse Manager and the Clinical Nurse Manager 2, using job performance review in accordance with nursing policy.
10. WARD AUXILIARY STAFF - ATTENDANT
• Ensures that the work of the attendant is implemented to the required standard as per job specification.
• Participates in the induction and training of the ward attendant.
• Supervises, supports and encourages ward attendant staff in carrying out their duties and ensures that nursing staff know, understand, utilize and respects the role.
11. ADMINISTRATIVE: WARD CLERK
• Ensures the correct completion of records and reports.
• Supervises, supports and encourages Ward Clerk in the implementation of their role and ensures that the nursing staff know, understand, utilize and maintain respect in the carrying out of duties and reports same to their immediate manager.
The job description indicates the main functions and responsibilities of the post and is subject to review and amendment.
Selection criteria outline the qualifications, skills, knowledge and/or experience that the successful candidate would need to demonstrate for successful discharge of the responsibilities of the post.
Applications will be assessed on the basis of how well candidates satisfy these criteria.
(a) Eligible applicants will be those who on the closing date for the competition:
(i) Are registered in the relevant division of the Register of Nurses & Midwives maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann) or entitled to be so registered.
(ii) Have at least 3 years post registration experience of which 1 must be in the speciality or related area.
(iii) Have the clinical, managerial and administrative capacity to properly discharge the functions of the role.
(iv) Candidates must demonstrate evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
Further Information for Candidates:
The Hospital www.beaumont.ie
Management Unit: www.beaumont.ie/hr
Informal Enquiries ONLY to:
Name: Yvonne Paula Ryan
Title: Directorate Nurse Manager – Medical Directorate
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org