As a leading provider of Community Nursing Services, TCP is recognised as innovators in the field of home/community therapy services. We currently seek to recruit a Clinical Nurse Manager for the IV nursing service in the South of Ireland, which also operates a training and education service to patients. The role is office based overseeing the operational aspects of daily clinical delivery on a national basis.
Duties and Responsibilities
· Up to 80% field based activity, managing a team of community based nurses across a large geographical catchment area.
· Lead the assessment of patient care needs as well as develop and evaluate care programmes.
· Anticipate and identify improvements needed and address deficiencies in the quality of service provided. This will include rota efficiency, service development needs, development and implementation of policies, audit processes and patient safety initiatives.
· Maintain the highest standards of record keeping and ensure accurate input of data onto the systems.
· Demonstrate a commitment to the identification of risk by reporting all incidents and near misses as well as following through on action plans, and implementing preventative actions.
· Carry out regular risk assessments to identify clinical risks and prevent accidents, in accordance with TCP guidelines.
· Ensure all staff are appraised as well as developing mechanisms for setting goals and bench marking standards of care.
· Be responsible for establishing and keeping track of quality improvement and other information that concerns patient care.
· Promote and participate in effective dialogue between patients, carers and other members of the multi-disciplinary team
· Exercise judgement, planning and analysis as a means of participating in the decision making process within TCP.
· Attend and actively contribute to relevant Company meetings and link into weekly nurse & field to floor meeting.
· Act as a key liaison with client companies to forge and develop the existing relationships.
· Organise service rosters ensuring continuity of service
· Managing staff absence and annual leave ensuring that the service and skill mix is unaffected
· Assist in the short listing, interviewing and selection of staff
· Carry out appraisals in accordance with policy while liaising with the Training Coordinator to facilitate personal development plans
· Train, monitor and evaluate performance, and initiate corrective and disciplinary actions where needed
· Assist in ensuring quality standards are implemented and maintained within the TCP Group.
· Minimum 2 year’s direct people and performance management experience essential.
· High degree of self-motivation.
· Evidence of personal and professional development
· High level of attention to detail, having a systematic and structured approach to tasks and processes as well as having excellent management skills.
· Excellent written and oral communication skills to liaise with persons of all levels of nursing to coordinate patient services.
· Must have the ability communicate clearly with clients and build good rapport with the team.
· Full clean driving license
· Good time management skills.
· Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office.
· Displays a good deal of flexibility and is adaptable to change.
· Ability to multitask in an ever changing environment
· Ability to problem solve and devise solutions to ensure all patients have access to the national service.
· Competitive Salary
· Company Car
· Healthcare options
· Pension Plan
· Education Assistance Funding