Director of Nursing - Waterford

  • Job Reference: VAC-13192
  • Date Posted: 11 January 2022
  • Recruiter: Nurse Bank
  • Location: Waterford, City of Waterford, Ireland
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Negotiable
  • Sector: Assistant Director of Nursing
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

This is an opportunity for nurses who have already worked as a DON, CNM or had senior roles to take that next step and, with our support, manage a nursing home to exceptional standards.

" Registered on the Live Register in the General Division of the Register of Nurses as maintained by the NMBI.
" Elderly Care Qualification
" Management Qualification
" Masters level Degree or equivalent experience

" Minimum of 3 years elderly care experience, which should be at management level.
" Knowledge of the Nursing Home Industry
" Have a full understanding of the National Standards for Residential Care Settings for Older People
" Have wide general nursing experience and proven leadership qualities.
" Have experience/ qualification in /Gerontology.
" Evidence of consistent updating of clinical skills and knowledge
" Demonstrable coaching & development skills within clinical practice
" Competent and confident IT skills
" Has worked with or has a knowledge of caring for people with dementia.

People Management
" Lead and motivate staff
" Keeps abreast of and anticipates staffing needs within departments
" Enjoys working within a team
" Clarifies individual roles, responsibilities and accountabilities

" Embraces organisational change and initiatives
" Convincingly communicates benefits of change to others
" Shows strong initiative; can work outside of standard protocol when necessary
" Able to bring new ideas/initiative to fruition

Problem Solving & Decision Making
" Able to act quickly to address urgent matters
" Demonstrates lateral thinking to generate non-obvious solutions to problems
" Grasps how all decisions (both big and small) might affect others.

Resource Management
" Contribution to the effective management of the company's resources (hours : dependency : occupancy)

Planning & Organising
" Ensures most effective allocation and use of resources
" Anticipates problems and issues and takes preventative action to address these
" Can multi-task, without losing focus
" Manages competing and changing priorities

" Demonstrate strong communications and influencing skills
" Draws on a variety of communication methods to fit the situation/circumstance
" Listens openly, using questions to check for understanding/avoid misinterpretation