Irish Province of Loreto Sisters: Healthcare Manager

Organisation: Irish Province of Loreto Sisters

Job title: Full time position as Healthcare Manager (Monday – Friday)

Location: Based in Rathfarnham, Dublin 16.

Salary: Commensurate with experience


  • Nursing qualification and registration with NMBI
  • At least 3 years experience in a nursing environment, specifically in care of the elderly
  • Experience at minimum of CNM2 Grade or equivalent highly desirable.
  • Qualification in Gerontology highly desirable.
  • Management experience desirable but not essential.

Reporting relationship: to Province Leader

A 6 month probation period will apply


  • To be responsible for the coordination and oversight of clinical care for the community which is based in discrete locations which will require some travel.
  • To ensure all aspects of care needs are met, providing health supervision and enlisting the services of GPs, Public Health Nurses and other medical and para-medical services as appropriate.


  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge of clinical nursing practice, together with a working knowledge of current and future trends in care of older persons.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of current legislative policies pertinent to care of older persons, particularly Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Policy 2014
  • Assess nursing care needs and lead on care planning
  • Adhere to established policies and procedures of the congregation
  • Optimise the quality of each client’s life by meticulous attention to the right to privacy, dignity, autonomy, and choice.
  • Liaise with Province Leader, Healthcare Committee, community leaders, community administrators and individual sisters
  • Liaise with GPs, PHN, consultants, outpatient services, nursing homes and home care agencies
  • Visit communities in Dublin and outside of Dublin to assess individual care needs
  • Operate within a clinical governance framework managed acknowledging the patient GP as the primary clinical decision maker in the community setting
  • Maintain documentation, records in compliance with the statutory requirements for and data protection and in a manner that integrates with current systems throughout the congregation, and consistent with NMBI professional standards for clinical records

Key competencies:

  • Communication and Interpersonal skills
    • Effective communication skills
    • Ability to build and maintain relationships
    • Ability to present information in a clear and concise manner
    • Effective presentation skills
  • Organisation and management skills
    • Ability to manage resources efficiently and effectively
    • Ability to work on one’s own initiative
    • A willingness to be flexible in response to changing local or
    • congregational needs
    • Strong analytical and decision-making skills
  • Building and Maintaining relationships
    • Demonstrate leadership and change management skills
    • Ability to work with colleagues and other professional members of the clinical team
    • Ability to treat others with dignity and respect.
  • Commitment to patient and service safety and providing a quality service
    • Demonstrate awareness and respect for the patients’ view in relation to their care
    • Commitment to providing a quality service
    • Ongoing professional development.

Please submit your CV and cover letter by email to

Closing date for applications: December 9 2019


Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

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