Director of Nursing Waterford Hospital Ireland

  • Job Reference: 73855 S49
  • Date Posted: 18 September 2023
  • Recruiter: Headhunt International
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  • Location: Waterford
  • Salary: €90,000 to €100,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: excellent Hospital plus benefits
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Director of Nursing

An major healthcare provider has an opportunity for a Director of Nursing in Waterford.

This exciting role will suit a Director of Nursing with experience in a hospital or acute setting.

The role:

The Director of Nursing will be responsible for providing strong strategic, professional, and clinical leadership for all aspects of the nursing multidisciplinary team, embracing continuous quality improvement and the change leadership necessary to achieve organisational objectives. The Director of Nursing will be responsible for the financial budgeting, work force planning, staffing structures, staffing skill mix and for the clinical and operational competence for all the staff in this area.

The focus of the role is to improve the patient experience and quality of care throughout the hospital while demonstrating hospital core values. This role will entail participating in the quality and clinical governance structures of the hospital and in ensuring continued compliance with JCI and other accreditation standards.

Responsible for the effective and efficient delivery of all nursing services, with particular emphasis on quality care, positive patient experience, performance management, and productivity.

Ensure the delivery of high-quality standards by collaborating with the quality team in the ongoing promotion of the quality agenda and continued compliance with all accreditation standards.

To work closely with the Leadership Team on the development and implementation of business continuity and emergency plans.

Developing and implementing strategic plans for nursing services that align with the overall goals of the organisation, ensuring that the nursing service operates in a cost-effective manner, and identifying opportunities for improvement.

To deliver on recruitment and retention goals in line with the hospital's recruitment strategy.

Oversee the development of effective reporting and analysis to support strategic decision making.

Ensure that nursing staff have access to training, development, and continuing education opportunities, promoting ongoing professional development, and supporting career progression.

Lead the development and ensure compliance with all relevant hospital guidelines, policies, procedures and relevant legislation and regulatory requirements across all services.

Encourage a culture of safety, continuous review and evaluation of policies, guidelines and existing practices through regular audit programmes and review, engaging with the multidisciplinary team where required.

Promoting a culture of continuous quality improvement, establishing quality improvement programs and initiatives, monitoring, and reporting on quality metrics, and ensuring compliance with relevant regulatory standards.

Working with nursing and quality leads to set and monitor core objectives, standards, and key performance indicators for the services, and monitor performance against these standards through internal and (where applicable) external audit.

Provide clinical nursing leadership in proactively addressing ethical and quality of service issues with multidisciplinary team members and hospital management.

Qualifications & Experience

* Be registered in the general division of the register of Nurses maintained by NMBI

* Educated to Masters Level in either Healthcare/Business or related qualification would be desirable

* Have at least five years' experience working in a senior management position in a similar environment

* Extensive experience of leading successful change in a patient centred care delivery environment

* Experience of delivering high levels of productivity and efficiency

* Demonstrates an understanding of financial management and control

* Extensive knowledge of organisational management and development

* Demonstrate a track record of positive team engagement

Skills and Competencies:

* Leadership & Management

* Commitment to Quality & Risk Management

* Patient Centred

* Resource Management

* Strong communication & interpersonal skills

* Ability to manage complex projects and budgets

* Problem Solving & Decision making

* Results Driven & Accountable

* Driving Innovation

* Strategic Thinking

For immediate interview please email your CV to:

or call Sylvia on 087 8550555

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