Assistant Director of Nursing

  • Permanent
  • Galway
  • Reference Code: 03805

AA Euro Healthcare

We are currently recruiting for Assistant Director of Nursing for our client based in Galway.

The Assistant Director of Nursing is a leader who will work under the direction of the Director of Nursing to promote excellence in clinical care and practice in the Nursing home. The Assistant Director will be a skilled Nurse practitioner who will act as a resource person and coach facilitating and promoting an ethos and culture of Quality Assurance throughout the home. He/she will work with the entire care team and other departments advising, and supporting employees, residents and relatives. He/she will take a managerial responsibility for the Nursing home in the absence of the Director of Nursing and work with all departments in delivering the highest quality care for our residents. He/She will present for work in a professional and appropriate manner at all times.

Key Requirements:

  • Have not less than 3 years experience and combined Nursing experience of 7 years post registration.
  • Minimum Level 8 Nursing Qualification along with Third Level Management qualification.
  • Have an in-depth knowledge of regulatory requirements and regulatory inspection activity as they pertain to residential care centres.
  • Have the ability to manage ones own workload effectively while responding flexibly to new demands at short notice.
  • Be available to work flexible hours when required.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the overall management of the Home as part of the senior management team.
  • In the absence of the Director of Nursing, undertake the role and responsibilities of the Person-in-Charge in line with the Health Act 2007, related regulations and HIQA standards.
  • Participate in clinical management within the home in consultation with the DON including providing care to residents, communicating with residents/families/representatives, managing staff, monitoring performance and standards, developing policies and procedures, and delivering training.
  • Participate in the surveillance and promotion of the health, well-being and safety of residents and employees.
  • Lead by example a professional, punctual and dedicated team.

For more information and a full job description, please contact Joanne on 085 7568571 or email:

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