RQ105 Relief Staff Nurse general and id

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Peamount Healthcare
Employment Type
Contract
Salary
€30,609 - €39,791 per annum
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Job Title & Grade

Staff Nurse (General & Intellectual Disability Services)

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Location of Post

Peamount Healthcare, Newcastle, Co. Dublin

Details of Service

Peamount Healthcare is an independent voluntary organisation that provides a range of high-quality health and social care services. We help people return home after a serious illness, we provide safe and homely residential care for those who need it, and we support people to live as independently as possible in the community.

 

Peamount Healthcare is committed to the following values:

  • Person centred – seeing each person as unique, giving them a voice and focusing on ability.
  • Respect – creating a supportive environment where everyone is given courteous and respectful care and support.
  • Excellence – enabling interdisciplinary teams to deliver high quality integrated care, meaningful outcomes with a focus on continuous improvement.
  • Team working – fostering an inclusive, healthy working environment where people are valued and recognised for their individual and shared achievements.
  • Quality improvement – supporting teams to embed continuous improvement methodology as part of everything we do.
  • Education & Research – partnering with academia to support education, learning, research and evidence based care.

 

Reporting Relationship

Assistant Director (General) or Assistant Director (Health & Social Care) IDS

And

Clinical Nurse Managers 2 & 3

And / or

Person in Charge

Purpose of Post

To provide holistic support to service users living in Peamount Healthcare Intellectual Disability Services

Eligibility Criteria Qualifications & Experience

For General Staff Nurses:

Candidates Must:

(a)   Eligible applicants will be those who on the closing date for the competition:

(i) Be registered, or be eligible for registration, in the General Nurse Division of the Register of Nurses kept by the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland [NMBI] (Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann).

And

(b)   Candidates must possess the requisite knowledge and ability, (including a high standard of clinical and administrative capacity), for the proper discharge of the duties of the office.

 

For Intellectual Disability Nurses:

Candidates Must:

(a)   Be registered in the Intellectual Disability Nurse Division of the live Register of Nurses kept by An Bord Altranais or be entitled to be so registered;

And

(b)   Have the clinical and administrative capacity to properly discharge the functions of the role.

Note: Post holders must maintain annual registration with An Bord Altranais

 

Skills, Competencies and Knowledge

·        Ability to apply knowledge (assessment)

·        Ability to understand needs

·        Ability to build interpersonal relationships (communication)

·        Ability to lead a team

Other requirements

specific to the post

  • Knowledge of Irish Healthcare
  • Knowledge of HIQA/Safer better healthcare standards

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

  • To co-operate and share responsibilities for the continuing care needs of the Service users, as they occur.
  • Will assume a supervisory role in the absence of the CNM, to deputise and assist in administration duties and the day to day operation of the service, as required.
  • Is involved in the referral of Service users to members of the Multi Disciplinary Team/GP/Primary Health Care Teams, follows up with the preparation and formatting and attendance at MDT meetings.
  • To liaise with all other outside agencies of which the Service users are linked to.
  • To attend all hospital and GP appt. which require a nursing input.
  • Overall medication management, involving ordering and checking of stock, administrating of injections etc. when required.
  • The establishment and maintenance of a welcoming and supportive environment within the location, where Service-users are offered the opportunity to develop and enhance their quality of life.
  • To ensure that all requirements regarding Health & Safety at work and Fire Prevention are implemented.
  • To participate when required in further training and development.
  • To act as a mentor to Student Nurses on placements. To be actively involved in the induction of new staff to the area.
  •  To ensure that all Service policies and procedures are adhered to.
  • In collaboration with the other staff to implement Service users individual personal outcome measures (POMS), through the development, implementing and reviewing of programmes which meet the identified needs.
  • To carry out any duties necessary to ensure the hygiene comfort and care of the Service user as required. These duties may include personal care and must be performed in such a way as to ensure the dignity and privacy of the Service-user.
  • To work with all other staff to assist Service users to develop skills in self care, home skills, community skills, interpersonal skills and leisure skills.
  • To work with all other staff in organising and participating in appropriate social and recreational activities for Service users attending the day service, supportive and independent employment, including activities in the evenings and at weekend holidays.
  • To ensure that all information relating to Service users, their families and staff is treated in a thoroughly professional manner, and that confidentiality is strictly maintained.
  • To ensure that the records are maintained to a high standard and in accordance with the principles of confidentiality, data protection, legislation, and Freedom of Information.
  • An employee must have access to and use of a car as part of this role. May be requested to work on campus or off campus as part of the community nursing team.
  • To carry out duties appropriate to the office as may be assigned from time to time by the Assistant Director of Nursing, or another authorised officer.

 

 

The above Job Specification is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all duties involved and consequently, the post holder may be required to perform other duties as appropriate to the post which may be assigned to him / her from time to time and to contribute to the development of the post while in office.

Peamount Healthcare is an independent voluntary organisation that provides a range of high-quality health and social care services. We help people return home after a serious illness, we provide safe and homely residential care for those who need it, and we support people to live as independently as possible in the community.