Company: St. James’s Hospital
Location: South Dublin, County Dublin


South Dublin, County Dublin

€49,914 – €59,010 a year

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Role Profile: Clinical Nurse Manager II

Role Title Clinical Nurse Manager II:

Purpose of the Role The post holder will be responsible for the

provision of the highest standard of nursing

care to patients, manage all nursing and

allied staff in the ward/unit and be

responsible for maintaining and developing

professional standards. He/she will be

responsible for the management of a 34

bedded acute medical ward that specialises

in providing care to patients with a multitude

of medical complexities including HIV and

infectious diseases.


Med Directorate, Ambulatory care

Key Reports

Directorate Nurse Manager (ADON) or


Professionally accountable to the Director of


Key Direct Reports

CNM I, Staff Nurses, Student Nurses, Health

Care Assistant Staff

Grade CNM II

Salary Scale

€49,914 – €59,010

Job Reference Number:

Enquiries To:

Carolyn Treacy ADON Email, Phone:01 4103141

Bleep 253

Closing Date: Sunday, 8th March 2020

Key Duties and Responsibilities

The role of the CNM II is to

Provide efficient and effective management of the ward/unit in such a way as to

provide a safe environment for patients and staff, while making the best use of


Promote collaboration within the multidisciplinary team.

Engage with key stakeholders to ensure hygiene standards are maintained for

patients, staff and visitors.

Proactively manages quality and safety standards at local and directorate level.

The Clinical Nurse Manager II must adhere to Code of Professional Practice and

Behaviours for registered nurses.

Shows leadership potential to make an impact, influence, energise and inspire others

across the directorate and pan organisation.

Embraces change and acts to implement evidence based best practice where


Is aware of and understands the need to adhere to hospital and/or professional

standards, policies and procedures, relevant to their area of practice.

Communicates effectively in English language, written and spoken, as appropriate to

job requirements.

  • The above Role Profile 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. This Role Profile will be subject to review

in the light of changing circumstances.

Academic/Professional Qualifications and/or relevant Experience

Required :

Registered General Nurse with The Nursing Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI), or

eligible to register.

5 years post-registration experience in the acute hospital within the last 7 years.

Demonstrate management experience throughout the last 2 years.


Management Course

Experience of providing care to patients with medical complexities

Technical/Clinical Competencies


Demonstrate IT skills

Experience in teaching and assessing the Nursing and HCA Team throughout the last

2 years


Experience of using a Electronic Patient Record system (EPR)

SJH Behavioural Competencies (From the Competency Framework, please list the

relevant behavioural competency, the level required (level 1, 2, 3 or 4) and the

descriptors that are most relevant for the role)

Competency Required Level


The following “descriptors” are a further

clarification of the behaviours required.

Candidates should use the descriptors as

a ‘guide’ when assessing their suitability

for this role and also when preparing an

example of where they have

demonstrated this competency in the

past for inclusion in the required

application form.

People Management 3

Allocates responsibilities fairly among

team members to effectively manage


Empowers staff to carry out their

responsibilities, according to the needs

of the service/department.

Makes consistent and transparent

decisions in relation to people, when all

options are considered.

Supports others, both formally and

informally, seeking to develop the

skills and abilities of team members

Leadership Potential 2

Embraces organisational change

initiatives, filling structure/roles to

support it.

Able to follow through on commitments

and bring new ideas/initiatives to

fruition (at local level).

Understands importance of getting

input and commitment from others

when seeking involvement.

Motivates others to act.

Communication 3

Creates a culture of open

communication to maintain a climate

of trust and honesty.

Supports ideas with appropriate

research and information to persuade


Tailors the content and method of

communication to their audience’s

level of expertise.

Quality and Safety

Service 3

Empowers staff to provide quality of

service; ensures regular quality audits

are carried out and findings are

actioned and followed through.

Champions initiatives to improve

quality of services.

Promotes and enables a culture of


Planning and

Organisation 3

Builds and uses extended networks of

influence for planning and organising


Develops operational plans and

monitors performance and progress on

achieving long and short term goals.

Is active in planning for and managing

all resources vis a vis the service

demands. Escalates expected gaps

and shortfalls for remedial action.


Development –

Personal &


Is an advocate for the

hospital/department by consistently

projecting a professional image,

promoting the highest standards.

Encourages investment in continuous

learning, at hospital level and in

partnership with affiliated and/or other

relevant third level institutions as

appropriate, and is a role model for

others in this regard.

Promotes and supports

inter-disciplinary working and

associated learning. Furthers same.

Proficiency in the English language

A level of proficiency in the English language, written and spoken, is a requirement of all roles

within St. James’s Hospital. You will be required to self-assess your proficiency level in the

Standard Application Form. In addition, your proficiency in spoken English will be

assessed during the interview process appropriate to the role available.

Particulars of Office

1. The appointment to this post will be Full Time, Permanent and Pensionable position.

2. Annual Leave allowance is 25 – 28 days per annum

3. The person appointed must not give less than one month’s notice, in writing, of intention

to resign.

4. Normal working hours will be 39 hours per week

5. You will be required to work the agreed roster / on call arrangements advised to you by

your line manager. Your contracted hours of work are liable to change between the hours of

8.00am – 8pm over seven days to meet the requirements for extended day services in

accordance with the terms of the Framework Agreement.

General Conditions

1. The Hospital Board will not be responsible for the loss or theft of personal belongings.

2. Fire orders must be observed and staff must complete fire training every 2 years.

3. All accidents within the department must be reported immediately.

4. In accordance with the “Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005”, all staff must

comply with all safety regulations.

5. St James’s Hospital is a Tobacco Free Campus. The use of Tobacco or Electronic Cigarettes

is not permitted within the Hospital Buildings or on the grounds.


In the course of your employment you may have access to or hear information concerning

the medical or personal affairs of patients and/or staff, or other health services business.

Such records and information are strictly confidential and unless acting on the instructions of

an authorised officer, on no account must information concerning staff, patients or other

health service business be divulged or discussed except in the performance of normal duty.

In addition records must never be left in such a manner that unauthorised persons can obtain

access to them and must be kept in safe custody when no longer required.


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.

Infection Control & Hygiene

It is the responsibility of all staff across the hospital to ensure that infection control and

hygiene standards are adhered to and maintained at all times.

Recruitment Process

Approval to Hire (VAF process)

Hiring Manager – Role Profile


Application Process (Standard Application Form)

Shortlisting of Candidates will be based on information provided in Standard

Application Form

Interview Process

All applicants who move to the 2nd stage of the Selection process (i.e. post interview)

will be subject to Reference Checking X 2, Garda E Vetting and Occupational Health

Screening (Questionaire)

All successful external candidates who take up appointment will be required to attend

Mandatory Induction Programme

For External Applicants:

The Application Form is available under CNM & Specialists Posts section of Careers


Alternatively, please contact the Human Resources Directorate for an application form,

Phone: (01) 416 2559 or Email:

Please note closing date Sunday, 8th March 2020 for receipt of completed application

forms, C.V.s will not be accepted.

A Panel will be formed for which future vacancies will be filled

St. James’ Hospital is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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