Clinical Nurse Manager II Colorectal Service
November 5, 2019
Job Type Part Time
Function Nursing and Midwifery
Location Cavan Hospital, Cavan Monaghan Hospital, Monaghan
Job Title and Grade
Proposed Interview Date (s)
Taking up Appointment
Tel: 0494376000 bleep 234
Location of Post
Cavan & Monaghan Hospital
RCSI Hospital Group
There is currently one permanent part-time position available in Surgical Services, Cavan & Monaghan Hospitals. The successful candidate will be based in Cavan General Hospital.
A panel may be created from this campaign for Cavan & Monaghan Hospital from which current and future permanent and specified purpose vacancies of full time or part time duration may be filled.
Details of Service
The Clinical Nurse Manager II has a vital role to play as part of the multidisciplinary approach to the management of colorectal disease (malignant and benign) for both inpatient and outpatient. The CLINICAL NURSE MANAGER II has a pivotal role in the co-ordination and management of patients with colorectal disease in the Cavan Monaghan hospital Group catchment area, supporting patients from diagnosis through recovery. The Clinical Nurse Manager II is required to work closely with Consultants, NCHD’s, ward and departmental managers, nursing staff, tertiary settings and the multi disciplines in the delivery of a high standard of patient care.
The post holder reports to the Assistant Director of Nursing for Surgical Services and is accountable to the Assistant Director of Nursing and Director of Nursing.
Purpose of the Post
The purpose of this Post is to:
Deliver care in line with the five core concepts of the role set out in the Framework for the Establishment of Clinical Nurse Specialist Posts, 4th edition, National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery (NCNM) 2008.
e.g. Patients – adults over 16 years of age.
The Clinical Nurse Manager II (Colorectal Service) will prioritize the workload according to service need: The role involves the following: screening, pre and post-operative clinical care, non-surgical care in the education and administration of infusions counselling, patient advocacy, research and education. Vision, innovation, flexibility, good communication and managerial and audit skills are essential to the successful carrying out of this job.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
The Clinical Nurse Manager II will:
Professional Clinical Guidelines
National and HSE and Department of Health Guidelines
Local policies, protocols and guidelines
Health & Safety
The Clinical Nurse Manager II will:
Education and Training
The Clinical Nurse Manager II will:
The Clinical Nurse Manager II will:
The principal duties and responsibilities as outlined above indicate the main functions and responsibilities of the post and are subject to review and amendment in light of changing circumstances and may include other duties and responsibilities as may be determined by the Assistant Director of Human Resources or designated line manager
Eligibility Criteria - Qualifications and/ or experience
Each candidate must, at the latest date for receipt of completed applications for the post:
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.
Each candidate for and any person holding the office must be of good character
Age restrictions shall only apply to a candidate where he/she is not classified as a new entrant (within the meaning of the Public Service Superannuation Act, 2004). A candidate who is not classified as a new entrant must be under 65 years of age
Post Specific Requirements
Demonstrate depth and breadth of colorectal / oncology knowledge as relevant to the role
Other requirements specific to the post
Access to transport as the role may involve travel to other hospital in the region.
A flexible approach to working hours is required.
Skills, competencies and/or knowledge
Campaign Specific Selection Process - Ranking/Shortlisting / Interview
A ranking and or shortlisting exercise may be carried out on the basis of information supplied in your Curriculum Vitae. The criteria for ranking and or shortlisting are based on the requirements of the post as outlined in the eligibility criteria and skills, competencies and/or knowledge section of this job specification. Therefore it is very important that you think about your experience in light of those requirements and demonstrate evidence of the competencies in your Curriculum Vitae.
Failure to include information regarding these requirements may result in you not being called forward to the next stage of the selection process.
Those successful at the ranking stage of this process (where applied) will be placed on an order of merit and will be called to interview in ‘bands’ depending on the service needs of the organisation.
Code of Practice
The Health Service Executive will run this campaign in compliance with the Code of Practice prepared by the Commission for Public Service Appointments (CPSA). The Code of Practice sets out how the core principles of probity, merit, equity and fairness might be applied on a principle basis. The Code also specifies the responsibilities placed on candidates, facilities for feedback to applicants on matters relating to their application when requested, and outlines procedures in relation to requests for a review of the recruitment and selection process and review in relation to allegations of a breach of the Code of Practice. Additional information on the HSE’s review process is available in the document posted with each vacancy entitled “Code of Practice, information for candidates”.
Codes of practice are published by the CPSA and are available on www.hse.ie/eng/staff/jobs in the document posted with each vacancy entitled “Code of Practice, information for candidates” or on www.cpsa.ie.
The reform programme outlined for the Health Services may impact on this role and as structures change the job description may be reviewed.
This job description is a guide to the general range of duties assigned to the post holder. It is intended to be neither definitive nor restrictive and is subject to periodic review with the employee concerned.
