Registered Nurse (Elderly Care) - Tipperary

Location County Tipperary
Job-type Permanent
Salary €19 - €20 per hour
Reference J334776
The Position : Registered Nurse – Elderly Care

Location: Tipperary
The Role : Permanent full-time

The Background:

Our client an Irish company established in the early 1990’s that owns and manages a growing number of nursing homes across Ireland, providing quality care for over 300+ residents is looking to recruit a Registered Nurse on a full time permanent basis.
The client offers great employment and training opportunities. They are committed to attracting and retaining professional and dedicated staff to help them provide the highest level of care possible to their residents. They invest a significant amount of resources in staff development and training so that their care teams can implement international best practice and have access to the latest developments in gerontology and residential care of the elderly services.

The Opportunity:

Carrying out a range of duties to ensure that the person centred care and well-being of residents is met satisfactorily, including supervision of all staff. Principal Responsibilities:
• Supervising and controlling staff in the course of their duties.
• Supervising and controlling arrangements for resident’s admissions and discharges.
• Supervise, control and administer medications and drugs and ensure safe-keeping and proper storage in accordance with the Company’s policy on medication management and An Bord Altranais scope of practice.
• Ensure that Drug/Medication Rounds are carried out at their specified times and as laid down in the Policies & Procedures Manual.
• Develop individual care plans for residents using a person centred approach.
• Ensure that Care Notes and Care Plans are recorded accurately in a timely manner and that records are signed and dated.
• Observe and monitor the physical and mental well-being of residents including: condition of skin, pressure areas, incontinence and injuries. Try to solve problems and ensure appropriate treatment is given as outlined in the resident’s care plan.
• Ensure that the provision of care includes, where required, making contact with the appropriate GP and that any medication and/or treatment prescribed is administered as soon as possible.
• Carry out washing, bathing, showering, toileting and dressing residents. Request help from Care Assistants, work with them and delegate tasks if required.
• Supervise and serve residents meal times and feeding requirements and delegate tasks as required.
• Ensure that high standards of hygiene are maintained and that equipment is kept in a satisfactory condition and stored correctly.
• Assist D.O.N. and A/D.O.N. with in-house training and fire drill.
• Report complaints by residents, their relative or agent and staff to D.O.N. and A/D.O.N. accordingly.
• Report allegations or suspicions of abuse to D.O.N. Comply with the Company’s policy on abuse and whistleblowing.
• Comply with all other procedures as set out in the company Policies & Procedures Manual, Staff Notices and other company information.
• Perform other appropriate duties which D.O.N. or A/D.O.N. may request and attend staff meetings.
• In the absence of D.O.N or A/D.O.N. take charge and overall responsibility for the home.

The requirements :

Must be registered with NMBI
Have a minimum of 1 years experience in Care of Elderly in Ireland
Excellent communication skills
Good team player
Good understanding and knowledge of the HIQA standards and guidelines

Benefits:

Competitive pay (based on experience)
1. Paid Break
2. Meals provided
3. Free parking
4. Uniforms supplied
5. Double Time for Bank Holidays
6. 20 days’ holidays
7. Paid training days
8. Further education sponsorship (post-grad, masters etc)
9. 42-hour contract (12 hour shifts, alternative 3 and 4 shifts each week)
10. Staff Nurses are required to work every second weekend and working nights (usually about 1 shift in every 6).
11. Rate of Pay for a Staff Nurse is €19 under 3 years’ experience and €20 for 3 years + experience.

The Contact :

If you would like to apply for this position, please email your CV in confidence to: brenda,freeney@ttmhealthcare.com
or contact Brenda on 01-5136740

TTM Healthcare is an Equal Opportunities Employer.