CNM1 – Paediatrics – PACU

at Beacon Hospital (view profile)
Location Dublin, Ireland
Date Posted December 5, 2018
Category Nursing
Job Type Permanent


Overall Purpose of Job

We will provide exceptional patient care in an environment where quality, respect, caring, and compassion are at the centre of all that we do.

The Clinical Coordinator – Recovery will be responsible for overseeing the staff and care provided to adults, children and their families on a day to day basis.

Key Responsibilities and Deliverables

  • The Clinical Coordinator for the Recovery Unit is accountable for the management of all nursing services within the Recovery Unit.  The appointee is accountable to the Manager of the Recovery Unit, with a dotted line to the Paediatric Clinical Operations Manager.
  • He/she will co-ordinate and provide effective leadership within a multidisciplinary team.
  • The Clinical Coordinator will encompass a clinical and managerial workload and educational focus within the team. He/she will facilitate and deliver quality patient care by overseeing the effective and efficient management of resources; demonstrating professional leadership and clinical expertise. He/she will advance current nursing practice in accordance with the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) codes and guidelines.
  • The Clinical Coordinator will support and direct the professional development of all nursing and ancillary staff within the department in line with current and future service demands and advances within the Recovery Unit.
  • He/she will liaise with the Pain Management Service regarding patient care needs.
  • The Clinical Coordinator for the Recovery Unit will manage the day to day operational departmental issues as appointed.
  • In the absence of the Recovery Unit Coordinator the Clinical Coordinator will be expected to deputise and oversee the adult and paediatric patient flow through the Department.
  • The Coordinator will promote a safe work environment that demonstrates caring by accessibility of safe effective equipment and adequate supplies.
  • Identify appropriate internal controls for department; provides mechanisms to monitor and enforce compliance.
  • Participate in the reporting of patient safety, quality and educational processes within the Hospital.
  • Communication and Accountability
  • Utilise effective time management skills.
  • Participate in department problem solving and improvement of systems.
  • Adhere to Standard Precautions as appropriate.
  • The use of protective barriers as appropriate.
  • Handling and disposing of infectious waste appropriately.
  • Hand hygiene as appropriate.
  • Interrelationships
  • Maintain good working relationships with other departments and with physicians, patients, families and outside agencies.
  • Communicate during the shift with the Recovery Manager and other Coordinators as required or appropriate.
  • Demonstrate the ability to delegate tasks and responsibilities.
  • Participate in ongoing consultation and collaboration with physicians and other care providers to maximise patient outcomes and unit specific goals.
  • Participate in unit-based and interdepartmental QI activities.
  • Demonstrate willingness to assist co-workers whenever needed.
  • Other Duties and Responsibilities
  • Utilise effective time management skills.
  • Maintain professional appearance and dress code.
  • Comply with guidelines for absence or tardiness.
  • Attend unit staff meetings, reads email and other postings.
  • Attend all required in-services and mandatory educational classes as needed.
  • All employees are expected to remain flexible to meet the needs of the Hospital, which may include floating to other departments to assist as the patient needs fluctuate.

Person Specification



§ Registered General Nurse and Registered Children Nurse with (Nursing Midwifery Board Ireland)



§ Registered General Nurse with relevant Paediatric Experience and Training.



§ Have proven clinical and professional managerial ability and communication skills.

§ Minimum of five years post registration experience in an acute hospital setting, two of which must be in the specialty of theatre recovery or care of the ventilated child.

§ Be able to demonstrate leadership and organisational skills, practical experience of teaching in the clinical area.

§ Demonstrate the practice of teaching and assessing in the clinical area.

§ Have completed a degree or relevant postgraduate nursing course.

§ A management course is desirable.

Job Specific

Competencies and Knowledge

§ Demonstrate effective leadership and management capability through delivery of efficiency within all specialist services in the Paediatric Recovery Unit.

§ Plan and communicate duty rosters suitable to service needs.

§ Maintain up to date PALS and BLS certificates.

§ Direct and be accountable for the nursing care of all patients in the Recovery Unit.

§ Provide a high level of professional and clinical leadership built on evidence based practice and ensure the department or service strives to attain high standards.

§ Ensure the principles and practices of Risk Management are adhered to in the Recovery Unit environment and relevant healthcare setting.

§ Ensure the availability and maintenance of equipment necessary for the delivery of optimum standards of patient care within the Recovery Unit.

§ Maintain a safe environment within the department for both staff and patients; ensure that all staff and patients conform to Health and Safety Regulations.

§ Ensure systems are in place to deal with any emergency within the department.

§ Maintain accurate healthcare records to communicate information on nursing activity and related matters to senior nurse managers.

§ Be involved in following the patient journey and collaborating with the Patient Safety Quality Improvement Team.

§ Plan and lead change management initiatives within the Recovery Unit.

§ Organise and attend meetings as required.

§ Participate in Department service planning and efficient use of resources.

§ Provide a quality learning environment for all nurses in the Recovery Unit.

§ Participate in ongoing education/development programmes for the staff in the Recovery Unit.

§ Participate in the management process necessary for staff with additional needs of failing to perform to the required standard in the Paediatric Recovery Unit.

§ Participate in research, audit and evaluation and present findings to the relevant personnel.  Encourage and support staff to participate in same.



§ Identify and enhance own professional development needs in liaison with the Recovery Manager and Paediatric Clinical Operations Manager.

§ Seek out educational programmes which will enhance and develop professional and clinical expertise.

§ Have a commitment to professional organisations relating to the day to day management and care of children and their parent/guardian on their journey through the Paediatric Recovery Unit.

§ Carry out any other appropriate duties as designed by the Recovery Manager and Paediatric Clinical Operations Manager.

§ All posts in the Beacon Hospital require a high level of flexibility to ensure the delivery of an effective and efficient service. Therefore, the post holder will be required to demonstrate flexibility as and when required by their managers.



This job description is intended to be an outline of the areas of responsibility and deliverables at the time of its writing.  As the Hospital and the post holder develop, this job description may be subject to review in light of the changing needs of the Hospital.


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