Current Openings

22/09/2021 – Full Time
Assistant Director of Nursing- Clarinbridge

Windmill Healthcare are currently recruiting for a qualified and experienced Assistant Director of Nursing to join our Team at Clarinbridge Care Centre, Ballygarriff, Craughwell, Co. Galway

Clarinbridge Care Centre is an award-winning 56-bed care facility with a dedicated Acquired Brain Injury /Spinal unit.  

This position reports to the Director of Nursing / Person in Charge. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Assistant Director of Nursing to lead and develop a team of Clinical Nurse Managers, Registered Nurses and Healthcare Assistants and to play an integral and active role in a committed Multidisciplinary Team to make a significant contribution at a Clarinbridge Care Centre.


  • Support and deputise in the absence of the Director of Nursing, will undertake the role and responsibilities of the Person-in-Charge in line with the Health Act 2007, related regulations and HIQA standards.
  • Ensure that overall standards of hygiene and food safety are maintained at the highest level possible
  • Participate in clinical management within Clarinbridge Care Centre 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.
  • Coordinate the quality and safety system including all aspects of clinical risk management and resident involvement.
  • Participate in coaching and appraisal of staff on a regular basis
  • In consultation with HR, participate in grievance and disciplinary activities
  • Coordinate, roster and manage staff in conjunction with the senior management team in the Home
  • Lead by example a professional, punctual and dedicated team.
  • Participate in the development of policies and standards for Clarinbridge Care Centre


  • NMBI Registration
  • Must have past experience as a Clinical Nurse Manager within a Nursing Home.
  • 3 years post-registration experience in a nursing home environment in the last 6 years.
  • Current experience at ADON level
  • Post registration management qualification
  • Qualification in Gerontology and/or Dementia is desirable
  • Thorough knowledge of HIQA standards, regulations and governance in a Nursing Home setting
  • Excellent communication, leadership and organisational skills
  • Demonstrate an ability to embrace change and be committed to continuous improvement and learning throughout the Care Centre
  • Have the ability to manage your own workload effectively while responding flexibly to new demands at short notice.

What do we offer?
• Paid breaks
• Comprehensive induction training and continued in-house paid training and opportunities for professional development
• Free on-site parking
• Subsidised meals
• Employee Assistance Program
• Cycle to work initiative

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