Director of Nursing / Clinical Nurse Manager
Director of Nursing
Registered on the Irish live register, Experience in care of the elderly desired but not essential
To promote and maintain the highest attainable standard of nursing care within the home and ensure that all staff are performing their duties adequately.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Supervise staff and delegate duties as necessary.
- Ensure that all residents are treated with dignity, privacy and respect and ensuring they are treated as individuals.
- Understand the Named Nurse concept, its function, and implementation and ensure that all relevant documentation is maintained.
- Maintain professional standards in keeping with An Bord Altranais Code of Professional Conduct and have an understanding of all An Bord Altranais documents and their implications for nursing practice.
- Establish a personal and meaningful relationship with all residents, relatives and visitors, ensuring appropriate support and comfort is given at all times, especially to the bereaved.
- Ensure all Nursing Healthcare policies are known and adhered to by all staff.
- Maintaining hygienic and safe working environment in compliance with the healthcare procedures.
- Maintain clear, concise and accurate records at all levels within the home.
- Ensures the agreed policies and procedures for the control, administration and custody of all drugs and medicines are adhered to.
- Participates in HIQA visits and conversant with standards of care expected.
- Ensure all admissions to the home are carried out correctly and all appropriate documentation completed.
- Liaise with health care professionals as necessary regarding the discharge of a resident to the community to ensure continuity of care.
- In addition to your nursing responsibilities as and as part of the whole home approach to the quality of life for each resident, your focus will also create meaning, purpose and a ‘sense of Home’ and identity for every person who is living in the home.
- Given the nature of the work, it must be stressed that maximum flexibility is required
- This job description does not attempt to detail every activity. Specific tasks and objectives will be agreed with the post holder periodically by the Director of Nursing.
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