Night Nurse - Addiction Services Dublin

Location Dublin
Job-type Permanent
Salary €35000 - €42000 per annum
Contact Brenda Freeney
Email email Brenda
Reference J352571
Date Published 21 days ago
Title of Post: Night Nurse- Full Time Permanent - Addiction Services

Location:Dublin City Centre

Reporting:Clinical Nurse Manager

Overview of the Company :

The charity works with individuals at risk of, or experiencing homelessness, in Dublin, Kildare, Laois and Limerick. The Trust provides a wide range of services in the areas of homelessness prevention, Family Services , housing, homeless services, under 18s residential and drug treatment.

The service provides supports through intensive case management with multi-disciplinary specialisms to provide supports to tenants in their own homes. Intensive case management includes an assigned case manager to support tenants in move-in and daily living and community integration, with supports ranging from intensive (daily) to moderate (1 per week). The multi-disciplinary team consists of addiction specialists, mental health supports, psychotherapy and nursing supports.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

1.To the Clinical Nurse Manager:

To work for the Trust within the authority delegated to him/her by the Clinical Nurse Manager.
Meet with the Clinical Nurse Manager at regular intervals regarding the progress of his/her work.
To assist the Clinical Nurse Manager in the day to day running of the project.

2.Nursing Responsibilities:

To lead on the dispensing, storage and recording of medication in line with best practice.
Uphold all agreed quality standards and participate in the evaluation and audit of services in order to improve quality, standards of care and ensure clinical effectiveness.
To be cognisant of and comply with the An Board Altranais code of professional conduct.
Deliver nursing care to participants over the night shift.
Provide the health education/health promotion service to clients.
In conjunction with the duty team, deliver nursing care to clients in line with policies, procedures and systems ensuring they meet the requirements of the key service objectives.
Ensure Nursing registration requirements are maintained.

3.To provide direct support to participants through:

Intervention, support and supervision.
As part of a multi-disciplinary duty team in a residential crisis intervention Service, to provide health assessment, to plan, implement and evaluate care plans and to provide direct nursing and social care to drug users in crisis.
Provide the health education/health promotion service to clients.
When required, advocacy and referral to community services.
Supervising the behaviour of the participants at all times.
Liaising with the appropriate staff in accessing move-on accommodation for the participants.
Planning recreational and/or group activities.
To offer key working sessions on an ongoing basis to assist clients in making decisions regarding move on options and their recovery path for the future

4.To assist with participants' case work through:

Effective communication with all the Trusts staff
Key-working with participants to aid in the process of long term goal setting
Assisting with participant's Individual Personal Plans;
Ensuring that participants are fully informed about all entitlements.
To instill hope in clients in respects of positive change and overall improvement in regards to quality of life

5.To maintain a safe and healthy living environment through:

Adherence to safety and security protocols;
Assigning routine tasks and domestic duties to participants;
Providing meals along with participants;
Advice and help to participants with housekeeping needs;
Mediating disputes and encouraging co-operation.

6. To respond to requests for service through:

Links with other Trust services, screening and assessment.
Communication of information and referral to resources.
Offering ongoing support to former participants.
To liaise with past participants to offer support, advice and guidance in regards to accessing services, accommodation etc.

7. To undertake administrative duties through:

Maintaining participants' details and documentation.
Actively participating in staff meeting.
Providing written reports to the Clinical Nurse Manager where necessary.
Recording any Incidents / Accidents that may occurs.
Reviewing care plans and safety plans weekly and ensuring any changes to client care are documented and relevant adjustments are implemented to cater for the clients' needs in a holistic manner.

8. Change in work programme:

It may be necessary, from time to time, for workload to be re-prioritised in order to accommodate workloads in other areas of the organisation. Due notice and consultation will be given.

9.To have a positive and enthusiastic attitude in work:

In your interactions with management, staff and participants of the Trust.
In your interactions with external agencies while representing the Trust.

10.Other Duties:

Any other duties as designated by the Clinical Nurse Manager.
Any other duties which may arise in line with catering for the needs of our clients

Person Specification:

Qualifications and Experience:

Nursing Qualification BSc in Psychiatric or General Nursing, registered with An Bord Altranais
Essential competencies: communication skills, commitment to providing the highest level of service, professionalism and maintaining professional boundaries, respect for others, promoting choice independence, health and well-being and resilience & positive outlook (All other competencies to be reviewed as part of the supervision and support process)
Desirable: At least 1 years nursing experience post registration and a positive, calm and client centered approach to their work.
Desirable: Experience of working with clients detoxing from methadone in a residential setting. A keen interest in the area of addiction and an overall awareness/understanding of the social implications of drug misuse

For further information on this role please send your most current CV in confidence to or contact Brenda
on 01-5136740

TTM Healthcare is an Equal Opportunities Employer.