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BROTHERS OF CHARITY SERVICES IRELAND - SOUTH EAST REGION

STAFF NURSE

Qualifications and Particulars of Employment

Location - Waterford/South Tipperary/Kilkenny (South East Region)

Tenure of Employment

Permanent Full Time & Part Time postitions available. Compulsory Retirement age is 70

2. Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidate must:

Have two years post registration experience is desirable.

Hold a recognised Nursing Qualification

Registered Nurse of Intellectual Disability is desirable

Have excellent leadership, communication and organisational skills

Have the ability to listen and respond to the needs of people who use services

Have the ability to be innovative and creative and work on one’s own initiative

Have an up to date knowledge of current thinking and practice in services for people with severe to profound intellectual disabilities

Be computer literate.

Possess a full clean driving licence.

Recognise the equal rights of persons with intellectual disabilities in society and uphold and respect those rights.

Experience of working as a member of a team is essential.

3. Remuneration

Salary Scale: (pro rata)

€30,009, €31,812, €32,734, €33,951, €35,487, €37,019, €38,546, €39,866, €41,189, €42,506, €43,824, €45,119, €45,119, €45,119, €46,501

All new entrants to the Public Service will start at the first point of this scale.

* Successful candidates are required to submit all documentary evidence outling any relevant experience within 3 months of your starting date. Failure to produce this will mean that you will receive any incremental credit (if applicable) from the date of submission of documents.

4. Health

The successful candidate must be free from any condition, which would render him/her unsuitable to hold the appointment, and must be in a state of health as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service. To satisfy this qualification, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a medical examination by the Occupational Health Nurse/Physician. The candidate will be liable for the cost of the medical examination.

5. Duties

The general duties of the appointment are as described in the attached Job Description.

6. A short list of candidates to attend before the Selection Board will be prepared by the selection Board from an examination of statements of qualifications furnished by the candidates.

7. The Team Leader/Services Manager will notify the successful candidate of the mandatory/compulsory courses/training which employees are obliged to attend. Mandatory training, for example, manual handling, health and safety courses etc., form part of the conditions of employment along with the Organisation’s statutory obligation.

 

8. Note re Canvassing

Any attempt by candidates themselves or by any person(s) acting at their instigation directly or indirectly, by means of written communication or otherwise to canvass or otherwise influence in the candidate’s favour any member of the staff of Brothers of Charity Services South East or person nominated to interview or examine applicants, will automatically disqualify the candidates for the position they are seeking.

 

Informal Enquiries welcome for the above post to HR Department by email to HRSouthEast@bocsi.ie

Shortlisting of candidates is on the basis of the information contained in their application form & CV

To apply for this post please visit our website on - www.https://www.brothersofcharity.ie/southeast/index.php

 

BROTHERS OF CHARITY SERVICES IRELAND - SOUTH EAST REGION

JOB DESCRIPTION

TITLE: STAFF NURSE

Reports to: Team Leader/Services Manager,  or such other authorised person as the Employing Authority may designate.

Accountable to:  Services Manager, 

 

The Congregation of the Brothers of Charity is a religious voluntary organisation, founded in 1807 by Canon Peter Triest, to provide a Christian response to a variety of needs in society.

 

ETHOS

The core values of our services have always been the dignity and humanity of each person. How these are expressed has evolved over time with our greater understanding of the rights of all people with a disability, with the changing hopes and expectations of the individuals and families with whom we work, and with the growing expertise of all associated with our services.

 

DUTIES

The post holder will be required to take an active part in ensuring that the day-to-day operations of the Service reflect the ethos and vision of the Brothers of Charity Services Ireland – South East Region and that all co-workers are meeting the needs of the people who use services therein.

The person appointed should have the ability to participate proactively as a member of a team and contribute positively to the ongoing development of effective teamwork.

 

The person appointed will initially work as a member of the residential services team in Dun Aobhinn Services facilitating the choices of, and delivering supports to, individuals supported by the services around such activities as independent living skills, community integration, personal development, occupational and leisure activities within the context of a person centred approach to service provision. Flexibility of work location and hours of work are requirements of the post. You may be required to work evenings, weekends, nights or sleepover duties.

Subject to the agreed policies and procedures of the Brothers of Charity Services Ireland - South East Region, the person appointed shall: -

Advocacy & Rights

1 Respect each individual supported by the services as an equal citizen.

2 Uphold and respect the human, legal and constitutional rights of each individual supported by the services, recognising their individuality and equality, and empowering them to grow, thereby achieving the highest possible level of personal autonomy.

3 Facilitate, encourage and develop the choice and decision making skills of individuals supported by the services.

4 Facilitate, encourage and develop the self-advocacy skills of and opportunities for involvement in advocacy for people who use services.

Person Centred Support for Living and Work

5 Ensure a person centred approach to service delivery

6 In the context of the individual person centred plans support individuals supported by the services with aspects of individual and group service responses including:

 Occupation and leisure activities

 Communication

 Behaviour support plans

 Independent living skills

 Social Integration and the use of community facilities

 Personal Care

 Personal Development

7 Act as a "Key Worker" for specific individuals.

8 Take the lead in developing and implementing person centred plans for those individuals for whom you act as key worker.

9 Develop and implement appropriate training, leisure, social, and personal activities for individuals within the service area.

10 Facilitate individuals to actively participate and integrate into the community, through the use of generic community facilities.

11 Ensure that all behaviour support plans that are put in place by the Multidisciplinary Team are carried out and adhered to and reviewed as necessary.

