Key responsibilities will include:
Accountability for the provision of a professional, efficient and effective nursing service of the highest standard and ethical responsibility.
Practice nursing in accordance with the professional code as laid down by An Bord Altranais and the organisations policies and procedures.
Ensure safe custody, accurate recording and administration of drugs in accordance with established the physical, psychological, sociocultural, spiritual and vocational needs of the patient/resident. Plan, implement and evaluate individualised patient care programmes within the agreed framework for practice.
Adapt a collaborative approach to patient care through the co-ordination of care and interventions provided by other members of the multi-disciplinary team.
Participate in clinical induction, teaching and education programmes for support staff.
Maintain appropriate and accurate records regarding patient care.
Follow appropriate rules of authority within the nurse management structure.
Take management responsibility for the unit in the absence of the clinical nurse manager.
Participate as a team member in all aspects of patient care and delegate work to team members as appropriate.
Demonstrate a high degree of motivation and assume responsibility for professional self-development.
Maintain good interpersonal relationships with patients, families, visitors and staff.
Act as an advocate for the patient and their families to ensure that they are appropriately informed and counselled regarding their care needs.
Participate in the setting of professional standards, understand and co-operate with the need to measure and audit the effectiveness of care delivery.
Utilise the resources provided in an effective and economic manner. Co-operate in the rostering of nursing and support staff to ensure optimum use of nursing resources.
The successful candidates will meet the following requirements:
A Registered Psychiatric Nurse (with An Bord Altranais or with eligibility to register).
Possess post registration nursing experience in adult mental health services/rehabilitation mental services services/community based mental health services.
Have established clinical experience in the area of mental health rehabilitation and serious and enduring mental health conditions.
Possess the requisite knowledge and ability including a high standard of suitability and clinical, managerial and administrative competencies.
Possess a strong knowledge of the Mental Health Commission requirements.
Energetic individual with clinical experience in working with a team of diverse clinicians and strong knowledge of the concepts and operation of clinical governance.
Ability to lead, teach, manage, participate and play a key role in the practice education of student nurses and healthcare staff and promote and engage in the teaching/training/support of others as appropriate.