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St. James's HospitalSouth Dublin, DublinFull-timePermanent

Role Profile:

Role Title Clinical Nurse Manager II: Acute Medical Assessment

Unit (AMAU)

Purpose of the Role The post holder will be responsible for the provision of the

highest standard of nursing care to patients, manage all

nursing and allied staff in the ward/unit and be responsible

for maintaining and developing professional standards.

Department/Directorate AMAU – MED Directorate

Key Reports: Directorate Nurse Manager (ADON) or


Professionally accountable to the Director of Nursing

Key Direct Reports CNM I, Staff Nurses, Student Nurses, Health Care Assistant


Grade CNM II

Salary Scale €49,056 - €57,995

Job Reference Number: 47350/19

Enquiries To: Sharon O’Hara, ADON, MED Inpatients

Tel: 01 416 2898, Email:

Closing Date: Sunday 1st September 2019

Key Duties and Responsibilities

The role of the CNM II is to 

Provide efficient and effective management of the ward/unit in such a way as to

provide a safe environment for patients and staff, while making the best use of

resources. 

Promote collaboration within the multidisciplinary team. 

Engage with key stakeholders to ensure hygiene standards are maintained for

patients, staff and visitors. 

Proactively manages quality and safety standards at local and directorate level. 

The Clinical Nurse Manager II must adhere to Code of Professional Practice and

Behaviours for registered nurses. 

Shows leadership potential to make an impact, influence, energise and inspire others

across the directorate and pan organisation. 

Embraces change and acts to implement evidence based best practice where

appropriate. 

Is aware of and understands the need to adhere to hospital and/or professional

standards, policies and procedures, relevant to their area of practice. 

Communicates effectively in English language, written and spoken, as appropriate to

job requirements.

  • The above Role Profile is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all duties involved and consequently the post
holder may be required to perform other duties as appropriate to the post which may be assigned to him/her from time to time and to contribute to the development of the post while in office. This Role Profile will be subject to

review in the light of changing circumstances.

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Academic/Professional Qualifications and/or relevant Experience

Required : 

Registered General Nurse with The Nursing Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI), or

eligible to register. 

5 years post-registration experience in the acute hospital within the last 7 years. 

Demonstrate management experience throughout the last 2 years.

Desirable: 

Management Course

Technical/Clinical Competencies

Required: 

Demonstrate IT skills 

Experience in teaching and assessing the Nursing and HCA Team throughout the last

2 years



SJH Behavioural Competencies

Competency Required Level The following “Descriptors” are a further

Required clarification of the behaviours required.

Candidates should use these descriptors as a

“guide” when assessing their suitability for

this role and also when preparing an example

of where they have demonstrated this

competency in the past for inclusion in the

required Application Form.

People Management 3  Allocates responsibilities fairly among team

members to effectively manage

caseloads/workloads. 

Empowers staff to carry out their

responsibilities, according to the needs of the

service/department. 

Makes consistent and transparent decisions in

relation to people, when all options are

considered. 

Supports others, both formally and informally,

seeking to develop the skills and abilities of

team members

Leadership Potential 2  Embraces organisational change initiatives,

filling structure/roles to support it. 

Able to follow through on commitments and

bring new ideas/initiatives to fruition (at local

level). 

Understands importance of getting input and

commitment from others when seeking

involvement. 

Motivates others to act.

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Communication 3  Creates a culture of open communication to

maintain a climate of trust and honesty. 

Supports ideas with appropriate research and

information to persuade others. 

Tailors the content and method of

communication to their audience’s level of


Quality and Safety 3  Empowers staff to provide quality of service;

Service ensures regular quality audits are carried out

and findings are actioned and followed through. 

Champions initiatives to improve quality of

services. 

Promotes and enables a culture of safety. 

Builds and uses extended networks of influence

Planning & 3 for planning and organising workload.

Organising  Develops operational plans and monitors

performance and progress on achieving long

and short term goals. 

Is active in planning for and managing all

resources vis a vis the service demands.

Escalates expected gaps and shortfalls for

remedial action.

Continuous 3  Is an advocate for the hospital/department by

Development – consistently projecting a professional image,

Personal & promoting the highest standards.

Professional  Encourages investment in continuous learning,

at hospital level and in partnership with

affiliated and/or other relevant third level

institutions as appropriate, and is a role model

for others in this regard. 

Promotes and supports inter-disciplinary

working and associated learning. Furthers


Proficiency in the English language

A level of proficiency in the English language, written and spoken, is a requirement of all

roles within St. James’s Hospital. You will be required to self-assess your proficiency level in

the Standard Application Form. In addition,your proficiency in spoken English will be

assessed during the interview process appropriate to the role available.

Particulars of Office

1. The appointment to this post will be Permanent, Full-Time & Pensionable

2. Annual Leave allowance is 25-28 days per annum.

3. The person appointed must not give less than one month’s notice in writing, of

intention to resign.

4. Normal working hours will be 39 hours per week.

5. You will be required to work the agreed roster / on call arrangements advised to you by

your line manager. Your contracted hours of work will be liable to change based on the

24 hour / 7 day week roster system in place across the hospital. You may be required to

work overtime on an exceptional basis depending on work requirements.

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General Conditions

1. The Hospital Board will not be responsible for the loss or theft of personal belongings.

2. Fire orders must be observed and staff must complete fire training every 2 years

3. All accidents within the department must be reported immediately.

4. In accordance with the “Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005”, all staff must

comply with all safety regulations.

5. St James Hospital is a smoke free Campus. Smoking is not permitted within the Hospital

Buildings or on the grounds.


In the course of your employment you may have access to or hear information concerning

the medical or personal affairs of patients and/or staff, or other health services business.

Such records and information are strictly confidential and unless acting on the instructions

of an authorised officer, on no account must information concerning staff, patients or other

health service business be divulged or discussed except in the performance of normal duty.

In addition records must never be left in such a manner that unauthorised persons can

obtain access to them and must be kept in safe custody when no longer required.


A candidate for and any person holding the office must be fully competent and capable of

undertaking the duties attached to the office and be in a state of health such as would

indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service.

Infection Control & Hygiene

It is the responsibility of all staff across the hospital to ensure that infection control and

hygiene standards are adhered to and maintained at all times.

Recruitment Process 

Approval to Hire (VAF process) 

Hiring Manager – Role Profile 

Advertising 

Application Process (Standard Application Form) 

Shortlisting of Candidates will be based on information provided in Standard Application

Form 

Interview Process 

All applicants who move to the 2nd stage of the Selection process (i.e. post interview)

will be subject to Reference Checking X 2, Self-Declaration, Garda Clearance and

Occupational Health Screening (Questionnaire) 

All successful candidates who take up appointment will be required to attend a 1 week

Mandatory Induction Programme.

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For External Applicants:

The Application Form is available under CNM & Specialists Posts section of Careers


Alternatively, please contact the Human Resources Directorate for an application form,

Phone: (01) 416 2559 or Email:

Please note closing date Sunday 1st September 2019 for receipt of completed

application forms, C.V.s will not be accepted.

A Panel will be formed for which future vacancies will be filled

St. James’ Hospital is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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