Catholic Institute for Deaf People: Clinical Nurse Manager (1)


Job Title: Clinical Nurse Manager (1)
Location: St Joseph’s House and locations associated with the transition of the service
Contract duration: One year
Salary: Dependent on experience


St Joseph’s House is based on a model of social care and is supported by a number of different teams one of which is nursing. The role of the CNM1 shall be to support the social care model within St Joseph’s House by overseeing the clinical care of residents through supporting and supervising the nursing staff in their clinical duties. St Joseph’s House is currently transitioning into the community. The CNM 1 will be part of the management team and the successful candidate will embrace the ethos of St Joseph’s House which is to empower people to live self-directed lives and to be as independent as possible. The role of the CNM 1 will actively encourage independence amongst the people living in St Joseph’s House and lead by example supporting the Nursing team to support people in this way.

Duties and Responsibilities:

In addition to the staff nurse roles and responsibilities the CNM 1 will also:

  • Oversee the day to day clinical care of all residents
  • Ensure staff compliance with agreed standards of nursing care in relation to statutory requirements, professional codes of conduct and St Josephs House policies and procedures
  • Ensure the delivery of excellent person-centred clinical support through evidence based knowledge to all residents of St. Joseph’s House for Adult Deaf and Deafblind as part of the multi-disciplinary care team
  • Participate in staff compliance with medication management in accordance with the medication policy for all resident’s in St Joseph’s House for Adult Deaf and Deafblind
  • Play an active role in staff and resident education and be actively involved in Health Education and Promotion
  • Be aware of the confidential nature of work and in particular, the rights of resident’s confidentiality.


The CNM 1 will:

  • Completion of monthly nursing rosters including holiday and sick leave, to ensure adequate nursing cover
  • Carry out regular clinical supervision and performance management meetings with all members of the nursing team
  • Participate with the orientation of all new nursing staff to St Joseph’s House for Adult Deaf and Deafblind
  • Be responsible for the supervision of Nursing staff reporting any concerns to the Director of Care
  • Carry out auditing, development of policies and procedures and oversee their implementation on the floor.
  • Oversee and ensure excellent Clinical Governance, Infection Control, Falls and Risk Management
  • Participate in the Project Team supporting a smooth Transition to the Community for each individual
  • Ensure all medical decisions are explained in ISL
  • Ensure Autonomy Guidelines and the Assisted Decision Making Act are referred and adhered to in relation to people making decisions about their life
  • Ensure a positive risk assessment is completed when a persons will and preference to maintain their quality of life over medical advice is upheld and they are fully supported
  • Ensure people have the opportunity to develop the skills to be in control of their healthcare
  • Work collaboratively with the wider team to develop support needs to ensure this is successful
  • Support the wider support team in administering medication
  • Contribute to the new service model and actively promote the vision for St Joseph’s House
  • Research and develop Community links with other health professionals that will contribute to support in the community

The foregoing should not be considered exhaustive.

Key Requirements:

Knowledge (Education & Related Experience):



  • A registered Nurse on the Register of Nurses held by An Bord Altranais
  • FETAC Level 3 - Sign Language within 18 months of commencing employment with CIDP. (CIDP will finance this qualification)


  • FETAC Level 4 - Sign Language
  • Management qualifications
  • IT skills



  • Minimum five years post graduate nursing experience
  • Wide range of clinical nursing experience


  • Post graduate management level experience ideally at CNM level 1

Professional Knowledge


  • Knowledge of Residential Care legislation including the Health Act 2007, National Standards for Residential Services for Children and Adults with Disabilities, and others as applicable.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of HIQA Standards for residential Adult Disability services.
  • Demonstrate evidence of continuous professional development


  • Experience in gerontology and dementia care

Key Behaviours:

  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Strong organisational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Proven ability to be able to work without direct supervision
  • Proven ability to be able to manage a team successfully

To be able to reprioritise and adjust plans accordingly to ensure timely delivery of nursing care to residents

Any interested applicants should forward their CV and a short covering letter stating their suitability for the role. Please email by 20 January 2019.

If you require further details on this role, please contact me directly at

All offers of employment with CIDP may be subject to Garda Vetting.

Mary Stringer
HR & Governance Manager



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