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Staff Nurse Critical Care

St James’s Hospital

  • Dublin
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  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 13/10/2017
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Staff Nurse Critical Care


Role Profile



Staff Nurse, Critical Care

  of the Role

To work
  as part of the Multidisciplinary Team to deliver a high standard of care to
  patients within St. James’s Hospital. 
  The post holder is responsible for managing the care of patients and
  the needs of their families, ensuring that quality is maintained.  She/he is required to develop additional
  clinical skills specific to the area of appointment.



ICU/HDU,Cardiothoracic ICU/HDU & National
  Burns Unit-Surgery Anaesthesia & Critical Care Directorate (SACC)

CCU/Cath Lab – Medicine & Emergency
  Directorate (MED)



Clinical Nurse Manager II / Clinical Nurse
  Manager III

Professionally Accountable to the Director of

  Direct Reports  


Support Staff, Student Nurses as appropriate




Staff Nurse



€28,483 - €44,800 (LSI x 1)

  Reference Number:





– Ms Rynagh Gilligan, CNM III ICU/HDU, Tel:01-4162564

– Ms. Grainne McDonald , CNM III Keith Shaw ICU/HDU, Tel:01-4103354

  Burns Unit –
Ms Helen Nolan, CNM II Dr Steeven’s Burns Unit,
  Tel 01 416 2326/7

– Ms. Catherine Carey, ADON MED Directorate, Tel 01-4103387


Sunday 15th October 2015



  Duties and Responsibilities

A staff nurse is a registered nurse who is
  involved in direct patient care with the responsibility of providing the
  highest standard of evidence based nursing care in partnership with other
  health care professionals.


  • Responsibilities include assessing,
           planning, delivering and evaluating highly specialised nursing care,
           using a holistic approach.
  • When providing direct patient care, they
           observe, assess, and record symptoms, responses, and progress. 
  • They also supervise and assess student
           nurses and other junior staff in the clinical area.
  • The Registered Nurse must adhere to Code of
           Professional Practice and Behaviours


* The above
  Role Profile is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all duties
  involved and consequently the post holder may be required to perform other
  duties as appropriate to the post which may be assigned to him/her from time
  to time and to contribute to the development of the post while in office. This Role Profile will be subject to
  review in the light of changing circumstances.

Academic/Professional Qualifications and/or relevant Experience


  • Registered
           General Nurse with The Nursing Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI), or
           eligible to register
  • Minimum
           of six months experience in medical/surgical nursing in an acute
           hospital setting within the past 4 years.


*If you trained outside the EU or EEA,
  and English is not your first language or primary language of expression you
  will need to demonstrate that you completed the International English
  Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic Test and achieved an overall score
  of 7.0. Please attach a copy of the IELTS test report with your completed
  application form.



  • A
           minimum of one year’s experience in a Critical Care environment in an
           acute hospital within the last 3 years
  • If
           applying for post in Coronary Care Unit telemetry experience is
  • Post
           Graduate Qualification in Intensive Care Nursing / Critical Care Nursing
           / Cardiovascular Nursing


*Qualification from outside the Republic of Ireland must be validated
  by the Department of Health.




  • N/A


  • Basic
           IT Skills
  • Basic
           Life Support


  Behavioural Competencies

Competency Required


Level Required



The following “Descriptors”
  are a further clarification of the behaviours required.  Candidates should use these descriptors as
  a “guide” when assessing their suitability for this role and also when
  preparing an example of where they have demonstrated this competency in the
  past for inclusion in the required Application Form.




  •   Understands their own Scope of Practice

  •   Understands
      the need to apply hospital and/or professional standards, policies and
    to their area of practice




  •   Clearly and confidently articulates ideas and opinions and their
      underlying rationale

  •   Draws on a variety of communication methods to fit

  •   Listens openly, using questions to check for understanding/avoid




  •   Is patient- and customer-centred at all times

  •   Is flexible/adaptable to meet unexpected demands




  •   Is tolerant of diverse values and beliefs

  •   Considers how one’s behaviour
      might impact others

  •   Knows when
      and where to ask for help
Competency Desirable


Appropriate Descriptors


  Learning and Development


  •   Is receptive
      to constructive feedback;
      acknowledges own limitations

  •   Learns quickly and gets up to speed with new ideas or procedures


Proficiency in the
  English language

A level of proficiency in the English language,
  written and spoken, is a requirement of all roles within St. James’s
  Hospital. You will be required to self-assess your proficiency level in the
  Standard Application Form. In
  addition, your proficiency in spoken English will be assessed during
  the interview process appropriate to the role available.


Particulars of Office

  1.   The appointment will be Whole Time, Permanent & Pensionable.

  2.   Annual Leave allowance is 24 –27 days per annum.

  3.   The person appointed must not give less than­­­­­­­­­­­­ one month’s notice,
      in writing, of intention to resign.

  4.   Normal working hours will be 39 hours per week.

  5.   You will be required to work the
      agreed roster / on call arrangements advised to you by your line manager.
      Your contracted hours of work are liable to change between the hours of
      8.00am - 8pm over seven days to meet the requirements for extended day
      services in accordance with the terms of the Framework Agreement.


  1. The
      Hospital Board will not be responsible for the loss or theft of personal
  2. Fire
      orders must be observed and staff must complete fire training every 2 years
  3. All
      accidents within the department must be reported immediately.
  4. In
      accordance with the “Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005”, all staff
      must comply with all safety regulations.
  5. St
      James Hospital is a smoke free Campus. Smoking is not permitted within the
      Hospital Buildings or on the grounds.



In the
  course of your employment you may have access to or hear information
  concerning the medical or personal affairs of patients and/or staff, or other
  health services business. Such records and information are strictly
  confidential and unless acting on the instructions of an authorised officer,
  on no account must information concerning staff, patients or other health
  service business be divulged or discussed except in the performance of normal
  duty. In addition records must never be left in such a manner that
  unauthorised persons can obtain access to them and must be kept in safe
  custody when no longer required.



  candidate for and any person holding the office must be fully competent and
  capable of undertaking the duties attached to the office and be in a state of
  health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render
  regular and efficient service.


Infection Control & Hygiene

It is the responsibility of all
  staff across the hospital to ensure that infection control and hygiene
  standards are adhered to and maintained at all times.


Recruitment Process

  •   Approval to
      Hire (VAF process)

  •   Hiring Manager
      – Role Profile

  •   Advertising

  •   Application
      Process (Standard Application Form)

  •   Shortlisting
      of Candidates will be based on information provided in Standard Application

  •   Interview

  •   All applicants
      who move to the 2nd stage of the Selection process (i.e. post
      interview) will be subject to Reference Checking X 2, Garda Clearance and
      Occupational Health Screening (Questionnaire)

  •   All external
      successful candidates who take up appointment will be required to attend a 1
      week Mandatory Induction Programme.


For External Applicants:


The Application Form is available
  under Nursing Posts section
  of Careers webpage.


Alternatively, please contact the Human ResourcesDirectorate for an application
  form, Ph: 01 4162559 


  Please note closing date Sunday, 15th October 2017 for receipt of
  completed application
  forms.  C.V.s will not be accepted.


A panel
  may be formed from which future vacancies will be filled


St. James’s Hospital is
  an Equal Opportunities Employer

Ref: 38363-17
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