Job Title: Staff Nurse – National Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, Dennis Burkitt Ward
Closing Date: Sunday, 10th July 2022
Purpose of the Role
To work as part of the multidisciplinary team to deliver a high standard of care to patients within St. James’s Hospital. The post holder is responsible for managing the care of patients and the needs of their families, ensuring that high quality is maintained. She/he is required to develop additional clinical skills specific to the area of appointment.
In respect of all issues relating to the clinical care and management of our HSC donors and recipients, the post holder must be aware of their responsibilities in relation to the EU Directive 2004/23/EC
Key Duties and Responsibilities
A staff nurse is a registered nurse who is involved in direct patient care with the responsibility of providing the highest standard of evidence based nursing care in partnership with other health care professionals.
- Their role is to promote health, prevent disease, and help patients cope with illness.
- Responsibilities include assessing, planning, delivering and evaluating highly specialised nursing care, using a holistic approach.
- When providing direct patient care, they observe, assess, and record symptoms, responses, and progress.
- They also supervise and assess student nurses and other junior staff in the clinical area.
- The Registered Nurse must adhere to Code of Professional Practice and Behaviours.
- Is aware and understands the need to adhere to hospital and /or professional standards, policies and procedures, relevant to there are of practice. Communicates effectively in English language, written and spoken, as appropriate to job requirements.
- Participate and cooperate with legislative and regulatory requirements in relation to Health and Safety as outlined in the Safety, Health and Welfare Act 2005 and the Hospital Safety Statement.
*The above Role Profile 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.
- Be Registered in the General Division of the Register of Nurses & Midwives maintained by the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI)
- Minimum of six months experience (post graduate or undergraduate) in medical/surgical nursing in an acute hospital setting within the past 4 years.
Note: Post holders must maintain annual registration with NMBI.
- Basic I.T. Skills
- Relevant post-graduate qualification.
- Haematology nursing experience
- Basic Life Support
- Teaching and assessing skills
- Venepuncture and cannulation
- Chemotherapy management