Reports to: Chief Executive/Medical Director/Human Resource Manager

Main objectives: To provide strong leadership to nurses and other clinical staff regarding professional issues, interpretation of policy and ethical considerations. Identify nursing issues and promote professional nursing standards. Contribute a professional nursing perspective to strategic and operational planning of the organisation.

Typical functions and responsibilities:

  • Provide nursing leadership to develop a competent, innovative and enthusiastic workforce.
  • Communicate current best practice and improvements in the health sector.
  • Develop and maintain communication channels that will allow nursing input on service and health issues.
  • Identify and communicate developments, training and up-skilling opportunities.
  • Develop and maintain quality assurance principles related to nursing.

Typical qualifications and experience: Registered General and Obstetric Nurse or a Registered Comprehensive Nurse, with a post graduate qualification at Degree or Diploma level. Extensive experience as a nurse (preferably including community experience), Charge Nurse, Supervisor or other relevant managerial role.