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Nazareth Nursing Home

Staff Nurses

Nazareth Nursing Home

  • Sligo
  • Negotiable
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 12/10/2017
  • Clodagh Ballantyne
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Description

Nazareth House requires nurses for both Ballymote community Nursing Unit and Sligo Church Hill Nursing Home this is an excellent opportunity for a Nurse to join a not for profit organisation.

 

Details of Service:

The Nazareth Nursing Home is a HIQA registered 70-bedded voluntary not for profit nursing home providing the following services:

  • Continuing Care
  • Palliative Care.

The Ballymote Community Nursing Unit is a HIQA registered 24 bedded unit.  This unit provides the following services: 

  • Continuing Care
  • Convalescence
  • Respite
  • Palliative Care
  • Day Care Services

Both of the units are surrounded by independent living units for the elderly at the Nazareth there are 48x1 bedroomed units and in Ballymote there are 28x1-2 bedroomed units. 

Reporting relationship:

Reports to Clinical Nurse Manager and/or Director of Nursing

Purpose of the post:

  • To provide nursing care in accordance with best practice in accordance with NHMLtd policies, An Bord Altranais Guidance and the code of professional conduct for Nurses
  • To ensure that all work is client focused and upholds the principles of choice, respect, dignity, privacy, independence and fulfilment
Principal Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • To be professionally accountable for providing acceptable standards of care for in accordance with NHMLtd policies and the code of professional conduct.
  • To ensure that all work is client focused and upholds the principles of choice, respect, dignity, privacy, independence and fulfilment.

PROFESSIONAL:

  • To promote the independence of the client through their inclusion and involvement in all aspects of daily living through the assessment  planning, implementation and evaluation of care plans on a three monthly basis with the resident and their circle of support
  • To promote and respect the inclusion of the resident in the decision making process.
  • To contribute to the development of standards of care. 
  • To ensure that care staff carry out duties as assigned to the highest standard by supporting, guiding and instructing when required
  • To supervise and develop staff skills by delegation and leadership through example.
  • To engage all residents in healthy living choices
  • To maintain and nurture links with the client’s family, friends and community.
  • To ensure that all operational policies/procedures and guidelines are implemented and understood.
  • To conduct nursing assessments as indicated, using evidence-based models and practices.
  • To identify nursing priorities and to develop, implement and evaluate nursing care plans as required in a client-centred framework.
  • To ensure the effective and efficient use of all resources.
  • To work closely with the MDT to achieve optimal input for the client and to follow the recommendations of the MDT members.
  • To ensure medications are ordered, stored and administered in accordance with An Bord Altranais guidelines
  • To participate in further education and/or in-service training to keep competencies updated.
  • To act as preceptor for undergraduate students and as mentor for newly qualified staff nurses.
  • To support and ensure clinical environment is conducive to the learning experiences of students.
  • To carry out other duties as may be assigned by the CNM
Eligibility Criteria/Qualifications
  • Be registered or due to be placed on the Register of Nurses maintained by An Bord Altranais. /Nursing and Midwifery board

Essential skills, competencies and/or knowledge

Clinical Knowledge

  • Good clinical nursing practice .
  • Knowledge of approaches to nursing care, through use of evidence based practice and use of nursing research.
  • Of the organisation
  • Local Service
  • Health Policy, Procedures & Guidelines
  • Reporting arrangements

 

Professional Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of organisation of and developments in health services in general and Older Persons Services in particular. 
  • Awareness of goals and standards and trends nationally and internationally.
  • Knowledge of new advances in nursing care and delivery and management of services.
  • Knowledge of nurse training programs.
  • Full understanding of HIQA and the Standards as they are applied to residential units for Older Persons
  • Knowledge of the Heath Act (Care and Welfare of Residents in Designated Centres for Older People) Regulations 2009

Essential Skills

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, problem solving and negotiation skills.
  • Skills in teaching/training for both clients and students

Essential Competencies

  • Ability to organise their own work, set clear goals and ensure delivery.
  • Ability to work autonomously and under direction.
  • Flexibility and an ability to adapt to changing situations.
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • Excellent IT and Health Care technology skills, ie send and receive e-mails, research equipment, health conditions, scan documents, type notices posters, use Microsoft Excel to type rosters etc.
  • Good self-awareness.
  • Caring, kind and approachable
  • Ability to manage the roster and the unit in the absence of the CNM
  • Show enthusiasm and career commitment.
  • Display an interest in their professional and personal development.
  • Set a professional standard and act as a role model for others.

Flexibility to work different rotas at either site at the Nazareth Nursing Home or the Ballymote Community Nursing Unit if required, including shift-work day or night duty, depending on the needs of the residents.  

Health:

Each candidate must be fully competent and capable of undertaking the duties attached to this position. They must be in a state of health such as would indicate through regular and efficient service with excellent attendance levels

Ref: SNBally&SLC
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