Cardiology Clinical Nurse Specialist / Cardiology Liaison Nurse

Dublin South
Trinity Recruitment €45000.0 - 65000.0 Per year Full time Save This Job
Pay
€45000.0 - 65000.0 Per year
Hours
Full time
Contract
Permanent
Role
Charge Nurse, Chief Nurse, Senior Staff Nurse/Senior Sister
Posted
16 Jan 2024
Closes
16 Jul 2024

Job Description

Our client hospital in South Dublin has an excellent opportunity for a Cardiology Clinical Nurse Specialist / Cardiology Liaison Nurse

Department ; Rapid Access Cardiology Clinic

Reports to ; ADON Cardiac Services

Overall Purpose of Job

The Cardiology CNS or Cardiology Liaison Nurse will work in collaboration with other members of the Cardiology team in providing specialist cardiac nursing care and assessment to patients who present to the Rapid Access Cardiology Clinic (RACC).

The Successful candidate will be accountable for nursing activity in the Rapid Access Clinic. The role of the cardiac nurse in RACC is based on autonomy of practice, in-depth theoretical nursing knowledge, clinical expertise and application of research. The primary role of this position is the advancement of expert nursing practice. He or she will play a role in patient and staff education and be a support for colleagues throughout the Hospital.

Key Responsibilities and Deliverables

§ The nurse will be required to provide excellent patient centered care to all patients who attend the Rapid Access Clinic.

§ The Nurse will be required to work autonomously in providing specialist assessment, advice and management for patients who present to the Rapid Access Clinic and the Emergency Department with Cardiac Complaints

§ Communicating with GP’s and consultants to ensure safe triaging of patients attending the clinic.

§ Organise and co-ordinate patient’s appointments for the clinic and testing (both invasive and non-invasive) in conjunction with patient administration team.

§ Interpretation and communication of patient history and tests results to the consultant.

§ Commencement and interpretation of cardiac monitoring and ECG as appropriate.

§ Perform venipuncture and cannulation.

§ Administer medications, assess response and monitor for side effects.

§ Ensure patients receive individualised care appropriate to their needs.

§ Communicate the plan of care to the patient and their family.

§ Educate patient and their family.

§ Act as patient advocate.

§ Utilises the nursing process as it applies to clinical practice, education, competency validation and program development.

§ Demonstrates ability to perform competencies as set out by unit manager.

§ Participates in ongoing clinical, audit and quality programs and contributes to the cardiology service strategic plan, yearly education plan, goals and objectives and the Quality Management Process

§ Engage in staff education and be a support to colleagues.

§ Accepts responsibilities for own actions and omissions, accepts the consequences of all actions.

§ Works within and understands his or her scope of practice.

§ Plans and utilises resources effectively and efficiently.

§ Delivers care within a specified timeframe.

§ Contribute to Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

§ Demonstrates a willingness to assist co-workers whenever needed

§ Ensure appropriate staff communication takes place within a pressured environment

§ Communicates during the shift with the Nurse Manager or Nurse Supervisor

§ Be involved in the hospital wide Joint Commissioning International accreditation process.

Person Specification

Qualifications

§ NNMBI licence in good standing.

§ Post Graduate qualification in Cardiology/Cardiovascular Nursing preferred but not required, with a commitment to complete Postgraduate qualification

§ Advanced Health Assessment Desirable

§ MSc Desirable

Experience

§ ACLS

§ Have completed a minimum of 3- 5 years Cardiology Nursing in the acute setting within the past 5 - 7 years

§ Demonstrated leadership experience required.

§ Ability to develop policies and protocols in conjunction with other members of the team

§ Skills in physically assessing a patient and taking Health History

§ Candidates must possess teaching abilities, leadership qualities, professional judgment, critical thinking and problem-solving abilities, and a sense of professional development. Must demonstrate multi-tasking ability.

§ The employee, must speak, read and write grammatically correct English.

§ Utilises effective time management skills.

§ Participates in unit/section problem solving and improvement of systems.

§ Clearly documents all pertinent aspects of patient care on the Rapid Access assessment in Meditech.

§ Adheres to Standard Precautions as appropriate.

§ The use of protective barriers as appropriate.

§ Handling and disposing of infectious waste appropriately.

§ Hand hygiene as appropriate.

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Job Details

Cardiology Clinical Nurse Specialist / Cardiology Liaison Nurse

Dublin Southd Trinity Recruitment
Pay
€45000.0 - 65000.0 Per year
Job level
Charge Nurse, Chief Nurse, Senior Staff Nurse/Senior Sister
Hours
Full time
Posted
16 Jan 2024
Type
Permanent
Closes
16 Jul 2024

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