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GNUR17_115 - Assistant Directors of Nursing, GUH

Hospital Applicable: 
Merlin Park University Hospital
University Hospital Galway
Job Description: 

Job Title


Competition Ref


Job Type



 Assistant Directors of Nursing




Permanent and Specified Purpose posts both day duty and night duty available


Full time 39 hours

This is a supplementary campaign.

Closing Date


12 noon on 22nd September 2017

HSE Area



Galway University Hospitals

Informal Enquiries

Ms Julie Nohilly, Director of Nursing and Midwifery Tel 091 893343 or email

Application Details

Fully completed application form to be returned by post to The Group Recruitment & Retention Office, Room 53, 1st Floor, Clinical & Administration Building (Block A), Merlin Park University Hospital, Galway or by email to

Please note incomplete application forms will not progress to the next stage of the competition.   

Proposed Interview Dates

Interviews will be held as soon as possible after the closing date

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must on the latest date for receiving completed application forms for the office possess:


  1. Professional Qualifications, Experience, etc
    1. Eligible applicants will be those who on the closing date for the competition:


  1. Are registered, or be eligible for registration in the General Nurse Division, and other divisions as relevant to the specific service, of the Register of Nurses and Midwives, as appropriate, maintained by the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland (Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann).
  3. Have 7 years post registration nursing experience and 3 years nursing management experience at a minimum of CNM2 in an acute setting.
  5. Possess a post graduate qualification at not less than level 8 (QQI) in health care or management related area.




  1. Candidates must possess the requisite clinical, leadership, managerial and administrative knowledge and ability for the proper discharge of the office.



  1. Annual Registration

Practitioners must maintain live annual registration on the General Nursing Division of the Nurses & Midwifery Register maintained by the Nursing & Midwifery Registration Board (Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann)


  1. Age

Age restriction shall only apply to a candidate where s/he is not classified as a new entrant (within the meaning of the Public Service Superannuation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2004). A candidate who is not classified as a new entrant must be under 65 years of age on the first day of the month in which the latest date for receiving completed application forms for the office occurs.


  1. Health

Candidates 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.


  1. Character

Candidates for and any person holding the office must be of good character.


Please note that appointment to and continuation in posts that require statutory registration is dependent upon the post holder maintaining annual registration in the relevant division of the register maintained by Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann (Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland)

Closing Date: 
Friday, September 22, 2017