Shift Leader - Emergency Department - state-of-the-art Hospital

Dublin South
€ 45000.0 - 65000.0 Per year
Full time
Permanent, Contract, Bank
Job level
Manager, Deputy Manager / Senior Staff, Qualified (non-manager)
4 May 2020
4 Nov 2020

Job Description

Our clients state-of-the-art private hospital is recruiting a Shift Leader for their Emergency department.

The role would be that of a Senior Staff Nurse / Clinical Nurse Manager so a fabulous opportunity for the right candidate

Key Responsibilities and Deliverables


To supervise, in conjunction with the multi-disciplinary team, the delivery of patient care, ensuring patients’ needs are identified and nursing actions are planned, implemented, evaluated then documented accurately.

To ensure that correct handling and sympathetic treatment of patients is carried out by all staff, and that the dignity of the patient is given proper consideration.

To ensure that the Emergency Team adheres to hospital and departmental policies and procedures.

To co-operate with medical staff and other carers in instituting a high standard of patient care and treatment.

To establish good communication between patients, their relatives and all visitors to the Emergency Department.

To ensure that equipment is correctly handled and maintained in safe working order.

To develop and monitor new ideas and methods within the Emergency Department.

To support the identification of projects and their implementation for the Health Promoting Hospitals initiative.


To manage the Emergency Team and their performance during opening hours, ensuring a safe clinical environment is maintained.

To ensure all hospital policies and procedures are readily available and staff informed of any changes.

To ensure all accidents and complaints are fully documented, according to policy, and steps taken to prevent re-occurrence and report same to Risk Management.

To ensure the planned duty rota deploys staff economically, accounting for patient dependency, skill mix and staff hours required to provide and efficient, safe customer service.

To develop and monitor cost awareness by explanation of team responsibility for economical use of resources.

To ensure drugs are stored and checked according to hospital policy.

To maintain professional discipline.

To be accountable for his/her own clinical practice, maintaining and improving professional knowledge, competence and scope of professional practice, in accordance with An Bord Altranais.

To supervise and assist with the ordering and control of supplies and the assessment of equipment requirements, repairs and replacement.

Monitors staff sickness and absence and takes appropriate action.

Ensures that all staff understands the correct procedure to follow in case of total loss of power, fire and evacuation.


Participate in teaching programmes for staff.

Actively co-operate in-service training programmes for all personnel;

Initiate and participate in research into nursing practice.

To actively pursue self and professional development, including attendance at professional meetings and refresher course; awareness of new developments in nursing and keeping up to date with current techniques.

Person Specification


Possess a recognised General Nursing Qualification.

Be registered or be eligible for registration in the Register of Nurses maintained by An Bord Altranais.

Possess a post-graduate qualification in Accident and Emergency Nursing.


Have not less than 3 years hospital experience since qualification, 2 of which must have been in an Accident and Emergency Department.

Have some management experience. Some formal management training will be an advantage.

Some formal teaching experience will be an advantage.

Experience of managing an Emergency Department by appropriate delegation and supervision of all staff, to ensure the smooth operation of the Department.

Job Specific Competencies and Knowledge

Proven teaching and assessing skills.

In-depth knowledge of emergency nursing.

Computing experience.

Leadership skills.

Effective communication skills.

Able to manage difficult situations effectively.

Able to prioritise and meet deadlines.

Able to use own initiative.

Management of people skills.

Change Management.

Apply with CV to Maria in Trinity Recruitment here

Ref: Shift leader ED

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