Staff Nurse – Anaesthetics

Blackrock Clinic
Employment Type
Not disclosed
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Blackrock Clinic has an opportunity for Anaesthetic Nurses to join our expanding team. Blackrock Clinic is a progressive and pioneering hospital where care for the patient is central to everything we do. We are looking for a detail-oriented and compassionate anaesthetic nurse to be responsible for working alongside an anaesthesiologist to provide patients with anaesthesia-related care before, during, and after medical/surgical procedures in our Operating Theatres and Cardiac Catheterisation Labs.

To be a successful anaesthetic nurse, you should be meticulous, with good attention to detail. You should also be compassionate, with excellent communication, interpersonal, and critical thinking skills.

Experience in anaesthetics would be beneficial but not essential. A background in Theatre, recovery or critical care nursing would benefit, but Blackrock Clinic will provide complete orientation and training to successful applicants.

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Job Title: Enhanced Anaesthetic Staff Nurse

Reports: Clinical Nurse Manager (CNM)

Accountable: Director of Nursing

Role Purpose

You must practice within the Codes of Practice, Rules and Guidelines set out by the Nursing and Midwifery board of Ireland (NMBI) and comply with the policies and procedures of Blackrock Clinic. Personally and professionally, you are accountable to the patient. You are always personally accountable for your own actions.


·        Registered in the general division of NMBI

·        Evidence of personal professional development

·        Ongoing skills training – relevant to care required for patient case load


Key Responsibilities 

1. Assessment, Planning, Implementation and Evaluation

1.1 Utilising assessment skills and techniques to determine patient needs on admission.

1.2 Documenting nursing admission assessment thoroughly and accurately.

1.3 Continually assess patient condition.

1.4 Clearly identify patient problems for which nursing care will be given.

1.5 Develop and document a care plan based on patient needs and best practice.

1.6 Update the written or computerised care plan.

1.7 Develop appropriate and individualised patient education and discharge planning and utilise available ward resources for same.

1.8 Collaborate with other health care team members within the defined clinical area in accordance with the patient care plan.

1.9 Develop discharge criteria from time of admission.

1.10 Plan work to allow time for training, meetings etc.

1.11 Provide safe, comprehensive nursing based on current standards and research, perform procedures according to established policy and procedures.

1.12 Administer the developed care plan in a consistent and flexible manner.

1.13 Fulfil prescribed orders completely and accurately.

1.14 Provide care with minimal supervision in a timely accurate and safe manner.

1.15 Maintain a safe environment for patients, visitors and colleagues.

1.16 Advocate as necessary for the patients, respecting their dignity and confidentiality

1.17 Function effectively in an emergency situation.

1.18 Adapt to changing workloads.

1.19 Know and practice within legal requirements including those set down by NMBI

1.20 Evaluate and update care plans appropriately.

1.21 Evaluate personal nursing practice as compared to standards of care and know own ability and competence.

1.22 Participate in quality assurance by assisting to identify recurrent nursing problems and co-operate in data collection and problem solving.

1.23 You must comply with all hospital policies in relation to Infection Prevention and Control. Every employee has a responsibility to know how to reduce infection in their role.

1.24 Promoting the safety, health, welfare and social wellbeing of patients and respect the dignity and confidentiality of patients and their families; 1.25 Maintaining appropriate and accurate written/electronic nursing and midwifery records and care plans regarding patient care in accordance with local/national/professional guidelines;

1.26 Taking responsibility for own competency and learning and development needs and actively contribute to the learning and development of the wider nursing and primary care team

1.27 Co-operating with the introduction of ICT systems, utilise and analyse the data and adopting the use of new systems in line with policies and procedures.

1.28 Ensuring that records are protected and managed as per Blackrock Clinic’s policy and in accordance with relevant legislation

1.29 Working closely with colleagues across the hospital in order to provide a seamless service delivery to the patients

1.30 Evidence of participation in audit and evaluation of care provision including collection of quality care metrics where same are in place.

2. Communication Skills

2.1 Maintain documents according to the policies and procedures of Blackrock Clinic.

2.2 Update documents to observe physical and emotional symptoms and changes.

2.3 Report relevant information verbally and in writing to appropriate nursing personnel.

2.4 Respond appropriately to patient/family requests and questions.

2.5 Communicate appropriate with colleagues and other members of the health care team.

2.6 Recognise self-limitations and seek assistance.

2.7 Attend and contribute in staff meetings and team briefing.

2.8 Communicate in a manner that avoids antagonism, reduces conflict and prevents undue anxiety.

3. Professional Expectations

3.1 Function within the limits of NMBI and hospital policies, procedures and standards.

3.2 Support the Mission Statement of Blackrock Clinic.

3.3 Observe appropriate lines of authority.

3.4 Demonstrate flexibility by assisting in other areas of the hospital as required.

3.5 Set annual goals and objectives with CNM. Staff Nurse

3.6 Continue to develop personal knowledge and skills.

3.7 Seek and take education opportunities in addition to those provided by the hospital.

3.8 Provide direct supervision to other members of the nursing team when appropriate.

3.9 Participate in working groups to develop and promote quality care within Blackrock Clinic.

3.10 Participate in the education of learners and assist with the orientation of new personnel.

3.11 Present a professional appearance and be punctual.

3.12 Accept responsibility for “Acting Up” in specific instances, as assigned.

3.13 Comply with and adhere to all relevant policies and procedures 

Blackrock Clinic offers a wide range of benefits to employees, including the following:

• Competitive salary

• Onsite parking

• Pension

• Annual bonus

• Discounted café

• Sports and Social club

• Employee Assistance Programme

• Discounted onsite pharmacy

Please Note:

Job descriptions are a reflection of the present service requirements and may be subject to review and amendments to meet the changing needs of the service. Please note that we reserve the right to close this vacancy early if sufficient applications are received.

We will not contact unsuccessful applicants, therefore if you do not hear from us following the vacancy closing, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful. Furthermore, it is essential that you have valid work permission for the Republic of Ireland to take up employment for this position, or in the case of critical skills, you must be eligible for a work permit.