12 Foster, encourage and develop the self help and social skills of each individual supported by the services as to achieve the highest possible degree of personal autonomy.

13 Ensure that individuals supported by the services have an awareness of required personal hygiene and personal appearance standards and support them in attaining such standards. This may include the participation in and support of individualised personal hygiene programmes.

14 Facilitate and encourage participation of individuals supported by the services in recreational and leisure activities.

15 Contribute to and participate in social and recreational activities of individuals supported by the services and liaise as appropriate with the Social & Recreational Department.

16 Achieve competency in driving the assigned transport and participate in transport duties as required.

17 Ensure that all prescribed medications are administered and that the required records are maintained in keeping with Brothers of Charity Services policy.

18 Encourage and promote each individual’s full participation in their home while at the same time ensuring that their home and its environs are maintained to acceptable standards

19 Encourage and promote the involvement of each individual supported by the services in the prudent management of his/her personal monies

20 Encourage and promote the participation of each individual supported by the services in buying, preparing, cooking of meals and packed lunches as required.

21 Ensure that the religious and pastoral needs of each individual are adequately supported.

22 Organise and participate in holidays for each individual supported by the services where required.

Management and Leadership:

23 Be proactive in identifying and responding to individual medical needs.

24 To act as a role model in a professional manner at all times.

25 Be accountable and ensure effective communication is maintained with team leader.

26 Be responsible for the physical and emotional well-being of individuals’ supported by the services.

27 Be responsible for the safe use and care of equipment and report faulty equipment etc., as it arises.

28 Be familiar with and ensure that policies, procedures and codes of practice of the Services are adhered to.

29 Ensure that all records in relation to individuals supported by the services are up to date, correctly filed and managed as per the service’s records management system.

30 Report all accident/incidents and take appropriate action.

31 Utilise efficiently the transport services available to the service area and advise the appropriate staff on transport needs.

32 In accordance with Health Act 2007 and HIQA Regulations and Standards, ensure the legislation requirements are adhered to by continuous monitoring, inspection and audit of the designated centres

Money and Budgets

33 Ensure that all petty cash and the personal monies of individuals supported by the services are properly accounted for.

34 Be responsible for maintaining a petty cash float, keeping relevant records and ensuring that accounts are checked and balanced.

35 Ensure that goods and services received are prudently used for purposes intended, and that all such goods and services are properly accounted for.

36 Assist the Team Leader in the preparation and monitoring of budgets.

Communication

37 Attend and participate fully in regular staff meetings where all aspects of the service area are discussed with a view to maintaining high standards.

38 Promote open communication among staff and good levels of staff morale.

39 Co-operate and develop effective working relationships with:

Individuals supported by the services and their families

All other staff involved in the provision of both residential and day services

Families, visitors, volunteers and other such personnel who visit

40 Operate effectively as a member of the multi-disciplinary team in promoting the best interests of the individuals in the service area.

41 Encourage the families of individuals supported by the services to develop their involvement in the ongoing development of the person.

42 Report all matters of concern immediately to the Team Leader/Services Manager.

43 Organise, attend and participate fully in meetings as required e.g. Person Centred Planning meetings, Service Area reviews, team meetings. Record meetings in line with agreed procedures.

44 Actively participate in developing and maintaining good relationships with local residents and community organisations.

45 Develop and participate fully with the implementation of a team based performance management approach to achieving the goals of the Services’ strategic plan.

Training and Development

46 Be informed of current developments in services for people with intellectual disabilities e.g. Person Centred Planning, Personal Outcome Measures, Human Rights and Citizenship.

47 Attend and contribute appropriately at lectures, courses and meetings as required and share information and knowledge gained with colleagues.

48 Be responsible for identifying personal training and development needs and communicating them to the Team Leader/Services Manager.

49 Attend mandatory training courses and achieve required standard.

50 Undertake a Preceptorship role by facilitating and evaluating student learning, including taking responsibility for transmitting knowledge, skills and attitudes.

Health and Safety

51 Be conscious of health and safety matters in the work place and in particular to comply with employees’ obligations as set out in the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005 and to ensure that the procedures set out in the Safety Statement are implemented at all times.

52 Carry out regular safety audits and fire drills.

53 Be conversant with existing fire regulations and emergency procedures and participate in the implementation of same. Make people who use services aware, in so far as possible, of Fire Drill procedures.

54 Ensure equipment is properly operated and maintained.

55 Report accidents/irregularities or other matters of safety concern to the Team Leader or in her/his absence to the Services Manager or such person as the Employing Authority may designate.

56 Identify risk, assess and document appropriately.

Flexibility

Employees are expected to have a high level of flexibility and a willingness and ability to develop new approaches to their work. Duties and responsibilities of any post in the Services are likely to change with the ongoing needs and developments of the Services. Employees will therefore be required to carry out such other duties appropriate to their employment as may be assigned to him/her from time to time.

Confidentiality

In the course of the employment the post holder may have access to, or hear information concerning the medical or personal affairs of people who use services and/or staff, or other health service business. Such records and information are strictly confidential and unless acting on the instructions of an authorised officer, on no account must information concerning people who use services, staff, 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.

List of restrictions that apply to this job offer:

Full clean manual driving licence is essential.
Have two years post registration experience is desirable.
Hold a recognised Nursing Qualification
Registered Nurse of Intellectual Disability is desirable
Be eligible to registered with the Nursing Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI)

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