Staff Nurses - Orthopaedics, Waterford

€ 30000.0 - 45000.0 Per year
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
2 Sep 2020
19 Jan 2021

Job Description

Orthopaedic Staff Nurses for an acute hospital setting, Waterford


  • To work as a member of a team of nurses at the Hospital providing high quality, patient centred care for patients and their families.
  • To develop and maintain good relationships with all members of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • To work closely with nursing colleagues, developing innovative practice within the unit delivering evidence-based care.
  • To develop specialist knowledge of nursing practice relating to his/her clinical area.

Clincial responsibilites

  • Ensure the delivery of the highest possible standard of care to all patients.
  • Act as preceptor to preregistration students, mentor new clinical staff and new nonclinical staff. Support and guide all colleagues when needed.
  • Liaise with link lecturers from affiliated nurse education departments with particular regard to developing and maintaining the Hospital as a recognised learning environment for student nurses.
  • Develop and maintain effective communication and interpersonal relationships with all members of the multi-disciplinary team to ensure a good team spirit and collaborative working practices.
  • Support the unit manager by meeting agreed responsibilities as set out by the Unit Manager or the Director of Nursing at any time.
  • Identify and discuss nursing/patient needs with consultants/nursing team, multidisciplinary team, patients and carers.
  • Accept responsibility and be accountable for the holistic care of a named group of patients on a shift basis.
  • Ensure that the highest possible standards of patient care and patient safety are maintained at all times.
  • Demonstrate and promote a patient centred style of clinical practice, acting as patient advocate at all times and provide emotional and psychological support to patients admitted to the unit for treatment.
  • Have an understanding of the principles and workings of pre assessment.
  • Maintain high standards of communication, both written and verbal at all times. Have a working knowledge of all NMBI publications to include the Scope of Practice Framework and Code of Professional Misconduct.
  • Maintain own professional registration and submit to HR department for verification yearly.


  • Registered General Nurse with Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI)
  • A minimum of 12 months acute hospital experience within the last 2 years

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Ref: JO-1803-404943_18

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