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Clinical Nurse/Midwife Manager 3 – Gynaecology services

Job Locations Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital & Louth County Hospital
Posted Date 1 week ago(14/10/2021 10:42)
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Nursing & Midwifery
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To provide Nursing/ Midwifery leadership in proactively managing and coordinating clinical practice and the provision of human, financial and material resources in accordance with organisational values and goals, ensuring a cost effective nursing/midwifery service focused on providing exceptional, evidence-based tailored patient care.


The post of the Clinical Nurse/Midwife Manager 3 has a pivotal role in service planning and development, coordinating and managing activity and resources within the Maternity/ Gynaecology department. The Clinical Nurse/Midwife Manager responsibilities include: overseeing the quality of nursing/midwifery care, delivery of agreed key performance Indicators (KPIs), the development of policy and procedures, the monitoring of activity and the delivery of agreed levels of service for the area.

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

Professional / Clinical

The Clinical Nurse/Midwife Manager 3 will :

  • Provide a high level of professional and clinical leadership.
  • Provide safe, comprehensive midwifery/nursing care to service users within the guidelines laid out by the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland.
  • The Manager will practice nursing/midwifery according to:

Professional Clinical Guidelines

National and Area Health Service Executive (HSE) guidelines.

Local policies, protocols and guidelines

Current legislation

  • Manage, monitor and evaluate professional and clinical standards ensuring an evidence based, care planning approach.
  • Manage own caseload in accordance with the needs of the post.
  • Participate in teams 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 results of assessments, treatment / care programmes and recommendations to the team and relevant others in accordance with service policy / as required.
  • Formulate, manage and implement best practice policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that service users and others are treated with dignity and respect.
  • Ensure the maintenance of nursing and midwifery records in accordance with local service and professional standards.
  • Adhere to and contribute to the development and maintenance of nursing/midwifery standards, protocols and guidelines consistent with the highest standards of patient care.
  • Provide professional and specialist advice
  • Review, develop and implement policies/ procedures in collaboration with key stakeholders.
  • 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 other disciplines, implement and assess quality management programmes as appropriate.
  • Participate in clinical audit as required and ensure that clinical audits are performed in his/her area(s) of responsibility
  • 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.
  • Ensure staff work in compliance with the Scope of Practice.

Health & Safety

The Clinical Nurse/Midwife Manager 3 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.
  • Take appropriate action on any matter identified as being detrimental to staff and/or service user care or well being / may be inhibiting the efficient provision of care.
  • Ensure 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 on Q pulse.
  • Maintain a feedback mechanism with the clinical risk manager and report to senior management team where appropriate.
  • Ensure adherence to department policies in relation to the care and safety of any equipment supplied for the fulfilment of duty. Ensure advice of relevant stakeholders is sought prior to procurement e.g. CNS infection control
  • Have a working knowledge of the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) Standards as they apply to the role for example, National Standards for Safer Better Maternity Services, 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.
  • Support, promote and actively participate in sustainable energy, water and waste initiatives to create a more sustainable, low carbon and efficient health service.
  • 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.

Education and Training

The Clinical Nurse Manager 3- will :

  • Contribute to service development through appropriate continuous education, research initiatives, keeping up to date with nursing and midwifery literature, recent nursing and midwifery research and new developments in nursing and midwifery management, education and practice and attend staff study days as considered appropriate.
  • Provide support advice to those engaging in continuous professional development in his / her area of responsibility.
  • Be familiar with the curriculum training programme for student nurses/midwives (direct entry and postgraduate) 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/ midwifery and non-nursing staff.
  • Provide support supervision and professional development of appropriate staff.
  • Engage in performance review processes including personal development planning e.g. by setting own and staff objectives and providing and receiving feedback.


The Clinical Nurse Manager 3 will :

  • Exercise authority and co-ordinate the functions of the assigned area(s).
  • Provide support, advice and direction to staff as required.
  • Engage with the wider healthcare team and facilitate team building.
  • Facilitate communication at ward and departmental level and within the senior nurse/midwife team.
  • 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.
  • Manage absenteeism within policy & support staff in this area as required.
  • Assist in managing resolution of conflict to achieve desired positive outcome
  • Manage and promote liaisons with internal / external bodies as appropriate e.g. intra-hospital service, the community, voluntary organisations.
  • Contribute to the strategic management and planning process.
  • Formulate service plans and budgets in co-operation with the wider healthcare team.
  • Lead on practice development within the clinical area.
  • Manage resources, including staff, efficiently and effectively to ensure the highest standards of service.
  • Manage and evaluate the implementation of the service plan and budget.
  • Provide reports on activity and services as required.
  • Develop and manage departmental and nursing/midwifery policy with a particular emphasis on change management. Monitor as appropriate and lead on proactive improvement.
  • Ensure compliance with legal requirements, policies and procedures affecting service users, staff and other hospital matters.
  • Actively participate in the Nursing/Midwifery Management structure by ‘acting up’ when required.
  • Engage in IT developments as they apply to service user and service administration.

Essential Criteria

Professional Qualifications, Experience, etc.


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

  • Are registered in the Nurses or Midwives 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.


  • Have at least 5 years post registration experience of which 2 must be in the speciality or related area of Gynaecological services


  • Candidates must demonstrate evidence of continuous professional development.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.

Annual Registration

  • 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).


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.



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



Age restriction shall only apply to a candidate where s/he is not classified as a new entrant (within the meaning of the Public Service Superannuation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2004). A candidate who is not classified as a new entrant must be under 68 years of age on the first day of the month in which the latest date for receiving completed application forms for the office occurs.

Skills & Competencies

Technical & Professional Expertise

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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