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Chief Nursing Officer

Chief Nursing Officer

The Department’s role is to provide strategic leadership for the health service and to ensure

that Government policies are translated into actions and implemented effectively. A multiannual

programme of health reform is set out in the Sláintecare Implementation Strategy.

Integrated, multi-disciplinary working is at the heart of the Sláintecare reform programme

and the Office of the Chief Nursing Officer is expected to significantly contribute to the

success of this approach through its leadership within the Department and the wider health


The Chief Nursing Officer has an important strategic leadership and influencing role that

includes the provision of professional policy direction and evidence-based expert advice for

the nursing and midwifery and general health policy agenda. The Chief Nursing Officer will

work collaboratively across government and the wider public service to advance the public

service reform programme and maintain a network of key contacts to support this

collaborative approach.

The ideal candidate will:

Be registered or be entitled to registration in a division of the Register of Nurses of the

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland;

Have at least 10 years’ experience at senior nursing/midwifery level in healthcare delivery

and/or in professional education/regulation and/or in a relevant nursing management

role in an agency;

Have significant senior leadership and experience in nursing and midwifery with a

demonstrated track record of achievement at a requisite scale;

Have experience in contributing to the formulation of health policy at national or

international level;

Have a strong track record of leadership and an ability to think strategically and contribute

to the strategic management of the office.

This is a Top Level Appointments Committee (TLAC) position.

For a confidential discussion, contact Paula Quinn on +353 1 8587600 or email




For more information and how to apply, visit

We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity and encourage applications under all

nine grounds of the Employment Equality Act.

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Chief Nursing Officer

Public Appointments Service
5 - 10 years of experience

Published on 12 Mar 2020