Clinical Nurse Manager II (CLINICAL NURSE MANAGER II) Terms and Conditions of Employment
The current live vacancy for this post is permanent and part time (half time) The post is pensionable.
A panel will be created from which permanent and specified purpose vacancies of full or part time duration will be filled. The tenure of these posts will be indicated at “expression of interest” stage.
Appointment as an employee of the Health Service Executive is governed by the Health Act 2004 and the Public Service Management (Recruitment and Appointment) Act 2004.
The standard working week applying to the post is to be confirmed at Job Offer stage.
HSE Circular 003-2009 “Matching Working Patterns to Service Needs (Extended Working Day / Week Arrangements); Framework for Implementation of Clause 30.4 of Towards 2016” applies. Under the terms of this circular, all new entrants and staff appointed to promotional posts from Dec 16th 2008 will be required to work agreed roster / on call arrangements as advised by their line manager. Contracted hours of work are liable to change between the hours of 8am-8pm over seven days to meet the requirements for extended day services in accordance with the terms of the Framework Agreement (Implementation of Clause 30.4 of Towards 2016).
The annual leave applying to the post holder will be agreed at job offer stage and as determined by the Organisation of Working Time Act 1997
This is a pensionable position with the HSE. The successful candidate will upon appointment become a member of the appropriate pension scheme. Pension scheme membership will be notified within the contract of employment. Members of pre-existing pension schemes who transferred to the HSE on the 01st January 2005 pursuant to Section 60 of the Health Act 2004 are entitled to superannuation benefit terms under the HSE Scheme which are no less favourable to those which they were entitled to at 31st December 2004
Every appointment of a person who is not already a permanent officer of the Health Service Executive or of a Local Authority shall be subject to a probationary period of 12 months as stipulated in the Department of Health Circular No.10/71.
Protection of Persons Reporting Child Abuse Act 1998
As this post is one of those designated under the Protection of Persons Reporting Child Abuse Act 1998, appointment to this post appoints one as a designated officer in accordance with Section 2 of the Act. You will remain a designated officer for the duration of your appointment to your current post or for the duration of your appointment to such other post as is included in the categories specified in the Ministerial Direction. You will receive full information on your responsibilities under the Act on appointment.
Mandated Person Children First Act 2015
As a mandated person under the Children First Act 2015 you will have a legal obligation:
You will remain a mandated person for the duration of your appointment to your current post or for the duration of your appointment to such other post as is included in the categories specified in the Ministerial Direction. You will receive full information on your responsibilities under the Act on appointment.
Have a working knowledge of Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) Standards as they apply to the role for example, Standards for Healthcare, National Standards for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections, Hygiene Standards etc. and comply with associated HSE protocols for implementing and maintaining these standards as appropriate to the role.
Health & Safety
It is the responsibility of line managers to ensure that the management of safety, health and welfare is successfully integrated into all activities undertaken within their area of responsibility, so far as is reasonably practicable. Line managers are named and roles and responsibilities detailed in the relevant Site Specific Safety Statement (SSSS).
Key responsibilities include:
Note: Detailed roles and responsibilities of Line Managers are outlined in local SSSS.
 A template SSSS and guidelines are available on the National Health and Safety Function/H&S web-pages
 See link on health and safety web-pages to latest Incident Management Policy
Ethics in Public Office 1995 and 2001 - Positions remunerated at or above the minimum point of the Grade VIII salary scale (€ 67,135 as at 01.10.2018)
Positions remunerated at or above the minimum point of the Grade VIII salary scale (€ 67,135 as at 01.10.2018) are designated positions under Section 18 of the Ethics in Public Office Act 1995. Any person appointed to a designated position must comply with the requirements of the Ethics in Public Office Acts 1995 and 2001 as outlined below;
A) In accordance with Section 18 of the Ethics in Public Office Act 1995, a person holding such a post is required to prepare and furnish an annual statement of any interests which could materially influence the performance of the official functions of the post. This annual statement of interest should be submitted to the Chief Executive Officer not later than 31st January in the following year.
B) In addition to the annual statement, a person holding such a post is required, whenever they are performing a function as an employee of the HSE and have actual knowledge, or a connected person, has a material interest in a matter to which the function relates, provide at the time a statement of the facts of that interest. A person holding such a post should provide such statement to the Chief Executive Officer. The function in question cannot be performed unless there are compelling reasons to do so and, if this is the case, those compelling reasons must be stated in writing and must be provided to the Chief Executive Officer.
C) A person holding such a post is required under the Ethics in Public Office Acts 1995 and 2001 to act in accordance with any guidelines or advice published or given by the Standards in Public Office Commission. Guidelines for public servants on compliance with the provisions of the Ethics in Public Office Acts 1995 and 2001 are available on the Standards Commission’s website http://www.sipo.gov.ie/
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