Under the direction of the Clinical Nurse Manager, the Staff Nurse will:
- Practice Nursing according to:
- the Professional Code of Practice as laid down by the Nursing Board (An Bord Altranais).
- Professional Clinical Guidelines
- national and regional Health Service Executive (HSE) guidelines
- Local policies, protocols and guidelines
- Current legislation as it applies to the role
- Implement the care philosophy, objectives and goals of their unit / department / organisation to deliver appropriate high quality service user care
- Follow appropriate lines of authority within the Nurse Management structure
- Participate as an inter-disciplinary team member in all aspects of service user care
- Demonstrate a high degree of motivation and assume responsibility for their own professional development and contribute to the development of others.
- Promote good interpersonal relationships with service users, their family / social network supports and the interdisciplinary care team in accordance with ethical standards.
- Demonstrate flexibility by assisting in other areas of the service as required
- Participate in regular performance / clinical reviews with their line manager, identifying key performance objectives and appropriate plans / measures to achieve areas for improvement and appropriate plans / measures to achieve them in a supportive environment.
- Respect and maintain the privacy, dignity and confidentiality of the patient / client, in relation to all hospital activities.
- Professional Expectations: The nurse must comply with the Code of Professional Conduct as laid down by the Nursing Board (An Bórd Altranais). The nursing profession demands a high standard of professional behaviour from its members and each registered nurse is accountable for his or her practice. The nurse must work within his / her scope of practice and must take measures to develop and maintain the competence necessary for professional practice. The nurse must be aware of ethical policies and procedures which pertain to his/her area of practice. Patient / client confidentiality must be maintained at all times.
- As a mandated person under the Children First Act 2015 you will have a legal obligation to report child protection concerns at or above a defined threshold to TUSLA & to assist Tusla, if requested, in assessing a concern which has been the subject of a mandated report
- Have a working knowledge of the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) Standards as they apply to the role for example, Standards for Healthcare, National Standards for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections, Hygiene Standards etc and comply with associated HSE protocols for implementing and maintaining these standards.
- Staff will work in accordance with the principles and values of recovery as described in the National Framework for Recovery for Irish Mental Health Services 2018-2020.
- To support, promote and actively participate in sustainable energy, water and waste initiatives to create a more sustainable, low carbon and efficient health service.
The Staff Nurse will:
- Manage the nursing care of a caseload of patients as required
- Assess, plan, implement and evaluate individualised patient / client care programmes within an agreed framework, in accordance with best practice at all stages of the process.
- Implement an evidenced based bio-psychosocial approach to nursing practice, underpinned by the principles of a recovery philosophy.
- Ensure clinical risk assessments are completed as required
- Collaborate with the patient / client, their family and the inter-disciplinary team to facilitate the development and review of an appropriate care plan / discharge plan to ensure continuity of care.
- Participate in ward meetings
- Observe, report and take appropriate action on any matter which may be detrimental to patient / client care or well being or inhibit the efficient operation of the centre, unit or assignment.
- Act as an advocate for patients / service users as required, and provide relevant information on advocacy support.
- Maintain appropriate and accurate written records and reports regarding patient / client care in accordance with the Nursing Board (An Bórd Altranais) guidelines, mental health legislation and legal requirements.
- Participate in innovation and change in the approach to patient/client care delivery, and contribute to service planning process, based on best practice and under the direction of nursing management, particularly in relation to new research findings and advances in treatment.
- Ensure that current legal requirements for the safe administration and storage of medicines are adhered to in accordance with best practice.
- Have a sound knowledge of clinical standards and participate in patient / client care audits.
- Ensure that nursing care is carried out, using evidence based approach, to a high standard in a safe environment maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of the patient / client at all times.
- Promote a positive health concept with patients and colleagues and contribute to the health promotion initiatives with the Health Service Executive.
- To participate in assisted admissions / escorts as required
If you have your Decison Letter from the NMBI in the Psychiatric division, please send a copy of your CV and Decision Letter to [email protected], qutoing Job Reference no: JO-1909-437155