Clinic Nurse Lead – Swords

Full Time // AnywhereSalary: N/A

Description:

Clinic and Culture

 Have the patient at the centre at all times and in all decision making.

 To manage the Clinic by taking responsibility for the safe delivery and co-ordination of unscheduled and scheduled nursing services for patients.

 Developing and monitoring rosters and budgetary resource plans in conjunction with the Clinic Manager. Ensure the roster provides resources and skill mixes that are deployed effectively and efficiently to cope with fluctuations in workload, case complexity, leave, planned activity e.g. acute injury or minor procedure clinics.

 Planning and consulting on specialist nursing service, innovations and developments for the Clinic as relevant.

 Play an active role in conjunction with the Clinic Manager and Medical Lead in addressing and managing a range of clinical matters, for example: Incidents & near misses, Complaints, Clinic performance, etc.

 Adhere to and implement both clinical and non-clinical company policies, procedure and guidelines.

 Ongoing pursuit and implementation of the Quality agenda, including playing a leading role in Accreditation and other Quality standards/initiatives.

 Provide a focus on Health & Safety at all times and adhere to all related policies and procedures.  In collaboration with the Group Nurse Manager and the Senior Management Team be involved in identifying opportunities for the development of services to improve the care of patients.

 In consultation with staff continually monitor stock levels, suitability, usage and potential for savings. Advise the Group Nurse Manager and or Clinic Manager on alternative supplies and changes in practice which impact on costs.

 Ensure Infection Prevention and Control guidelines are followed.

 The nurse should at all times work within their scope of practice and as guided by Professional Code of Practice as laid down by An Bord Altranais, professional clinical guidelines and current legislation.

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Self Development

 Continuously seek out opportunities for personal development. Where feasible disseminate this knowledge across the team and amongst peers.

 Keep up to date and have an awareness of any new developments in special aspects of nursing or nursing policy.

 Be cognisant of all legislation and guidelines governing the nursing profession including the Nurses Act (1985) and Nurses and Midwives Bill (2010), Health and Safety Legislation, Medication Management, Child Protection Guidelines, Vulnerable Patient Guidelines or other relevant legislation or guidelines.

 EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS  (Minimum Experience & Essential Knowledge)

 Must hold current registration of the NMBI.

 Minimum of 5yrs postgraduate experience including general practice, A&E, urgent care or trauma orthopaedics. 

 Recent experience in nursing management or evidence of significant alternative management experience.

 Experience in minor trauma, general medicine, paediatrics, sports medicine or orthopaedics would also be desirable. 

 Hold an up to date Basic Life Support course. 

Skills

 Patient/customer focused and demonstrating the related skills

 Full compliment of related nursing skills

 Strong leadership capabilities

 Good knowledge of risk management and clinical audit

 Proven people management skills

 Excellent verbal and written communication skills

 Exceptional interpersonal skills

 Strong focus on accuracy and attention to detail

 Competent IT skills

 Good planning and organising skills

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