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Clinical Nurse Manager II- Medical Services- Monaghan Hospital

Posted Date 5 days ago(14/09/2021 17:32)
Job ID
2021-1313
# of Openings
1
Category
Nursing & Midwifery
Closing Date
29/09/2021

Overview

To be responsible for the management, care and treatment of service users, to ensure that the optimum standard of care is provided within the designated area(s) of responsibility. The primary role of the CNM II will be one of clinical and professional leadership and development in the nursing team, including the development of nursing staff by means of in-service training, orientation of new staff and arranging for clinical experience and supervision of student nurses where this is appropriate.

 

Medical Services, Monaghan Hospital, RCSI Hospital Group.

 

A panel may be formed as a result of this campaign for Monaghan Hospital from which current and future, specified purpose vacancies of full and part time duration may be filled.

Organisational Context

The RCSI Hospital Group includes the following hospitals;

  • Beaumont Hospital
  • Cavan General Hospital
  • Connolly Hospital
  • Louth County Hospital
  • Monaghan General Hospital
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital
  • Rotunda Hospital

The Academic Partner for the Group is the RCSI.

 

RCSI Hospital Group provides a national service and a regional service to Dublin and the North East and is committed to the provision of world-class care, exceptional clinical services with respect and compassion.

Key Responsibilities

Cavan & Monaghan Hospital’s Catchment Population of over 120,000 covering Counties Cavan & Monaghan, and parts of Counties Longford, Leitrim, and Meath. Cavan Monaghan Hospital is part of the RCSI Hospitals Group which covers a population in excess of 800,000.

 

Cavan & Monaghan Hospital provides a range of acute medical, surgical, obstetric, and gynaecological, paediatric services, day care, outpatient, diagnostic and support services.  Emergency services are provided on a 365-day, 24 hour basis.  Multi-disciplinary teams representative of medical, nursing/midwifery, health and social care professionals, management administration and general support staff play a pivotal role in the development, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of these services.  Cavan General Hospital has a total in-patient bed complement of 255 and 102 day beds.  Monaghan Hospital has a total of 31 in-patient beds inclusive of step-down and rehabilitation and 23 day beds. The total staff HSE complement is approximately 1050 in Cavan General Hospital and 100 in Monaghan Hospital.  The hospital is affiliated to the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) for medical education, to Dundalk Institute of Technology for nursing education and to University College Dublin (UCD), Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and the Institute of Technology for health and social care professional education. 

 

The CNM II (Medical Services) 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 Guideline.
  • Practice nursing according to:
  • Professional Clinical Guidelines
  • National and Area Health Service Executive (HSE) guidelines.
  • Local policies, protocols and guidelines
  • Current legislation 
  • Manage own caseload in accordance with the needs of the post.
  • Participate 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 ADON and other disciplines, implement and assess quality management programmes.
  • Participate in clinical audit as required.
  • 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 CNM II (Medical Services) 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 well-being / 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.
  • Have a working knowledge of the 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.
  • 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 CNM II (Medical Services) 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 CNM II (Medical Services) will:

  • Exercise authority in the running of the assigned area(s) as deputised by the CNM3.
  • 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 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.

Essential Criteria

1. Statutory Registration, Professional Qualifications, Experience, etc.

 

(a) Eligible applicants will be those who on the closing date for the competition:

 

 (i)  Are registered in the relevant division of the Register of Nurses & Midwives maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland [NMBI] (Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann) or entitled to be so registered.

 

                                                AND

 

(ii)  Have at least 5 years post registration experience (or an aggregate of 5 years Fulltime post registration experience) of which 2 years must be in the speciality or related area.

 

                                                 AND

 

(iii)  Have the clinical, managerial and administrative capacity to properly discharge the functions of the role.

 

                                                 AND

 

(iv) Candidates must demonstrate evidence of continuous professional development.

 

                                                 AND

 

(b) 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

On appointment, practitioners must maintain live annual registration on the relevant division of the Register of Nurses and Midwives maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann). Confirm annual registration with NMBI to the HSE by way of the annual Patient Safety Assurance Certificate (PSAC).

 

3. Health

Candidates 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

Candidates for and any person holding the office must be of good character.

 

Post Specific Requirements

  • Demonstrate depth and breadth of experience in the area of medicine, as relevant to the role.

 

Other Requirements Specific to the Role

  • Access to the appropriate transport to fulfil the requirements of the role.

Skills & Competencies

Technical & Professional Knowledge

Has a command over the technical/ professional skills and knowledge required within the job holder’s role and continues to upskill to maintain high professional standards and continuous professional development requirements

 

Leadership and Management

Manages performance to deliver team goals; demonstrates accountability for leading, directing, monitoring and evaluating RCSI Hospital Group services. Creates a climate in which people want to do their best. Promotes confidence and positive attitude; influences others to follow a common goal.

 

Building & Maintaining Relationships

Builds and maintains relationships with a network of people. Recognises the two way nature of relationships and works to develop mutually beneficial partnerships. Interacts with others in a manner that builds respect and fosters trust.

 

Commitment to Quality & Risk Management

The ability to focus on understanding stakeholder’s needs and expectations and to respond effectively and efficiently to them. Has a good knowledge of and is committed to offer a quality service through the achievement of goals, accreditation standards, other organisation/department standards and risk management frameworks and guidelines.

 

Problem Solving & Decision Making

Identifies and solves problems by understanding the situation, seeking additional information, developing and weighing alternatives, and choosing the most appropriate course of action given the circumstances.

 

Communication & Interpersonal Skills

Speaks and writes clearly, fluently and effectively to both individuals and groups; communicates in a manner that will persuade, convince and influence others, in order to motivate, inspire or encourage them to follow a particular course of action.

 

This Job Description is intended as a basic guide to the scope and responsibilities of the position and is subject to regular review and amendment. The role holder will be required to be flexible in this position and is expected to facilitate working additional hours on occasion, when requested.

 

The RCSI Hospital Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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