Staff Nurse – Urgent Care – Limerick

Recruiter
Vhi Health and Wellbeing
Employment Type
Permanent
Salary
Not disclosed
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A full-time, permanent, vacancy has arisen for the role of Staff Nurse in our VHI 360 Limerick Clinic. The successful candidate will provide specialist nursing care to patients presenting with a range of urgent care and minor injuries/illnesses. Reporting to the Clinic MDT Lead, the Staff Nurse will provide patients with a leading standard of care, with the approach of making the patient experience as pleasant as is feasibly possible.

Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Perform all elements of urgent care nursing to an industry leading standard.
  • Have the patient at the centre of all activities and decision making processes.
  • Provide excellent patient care management and treatment. Ensure examination and recording of nursing observations and carry out nurse assessments.
  • Ensure excellent communication of all relevant information between the respective stakeholders both inside and outside the Vhi SwiftCare clinic setting, most importantly with the patients themselves.
  • Manage patient discharge or transfer in conjunction with the administration team.
  • Adhere to current legal guidelines regarding safe administration and storage of medicine in accordance with best practice and An Bord Altranais guidelines.
  • Quality documentation of all nursing records – using the relevant electronic systems where possible.
  • Implement best practice infection control techniques and comply with clinic guidelines.
  • Nursing call backs to follow up with patients as required.
  • Collects, reports and documents relevant data in the appropriate manner.
  • Maintains patient privacy and confidentiality of information and records at all times.
  • Adheres to internal controls and standards established for SwiftCare Clinics including all policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • The nurse should at all times work within their scope of practice and as guided by Professional Code of Practice as laid down by NMBI, professional clinical guidelines and current legislation.
  • Attend and contribute to coaching and learning sessions as required.
  • Adhere to the Vhi SwiftCare Clinic policies, procedures and guidelines at all times.
  • Work with the Quality and Risk Manager in relation to policy development, Accreditation, H&S, ISO inspections and any other forms of accreditation and quality improvement plans as required.
  • Be cognisant of all legislation and guidelines governing the nursing profession including the Nurses Act (1985) and Nurses and Midwives Bill (2010), Health and Safety Legislation, Medication Management, Child Protection Guidelines, Vulnerable Patient Guidelines or other relevant legislation or guidelines.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland as RGN or Dual Qualified Nurse
  • Minimum of 2yrs postgraduate experience in areas including general practice, A&E, urgent care or trauma orthopaedics
  • Competent with IT systems and Electronic Health Records (EHRs)
  • Flexibility to work across a rolling roster, 365 days a year
  • High level of professional and personal integrity.
  • High degree of emotional intelligence and self-awareness to support healing interactions with patients.
  • High levels of emotional resilience and the ability to work under pressure.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and approach with both patients and colleagues.
  • Demonstrate commitment to fostering partnerships, multi-professional and multidisciplinary relationships and working as part of a team.
  • Ability to recognise and respect the expertise of others and the contribution of team members and harness good teamwork and open contributions to enable excellent patient care.
  • Demonstrate alignment with Vhi values

Desirable

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Emergency Medicine/Urgent Care/Community Nursing
  • Experience in minor trauma, general medicine, paediatrics, sports medicine or orthopaedics
  • Recognised casting qualification
  • Wound care qualification
  • ACLS/ PALS

VHI is an equal opportunities employer. Closing date for this role is 29th June

A full-time, permanent, vacancy has arisen for the role of Staff Nurse in our VHI 360 Limerick Clinic. The successful candidate will provide specialist nursing care to patients presenting with a range of urgent care and minor injuries/illnesses. Reporting to the Clinic MDT Lead, the Staff Nurse will provide patients with a leading standard of care, with the approach of making the patient experience as pleasant as is feasibly possible.