Staff Nurse ICU - HSE University Hospital

€ 29,860 - 46,501 Per year
Full time
Permanent, Contract, Bank
Job level
Qualified (non-manager), Deputy Manager / Senior Staff, Newly qualified
7 Apr 2020
9 Sep 2020

Job Description

Staff Nurse ICU - HSE University Hospital

Our client Hospital aims to deliver the highest quality of care to patients, excellent training to students, and a friendly, stimulating and professional environment for staff.

Hours of work: 39 hours per week

Closing Date: 12 p.m. on Friday 20th March 2020

Position Summary:

As a Staff Nurse at our clients HSE Hospital you will be expected to take responsibility for each shift for a caseload of patients. For these you will assess, plan, implement and evaluate care within the Roper, Logan and Tierney Model of Nursing. In addition, you are expected to practice within the Code of Practice guidelines from An Bord Altranais and within the Nursing and other Hospital Policies and Procedures. You will be held accountable to the Clinical Nurse Manager and in his/her absence to the delegated nurse holding shift responsibility for the ward. Discretion, initiative and an interest in teaching student nurses and preliminary training students to function independently is also a prerequisite. At all times you will practice within the limits of your experience and will have available to you more senior expert nurses. Overall, your responsibilities may be divided into clinical, professional, managerial and educational categories.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

To maintain a high standard of nursing care.

To develop clinical expertise, leadership and teaching skills through nursing practice.

To share responsibility with the team for the management of nursing care and the patient's environment under the direction of the Clinical Nurse Manager/Charge Nurse.

To maintain a high standard of professional and ethical responsibility.

To ensure safe discharge and transit of patients through the unit.


To provide and maintain effective, individualised nursing care by:-

Assessing (with the patients where possible) physical, psychological and social problems and the need for nursing intervention.

Preparing and up-dating the documentation within a nursing framework to include treatment delegated by medical staff.

Continuing the care provided at ward level to ensure safe discharge of patients to their home or care facility.

Acting as team leader in giving skilled nursing care and treatments for the patients using the unit.

Planning the involvement of the patient’s relatives, teaching and supervising nursing techniques in preparation for the transfer home.

Actively promote the transit care unit to ward staff and medical colleagues.


a) Assessment

Utilises assessment skills and techniques to determine patient transferred to the unit.

Completes and documents the nursing admission assessment in a thorough and accurate manner.

Assesses patient condition on an ongoing basis.

Assesses the need for patient/family instruction.

b) Planning

Develops and documents a plan of care based on patient needs.

Develops patient teaching and discharge plans as necessary based on their current needs.

Collaborates with other health team members in planning care to expedite discharge safely.

c) Implementation

Provides safe, comprehensive nursing care to a caseload of patients and within the guidelines laid out by NMBI.

Knows and practices according to established legal requirements, policy and procedures.

Establishes care priorities based on nursing/medical patient problems.

Performs procedures accurately, completely and safely.

Provides care with minimal supervision in a timely manner.

Maintains a safe environment for patients.

Respects the dignity and confidentiality of patients, serving as an advocate as necessary.

Functions quickly and effectively in an emergency situation.

Adapts to changing workload.

Deals with ward incidents and accidents in accordance with hospital policy. Accurately record and report detail.

d) Evaluation

Contributes to nursing quality assurance by assisting in the identification of recurrent nursing problems and co-operating in data collection.


Documents according to policy and procedure.

Reports verbally and in writing pertinent patient care information to appropriate nursing/medical personnel.

Communicates appropriately with patients/relatives and colleagues and other members of the health care team.

Approaches interpersonal relationships in a manner that avoids antagonism, reduces conflict and prevents undue anxiety.

Recognises self-limitations and requests assistance.


Be registered in the General Division of the Register of Nurses kept by An Bord Altranais (Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland) or be entitled to be so registered


Experience in ICU nursing

Apply with CV to Maria in Trinity Recruitment


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