Clinical Nurse Manager 3 (ICU)

Blackrock Health Hermitage Clinic
Employment Type
Not disclosed
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About the Hermitage Clinic

The Hermitage Clinic is a 112 bed private hospital in Lucan, West Dublin. Our specialised medical teams provide medical, surgical and advanced radiotherapy care to patients and are supported by the very latest medical technology. The Hermitage Medical Clinic is committed to providing excellence in patient care using state-of-the-art facilities. The Clinic offers an outstanding level of expertise and cutting edge technology. We have the most advanced diagnostic imaging equipment available today, full Cardiological facilities including a Cardiac Catheterisation Suite and Clinical Laboratory services.

Role Summary

We are looking for a CNM3 to join the nursing team in ICU. As a key member of the front line management team, reporting to the Assistant Director of Nursing, the CNM3 is responsible for the provision of quality service in line with standards of ICU nursing practice. As the frontline manager for Critical care services, the CNM3 will demonstrate the managerial and leadership skills and facilitate the development of Critical care and effective communication with colleagues throughout the hospital. The position requires a participatory approach to the development of services and structures, embracing continuous quality improvement and the management of changes necessary to achieve organisational objectives.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide a high level professional Leadership for the Critical Care Services, taking responsibility for the safe delivery and co-ordination of nursing services for patients, ensuring effective, efficient and quality specialist nursing care service.
  • Contribute to the planning, development and monitoring of human and budget resource plans to ensure an effective and efficient service.
  • Ensure that nursing care is based on the latest research findings and constitute best practice.
  • Monitor complaints and investigate any nursing and clinical complaints, taking corrective action as appropriate and review audit to ensure there are no re-occurrences.
  • Facilitate effective communication with patients, relatives, visitors and multi-disciplinary team as necessary ensuring patient confidentiality is respected and maintained at all times.
  • Communicate and develop effective relationships with Medical Consultants, Clinical Nurse Managers and other relevant hospital staff to ensure safe, efficient management of the Unit.
  • Identify opportunities for the development of services that will improve the care of patients.
  • Liaise with the ADON on a regular basis, as appropriate, providing feedback on Unit/Ward activity and issues.
  • Ensure that all staff within the Unit are familiar with the plan for management of critical incidents and that the Unit is ready to meet such a demand.
  • Promote a patient centred culture of openness and responsiveness to positive and constructive patient feedback and ensuring patient dignity, respect and choice is maintained in their care.
  • Review, develop and implement Critical Care Unit Team policies/ procedures in collaboration with key stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with service users, family, carers and other staff in treatment / care planning and in the provision of support and advice
  • Communicate results of assessments, treatment / care programmes and recommendations to the team and relevant others in accordance with service policy / as required
  • Ensure the maintenance of nursing records in accordance with local service and professional standards
  • Adhere to and contribute to the development and maintenance of nursing standards, protocols and guidelines consistent with the highest standards of patient care
  • Operate within the Scope of Practice – seek advice and assistance from his / her manager with any cases or issues that prove to be beyond the scope of his / her professional competence in line with principles of best practice and clinical governance
  • Provide clinical and management leadership for Staff Nurses and support staff and ensure an effective learning environment for the multidisciplinary team and take an active part in the delivery of care as appropriate.
  • Play a role in the recruitment and selection of nursing and support staff for the service.
  • Ensure that staff nurses are effectively supported with annual reviews and the development of personal development plans, where required.
  • Assist in providing a duty roster that ensures resources are deployed effectively and efficiently to cope with fluctuations in workload, case complexity, adequate skills mix, planned Unit/Ward activity or staff absence difficulties.

Essential Criteria
• Be registered in the general division of the Register of Nurses maintained by NMBI
• Have at least five years recent relevant post-registration nursing experience (full-time or equivalent hours part-time) in an acute hospital setting and a minimum of two years nursing experience in Intensive Care nursing
• Have a recognised post-registration nursing course – Higher Diploma or Post Grad course, in Intensive Care nursing or equivalent or be in pursuit of same
• Hold an up to date Advanced Cardiac Life Support course or be in pursuit of same

Why work with the Hermitage Clinic?

The Hermitage Clinic are passionate about our people and believe in their development and growth. As a member of the Hermitage Medical Clinic team you can benefit from:

  • Competitive salary
  • An Education Support Programme
  • Development opportunities
  • Opportunities for career progression
  • Access to a Pension Scheme
  • Subsidised Restaurant
  • Free staff car parking
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life Assurance

The Hermitage Clinic is an Equal Opportunities Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion and equality at all levels of the organisation.

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