Clinical Nurse Manager - Inpatients, Kildare

€ 46000.0 - 55000.0 Per year
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
25 Sep 2020
22 Mar 2021

Job Description

Clinical Nurse Manager required for Inpatients - Acute Hospital setting, Kildare 

To manage all Inpatient activities, promoting effective nursing and care practice, whilst managing clinical and non-clinical staff to ensure efficient day-to-day management of Inpatient services. To work in collaboration with the Chief Nursing Officer and other members of the inter-professional team, ensuring that the use of beds is effective and that nurse led discharge is promoted.

Duties & Responsibilities


  • Act as a positive clinical role model and provide support and clinical advice to staff. Demonstrate expert practice where appropriate. Lead by example through visible leadership to motivate and empower others.
  • The post holder will have continuing responsibility for the quality of care within the Inpatients ward and the achievement of safe, professional and competent nursing practice.
  • To work in close collaboration with the Chief Nursing Officer and other members of the inter-professional team ensuring that surgical beds are effectively used and that the development of nurse led discharge is supported.
  • Develop evidence-based policies and procedures in line with best practice for the speciality in collaboration with the Chief Nursing Officer and Lead Clinicians. This will include nurse - led discharge, developing links with the community discharge teams as appropriate.
  • To ensure that the available Hospital resources are used in the most efficient and effective manner.
  • To ensure that staff attend all mandatory training and their individual development needs are identified and undertaken through yearly appraisal.
  • To contribute to Hospital wide activities that promote and support the development of the service provided.
  • To ensure that relationships and own behaviour is managed in line with Hospital ethos, policies and SOP’s.
  • To ensure all staff have an understanding and adhere to the UPMC values.
  • Take responsibility and accountability for the delivery of professional, competent and high-quality nursing care
  • Ensure that each aspect of practice is directed to meeting the holistic needs and serving the best interests of patients.
  • Ensure that a clinical supervision and preceptor ship programme for all clinical team members is being followed as per NMBI recommendations.
  • Identify any areas of continuous concern relating to clinical practice reporting to the Chief Nursing Officer as soon as reasonably possible, detailing the action that has been initiated.
  • Ensure that the NMBI Code of Professional Conduct and other board guidance relating to professional practice is followed at all times and that staff have access to this guidance.
  • Take responsibility to ensure staff are aware, have access and comply with professional and Hospital policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Work closely with the Chief Nursing Officer to review and monitor Hospital specific guidelines/standards to promote best clinical practice.
  • Influence the development of practice, utilising the relevant clinical skills and given experience to improve patient care.
  • Incorporate Lean Six Sigma techniques to improve patient care, experience and Hospital efficiency.

Educational requirements

  • The Post holder must hold the following to fulfil the requirements of this post:
  • Be Registered General Nurse with The Nursing and Midwifery Bord of Ireland (NMBI).
  • At least 5 year’s post registration experience – essential.
  • Management qualification - desirable
  • Evidence of ongoing CPD.


  • Excellent remuneration package available to the successful applicant
  • Permanent contract - 39 hours per week
  • Flexible hours and rosters
  • Modern and growing range of services
  • Opportunities for career progression and support for professional development


For further information, please email your CV to Apply or call us in confidence on (Ireland) + Applyor (UK) + Apply

Immediate interviews available

Full recruitment support from a dedicated KCR team member provided.


Ref: JO-2007-451846

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