Director of Nursing
client is seeking to recruit a Director of Nursing (DON), for their modern bed nursing home located in Co Galway. This position not only offers strong career prospects but also a standard and way of living second to none in Ireland. Providing primarily long term care for residents of varying dependency levels this nursing home group is looking for a Director of Nursing with a passion for aged care to join their dedicated team. Services are provided to a range of clients with physical disabilities, visual impairment, acquired brain injuries and Alzheimer’s, to name but a few.
This home uses a 'person centered' approach to care where significant procedural and practical changes have been implemented to bring the primary focus of the home around to what the residents desire and need as opposed to a rigid task oriented approach. The primary aim of the Director of Nursing is to provide the residents with a home from home experience. Are you of this mindset? If so then this role is for you.
The director of nursing will be responsible for overseeing and ensuring the delivery of a high standard of person centred care to residents within the home, by nursing and care staff. Ensuring that set standards and legislative requirements for resident care are attained and exceeded. Ensuring the development of policies, programmes and evidence-based practice are consistent with HIQA standards and standard policies within the nursing home.
RGN on the general division of the NMBI.
Applicant must present with at least 6 years post reg experience.
Minimum of 3 years elderly care experience in the last 6 years.
Minimum of 3 years management experience essential.
Post- registration Management Qualification.
Post-registration qualification in Gerontology or related field desirable.
Previous experience in a DON role preferable.
Excellent communication, management and leadership skills.
Excellent knowledge of HIQA requirements.
Sound decision making ability and results driven.
Ability to motivate self and others and work on own initiative.
Ability to work well and promote a team environment.
Willingness to be flexible and adapt to the needs of the company.
Good appreciation of finance issues.
- Full time
- Job Level
- Deputy Manager / Senior Staff, Manager
Posted 16 Jun 2017
Closes 16 Jul 2017
This job was posted to: Deputy home manager, Home manager