Paediatric Service Manager

South Dublin
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
22 May 2020
22 Jun 2020

Job Description

Clarity Healthcare is recruiting for a Paediatric Service Manager for a hospital in South Dublin.

Overall Purpose of Job

To provide exceptional patient care in an environment where quality, respect, caring and compassion are at the centre of all we do.

To provide professional / clinical leadership in the designated area(s) of responsibility.

To oversee the management of resources including staffing and staff development.

To facilitate communication across the healthcare teams.

This post has a pivotal role in service planning and development, coordinating and managing activity and resources within the clinical area. The responsibilities include: overseeing the quality of nursing care, the development and implementation of policy and procedures, the monitoring of activity and the delivery of agreed levels of service for the designated area(s).

Key Responsibilities and Deliverables

Professional /Clinical

The Service Manager will:

Provide a high level of professional and clinical leadership

Provide safe, comprehensive nursing care to service users within the guidelines laid out by An Bord Altranais

Provide professional and specialist advice

Review, develop and implement policies/ procedures in collaboration with key stakeholders.

Manage, monitor and evaluate professional and clinical standards ensuring an evidence based, care planning approach

Participate in teams as appropriate, communicating and working in co-operation with other team members

Facilitate co-ordination, co-operation and liaison across healthcare teams and programmes

Collaborate with service users, family, carers and other staff in treatment / care planning and in the provision of support and advice

Communicate results of assessments, treatment / care programmes and recommendations to the team and relevant others in accordance with service policy / as required

Formulate, manage and implement best practice policies and procedures

Ensure that service users and others are treated with dignity and respect

Ensure the maintenance of nursing records in accordance with local service and professional standards

Adhere to and contribute to the development and maintenance of nursing standards, protocols and guidelines consistent with the highest standards of patient car

Evaluate and manage the implementation of best practice policy and procedures e.g. admission and discharge procedures, control and usage of stocks and equipment, grievance and disciplinary procedures

Maintain professional standards in relation to confidentiality, ethics and legislation

In consultation with other disciplines, implement and assess quality management programmes as appropriate

Participate in clinical audit as required and ensure that clinical audits are performed in his/her area(s) of responsibility

Operate within the Scope of Practice - seek advice and assistance from his / her manager with any cases or issues that prove to be beyond the scope of his / her professional competence in line with principles of best practice and clinical governance

Ensure staff work in compliance with the Scope of Practice

Ensures the effective delivery of competent, compassionate, and efficient care by monitoring and evaluating patient care processes and outcomes on the inpatient areas.

Recruits and retains competent, compassionate staff while monitoring performance standards and promoting fair labour practices.

Promotes a work environment that demonstrates caring by accessibility of safe equipment and adequate supplies in an efficiently arranged physical setting.

Operationalises and participates in continuous quality improvement and risk management programs at the unit level in a collaborative manner with multi-disciplinary colleagues.

Monitors fiscal budget to control operational and capital expenditures


NMBI Registered General Nurse licence in good standing.

Have at least 5 years post registration experience of which 2 must be in the speciality or related area.

Have the clinical, managerial and administrative capacity to properly discharge the functions of the role.

Demonstrate evidence of continuing professional development at the appropriate level.


Seven years post registration experience in an acute setting within the last 9 years

Two years of progressive management experience required. The employee, must speak, read and write grammatically correct English.

Candidates must possess teaching abilities, leadership qualities, professional judgment, critical thinking and problem solving abilities and a sense of professional development.

Must demonstrate multi-tasking ability.

Paediatric service development experience showing evidence of specific project lead by the candidate and outcomes.

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