Staff Nurses – Nursing Home Role – Kildare

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Location Kilcock, Kildare, Ireland
Date Posted August 17, 2017
Category Nursing
Job Type Permanent


Stunning modern purpose built facility!

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Staff Nurse

Purpose of Position

To work alongside the Home Manager and Clinical Nurse Manager to insure the smooth running of the Nursing Home.

To assume responsibility for the provision of high standards of nursing and social care.

To deputise in the absence of the Home Manager.

Reports to
Home Manager
Clinical Nurse Manager


To motivate staff by acting as an excellent role model, and to focus staff on resident care by fostering the ethos, values and philosophy we hold in FirstCare.

To line manage a team of care staff.

To ensure that there is adequate staffing at all times and to manage the duty roster in accordance with the agreed staffing model.

To participate in the induction of new staff.


To play an active role in the provision of direct nursing care.

To ensure that resident’s need are met with dignity and respect.

To promote residents independence and empowerment at all times.

To ensure the management of medicine administration/ storage /ordering and control, is in keeping with FirstCare policy on Medication management.

To ensure the residents nutritional needs are met.

To ensure that there is comprehensive care planning records maintained for all residents in our care documentation.

To liaise with resident’s Doctors and professional allied to medicine regarding their care.

To ensure adequate stock and the appropriate use of clinical products.

To participate in the management of complaints in keeping with FirstCare complaints policy.

To participate in the management of elder abuse cases in keeping with FirstCare elder abuse policy.
Ensure that all procedures are carried out as described in the FirstCare policy manual.

To ensure that resident tissue viability is managed in a proactive manner.

To ensure resident safety through risk assessment and best practice.

To ensure an adherence to FirstCare infection control process.


To communicate with all staff, residents, relatives and visitors to the Home in a manner that will ensure good outcomes.

To chair regular heads of department meetings and staff representative meetings with the care and ancillary staff teams.

To take part in formal resident care reviews.

Liaise with resident’s relatives, keeping them up to date on the resident’s welfare.

To participate in resident / relative meetings.

To communicate appropriately with the Home Manager/ Clinical Nurse Manager in unexpected events / incidences.


To be familiar with the inspection procedure.

To ensure regulatory compliance in respect of HIQA standards, Fire, Health and Safety and Environmental Health.

To keep up to date on current practices of Care for Older Persons.

To act as an ambassador for the Firstcare Ireland brand at all times.

To ensure confidentiality in respect of residents, staff and company business.
This job description is not definitive and can be added to at any time.

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