Lead Nurse


At Smarmore Castle, Private Clinic for Addictions – County Louth, Ireland

Enhance Our Prestigious Team:  €57,000 – €61,000


Smarmore Castle Private Clinic for Addictions in the scenic County Louth, Ireland, is seeking a dedicated and dynamic individual to fill the role of Lead Nurse. This is an exceptional opportunity to join a well-established team in a leading facility renowned for its commitment to excellence in addiction care.

Key Role Overview:

As our Lead Nurse, you will play a crucial role in elevating our nursing services to the highest standards. Your responsibilities will encompass:

  • Strategic Leadership: Overseeing the development and implementation of clinical policies and procedures, ensuring efficient resource use, and maintaining rigorous record-keeping systems.
  • Team Management: Directing strategic staffing, including rota preparation, leave planning, and assisting recruitment and other HR functions.
  • Staff Development: Conducting appraisals, overseeing training programs, and leading nursing team meetings.
  • Clinical Governance: Involvement in quality assurance standards, and CHKS accreditation preparedness.
  • Hands-On Nursing: Providing direct patient care as part of the nursing team, leading the way in patient care and service safety.
  • Communication and Networking: Facilitating effective communication within the team and with external entities, and attending key meetings.

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • Registered Nurse with NMBI registration.
  • Proven experience in nursing leadership and management.
  • Strong clinical and administrative skills.
  • Excellent communication and team-building abilities.
  • Commitment to evidence-based nursing care.

Our Offer:

  • Salary: €57,000 – €61,000 per annum.
  • Training and Development: Comprehensive induction and ongoing training support within a supportive and well-established team.
  • Engagement: A hands-on role that balances clinical expertise with administrative responsibilities.
  • Environment: Work in a collaborative leadership atmosphere with a close-working team.

Application Process:

To apply for this fulfilling and challenging role, please send your CV and a cover letter detailing your suitability and experience to careers@smarmorecastle.ie

Join us at Smarmore Castle Private Clinic and lead a team dedicated to making a difference in the lives of those we serve.