Inpatient Ward Nurse

  • €42000 - €48000
  • Healthcare
  • Dublin, Dublin North
  • Full Time
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
  • Be a Registered Nurse and eligible to register with An Bord Altranais on the General Division of the live register.
  • Orthopaedic course is desirable but not essential


The Staff Nurse reports to and is accountable to the Clinical Nurse Manager 2 (Inpatient Ward) and Director of Nursing in all matters relating to the job.

Outline of Duties and Responsibilities:

The Staff Nurse is responsible for providing, maintaining and developing patient centred care to a high standard. This is achieved through effective organisation of nursing services and the overall administration of the unit.

The Staff Nurse will be required to possess a clear understanding and commitment to the ethos and philosophy of the Clinic.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Role Purpose

  • To participate in the delivery of care within the Clinic.
  • To liaise with nursing staff to ensure adequate provision of cover when required.
  • To ensure that standards of patient care are consistently maintained at all times in accordance with agreed operational policies as a skilled member of the In -Patient Ward nursing team.
  • To promote and safeguard the well being and interests of all patients, employees and visitors
  • General Accountability:

    • Maintain throughout the Clinic an awareness of the primacy of the patient in relation to all clinic activities.
    • Create and promote healthy working relationships.
    • Demonstrate behaviour consistent with the values of the clinic.
    • The person chosen will be accountable for the nursing service provided to patients in pre-operative and post-operative areas. This includes making provisions for the best possible standard of nursing care of patients at all times.
    • Assessment of patient care needs.
    • Communicate with relatives and visitors of patients as required.
    • Setting and monitoring standards.
    • Actively participate in the Clinic’s Accreditation programme and the ethos of Continuous Quality Improvement and implement and maintain procedures on the Inpatient
    • Keep the Clinical Nurse Manager and the Director of Nursing apprised of all issues as required.

    Professional responsibilities:

  • As a nurse practitioner you must practice within the Code of Practice, Rules and Guidelines set out by An Bord Altranais and comply with Policies and Procedures of the Clinic.
  • Ensure each patient is treated as an individual, and that his/her needs are attended to and their physical, psychological and religious well being is respected
  • Give direct patient care in selected patient situations and serve as a behavioural model for excellence in practice
  • Set standards of Nursing Practice. Communicate these standards to the Nursing Personnel; audit and change standards as necessary
    • Liaise effectively with all members of the multi-disciplinary team to ensure that care delivery is patient focused and of the highest standard
    • Ensure that a professional standard of behaviour is maintained by all nursing team members.
    • Facilitate effective communication with patients, relatives and multidisciplinary team as necessary.
    • Adherence to departmental patient identification policy at all times.
    • Provide a high standard of safe practice for patient care.
    • Anticipate and be aware of needs of the multidisciplinary team during anaesthetic and the pre and post-operative process.
    • Preserve the dignity and rights of the patients at all times Document and record accurately all details of nursing care delivered in the pre and post-operative period.
    • Ensure patient confidentiality is respected and maintained at all times.
    • Ensure nursing care is based on the latest research findings and constitutes best practice.
    • Demonstrate initiative and be receptive to new ideas and development.

    Working Environment:

    • Moderate to extreme physical effort may be required such as, standing

    and lifting equipment, manoeuvring patient beds , and patients.

    • Occasional lifting may be heavy and awkward,
    • Shift work is
    • Alertness and careful attention to detail will be required to avoid injury.
    • May be exposed to disoriented or combative patients
    • .self Development Responsibilities:
    • To maintain a personal record of professional development.
    • Act as a role model.
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