Clinical Nurse Manager II – Community Healthcare West – County Mayo

Clinical Nurse Manager II – Community Healthcare West – County Mayo

Community Healthcare West


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Salary

€51,422 – €60,792 a year

Job type
Part-time
Temporary

Full Job Description

Job Title and Grade – Clinical Nurse Manager II

The Mac Bride Community Nursing Unit, Westport Co Mayo

(Grade Code: 2119)

Campaign Reference CHW069-CNMIIAMB-2022

Closing Date Friday 12th August 2022 at 12 noon

Proposed Interview Date(s) As soon as possible following the closing date

Taking up Appointment A start date will be indicated at job offer stage.

Location of Post

There is currently one temporary part-time vacancy (26 hours per week) for Clinical Nurse Manager II, The Mac Bride Community Nursing Unit, Westport, Co Mayo.

A panel may be created as a result of this campaign for the post of Clinical Nurse Manager II, The MacBride Community Nursing Unit, Westport, Co Mayo from which permanent and specified purpose vacancies of full or part time duration for Clinical Nurse Manager II, The Mac Bride Community Nursing Unit, Westport, Co Mayo may be filled.

Informal Enquiries

Aoife Schofield, Director of Nursing, The MacBride CNU, Westport, Co Mayo

098 25592 / 087 9188455 aoife.schofield@hse.ie

Details of Service

The Mac Bride Unit is a 29 bedded residential Care Facility (RCF) for residents mainly aged 65 years and older. We provide care for residents who have dementia, post cerebro vascular accident (CVA), Parkinsons etc and many other illnesses.

Older Person Services are expanding in order to meet the needs of our aging population and offer more rewarding nursing career opportunities than you may be aware of. We are committed to providing progressive high standards of nursing care to clients with a wide range of simple to complex palliative, acute or long term care needs. In addition to our Older Person clients, many of our facilities also provide care to younger people living with chronic conditions. These nurse led services allow extensive opportunities to fully engage in the delivery of holistic quality care, working with many other health care professionals such as GPs, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Dieticians, Health Care Assistants and QRPS Teams to ensure the best outcomes for service users and residents.

Older Persons Services actively encourage and support continual professional development as well as extensive access to rewarding career pathways. Nurses with experience qualify to apply for a variety of promotional managerial roles, while those seeking specialist pathways can develop within roles such as Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Prescriber, Clinical Nurse Specialist roles and more.

Reporting Relationship

Director of Nursing or designated Officer

Responsible to Director of Nursing or designated Officer

Purpose of the Post

The post of Clinical Nurse Manager II (CNMII) will be accountable for the management of the care area. This includes the determination of work to be done, the rostering and allocation of work, coaching and supervision of staff, teaching and training of nurses and support staff. CNMII has a pivotal role in service planning, co-ordinating and managing activity and resources within the clinical area.

The main responsibilities are: management of the delivery of a high standard of nursing care, quality assurance, resource management, staffing and staff development and induction, practice development, facilitating communication and professional / clinical leadership.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Professional /Clinical

The Clinical Nurse Manager II will:

  • Manage patient care to ensure the highest professional standards using an evidence based, care planning approach.
  • Provide a high level of professional and clinical leadership.
  • Be responsible for the co-ordination, assessment, planning, delivery and review of service user care by all staff in designated area(s).
  • Provide safe, comprehensive nursing care to service users according to the Code of Professional Conduct as laid down by the Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann (Nursing Midwifery Board Ireland) and Professional Clinical Guidelines
  • Practice nursing according to:

o Professional Clinical Guidelines

o National and Area Health Service Executive (HSE) guidelines.

o Local / national policies, protocols and guidelines

o Current legislation

  • Manage own caseload in accordance with the needs of the post.
  • Participate / Lead in teams / meetings / committees as appropriate, communicating and working in co-operation with other team members.
  • Facilitate co-ordination, co-operation and liaison across healthcare teams and programmes.
  • Collaborate with service users, family, carers and other staff in treatment / care planning and in the provision of support and advice.
  • Communicate verbally and / or in writing results of assessments, treatment / care programmes and recommendations to the team and relevant others in accordance with service policy.
  • Plan discharge or transition of the service user between services as appropriate.
  • Ensure that service users and others are treated with dignity and respect.
  • Maintain 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.
  • Evaluate and manage the implementation of best practice policy and procedures e.g. admission and discharge procedures, control and usage of stocks and equipment, grievance and disciplinary procedures.
  • Maintain professional standards in relation to confidentiality, ethics and legislation.
  • In consultation with Director of Nursing or designated Officer and other disciplines, implement and assess quality management programmes.
  • Participate in clinical audit as required such as care planning, QRPS
  • Initiate and participate in research studies as appropriate.
  • Devise and implement Health Promotion Programmes for service users as relevant to the post.
  • 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.

