Clinical Nurse Manager II Clinical Support Nurse

St James’s Hospital
Employment Type
€51,422 - €60,792 per annum
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Job Title: Clinical Nurse Manager II Clinical Support Nurse

Ref: 88901/22

Closing Date: Sunday, 10th July 2022

Purpose of the Role

The post of Clinical Support Nurse has been developed as part of an initiative by the Dublin Academic Teaching Hospitals as a key element of its Human Resource strategy. 

The principal purpose of the role is to provide clinical support, direction and guidance for all nurses in the general medical/ surgical wards. The post holder will also have responsibility for promoting nursing practice development initiatives and facilitating implementation of evidenced based practice in collaboration with all grades of nursing staff.

Key Duties and Responsibilities 


  1. Support the Clinical Nurse Managers and Staff Nurses in the Medical/Surgical areas, to plan, develop, implement and evaluate clinical practice in accordance with best available evidence in order to influence innovations in practice and promote quality care for patients in the general medical/surgical areas.

  1. Act as a resource person on clinical issues, utilising skills and knowledge of a variety of clinical conditions. 

  1. Along with CNMs, assist staff nurses to move towards the level of expert practitioner in the clinical management of patient care.

  1. Guide CNMs in assisting staff to recognise their own learning needs and to develop an appropriate action plan in line with these needs.

  1. Support CNMs in assessing Health Care Assistants in relation to the ‘Activities of Living Patient Care’ Module as applied to the QQI-FET (formerly known as FETAC) Programme

  1. Guide the CNMs in creating an environment that enhances continuous life-long personal and professional development for all nursing staff.


  1. In collaboration with the Nursing Practice Development Coordinator and Facilitator, promote the development and maintenance of high standards of nursing care, through practice development projects.

  1. Assist with identifying, facilitating and implementing practice development projects in the clinical areas.

  1. In collaboration with the CNM’s and ward staff assist with the development of policies, protocols, guidelines and clinical competencies and their implementation

  1. Assist with the provision of appropriate continuing education programmes to meet nurses’ competency developmental needs.

  1. Work with the Nursing Practice Development Coordinator & Facilitator and CNMs in implementing action plans to improve clinical practice and staff development.

  1. Sit on appropriate multidisciplinary committees and sub-groups within the Nursing Practice Development Unit and at hospital level that are concerned with initiating practice development projects. 


  • Registered General Nurse with The Nursing Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI), or eligible to register. 
  • 5 years post-registration experience in the acute hospital/relevant clinical area within the last 7 years.
  • Demonstrate management experience throughout the last 2 years.
  • Educated to Degree/Post-Graduate Diploma/Higher Diploma or equivalent level
  • Demonstrate IT skills 
  • Experience in teaching and assessing the Nursing and HCA Team throughout the last 2 years
  • Experience in conducting clinical audits. 


  • Management Course