ClickNurse is recruiting Registered Psychiatric Nurses.
Our Client is a modern mental health service offering a full range of care and treatment to people experiencing mental health difficulties and mental health illnesses. Our Client has a long-established history of providing care that is values driven and underpinned by person centredness and quality. We offer a supportive and team-based approach for all healthcare professionals and we are open to promoting developmental opportunities for our staff.
A full multidisciplinary health care team is in place to deliver treatment and therapeutic interventions to all our service users. The current service provided consists of an acute inpatient unit, a specialist rehabilitation unit and psychiatry of later life services. A general adult acute day hospital is also located on site.
As part of the planned service developments, we are expanding our acute mental health services with a number of new developments to meet new and emerging needs. A second day hospital was opened in March 2020 along with the increased expansion of our general adult acute inpatient beds. The Homebased Treatment Team opened in May 2020. Further service developments are being worked upon as part of current Strategic plan.
Purpose of Post
The Staff Nurse will work as a member of the multidisciplinary team and deliver professional nursing expertise either on an individual basis or through group work with clients, residents, and patients. This will involve assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating care to the highest professional and ethical standards within the model of nursing care practiced in the clinical care setting.
Working hours: Day Hospital will be Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm or 9am to 5pm,
Acute Mental Health and Long-stay older adult care will be shift work 7, 12 hour shifts over every fortnight, including both day and night shifts
Reporting Relationship: Clinical Nurse Manager/ Assistant Director of Nursing
Practice Nursing according to:
the Professional Code of Practice as laid down by the Nursing Board (Nursing & Midwifery Board Ireland)
Professional Clinical Guidelines and contemporary best evidence practice, local policies, protocols and guidelines
Current legislation as it applies to the role in particular Mental Health Act 2001, Health & Safety Legislation, fire Safety Legislation. This is not an exhaustive list
Implement the care philosophy, objectives and goals of their unit / department / organisation to deliver appropriate high quality service user care
Participate as an inter-disciplinary team member in all aspects of service user care
Demonstrate a high degree of motivation and assume responsibility for their own professional development and contribute to the development of others
Promote good interpersonal relationships with service users, their family / social network supports and the interdisciplinary care team in accordance with ethical standards
Demonstrate flexibility by assisting in other areas of the service as required
Participate in regular performance / clinical reviews with their line manager, identifying key performance objectives and appropriate plans / measures to achieve areas for improvement and appropriate plans / measures to achieve them in a supportive environment
Respect and maintain the privacy, dignity and confidentiality of the patient / client, in relation to all hospital activities
Professional Expectations: The nurse must comply with the Code of Professional Conduct as laid down by the Nursing Board Midwifery Board Ireland. The nursing profession demands a high standard of professional behaviour from its members and each registered nurse is accountable for his or her practice. The nurse must work within his / her scope of practice and must take measures to develop and maintain the competence necessary for professional practice. The nurse must be aware of ethical policies and procedures which pertain to his/her area of practice. Patient / client confidentiality must be maintained at all times
The Staff Nurse will:
Manage the nursing care of a caseload of patients as required
Assess, plan, implement and evaluate individualised patient / client care programmes within an agreed framework, in accordance with best practice at all stages of the process
Ensure clinical risk assessments are completed as required
Collaborate with the patient / client, their family and the inter-disciplinary team to facilitate the development and review of an appropriate care plan / discharge plan to ensure continuity of care
Participate in Multidisciplinary, Team and Clinical meetings
Observe, report and take appropriate action on any matter which may be detrimental to patient / client care or wellbeing or inhibit the efficient operation of the centre, unit or assignment
Act as an advocate for patients / service users as required and provide relevant information on advocacy support
Maintain appropriate and accurate written records and reports regarding patient / client care in accordance with the Nursing & Midwifery Board Ireland guidelines, Mental Health Act 2001 legislation and other relevant legislative and legal requirements
Participate in innovation and change in the approach to patient/client care delivery, and contribute to service planning process, based on best practice and under the direction of nursing management, particularly in relation to new research findings and advances in treatment
Ensure that current legal requirements for the safe administration and storage of medicines are adhered to in accordance with best practice
Have a sound knowledge of clinical standards and participate in patient / client care audits
Ensure that nursing care is carried out, using evidence-based approach, to a high standard in a safe environment maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of the patient / client at all times
Promote a positive mental health concepts with patients and colleagues
The Staff Nurse will:
Be required to take managerial responsibility for the ward /unit/ clinical area in the absence of the Clinical Nurse Manager
Take responsibility in conjunction with the Clinical Nurse Manager for the efficient co-ordination and control of resources administrative procedures within the identified area
Prepare reports, incident reports and undertake the auditing process as necessary and participate in system reviews where necessary
Ensure compliance with health and safety, infection control and risk management procedures and participate in their development, comply with statutory obligations
Supervise the work of other grades of staff within the remit of their role
Accurately record and report all complaints to appropriate personnel according to local service policy
The Staff Nurse will:
Participate in the planning and implementation of orientation and teaching programmes both for students and other health care staff in the clinical setting
Act as a mentor, preceptor or clinical assessor for staff in the clinical environment
Participate in the induction of new staff in the clinical area
Participate in training as required to meet the ongoing needs for the care of the patient in order to comply with standards of care
Take responsibility for own learning and development needs and actively contribute to the learning and development of the interdisciplinary team
May be assigned to hospital and / or community-based duties as required to meet the needs of the service
Qualifications and/ or experience
Be registered on the Psychiatric Division of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI).
Be flexible in relation to work pattern
Have a clear, open and friendly communication style with the ability to respond quickly and appropriately across a variety of situations
Have excellent communication and organizational skills
Have a clear commitment to person-centred care and strong interpersonal skills
Have fluent spoken and written English
Have completed Mental Health Act Training
Be very familiar with the Judgement Support Framework (JSF), MHC
Salary starting @ $34,500 per annum for graduates and similar to HSE scales depending on experience. Open depending on candidate
Pension, Discounted meals and free parking.
For more information on this role please do not hesitate to get in contact with us with your CV and NMBI Decision Letter.
Our Client is an Equal Opportunities Employer