Health & Safety

The Clinical Nurse Manager II will:

  • Ensure that effective safety procedures are developed and managed to comply with statutory obligations, in conjunction with relevant staff e.g. health and safety procedures, emergency procedures.
  • Observe, report and take appropriate action on any matter which may be detrimental to staff and/or service user care or wellbeing / may be inhibiting the efficient provision of care.
  • Assist in observing and ensuring implementation and adherence to established policies and procedures e.g. health and safety, infection control, storage and use of controlled drugs etc.
  • Ensure completion of incident / near miss forms / clinical risk reporting.
  • Adhere to department policies in relation to the care and safety of any equipment supplied for the fulfilment of duty.
  • Liaise with other relevant staff e.g. CNS infection control Occupational Therapist re appropriateness for procurement.
  • As a mandated person under the Children First Act 2015 you will have a legal obligation to report child protection concerns at or above a defined threshold to TUSLA & to assist Tusla, if requested, in assessing a concern which has been the subject of a mandated report
  • Have a working knowledge of the Health Information and Quality Authority Standards as they apply to the role for example, Standards for Healthcare, National Standards for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections, Hygiene Standards etc and comply with associated HSE protocols for implementing and maintaining these standards.
  • Support, promote and actively participate in sustainable energy, water and waste initiatives to create a more sustainable, low carbon and efficient health service.

Education and Training

The Clinical Nurse Manager II will:

  • Engage in continuing professional development by keeping up to date with nursing literature, recent nursing research and new developments in nursing management, education and practice and to attend staff study days as considered appropriate.
  • Be familiar with the curriculum training programme for student nurses and be aware of the clinical experience required to meet the needs of the programme.
  • Participate in the identification, development and delivery of induction, education, training and development programmes for nursing and non-nursing staff.
  • Provide support and supportive supervision to Clinical Nurse Manager 1 and front-line staff where appropriate.
  • Supervise and assess student nurses and foster a clinical learning environment.
  • Engage in performance review processes including personal development planning as appropriate.

Management

The Clinical Nurse Manager II will:

  • Exercise authority in the running of the assigned area(s) as deputised by the Director of Nursing or designated Officer.
  • Provide the necessary supervision, co-ordination and deployment of nursing and support staff to ensure the optimum delivery of care in the designated area(s).
  • Manage communication at ward and departmental or Unit level and facilitate team building.
  • Provide staff leadership and motivation which is conducive to good working relations and work performance.
  • Promote a culture that values diversity and respect in the workplace.
  • Formulate, implement and evaluate service plans and budgets in co-operation with the wider healthcare team.
  • Manage all resources efficiently and effectively within agreed budget.
  • Lead on practice development within the clinical area.
  • Lead and implement change.
  • Promote, facilitate and participate in the development of nursing policies and procedures. Monitor as appropriate and lead on proactive improvement.
  • Contribute to the formulation, development and implementation of policies and procedures at area and hospital level.
  • Ensure compliance with legal requirements, policies and procedures affecting service users, staff and other hospital matters.
  • Manage and promote liaisons with internal / external bodies as appropriate e.g. intra-hospital service and the community.
  • Actively participate in the Nursing Management structure by ‘acting up’ when required.
  • Maintain all necessary clinical and administrative records and reporting arrangements.
  • Engage in IT developments as they apply to service user and service administration.
  • Engage in performance reviews of nursing / healthcare staff.

The above Job Specification is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all duties involved and consequently, the post holder may be required to perform other duties as appropriate to the post which may be assigned to him/her from time to time and to contribute to the development of the post while in office.

Eligibility Criteria

Qualifications and/ or Experience

Each candidate must, at the latest date for receipt of completed applications for the post:

1. Professional Qualifications & Experience,

  • Are registered in the relevant division of the Register of Nurses & Midwives maintained by the nursing and midwifery Board of Ireland (Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann) or entitled to be so registered

And

  • Have at least 5 years post registration experience (or an aggregate of 5 years fulltime post registration experience) of which 2 must be in the speciality or related area of Gerontology or Older Persons Services.

