Clinical Nurse Manager (CNM1) in the Oberstown Children Detention Campus
Job Title and Grade: Clinical Nurse Manager
Competition Reference: CNM1 23/05
Closing Date: Thursday 23 May 2019 @ 3:00pm
Location of Post: Oberstown, Lusk, Co Dublin
The person appointed will be employed by the Board of Management of the Oberstown Children Detention Campus.
The role of the Clinical Nurse Manager 1 (CNM1)
To deliver a comprehensive nursing service to the Campus on a day to day basis. To advise, encourage and facilitate young person’s care programmes to achieve the maximum outcomes, ensure that the appropriate nursing practice, care implementation and planning are effective and are done in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
To be directly involved in frontline care of children and young people, including those with behavioural difficulties, in a secure care setting
Provide an integrated and holistic primary healthcare service to each young person detained on the campus
To carryout duties in line with the Oberstown Children Detention Campus policies and procedures, in particular the Safeguarding and Children First policies
Develop and maintain professional working relationships with colleagues, children and young people, and their families
Work in partnership with colleagues and other professionals to meet the social, emotional, educational, health and mental health needs of the children and young people
Co-ordinate and attend dental, optical doctor and hospital appointments for young people in detention as required and provide follow up service such as the administration of prescriptions etc.
Provide and co-ordinate medical reports and full medical history from GP service for young persons including from previous placements if applicable.
To meet the court requirements regarding the health status of young people in detention through a thorough healthcare assessment within the timeframe requested.
Provide assessments for young person’s Review and Case Conferences.
Deliver a comprehensive and variety of preventative health education programmes to all staff and young people in detention in conjunction with other aspects of their care programme.
Provide full admission and discharge profile for each young person and update on readmission as required.
Ensure the proper control, security and administration of all drugs and medicines. This includes the keeping of accurate records of all drugs administered and kept in stock.
Provide ante-natal care for all pregnant young people
Working in accordance with the Standards and Criteria for Children Detention Schools 2008, relevant legislation and co-operate with any inspection process
Other duties commensurate with the level of responsibility that may be assigned from time to time.
The above Job Description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all duties involved and consequently, the post holder may be required to perform other duties as appropriate to the post which may be assigned to him/her from time to time and to contribute to the development of the post while in office.
Qualifications and/or experience
Each candidate for the post must have:
A current registration in the General Division of the Register for Nurses kept by An Bord Altranais or be eligible to be registered;
A minimum of 3 years post registration experience;
The ability to maintain dignity, privacy and respect of all young people and staff;
Excellent administrative, communications and interpersonal skills.
Must possess appropriate ICT Skills, e.g. proficiency in Word, Excel, e-mail etc.
Fluent speaking in the English language
It would be an advantage where a candidate has:
Experience of working with children and particularly of working with children in challenging situations;
Qualifications and experience in psychiatric nursing;
Experience in management.
Evidence of ability to comply, including registration, with all relevant bodies regulating health and social care professionals, as in force at the closing date for applications or introduced at a later date (e.g. under the Health and Social Care Professionals Act 2005);
A knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation and policy in relation to the detention and care of young people.
Successful candidates will be required to hold a current full clean manual Driving Licence – Category B, prior to commencement of employment.
A candidate must be fully competent and capable of undertaking the duties attached to the position
and be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular
and efficient service.
Each candidate must be of good character.
Age restrictions shall only apply to a candidate where s/he is not classified as a new entrant (within the meaning of the Public Service Superannuation Act 2004). A candidate who is not classified as a new entrant must be under 65 years of age.
Candidates must have a good command of the English language
Skills and Personal Attributes
Candidates should possess the following skills and attributes:
The ability to work both independently and as part of a team;
A problem solving approach and attitude;
The ability to respond rapidly to situations;
Reliability and trustworthiness;
Empathy, compassion and maturity;
A flexible, creative and solution focused approach to working with young people;
A positive and optimistic attitude to working with young people at risk who present with challenging behaviours;
A commitment to continuous professional development.
This job description is a guide to the general range of duties assigned to the post holder. It is intended to be neither definitive nor restrictive and is subject to periodic review with the employee concerned.
The salary for this post ranges from €45,178 - €53,241 per annum.
Hours of attendance will be fixed from time to time but will amount to not less than an average of 39 hours gross per week.
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