Multiple roles available for RGNs based in a palliative care facility in South Dublin.
• Deliver a high standard of holistic patient centred nursing care. Aspects of patient care can be physically demanding; the post holder must have the competence and capability to conduct such physically demanding tasks.
• Participate in the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care for an assigned patient group.
• Provide support for patients and their relatives.
• Liaise with members of the Multidisciplinary Team in order to meet the psychosocial, spiritual and psychological needs of the patients.
• Liaise with household staff with regard to patients meals and dietary requirements.
• Maintain clear, accurate and up-to-date medical records and be aware of the legal implications of these documents.
• Implement appropriate practices in line with internal policies.
• Be responsible for the safe administration of medications.
• Participate in addressing the health education needs of the patient and his/her relatives.
• Attend and contribute to multidisciplinary meetings.
• Respect the dignity and confidentiality of each patient at all times serving as an advocate when
• Participate in the management and care of the patient and his/her relatives at time of death and/or discharge.
• Deputise for the Clinical Nurse Manager in her/his absence if required.
• Develop and consolidate management skills.
• Participate fully as a member of the ward team and support colleagues on the ward.
• Be cost effective in the use of equipment and material sources.
• Direct and supervise care assistants in the delivery of care.
• Participate in the off duty and annual leave arrangements to ensure adequate patient care is provided at all times.
• Ensure that actual and potential problems are referred appropriately.
• Participate to committees and working groups, as requested.
• Participate in maintaining and supporting a satisfactory learning environment.
• Liaise with appropriate personnel to promote and contribute to ward based education.
• Act as a mentor to new staff on the ward.
• Provide a supportive and learning environment for students from external agencies to enable them to achieve their objectives.
• Be familiar with Bord Board Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann, / Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland professional code of conduct and act accordingly.
• Be responsible for personal professional development.
• Participate in audit/research activities as appropriate.
• Attend and participate in in-service education programmes and courses.
• Participate in individual performance review using a self-assessment model.
Health and Safety
• Be familiar with Hospice policies, practices and procedures and adhere to Departmental and Hospice policies at all times.
• Maintain a safe work environment in co-operation with the Management Team and adhere to the policies and procedures laid down in the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005.
• Work in a safe manner with due care and attention to safety of self and other authorised persons in the workplace.
• Report immediately to the Supervisor / Deputy any accidents or incidents involving patients, staff members or members of the public.
• Practice high standards of personal hygiene including the wearing of proper attire, grooming etc.
• Ensure confidentiality in all matters of information obtained during the course of employment
To apply or for more information, please contact Claire on email@example.com or call +35314744637
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