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Staff Nurse - Medical/Surgical Inpatient Units - South Dublin

Staff Nurse - Medical/Surgical Inpatient Units - South Dublin

Permanent Full Time
General or Staff Nurse
Clarity Recruitment are currently recruiting for a Staff Nurse for the Medical/Surgical Inpatient Units in a prestigious hospital in South Dublin

The ideal candidate must be/have:

A full NMBI pin registration in good standing - Decision Letters will not be accepted
Minimum of 1 year Surgical Ward experience is preferred, but not essential 
The ability to work both as an independent practitioner as well as a team member 

Key Responsibilities and Deliverables:
  • Independently perform duties and assume responsibility for care of assigned patients.
  • Work within professional guidelines as laid down by Nursing & Midwife Board of Ireland Code of Conduct for Nurses.
  • Carry out all Nursing practices in accordance with the hospital Surgical & Medical Ward Policies; including the care, control and administration of medicines.
  • Collaborate with other staff in order to provide a high standard of nursing practice.
  • Maintain and update own knowledge continuously. This includes keeping up to date with mandatory training such as Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Take the nursing history, summarise data, and state nursing diagnoses and patient care needs. 
  • Observe and record signs, symptoms, and behaviours, including the physiological status of patients; present the assessment of changes, the proposed revision of interventions, and desired outcomes. 
  • Maintain accurate nursing records and Surgical & Medical Ward records as per hospital policy.
  • Follow policy for activating an individualised plan of care for newly admitted patients.
  • Deliver designated nursing interventions to assigned patients that are consistent with the stated medical plan of care.
  • Perform admission, discharge, transfer procedures, and assist others with patient's activities and care.
  • Execute physician's orders for all assigned patients; safely and properly administers medications and treatments.
  • Notify appropriate nursing and medical staff to changes in the patient's status.
  • Perform techniques and routines in the specialty service area.
  • Perform or assist others to perform proper aseptic techniques, isolation procedures, and infection control measures.
  • Evaluate care given including the patient response. 
  • Reassess and document the proposed revision of interventions and desired outcomes. 
  • Demonstrate ability to assess patient's understanding of and compliance with instructions and health care teaching. 
  • Be aware of the hazards which can occur within the Surgical/Medical Ward, i.e. electrical, chemical and transport, and initiate preventative measures.
  • Monitor and supervise the safe maintenance of equipment – reporting problems to the Clinical Coordinator or their deputy.
  • Be prepared to assist with the generation of duty rosters by providing flexibility to allow for effective staffing cover to meet the needs of the department.
  • Rotate within all specialities as required by the Nursing Manager.
  • Discuss any problems or potential problems with the Clinical Coordinator or Nurse in Charge
  • Ensure that the patients’ next of kin are involved as appropriate.
  • Full nursing participation in and supervision of patient’s meal and dietary requirements.
  • Delegation is appropriate to the skill level and knowledge of the individual to whom the task is delegated.
  • Effective management of complaints.
  • Be prepared to deputise for the Clinical Coordinator if required.
  • Participate in all ward and hospital nursing communication processes
  • Maintain the patient’s confidentiality regarding his or her condition upholding the Code of Professional Conduct at all times.
  • Participate in their performance review with their Nurse Manager.



Becky Rossiter

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