Clinical Nurse Lead

3Q Recruitment Ltd.
July 9, 2024
Meath, Ireland
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Clinical Nurse Lead Job for New Mental Health Service based in Meath

Our client, a leading provider of residential care for individuals with Intellectual disabilities and mental health, are hiring a Clinical Nurse Lead for a new Mental Health Service based in Meath. This service will provide specialised inpatient mental health care and is seeking experienced and passionate Psychiatric Nurses to join our dynamic team as Clinical Nurse Leads. Our client is committed to providing person-cantered care, empowering individuals to live fulfilling lives. They focus on expanding comprehensive rehabilitative care for disability and mental health services across Ireland. Embracing values of dignity, respect, and diversity, they foster meaningful relationships and high standards of quality and safety.
Clinical Nurse Lead Job Overview
The Clinical Nurse Lead will play a critical role in ensuring that our clients mental health services are delivered to the highest standards of quality and safety. This position involves providing nursing assessments, developing and evaluating care plans, supervising junior staff, and maintaining the highest level of infection control standards.
Key Responsibilities

  • Live our clients mission, vision, and values: Uphold the principles and standards of our clients organization.
  • Compliance: Adhere to responsibilities under the Mental Health Act 2001, Mental Health Amendment Act 2018, Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, and all related regulations and codes of practice.
  • Care Planning and Implementation: Develop, implement, and evaluate individual care plans in collaboration with patients, carers, and other professionals. Ensure Individual Care Plans (ICP) are up to date.
  • Leadership and Supervision: Lead the unit, support junior staff in clinical decision-making, and ensure appropriate skill mix in each unit. Complete supervision and appraisals of junior staff members.
  • Clinical Excellence: Maintain high standards in clinical nursing procedures, including custody, storage, and administration of medicines. Ensure the protection of patients' rights under the Mental Health Act.
  • Operational Management: Oversee the Centre in the absence of the Assistant Director of Nursing/Director of Nursing. Plan and prepare for Mental Health Commission (MHC) visits and inspections. Collaborate with external agencies to ensure effective communication across services.

Skills and Qualifications for this Clinical Nurse Lead Job:
Registration: Registered on, or eligible to be on, the Psychiatric Division of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI).
Experience: Minimum of 3+ years post qualification/registration psychiatric nursing experience.

Knowledge for this Clinical Nurse Lead Job:
Comprehensive understanding and familiarity with the Health Act 2007, The Mental Health Act 2001 and Mental Health Amendment Act 2018, the Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, and all associated standards, regulations, and codes of practice.
Skills Required for this Clinical Nurse Lead Job:

  • Genuine respect and empathy for diversity and individuality.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to adapt to new environments.
  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills under pressure with the ability to work on your own initiative.
  • Ability to set high personal standards of performance and delivery of desired results.

Our Clients Benefits:

  • Company Pension
  • Life Assurance/Death-in-Service
  • Paid Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • Education Assistance
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • Working hours over a 7-day roster involving shift work
  • Continuous Professional Development
  • Fantastic development and career opportunities & more

Benefits of Applying with 3Q Recruitment:

  • Assistance in sprucing up your CV
  • Interview Prep to give you the best opportunity
  • Training Bursary for successfully placed staff
  • Referral Scheme

How to Apply for this Clinical Nurse Lead Job:
If this sounds like the job for you then click ‘Apply’ to send us a copy of your CV.  If this job is not for you we also recruit for a number of medical and nursing jobs across Ireland. Visit our website for a full list of open positions.

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