Cheshire Ireland: Clinical Nurse Manager


Clinical Nurse Manager (CNM) 2
35 hours p/w, 1year fixed term contract
Ardeen Cheshire Home, Shillelagh, Co. Wicklow.

Cheshire Ireland provides quality services to adults with physical, sensory and neurological disabilities at a medium and high level of need.  We provide individualised supports to promote wellbeing, independence and quality of life for all people who use our services. We currently provide services to over 200 people in their own homes, in residential centres, in supported accommodation and in respite facilities. Established in Shillelagh, Co. Wicklow in 1963, Cheshire Ireland are a Section 39 organisation funded by the HSE.  We employ over 800 staff and operate in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Wicklow, Limerick, Donegal, Kerry, Carlow, Waterford, Sligo and Mayo. What we do Cheshire Ireland provides a range of support services to people with both physical and neurological conditions in their homes, in residential centres, in supported accommodation and in standalone respite facilities. Cheshire Ireland provides services throughout the 26 counties. Our aim is to provide quality, person-centred services, which facilitate people with disabilities to live a life of their own choosing. Ardeen Cheshire Home provides a friendly, cooperative and positive working environment within a large and busy residential and respite service. The right candidate will find this role both challenging and rewarding.


What you will do

Operating out of a social model of disability you will have responsibility for the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of the care required to meet the physical, psychological and social needs of individuals with physical and neurorological disabilities. Duties include but are not limited to;

  • Provide clinical and professional supervision and support to the nursing and frontline care support teams
  • Through strong leadership encourage excellence and promote evidence based practice
  • Have oversight of all clinical records and documentation, including care plans and the management of clinical risk.
  • Engage with external and internal stakeholders such as medical and allied healthcare professionals and Cheshire Ireland clinical team.
  • Actively contribute to ongoing improvements in the quality of care in line with organisational policy, best practice and regulatory standards
  • As a member of the Senior Management Team support continuous improvement across all areas of the service and act as designate for the Service Manager as required.
  • Designated Safeguarding Officer and responsible for HIQA notifications as required.
  • Deliver training as relevant to your role and participate in the development and implementation of policies
  • Commitment to your own personal and professional development
  • Develops open, honest and respectful relationships with others and fosters good working relationships within the team
  • At all times handles information confidentially and in line with data protection requirements.

A commitment to the provision of quality services and to the concept of working in partnership with service users to promote their independence.


Our ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate;

  • In possession of a nursing qualification and registered with An Bord Altranais
  • A minimum of 3years post qualification experience and currently operating at CNM1 or Senior Staff Nurse Level
  • Have line management or significant supervisory experience within the disability or broad social services field
  • Knowledge of and experience in working within HIQA regulatory framework
  • Evidence based decision making skills and experience in the management and effective delivery of change
  • Have experience in the development and delivery of training to staff
  • Have experience in the review and development of policies
  • Evidence of personal and professional development
  • Excellent computer skills especially in Microsoft Excel and Outlook, and the ability to adapt to changing technology
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • In possession of the necessary documentation to work and live in the Republic of Ireland
  • Ability to speak and write English fluently

This role provides care and support to individuals living in a residential service and you will be required to establish and maintain relationships with individuals with disabilities that are based on respect and equality and that promote their independence.  It is critical that when undertaking your work that you do so in a manner that is consistent with Cheshire Ireland’s values, operating ethos and standards.


  • Positive working environment
  • Degree of flexibility in working hours
  • €23.14 -€27.45 per hour (depending on experience)
  • Induction and on going training and support
  • On site parking
  • Career opportunities
  • Pension Scheme (after probation)
  • Sick pay benefit (after probation)
  • Employee assistance program
  • Maternity benefit


To apply for this post please forward a detailed CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for the position to Sarah Anderson, Operations Coordinator, via email to: Please cite reference code CNM2/ARD/JUN2020 in all correspondence.

Closing Date:  13th July 2020  Ref Code: CNM2/ARD/JUN2020

Cheshire Ireland is an equal opportunity employer

All successful candidates will be subject to vetting by the Garda National Vetting Bureau

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
30th Jun, 2020
Shillelagh, Co. Wicklow
Expiry Date
13th Jul, 2020