Agency RGNs needed in Cork

Temporary // CorkSalary: N/A


Cpl Healthcare is recruiting Agency RGNs to work for our client in Cork. Shifts are Days, Nights and Weekends 8-8.


  • To take responsibility on each shifts for the Nursing care of allocated patients. 
  • To wrok within the nursing care team and assist colleagues as necessary in providing patient care.
  • To ensure that a high standard of patient care is maintained at all times.
  • To work as part of the multidisciplinary team.

Duties and Responsibilities

The staff nurse will be responsible for

Promotion Of Evidence Based Decision Making

  • Provide effective and efficient holistic nursing care by:
    • Assessing the physical, psychological, social, spiritual and cultural aspects of the patients needs.
    • To plan and provide care in conjunction with Medical Staff and other disciplines
    • Preparing patients and their families for discharge and liasing with the Bed Manager / Discharge Co-ordinator when necessary.
  • To recognise self-limitations and boundaries within the staff nurse role and request assistance to maintain professional competency.
  • To be accountable for decision making with regard to the patients nursing care and referring appropriately to the CNM II / CNM I, Night Sister / Superintendent, Theatre Manager, Medical Staff or other disciplines.
  • Can break complex problems down into component parts and address these in a systematic fashion.
  • Uses a wide range of information sources and knows how to access relevant information.
  • Demonstrates a sound knowledge of procedures and protocols in operational
  • Uses analysis and logic in considering problems and issues.
  • Promotes and expects evidence based decision making process to be used by all staff.
  • Differentiates the critical features of an issue from the more minor or irrelevant and focuses attention on the essential nub of the problem.
  • To supervise and direct the Health Care Assistant in providing high quality direct and indirect care. (Theatre Porter within the Theatre).


Building and Maintaining Relationships.

  • To approach interpersonal relationships in a manner that promotes a healthy working environment and avoids conflict.
  • Uses diplomacy and tact in fraught situations and can diffuse tense situations comfortably.
  • To follow the appropriate reporting structure of discussing issues first with the CNM I / II
  • Addresses conflict situations positively, showing respect, listening to the involved parties and achieving common ground in most cases.
  • Has strong empathy and puts self into the shoes of the other person.
  • Helpful and offers support and guidance to colleagues on a regular basis.
  • Makes it easy to be approached and talked to; builds rapport and is a patient listener.


Communication and Interpersonal Skills

  • To report verbally and in writing pertinent patient care information to appropriate nursing / medical staff and other clinical staff.
  • To communicate effectively with patients and relatives.
  • To liaise and co-operate with Support Services Manager regarding patients meals, special diets etc.
  • To liaise and co-operate with Support Services Manager in maintaining desirable and required standards of cleanliness.
  • Able to articulate needs of patient and family clearly and passionately. Is a patient advocate.
  • Has strong two-way listening skills; is able to elicit information from others in a non-threatening way and can read between the lines.
  • Able to use body language appropriately, e.g. eye contact, having a strong physical presence.
  • To ensure all documentation relating to patients is accurately maintained in the patient’s medical records in line with policy and procedures and that the patient’s record is stored in a confidential manner
  • To provide education, support and advise to allocated patients and their relatives. to document same.


Service initiation and innovation

  • To provide competent care with minimum supervision.
  • To act as a link nurse or resource for specific areas such as infection control or documentation as delegated.
  • To actively work towards improving individual and hospital processes and practices and to identify areas for quality improvement with regard to gaining JCI accreditation.
  • Brainstorm with team on a regular basis to develop solutions to service issues and problems.
  • Has a flexible approach and welcomes change.
  • Uses patient’s suggestions to look at issues in a fresh way. Tries out new ideas and ways of working.
  • Once appropriate training has been provided, to supervise and direct assigned Student Nurses as well as completing their clinical learning outcomes and competence booklet forms. To effectively communicate issues / concerns with the Clinical Placement Co-ordinator / Link Lecturer as necessary.
  • To take an active interest in orientation / teaching junior colleagues, post graduation students, student nurses, Health Care Assistants and new staff members.
  • To take charge of the department in the absence of the CNM II / CNM I, once orientation has been provided.
  • The Director of Nursing / Deputy reserves the right to re-deploy the staff nurse as appropriate based on service needs


Resilience and Composure.

  • To respond effectively and quickly in an emergency situation
  • Deals with unexpected situations or crisis in a flexible and fluent manner.
  • Puts coherence and a structure on the response to crisis situations; cams down other staff and models a composed response.
  • Maintains an objective and detached stance when dealing with conflict. Does not become defensive or irritated when dealing with conflict or a negative presentation from others.
  • Maintains composure and calm outlook when ones efforts or initiatives are resisted or blocked; takes stock before reacting on an emotional level.
  • Bounces back from setbacks and will persist with efforts even against strong resistance.


Integrity and Ethical Stance

  • To practice within the limits of ones experience and with assistance from other nurses to:
    • Maintain a high standard of nursing care
    • Develop clinical expertise & knowledge
    • Uphold ethical values of the hospital
  • To practice within and support the Bon Secours Mission and Values, policies, procedures, guidelines and new initiative as directed / introduced by the hospital. Also to work within the guidelines of An Bord Altranais.
  • Makes a positive contribution to the development of ethics and values at both professional and organisational levels; ensures that there is an active and ongoing debate in these areas.
  • Is able to treat personally sensitive information with confidentiality; is careful not to speak in an indiscrete or hurtful way about others.


Health and Safety

  • To be aware of Health and Safety issues, to provide and maintain a safe environment for self, colleagues and patients.
  • To ensure all nursing and non-nursing procedures are carried out professionally and safely.
  • To comply with the medication policy and to ensure that regulations for safe keeping and recording of scheduled drugs adhered to.
  • To liaise and co-operate with the Infection Control nurse in the prevention of hospital acquired infection.
  • To advise patients on hospital policy regarding personal belongings.
  • To report adverse occurrences in line with hospital policy (including incident reports, near miss reports, medication error reports).
  • From time to time, to carry out duties when allocated on a equitable and fair basis as the CNM II / CNM I deems appropriate to the post.

Nursing Job Requirements:

  • Recognised third level nursing qualification
  • Full registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Excellent communication skills

Registering with Cpl Healthcare could not be easier!

Our application form is straightforward and our dedicated recruitment consultants are available to help you through the process.

For more information call Cpl Healthcare on 01 4825452 or email  your CV to Leah Doherty at

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