Chief Clinical Officer

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Chief Clinical Officer with one of Irelands largest nursing home groups.

We are proud to be supporting our client through exceptional growth to recruit an ambitious, strategic, innovative Chief Clinical Officer for Leinster.

The post holder will lead and develop relationships with hospital groups across the Leinster region. You will have a strong clinical background with long standing contacts and relationships within the acute hospital sector. You will have a strong operational and financial background. You will provide strategic clinical advice and guidance, working collaboratively with key stakeholders across the group.

Key Aspects of the Role:

Key aspects of the role include:

Delivering true innovation, optimisation, and transformation of current ways of working.
Act as a figurehead and dynamic reference point for the group.
I invite leaders who are visible, values based, forward thinking, and will inspire teams. The role is one of the most critical positions across the group.

Key Responsibilities:

Bring overall thought leadership to the clinical service development of my client engaging both internal stakeholders and external customers.
Develop a plan to approach potential hospitals with a credible proposition that meets their needs that presents the client as a credible counterparty.
Engage with service providers so as to ensure that the appropriate level of diagnostics, specialist medical nursing care services and appropriate recovery services are in pace within the homes.
Build and sustain strong collaborative relationships with key internal stakeholders including Directors of Nursing, RDOs, and Senior Management Team (SMT).

Other Responsibilities:

Meet with and develop relationships with key personnel and stakeholders of potential customers HSE, Health Insurance Companies, Hospitals groups and individual hospitals.
Build on the existing step-down models so as to increase the service complexity and gain confidence and support within the customer base.
Develop the capabilities within the staff that allow for the upskilling and appropriate training in specialist care services where possible.
Engage with GPs and Consultants in developing the services so that they can be consultant led with multi-disciplinary team.
Ensure that there is good flexibility within the model to allow for specialist services to be shared across locations or to be supported
Identify partners that can provide diagnostic services such as x-ray, ultrasound and ECG.
Identify sources of supply for key medical and nursing care such as catherization, IV, Wound Care, Stoma, Oxygen, COPD care, Post surgery, hips/knees.
Develop and extend existing recovery services within the group both internal and external in the areas of Physio, OT, Speech and language dieticians, return to home.
Identify with the Directors of Nursing and RDOs for step down beds and special care services.
Support the admissions of patients to the homes in conjunction with DONs.

Qualifications and Experience:

Senior nursing experience at Director (or Assistant Director) of Nursing level, most likely in an acute healthcare setting.
10+ experience in a senior nursing capacity.
Proven ability to develop services and work across teams and stakeholders.
Experience in developing and deploying training and skills development
Significant network of contacts and relationships within the acute hospital sector.
Possess strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to connect with people, together with a proven ability to successfully develop staff and liase across reporting lines.
Strong management skills including the ability to initiate system-change projects and to undertake several key projects at the same time and work to tight.
To ensure that all Governance, regulatory and risk management requirements are met for the relevant operational area and that the highest quality of management is applied.
To support the maintenance, creation and development of operational policies and procedures and to advise on care policy, professional practice and work issues.
To contribute to the development of staff and management initiatives and to work with senior colleagues on communication and implementation requirements
To manage a team of Heads of Operations and ensure a high level of performance through excellent communication, including; information sharing, competency review, performance management and regular feedback.

This is a permanent position offering a very attractive package, salary range DOE €100,000-€120,000 and excellent benefits.

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