Assistant Director of Nursing

Curam Care Homes
Employment Type
Not disclosed
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Assistant Director of Nursing position available in our Care Home in Dundalk.

*Competitive salary *Pension Scheme *25 Days Annual Leave

Working with the Director of Nursing, the successful candidate will work to ensure that the highest standards of nursing care are delivered to residents and support and promote the creation of a homely environment where the quality of life of our residents is the key focus.


  • Minimum 3 years relevant ADON or acting ADON experience is desirable;
  • Currently registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI);
  • Demonstrable clinical and professional ability, leadership, communication and organisational skills;
  • Working knowledge of HIQA standards, procedures and guidelines;
  • Post registration qualification in gerontology and/or dementia care is highly desirable;
  • Must be eligible to work in Ireland.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for supporting the DON to ensure all policies, procedures and guidelines are implemented and in practice at all levels of staff throughout the care home.
  • In conjunction with the DON, responsible for providing support and strategic and clinical leadership and direction for nursing and related services which results in the delivery of effective, efficient, quality assured and resident centered nursing care.
  • In conjunction with the DON, responsible for all clinical documentation within the care home and ensuring Epicare is always up to date.
  • Performing spot checks and internal audit of documentation in the homes with follow up and action plans arising.
  • Supporting the DON to drive an environment of continuous improvement and best practice in the home.
  • Be sufficiently knowledgeable in all aspects of the operation of the home, including detailed knowledge of all residents, to respond to or meet with HIQA representatives in the absence of the DON.
  • Have a detailed knowledge of notification forms that are to be submitted to HIQA in various circumstances, and the time associated with their submission.
  • Responsible for reviewing and monitoring any complaints and incidents in the homes and preparing and completing all action plans.
  • In the absence of the Director of Nursing, will undertake the role and responsibilities of the Person-in-Charge in line with the Health Act 2007, related regulations and HIQA standards.
  • Ensure that overall standards of hygiene and food safety are maintained at the highest level possible
  • Participate in clinical management within the home in consultation with the DON including providing care to residents, communicating with residents/families/representatives, managing staff, monitoring performance and standards, developing policies and procedures, and delivering training.
  • Coordinate the quality and safety system including all aspects of clinical risk management and resident involvement.
  • Participate in coaching and appraisal of staff on a regular basis.
  • In consultation with HR, participate in grievance and disciplinary activities
  • Coordinate, roster and manage staff in conjunction with the senior management team in the Home
  • Lead by example a professional, punctual and dedicated team.
  • Participate in the development of policies and standards for Curam Care Home.
  • Responsible for working to ensure that the quality of life goal is met for all residents.

What to Expect

At Curam Care Homes we are committed to providing and maintaining the highest standard of person centered care and services by offering competitive benefits, encouraging life – work balance and fostering career progression opportunities for all employees.


  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Pension Scheme (negotiable matching)
  • Death in Service benefit
  • Free Parking
  • Pharmacy Discount
  • Education reimbursement
  • Relocation Bonus
  • Complementary meals
  • Cycle to work scheme with a repayment plan

The above list of responsibilities and benefits is not exhaustive. For all informal inquires or to request a copy of the full job description please email .

The above list of responsibilities and benefits is not exhaustive. For all informal inquires or to request a copy of the full job description please email .