Clinical Nurse Specialist - Occupational Health

Location Galway
Job-type Permanent
Salary Competitive
Reference TTM00023
CNS Occupational Health (Part time 24 hour/week on a 12-month contract)  CNS Occupational health required for a large acute hospital in Galway. This is a part time position based on a 24 hour week and is on a 12 month fixed term contract.
 

This position is responsible for the provision of a high standard of professional/clinical leadership and continuous improvements in accordance with hospital policies and procedures.  
   
Duties:  
The role of the CNS Occupational health will include Clinical Focus, Patient / Clinical Advocacy, Education/ Training, Audits and Research, Consultancy as well as Management and Administration.  
The day to day duties involve:
  • Managing own caseload in accordance with the needs of the post
  • Providing pre employment and pre placement health assessment programme including hearing and vision screening.
  • In liaison with the Infection Control CNS, to be proactive with protection of all employees and patients, from exposure to infectious diseases
  • Representing the patients/ client's occupational health and related needs and concerns when necessary, informing, advising and counselling others on these needs as appropriate.
  • Act as and be available as a clinical resource and consultant inter and intra disciplinary, in the area of Occupational Health nursing and related aspects of care, in order to promote improved Occupational Health management.
  • Plan, promote, and participate in audit programmes of the service, in line with local and regional developments in order to improve the quality of patient/ client care.
  • Develop and deliver training and awareness programmes appropriate to Occupational Health service.
  • Be responsible for the day to day running and administration of the Occupational Health Department.
  • Provide leadership and motivation conducive to good working relations and performance
 
Requirements:
  • Be a Registered General Nurse with a recognised Occupational Health qualification
  • Possess Venepuncture, Vaccination Administration and Inoculation Injury Management skills
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ideally have 5 years post registration with at least 2 years managing a Hospital Occupational Health Service.
  • Experience in Auditing and Research, Resource Management and Counselling Skills are desirable but not essential.
 
For more information, please send me your CV using the link to Apply  
For enquiries, please call Leona on 015136740.  

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