Job Description

The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) is the
regulatory authority for nurses and midwives in Ireland. The role of NMBI is
the protection of the public in its dealing with nurses and midwives and the
integrity of the practice of nursing and midwifery through the promotion of
high standards of professional education, training and practice and
professional conduct among nurses and midwives.

The Preliminary
Proceedings Committee (“PPC”) of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland
(NMBI) is the Committee responsible for considering complaints received by the
NMBI and deciding whether there is a prima facie case for the holding of an
inquiry before the Fitness to Practise Committee.

 

Principle
Duties and Responsibilities

                    Undergo training
with the supervision of an experienced Case Officer as a trainee Case Officer.

                    Assist and
support the PPC Committee in acting as their agent in investigating complaints,
in conducting interviews and taking statements from relevant persons, and
procuring relevant documentation and reports.

                    Engage in
effective and professional communication, as the role involves speaking with
nurses, midwives, and lay people, some of whom could be ill or distressed.

                    Work on their own
initiative in managing a challenging workload, and prepare documentation for
PPC meetings, drafting case reports, case plans, directions and taking minutes
of meetings where required.

                    Arrange, schedule
and support meetings including taking minutes and assisting the Head of PPC
Division in the drafting of reports.

                    Interact with a
wide range of people who engage with the activities of the Nursing and
Midwifery Board of Ireland.

                    Provide
statistics and maintain data storage for reporting purposes.

                    Maintain relevant
database and ICT systems.

                    Support the wider
team with duties assigned by the Head of PPC Division and/or Director of
Regulation.

                    Have a good
knowledge and understanding of the Nurses and Midwives Act 2011.

                    Understand the
role of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland, its functions and the
context in which it operates.

                    Work outside of
the core hours from time to time, as required.

                    Available as
required, to travel as part of the role and outside of core working hours.

                    Any other duties
as may be assigned from time to time.

 

Other
Responsibilities

 

                    Espouse
NMBI values in all work activities – Transparency, Trust, Leadership, Respect,
Equality and Fairness.

                    Engage
in NMBI’s performance and development system and ensure the appropriate
documentation is provided to the Head of PPC in a timely manner.

                    Performing
all tasks necessary to ensure that the functions of the department are carried
out and objectives set for the section are achieved in a timely and accurate
manner.

 

Essential
Criteria, Qualifications and Experience

The successful
candidate must have the following essential experience, skills, and criteria on
the date of their application:

 

                    At least two
years satisfactory experience in an administrative role within a professional
body, a health service provider or similar organisation.

                    Excellent
organisational skills with the ability to manage and prioritise tasks in
effective manner.

                    Ability to
establish and maintain lines of communication with internal and external
stakeholders.

                    Strong
interpersonal skills and good work ethic.

                    Ability to work
independently, to demonstrate initiative and to work as part of a team.

                    Ability to flex
and adapt to changing demands, manage competing priorities and meet deadlines.

                    Highly organised
approach and strong attention to detail in executing complex tasks and
procedures.

                    High standard of
literacy. Strong attention to detail and ability to be clear, comprehensive,
and concise in communications, including report writing and minute taking.

                    Proven track
record of dealing with a wide range of people in a professional, courteous, and
effective manner.

                    Experience of
working with confidential information and maintaining confidentiality.

                    Demonstrate the
ability to determine necessary information to be gathered as part of an
investigation and preparation of case plans.

                    Good knowledge
and understanding of procedures and activities within a statutory framework.

                    High level of
expertise of file management and working with the full Microsoft Office
package.