Head of Nursing

Head of Nursing plans and directs all nursing personnel. Develops and implements nursing policies, objectives, and initiatives. Being a Head of Nursing reviews nursing department operations to ensure compliance with established standards. Ensures that all patients receive the highest quality care. Additionally, Head of Nursing requires a master’s degree in area of specialty. Typically reports to top management. The Head of Nursing manages a departmental function within a broader corporate function. Develops major goals to support broad functional objectives. Approves policies developed within various sub-functions and departments. Comprehensive knowledge of the overall departmental function. To be a Head of Nursing typically requires 8+ years of managerial experience.

Head of Nursing Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Head of Nursing to join our team.


  • Providing and implementing an integrated approach to risk management at the organisation;
  • Delivering objectives of the Nursing Strategy as well as evaluating and reporting relevant progress on a monthly basis;
  • Assuring clinical teams performance against standards, supporting teams to improve where necessary, and developing systems of peer review and support;
  • Identify trends and report the relevant findings to a quarterly Clinical Governance Committee.


  • Family accommodation;
  • Management experience;
  • Minimum 2 years’ recent experience as a Head/Manager nurse at NICU;
  • Full-time hours;
  • Paediatrics;
  • BSc Degree in Nursing (preferably from a western institution);
  • Head Veterinary Nurse;
  • Medical coverage;
  • Minimum 7 years’ recent experience as a nurse;
  • Head of Nursing;
  • Just 1 in 6 Saturday mornings – 8:30-13:00;
  • No Sundays;
  • Attractive tax free salary;
  • 2 year contract with a possibility to extend;
  • OOH’s are optional.