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On behalf of our client, we are actively recruiting for a Person in Charge to join a care of the elderly facility in Milltown, Kerry.
Reports to: Nursing Home Coordinator or delegated person.
Duties & Responsibilities will include but not limited to:
- In the absence of the Person in Charge; undertake the role and responsibilities of the PIC in line with the Health Act 2007, related regulations and HIQA National Quality Standards.
- Support and assist the PIC in overseeing the organisation, management and operations of all aspects of the Nursing Home in coordination with the registered provider.
- Provide leadership and clinical supervision to staff thus improving standards and maintaining a high morale amongst the team.
- Establish and maintain through high standards of professional conduct and practice, a caring environment which is person centred and is conducive to the physical, emotional, social and spiritual individual needs of the residents.
- Establish and maintain relationships with residents that are based on respect and equality.
- Contribute to the safeguarding of residents, taking steps to protect residents from any form of abuse or neglect and use the appropriate reporting mechanisms to inform the relevant parties of any concerns.
- Promote through high standards of professional practice, a caring environment which is conducive to the physical, emotional, social and spiritual individual needs of the residents.
- Deliver a high standard of care ensuring all practices reflect the privacy, dignity and respect of our residents and instilling the basic values that contribute to an excellent quality of life.
- Provide leadership and clinical supervision to all staff thus improving standards and maintaining a high morale amongst the team.
- Promote, encourage and practice the ethos of person-centred care.
- Fully responsible for overseeing the organisation, management and operations of all aspects of the Nursing Home ensuring adequate staffing levels to maintain the highest standards of care delivery and smooth running of the Nursing Home.
- Act as a resource to nursing staff in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care.
- Keep abreast of changing policies, practices and innovations within nursing care, and contribute to, and be supportive of, on-going professional and service developments in the Nursing Home.
- Create a good learning environment by supporting and encouraging open discussions sharing knowledge.
Education & Qualifications
- Third Level Degree in Nursing.
- Registered with An Bord Altranais and hold an active PIN.
- Current and valid Infection Control, Manual and Resident Moving & Handling, Medication Management, CPR, Dementia, Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults Certificates (training can be provided if required).
- Post-registration qualification in healthcare management or equivalent is essential. In the absence of such a qualification, the appointee will be required to undertake such training.
Skills and Experience
- Minimum three years’ previous work experience in a management capacity is essential.
- Minimum three years’ experience in the area of nursing of older people within the last six years’.
- Minimum six years’ post-registration nursing experience.
- Proven clinical competence and passionate about delivering outstanding care to older people.
Full Irish Driver’s License and access to own transport is essential
Post-registration qualification in Gerontology or Dementia Care is desirable.
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