Staff Nurse - ICU
Overall Purpose of Job
Provide professional nursing skills in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the nursing care for assigned patients and provide exceptional patient care in an environment where quality, respect, caring and compassion are at the centre of all we do.
Key Responsibilities and Deliverables
? Provide direct care to assigned patients.
? Take the nursing history, summarise data, and state nursing diagnoses and patient care needs.
? Observe and record signs, symptoms, and behaviours, including the physiological status of patients;
present the assessment of changes, the proposed revision of interventions, and desired outcomes.
? Follows policy for activating an individualised plan of care for newly admitted patients.
? Deliver designated nursing interventions to assigned patients that are consistent with the stated
medical plan of care.
? Perform admission, discharge and transfer procedures, and assist others with patient's activities
? Execute physician's orders for all assigned patients; safely and properly administer medications and
? Notify appropriate nursing and medical staff to changes in the patient's status.
? Independently perform duties and assume responsibility for care of assigned patients.
? Perform techniques and routines in the specialty service area.
? Perform or assist others to perform proper aseptic techniques, isolation procedures, and infection
? Document nursing care in all assigned patient records.
? Maintain patient's privacy and confidentiality of information and records at all times.
Job Description RN - ICU
? Evaluate care given including the patient response.
? Reassess and document the proposed revision of interventions and desired outcomes.
? Demonstrate ability to assess patient's understanding of and compliance with instructions and
health care teaching.
? Review documentation of instructions, teaching topics, and patient response with the Nurse
Manager or designee.
? Adhere to internal controls established for department.
? Perform related duties as required.
The post holder will be familiar with and adhere to The Professional Scope of Practice Framework
The post holder will ensure:
? The patient’s needs are individually assessed.
? A care plan and evaluation process is planned and implemented.
? The patient’s families and significant others are involved as appropriate.
? Patients are cared for in the optimum clinical environment, adhering to all nursing and hospital
wide policies and guidelines.
? Full nursing participation in and supervision of patient’s meal and special dietary requirements.
? Visiting time policies are adhered to.
? Delegation is appropriate to the skill level and knowledge of the individual to whom the task is
? Documentation is recorded in a professional, legible and timely fashion.
? NMBI Registered General Nurse licence.
? 1 year Critical Care experience preferred.
Job Specific Competencies and Knowledge
? Demonstrate ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
? Demonstrate motivation and an innovative approach to job.
Communication & Interpersonal Skills
? Demonstrate effective communication skills including the ability to present information in a clear and concise manner.
? Demonstrate an understanding of change management.
Planning and Organising
? Demonstrate evidence of effective planning, organising and time
? Demonstrate flexible approach – to internal rotations, rostering e.g. night duty, theatre on call, attitude to work.
? Demonstrate evidence of recent and relevant experience in the specialised area and in an acute hospital setting.
? Demonstrate knowledge of new developments in specialised area.
? Demonstrate knowledge of national strategies where appropriate to nursing care.
? Maintain up to date certificates in BLS and ACLS.
Patient and Customer Focus
? Demonstrate a focus on quality.
? Demonstrate evidence of ability to empathise with and treat patients,
relatives and colleagues with dignity and respect.
All posts at our client Hospital require a high level of flexibility to ensure the delivery of an effective and efficient service. Therefore, the post holder will be required to demonstrate flexibility as and when required by their manager or hospital management.
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- € 35,000 - 45,000 Per year
- Full time
- Permanent, Contract, Bank
- Job Level
- Qualified (non-manager), Deputy Manager / Senior Staff, Newly qualified
Posted 14 Jul 2017
Closes 31 Dec 2017
Ref: RN ICU BEACON
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