And

  • Candidate must demonstrate evidence of continuing professional development at the appropriate level

And

  • Candidates must possess the requisite knowledge and ability including a high standard of suitability and clinical, managerial and administrative capacity to properly discharge the functions of the role.

2. Annual registration

(i) Practitioners must maintain live annual registration on the appropriate/relevant Division of the register of Nurses and Midwives maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann) for the role.

And

(ii) Confirm annual registration with NMBI to the HSE by way of the annual Patient Safety Assurance Certificate (PSAC).

3. Health

A candidate for and any person holding the office must be fully competent and capable of undertaking the duties attached to the office and be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service.

4. Character

Each candidate for and any person holding the office must be of good character

Post Specific Requirements

Demonstrate depth and breadth of professional knowledge and experience across the CNMII scope of nursing in Gerontology/Older People Services as relevant to the role.

Desirable

Have undertaken a management course minimum Level 6 or be working towards same

Other Requirements Specific to the Post

Will be indicated at expression of interest stage where applicable.

Skills, Competencies and/or Knowledge

Candidates must:

  • Demonstrate the ability to lead on clinical practice and service quality.
  • Demonstrate promotion of evidence-based decision making.
  • Demonstrate practitioner competence and professionalism.
  • Demonstrate the ability to plan and organise effectively.
  • Demonstrate the ability to build, lead and manage a team.
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills including the ability to build and maintain relationships.
  • Demonstrate strong communication and influencing skills.
  • Demonstrate initiative and innovation in the delivery of service.
  • Demonstrate resilience and composure.
  • Demonstrate openness to change.
  • Demonstrate integrity and ethical stance.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to continuing professional development.
  • Demonstrate the ability to relate nursing research to nursing practice.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of quality assurance practices and their application to nursing procedures.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of HR policies and procedures including disciplinary procedures, managing attendance etc.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of relevant legislation and policy e.g. legislation relevant to the service area, health and safety, infection control etc.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of current and emerging nursing strategies and policies in relation to the clinical / designated area.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the Health Service Transformation Programme.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to develop IT skills relevant to the role.

Campaign Specific Selection Process

Ranking/Shortlisting / Interview

A ranking and or shortlisting exercise may be carried out on the basis of information supplied in your application form. The criteria for ranking and or shortlisting are based on the requirements of the post as outlined in the eligibility criteria and skills, competencies and/or knowledge section of this job specification. Therefore it is very important that you think about your experience in light of those requirements.

Failure to include information regarding these requirements may result in you not being called forward to the next stage of the selection process.

Those successful at the ranking stage of this process (where applied) will be placed on an order of merit and will be called to interview in ‘bands’ depending on the service needs of the organisation.

Code of Practice

The Health Service Executive will run this campaign in compliance with the Code of Practice prepared by the Commissioners for Public Service Appointments (CPSA). The Code of Practice sets out how the core principles of probity, merit, equity and fairness might be applied on a principle basis. The Code also specifies the responsibilities placed on candidates, feedback facilities for applicants on matters relating to their application when requested, and outlines procedures in relation to requests for a review of the recruitment and selection process and review in relation to allegations of a breach of the Code of Practice. Additional information on the HSE’s review process is available in the document posted with each vacancy entitled “Code of Practice, Information For Candidates”.

Codes of practice are published by the CPSA and are available on www.careersinhealthcare.ie in the document posted with each vacancy entitled “Code of Practice, information for candidates or on www.cpsa-online.ie.

The reform programme outlined for the Health Services may impact on this role and as structures change the job description may be reviewed.

This job specification is a guide to the general range of duties assigned to the post holder. It is intended to be neither definitive nor restrictive and is subject to periodic review with the employee concerned.

Clinical Nurse Manager II, The MacBride Community Nursing Unit, Westport, Co Mayo

Terms and Conditions of Employment

Tenure

The current vacancy available is temporary part-time.

The post is pensionable. A panel may be created as a result of this campaign for the post of Clinical Nurse Manager II The MacBride Community Nursing Unit, Westport, Co Mayo, from which permanent and specified purpose vacancies of full or part time duration for Clinical Nurse Manager II, The MacBride Community Nursing Unit, Westport, Co Mayo may be filled.

