Clinical Nurse Manager 2 - UPMC Aut Even Hospital - UPMC

Clinical Nurse Manager 2 – UPMC Aut Even Hospital

Please send a letter of application along with an up-to-date CV to Evelyn Murphy, HR Manager, UPMC Aut Even Hospital, Freshford Road, Kilkenny, or by email to 

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is Sunday, 26 September 2021.

Clinical Nurse Manager 2

Based at: UPMC Aut Even Hospital, Kilkenny
Reporting to: Director of Nursing

Full Time (37.5 hours per week)

The purpose of the post

The post of CNM 2 (Day Surgery Unit) has a pivotal role in service planning, co-ordinating, and managing activity and resources within the clinical area. The CNM 2 will co-ordinate and lead in the implementation and provision of quality care.

Duties and responsibilities

Professional  and clinical
  • Manage patient care to ensure the highest professional standards using an evidence based, care planning approach
  • Provide a high level of professional and clinical leadership
  • Be responsible for the co-ordination, assessment, planning, delivery and review of service user care by all staff in designated area.
  • Provide safe, comprehensive nursing care to service users within the guidelines laid out by NMBI. (Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland)
  • Participate in teams / meetings / committees as appropriate, communicating and working in co-operation with other team members
  • Facilitate co-ordination, co-operation and liaison across healthcare teams
  • Collaborate with service users, family, carers and other staff in treatment / care
  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care by personal involvement and supervising the activities of other qualified nurses.
  • Ensure that the care delivered by team is based on standards, which have been formulated on evidence based practice, and agreed, through hospital policy.
  • Regularly evaluate and monitor patient care by using the hospitals quality systems to ensure that care is delivered.
  • Develop and promote good relationships with patients, families and carers and make the ward environmentally welcoming and homely.
  • Work as an effective member of the multidisciplinary team promoting good teamwork and excellent patient care
  • Evaluate and further develop the philosophy, objectives and goals of the department.
  • To ensure that all staff are familiar with the use and care of all equipment, and that such equipment is maintained in good working condition.
  • To ensure strict confidentiality of information regarding patients/residents is adhered to.
Managerial responsibilities
  • Provide the necessary supervision, co-ordination and deployment of nursing and support staff to ensure the optimum delivery of care in the designated area through allocating work fairly and competently.
  • Manage communication at ward and departmental level and facilitate team building.
  • Provide staff leadership and motivation which is conducive to good working relations and work performance.
  • Manage all resources efficiently and effectively.
  • Lead on practice development within the clinical area.
  • Lead and implement change.
  • Promote, facilitate and participate in the development of nursing policies and procedures. Monitor as appropriate and lead on proactive improvement.
  • Contribute to the formulation, development and implementation of policies and procedures at area and hospital level.
  • Actively participate in the Nursing Management structure by supporting the Assisatnt Director of Clinical Services Theatres and deputising in his / her absence when required to do so.
  • Maintain all necessary clinical and administrative records and reporting arrangements
On-call rota
  • The post holder will be expected to take part in the on call manager’s rota.

Essential criteria

 Each candidate must:

  • Be registered, or eligible for registration in the General Division of the live Register of Nurses kept by NMBI.
  • Have a minimum of two years’ experience within a management position, and ideally have two years’ experience working within a Day Surgical Unit.
  • Have completed a management course or commit to undertake same.
  • Display evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of HR policies and procedures
  • Have working knowledge of Microsoft packages is essential.
  • Have experience in change management.
  • Play an active role in the continuous improvement programme in the hospital using lean tools and methodology.
  • Possess excellent communication skills.

This job description is intended to be an outline of the areas of responsibility. As UPMC Aut Even Hospital and the post holder develop, this job description may be subject to review in light of the changing needs of the hospital.


About UPMC

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Providing high-quality healthcare in the South East since 2006, UPMC’s operations in Ireland now include UPMC Whitfield Hospital in Waterford, UPMC Kildare Hospital in Clane, UPMC Aut Even Hospital in Kilkenny, the UPMC Carlow Outreach Centre, UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre radiotherapy locations at UPMC Whitfield and in Cork, and the UPMC Concussion Network. UPMC is the Official Healthcare Partner of the GAA and GPA.

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