Staff Nurse Cardiology / Cardio thoracic Inpatient Unit

€ 28768.0 - 45800.0 Per year
Full time
Permanent, Contract, Bank
Job level
Qualified (non-manager), Deputy Manager / Senior Staff, Newly qualified
11 Sep 2020
31 Dec 2020

Job Description

The overall purpose of the role of Staff Nurse in the Cardiology and Acute Medical Ward is to provide professional nursing skills in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the nursing care for assigned patients which is safe and quality is assured at all times.

The cohort of patients admitted to this ward are Cardiology, Cardiothoracic, Respiratory and Acute Medical patients admitted from the Emergency Department.

Key Responsibilities and Deliverables

§ To become competent within six months of appointment to care for Cardiology patients, within twelve months to become competent to care for Cardiothoracic patients and within eighteen months of joining to become competent to care for acutely unwell medical patients.

§ 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.

§ Follow 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 and care.

§ Execute physician's orders for all assigned patients, safely and properly administer medications and treatments.

§ 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 control measures.

§ Document nursing care in all assigned patient records.

§ Maintain patient's privacy and confidentiality of information and records at all times.

§ 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.

Person Specification


§ NMBI Registered General Nurse licence in good standing.


§ Experience of caring for acute medical patients or Cardiology patients preferred.

Job Specific

Competencies and Knowledge


§ Demonstrate evidence of recent and relevant experience in care of acute medical patients in an acute hospital setting.

§ Demonstrate an eagerness to pursue a career in Cardiology, Cardiothoracic or Acute Medical Nursing.

§ Demonstrate knowledge of national strategies where appropriate to nursing care.


§ 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.

Planning and Organising

§ Demonstrate evidence of effective planning, organising and time management skills.

§ Demonstrate flexible approach – to internal rotations, rostering e.g. night duty, theatre on call, attitude to work.

Patient & Customer Focus

§ Demonstrate a focus on quality.

§ Demonstrate evidence of ability to empathise with and treat patients, relatives and colleagues with dignity and respect.

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