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Ranelagh Medical - Practice Nurse

Position Title

Practice Nurse

Location

22-26 Sandford Road, Ranelagh, Dublin 6

Terms

Fixed term contract, 6 months

Effective

ASAP

Direct Report

Practice Manager

Purpose of Position

To provide clinical nursing, health promotion and screening in Ranelagh Medical

Key Roles & Responsibilities

Immunisation

  • Infant, childhood and travel vaccinations
  • Flu and Pneumococcal vaccinations
  • Hepatitis B, Tetanus boosters and Rubella boosters

Chronic Disease Management

  • Cholesterol testing & dietary advice
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Stress management
  • Nursing management of Asthma 
  • Lung function testing 
  • Nursing management of diabetes

Skin / wound care

  • Treatment of venous leg ulcers and other skin injuries
  • Assessment and treatment of skin lacerations
  • Nursing management of skin conditions – excema, psoriasis

General Nursing Duties

  • Health promotion and education
  • Telephone triage and advice
  • General Phlebotomy
  • Ear Syringing
  • Administering prescribed long term medications/injections (e.g. cytamen, Depoprovera, Depixol, Myocrisin)

Indirect Nursing Duties

  • Liaise with other health professionals in the community and hospitals
  • Audit of patient care and practice services
  • Maintenance and sterilisation of surgical instruments
  • Maintenance of emergency equipment
  • Education of practice staff
  • Help to draft clinical policies and procedures

Other Duties

As deemed appropriate by Practice Manager

Organisational Relationships

Direct Report - Practice Manager
Internal Communication - Direct liaison with all members of staff in Ranelagh Medical
External Communication - Liaison with patients, suppliers

Performance Review

Supervision provided through regular meetings. Performance review at 3 months and then at annual review date.

Position Requirements

  • Must be a Registered General Nurse with Bord Altranais
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and telephone skills
  • Computer literate 
  • Commitment to courteous, sincere and sensitive patient service
  • Commitment to quality and excellent patient care in the practice
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Flexibility

Apply with CV to recruitment@centrichealth.ie

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