Nurse Recruitment & Retention
Healthcare Assistant Recruitment & Retention

Sensitivity in Caring


Clinical Nurse Managers (now closed for applications)

Full & Part Time

Abbot Close , Windmill House

Role Summary

The Clinical Nurse Manger reports directly to the Director of Nursing.
The following staff report directly to the Clinical Nurse Manger:
- Staff Nurses
- Care Assistants

The role of the Clinical Nurse Manger shall be to support the Director of Nursing in the clinical and professional leadership of the care team and to deliver direct resident care.

Role & Responsibilities


  • Ensure that the provision of a high standard of care to the resident and families is consistent with the mission, vision, values and strategic plan of Abbot Close Nursing Home.
  • Demonstrate behaviour consistent with the Values of our nursing homes.
  • Participation in the overall management of the home as part of the management team.
  • Plan, assess and deliver resident care, together with all members of the multidisciplinary care team.
  • Play an active role in resident education and be actively involved in Health Education and Promotion.
  • Encourage recognition of the resident as an individual; ensuring resident’s needs and comfort are given priority.
  • Communicate with relevant team regarding resident’s condition and relaying information and changes in Doctor Instructions.
  • Communicates with relatives of residents and with visitors as requested.
  • Liaising with relatives of the resident.
  • Attend / chair meetings as required and keep staff briefed on developments in the nursing home
  • Be aware of the confidential nature of the work and in particular, the right of residents to confidentiality. To this end you will not discuss workings of the nursing home or its residents with people outside the nursing home.

  • In the absence of the Director of Nursing or Assistant Director of Nursing the Clinical Nurse Manger shall undertake the role and responsibilities of the Person-in-Charge in line with the Health Act 2007, related regulations and the Health information and Quality Authority (HIQA) standards.
  • Oversee the organisation of the multi-disciplinary care team.
  • Co-ordinate the quality and safety system including all aspects of clinical risk management and resident involvement.
  • Participate with the orientation of all new care staff to the nursing home.
  • Be responsible for the management of care staff
  • Endeavour to keep abreast of recent trends in healthcare developments through research & up to date practices
  • Be responsible for the development, education and supervision of staff.
  • Facilitate the arrangements necessary and participate where appropriate, in education and training of other staff as the need arises.
  • Be responsible for the development and implementation of policies and procedures.
  • Lead, by example, a professional, punctual and dedicated team.
  • Create and promote open communications, healthy working relationships, and stimulate initiative among the team
  • Motivate team members, by agreeing goals and objectives, through performance review
  • To undertake such other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Director of Nursing.
  • The foregoing should not be considered exhaustive.


Qualifications, experience and knowledge

A registered Nurse on the Register of Nurses held by An Board Altranais Evidence of continuous professional development 

Post Graduate Diploma is Gerontology
Management Qualifications
IT Literate 

Minimum two years post graduate experience
Have an in-depth knowledge of the ageing process

Essential skills, competencies and/or knowledge

Professional knowledge
Demonstrate sound knowledge of clinical nursing practice together with future trends in Care of Older Persons


  • Knowledge of organisation of health services and trends nationally and internationally
  • Ability to source both theoretical and technical information

Core Aptitudes:
  • Act as a good role model
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Teaching skills
  • Has ability to manage change


Apply for this position

If you would like to apply for this position please send your CV to or telephone (022) 34693 for more information.