Chief Nursing, Quality and Patient Safety Officer

Dublin, Leinster
Attractive and competitive remuneration package
16 October 2020
06 November 2020
Position / level
Contract Type
Full Time


Bon Secours Health System (BSHS) is Ireland’s largest Private Hospital Group employing 3,500 staff, who, together with 450 leading consultants work in partnership to provide high quality care to nearly 300,000 patients and their families each year within a Catholic ethos. BSHS has five modern acute hospitals in Cork, Dublin, Galway, Limerick, Tralee and a Care Village in Cork. BSHS has grown steadily over the last decade and has invested €150M in up-grading and developing its facilities and technologies.

In 2019 BSHS became affiliated with Bon Secours Mercy Health (BSMH), one of the largest Catholic healthcare systems in the USA, which employs nearly 57,000 people and has revenues of $8billion. BSMH is headquartered in Cincinnati and its markets stretch eastwards from Kentucky and the Ohio Valley to the Atlantic seaboard. It is the ambition of the enlarged global health system to further expand into Europe, with Ireland as the base for this expansion.

Bon Secours Health System wish  to make this Senior Leadership appointment

Chief Nursing, Quality and Patient Safety Officer

Bon Secours Health System (BSHS) wish to appoint a Chief Nursing, Quality and Patient Safety Officer. Reporting to the Group CEO, the appointee will develop and execute strategies in support of organisational goals to ensure that ‘best in class’ patient-focused services are delivered by people who believe that BSHS is the ‘employer of choice’ in the Irish healthcare sector.

The ideal candidate should be educated to degree level and preferably to postgraduate level, in a discipline relevant to governance/safety/quality management in a clinical environment; a leader with significant management experience who possesses excellent communication and influencing skills and an ability to develop positive working relationships both internally and externally. The Chief Nursing, Quality and Patient Safety Officer will provide leadership in the delivery of the Bon Secours ‘Unity in Diversity – Nursing Care Strategic Framework 2019-2024’ in the delivery of high-quality patient care, focusing on six priorities.

  • Influence key nursing care policy debates and contribute knowledge, research, and expertise to further support the core values of BSHS.
  • Continue to uphold the BSHS tradition of nursing excellence and compassionate care, in a diverse and inclusive work culture.
  • Be a recognised leader in creating the conditions for professional development, staff empowerment and autonomy.
  • Develop patient pathways and introduce new initiatives that enhance the sense of autonomy and choice for patients and residents.
  • Promote development/career progression options for healthcare assistants and operating department practitioners to further consolidate their role in the nursing care team.
  • Champion the advancement of a digital literate nursing care team and contribute to prioritising relevant technological solutions where needed.

Significant healthcare experience is required and quality/patient safety will be to the forefront of this position; the appointee will play a key role in co ordinating and supporting the implementation of the National Clinical Care Programmes and Quality & Patient Safety initiatives, as well as securing JCI accreditation.

The post carries an attractive and competitive remuneration package. Candidates should forward by email full career details in complete confidence to Barry Herriott stating how they meet the requirements for the post.


Preferred latest date for receipt of applications is November 6th 2020.

Bon Secours Health System is an equal opportunities employer.

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