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Posted on: 18 Aug 2017

Nurse -  Ennis Co. Clare

We are seeking applications from energetic and enthusiastic individuals to join our team for the position of Nurse.   The successful candidate will be afforded all necessary training and development in line with the role.  Candidates must be highly motivated, creative and experienced with a passion for engaging with clients on a daily basis. Candidates must be self-driven, focused and diverse.

The Company

Nua Healthcare specialises in providing Residential care, Community outreach and Day services to adults and children with complex support requirements on both the Intellectual Disability and Mental Health spectrums.  We pride ourselves in providing true person-centred care for individuals in their own home or in appropriate community based care facilities.

Selection Process

  • Competency based interview against criteria for the role
  • Competency Framework Evaluation conducted against role

Salary scale: Our rates are 15% higher than the HSE

  • Point 1   €31,293
  • Point 2   €33,586
  • Point 3   €34,769
  • Point 4   €36,467
  • Point 5   €38,167
  • Point 6   €39,866
  • Point 7   €41,558
  • Point 8   €43,019
  • Point 9   €44,485
  • Point 10 €45,945
  • Point 11 €47,405
  • Point 12 €48,839
  • Point 13 €50,370

Benefits Include: 

  • Relocation Expenses up to €5,000
  • Company Pension with Company contribution
  • Life Assurance
  • Flexible working hours
  • Full and Part time posts available
  • Paid Maternity leave
  • Paid Paternity leave
  • Free Parking
  • 25 days’ annual leave rising to 30 days after 5 years
  • 37.5 hour working week
  • Educational Assistance Program
  • Career opportunities available up to and including Clinical Nurse Manager 3

Career Progression:

Career opportunities available up to and including Clinical Nurse Manager 3. In addition to this, specialist areas of nursing are available specific to relevant individual skills and experience.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • To oversee the Health and Wellbeing of all Services Users within the business
  • To promote the Safe Management and Administration of Medication
  • To act as a resource person to all staff teams in view of the health needs of individuals
  • Support the development and implementation of Health Assessments, Medication Plans and all supporting documents outlining supports for individuals including: personal plans, epilepsy plans, diabetic plans etc.
  • Ensure that all Health Action Plans are delivered appropriately to all Service Users
  • Promote good relationships with primary health care services in each individual’s community
  • Communicate and liaise with the Multi-Disciplinary Team
  • Identify supports and work in partnership with Service Users, their family and other professionals as necessary
  • Support service users with health appointments and follow through on recommendations
  • Maintain strict confidentiality in relation to service users

Clinical Supervision:

We recognise the importance of clinical supervision whereby a “Nurses Forum” is facilitated on a monthly basis, which includes group supervision. In addition, individual supervision is provided on a monthly basis, through the Clinical Coordinator/CMN1. 

Essential Criteria: 

  • Degree in Nursing
  • An Bord Altranais registered
  • Flexible and adaptable nature
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team

Desirable but not essential:

  • Experience in managing or working in a service for individuals with Autism, Intellectual Disabilities and/or Mental Health
  • Up-to-date knowledge of HIQA regulations

Key Competencies:

  • Excellent Ways of Working
  • Excellent Problem Solving skills
  • Excellent Decision Making
  • Excellent Planning
  • Effective verbal and written communication
  • Ability to work to deadlines and under pressure
  • An understanding of the needs of individuals
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Willingness to learn
  • Reliability and flexible approach to work
  • Excellent organisation and IT skills
  • Self-motivated/Self-starter

If you would like to find out more about this role or indeed if you would like to apply for this role, please send your CV and a cover letter by email to; Michelle@nuahealthcare.ie/ Oonagh@nuahealthcare.ie