Appointment as an employee of the Health Service Executive is governed by the Health Act 2004 and the Public Service Management (Recruitment and Appointments) Act 2004 and Public Service Management (Recruitment and Appointments) Amendment Act 2013.

Remuneration

The Salary Scale for the post as at 01/10/21 is:

€51,422 52,273 €52,993 €54,170 €55,469 €56,745 €58,021 €59,457 €60,792

Working Week

The standard working week applying to the post is to be confirmed at job offer stage.

Annual Leave

The annual leave associated with this post is to be confirmed at job offer stage.

Superannuation

This is a pensionable position with the HSE. The successful candidate will upon appointment become a member of the appropriate pension scheme. Pension scheme membership will be notified within the contract of employment. Members of pre-existing pension schemes who transferred to the HSE on the 01st January 2005 pursuant to Section 60 of the Health Act 2004 are entitled to superannuation benefit terms under the HSE Scheme which are no less favourable to those which they were entitled to at 31st December 2004

Age

The Public Service Superannuation (Age of Retirement) Act, 2018* set 70 years as the compulsory retirement age for public servants.

  • Public Servants not affected by this legislation:

Public servants joining the public service or re-joining the public service with a 26 week break in service, between 1 April 2004 and 31 December 2012 (new entrants) have no compulsory retirement age.

Public servants, joining the public service or re-joining the public service after a 26 week break, after 1 January 2013 are members of the Single Pension Scheme and have a compulsory retirement age of 70.

Probation

Every appointment of a person who is not already a permanent officer of the Health Service Executive or of a Local Authority shall be subject to a probationary period of 12 months as stipulated in the Department of Health Circular No.10/71.

Protection of Persons Reporting Child Abuse Act 1998

As this post is one of those designated under the Protection of Persons Reporting Child Abuse Act 1998, appointment to this post appoints one as a designated officer in accordance with Section 2 of the Act. You will remain a designated officer for the duration of your appointment to your current post or for the duration of your appointment to such other post as is included in the categories specified in the Ministerial Direction. You will receive full information on your responsibilities under the Act on appointment.

Mandated Person Children First Act 2015

As a mandated person under the Children First Act 2015 you will have a legal obligation:

  • To report child protection concerns at or above a defined threshold to TUSLA.
  • To assist Tusla, if requested, in assessing a concern which has been the subject of a mandated report.

You will remain a mandated person for the duration of your appointment to your current post or for the duration of your appointment to such other post as is included in the categories specified in the Ministerial Direction. You will receive full information on your responsibilities under the Act on appointment.

Infection Control

Have a working knowledge of Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) Standards as they apply to the role for example, Standards for Healthcare, National Standards for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections, Hygiene Standards etc. and comply with associated HSE protocols for implementing and maintaining these standards as appropriate to the role.

Health & Safety

It is the responsibility of line managers to ensure that the management of safety, health and welfare is successfully integrated into all activities undertaken within their area of responsibility, so far as is reasonably practicable. Line managers are named and roles and responsibilities detailed in the relevant Site Specific Safety Statement (SSSS).

Key responsibilities include:

  • Developing a SSSS for the department/service[1], as applicable, based on the identification of hazards and the assessment of risks, and reviewing/updating same on a regular basis (at least annually) and in the event of any significant change in the work activity or place of work.
  • Ensuring that Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) is integrated into day-to-day business, providing Systems Of Work (SOW) that are planned, organised, performed, maintained and revised as appropriate, and ensuring that all safety related records are maintained and available for inspection.
  • Consulting and communicating with staff and safety representatives on OSH matters.
  • Ensuring a training needs assessment (TNA) is undertaken for employees, facilitating their attendance at statutory OSH training, and ensuring records are maintained for each employee.
  • Ensuring that all incidents occurring within the relevant department/service are appropriately managed and investigated in accordance with HSE procedures[2].
  • Seeking advice from health and safety professionals through the National Health and Safety Function Helpdesk as appropriate.
  • Reviewing the health and safety performance of the ward/department/service and staff through, respectively, local audit and performance achievement meetings for example.

Note: Detailed roles and responsibilities of Line Managers are outlined in local SSSS.

[1] A template SSSS and guidelines are available on the National Health and Safety Function/H&S web-pages

[2]See link on health and safety web-pages to latest Incident Management Policy


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