Practice Nurse, Finnstown, Lucan

Practice Nurse

The role of the Practice Nurse is to provide clinical nursing, health promotion and screening in the GP Practice

You will need to have a passion for both Healthcare and the fast-paced culture of a growing company. You will need excellent inter-personal skills and the ability to work as part of a team.

 

 

Contract: Permanent, Part-Time

Hours: 16 hours per week

Work Pattern: 2 days per week (Working times to be confirmed)

Location: Finnstown Medical, Finnstown Centre, Newcastle Road, Lucan, Co Dublin

 

 

Key Roles & Responsibilities:

The successful candidates will be responsible for, but not limited to the following:

Immunisation

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

Travel Medicine

  • Travel Vaccination administration
  • Travel Advice

Chronic Disease Management

  • Cholesterol testing & dietary advice
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Nursing management of chronic respiratory disease
  • Nursing management of diabetes

Female Health

  • Cervical Screening
  • Family Planning

Sexual Health

  • Opportunistic STI screening
  • Sexual Health advice

Skin / wound care

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

General Nursing Duties

  • Health promotion and education
  • Telephone triage and advice
  • Phlebotomy
  • Ear Irrigation
  • Administering prescribed long term medications/injections (e.g. cytamen, Depoprovera, Depixol, Myocrisin)
  • ECG recording
  • 24 hour abpm monitoring
  • Emergency treatment as required
  • Under 6’s periodic assessments
  • Results Management

 

 

Position Requirements:

  • Must be a Registered General Nurse with An 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

 

 

Key Skills:

Patient Focus

  • The ability to remain calm, professional and polite in dealing with our patients and colleagues

Personal Integrity

  • Be professional in your approach to your work
  • Be honest and reliable
  • Be trustworthy and respectful

Team Work

  • Build and maintain good relationships with all colleagues
  • Be willing to take on jobs to balance the team workload
  • Aim to communicate well with people at all levels

Managing Change

  • Welcome and embrace change, with a positive attitude

Develop yourself and others

  • Be motivated to learn and develop
  • Support, encourage and motivate others
  • Coach, guide and give constructive feedback to others

 

 

Key Experience:

  • Excellent written and spoken English is a requirement for this role

 

 

For the full job description, queries, or should you wish to be considered please submit your CV or contact Jessica Reilly (jessica.reilly@centrichealth.ie) on 01 299 3500 in confidence.

 

Centric Health is an equal opportunities employer.