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Temporary Clerical Officer - Grade III (Rolling Panel)

Galway & Roscommon ETBGalway€27,146 - €44,111 per year

Temporary Clerical Officer - Grade III (Rolling Panel) GRETB is seeking applications from experienced and enthusiastic people to join our Administration Support Departments. If you are interested in joining our team, please log in for further details on the application process. The Temporary Clerical Officer – Grade III Panel is a rolling Panel, interviews will be conducted in rounds. Further Information available in the Information Booklet attached. CONDITIONS OF SERVICE: Terms of Appointment: The posts are whole-time/part-time, temporary and pensionable. Location: The successful applicant(s) will be assigned to offices under the remit of GRETB e.g. GRETB HQ, Athenry, GRETB FET Centre, Mervue, Galway City, GRETB Training Centre, Mervue, Galway City and the post holder may be moved to another area of the organisation if required Remuneration: New Entrants: €27,146 - €44,111 Pre 01/01/2011 entrants: €29,283 - €44,111 IMPORTANT NOITCE RE: SALARY: As per DES guidelines, new appointees who are entering this grade for the first time will start at the minimum point of the scale. Incremental credit may only apply, if, immediately prior to appointment, the appointee is already a serving Civil or Public Servant. Rate of remuneration may be adjusted from time to time in line with Government pay policy. Starting Salary is not subject to negotiation. Hours of work: A 35 hour week is in operation. Hours may be adjusted from time to time under relevant Public Sector Agreements. Annual leave: The Annual Leave entitlement for this post is 22 days. Sick Leave: Sick Leave will be in accordance with the arrangements authorised by the Minister for Education from time to time. How to Apply: Completed application form must be submitted online by 12.00 p.m. Friday, 31st May, 2024. Applications are based on the following Person Specification/Job Description: Person Specification Essential: Each candidate must: · Have the requisite knowledge, skills and competencies to carry out the role. Competencies will be informed by best practice Public Appointment Service competency frameworks for the Irish Public Service; · Be capable and competent of fulfilling the role to a high standard; · Have obtained at least Grade D3 in five subjects in the Leaving Certificate Examination (higher, ordinary, applied or vocational programmes) or equivalent or have passed an examination at the appropriate level within the QQI qualifications framework which can be assessed as being of a comparable to Leaving Certificate standard or equivalent or higher or have appropriate relevant experience which encompasses equivalent skills and expertise; · Be at least 17 years of age on or before the date of advertisement of the recruitment competition Desirable: · Have excellent administrative and IT Skills; · Be self-motivating, flexible and results focused; · Ability to prioritise and manage work in a dynamic and pressurised environment; · Excellent judgement, problem-solving, analytical and decision-making skills; · Proven record as a team-player with a flexible approach; · Demonstrated experience of building and maintaining relationships; · Excellent organisational, communication, and interpersonal skills; · Have an understanding of the main features and current challenges of public service and regulatory reform; · Inniúlacht le dualgais an phoist a chomhlíonadh go héifeachtach trí mheán na Gaeilge/ Capacity to discharge the duties of the post through the medium of Irish. Job Description The appointee will report to the Head of the relevant department and will be delegated responsibility for varying functions as determined by Head of Department/Director of OSD/CE from time to time. Main Duties of Clerical Officers within GRETB: · Support the Manager(s) and colleagues within your department/function in order to achieve the key goals, objective and tasks; · Data input to financial systems;· Reconciliation of accounts and ensuring records are up-to-date and accurate; · Provide assistance and support to assist the achievement of deadlines; · Collate data for the preparation of reports; · Maintain a quality customer service focus when dealing with all clients of the unit; · Provide accurate information and respond to queries in an efficient, professional and courteous manner – in person, by phone, by correspondence; · Efficiently operate the telephone/switchboard and distribute calls / messages (as and when requested); · Ensure all documentation/forms are accurate and produced to a high quality; · Contribute to the development and implementation of appropriate management information systems as related to the delivery of administrative services on behalf of GRETB; · Attend relevant training as required from time-to-time; · Comply with the conditions which may be prescribed in other agreements applying to the work associated with this post; · Foster and support the development and use of ICT systems; · Carrying out such other projects or activities as may be assigned from time to time by the Chief Executive; Competencies required: The appointee to Clerical Officer (Grade III) post will be required to show evidence of the following competencies: Team work · Shows respect for colleagues and co-workers; · Develops and maintains good working relationships with others, sharing information and knowledge, as appropriate; · Offers own ideas and perspectives; · Understands own role in the team, making every effort to play his/her part; Information Management / Processing · Approaches and delivers all work in a thorough and organised manner; · Follows procedures and protocols, understanding their value and the rationale behind them; · Keeps high quality records that are easy for others to understand; · Draws appropriate conclusions from information; · Suggests new ways of doing things better and more efficiently; · Is comfortable working with different types of information, e.g. written, numerical, charts, and carries out calculations such as arithmetic, percentages etc.; Delivery of Results · Takes responsibility for work and sees it through to the appropriate next level; · Completes work in a timely manner; · Adapts quickly to new ways of doing things; · Checks all work thoroughly to ensure it is completed to a high standard and learns from mistakes; · Writes with correct grammar and spelling and draws reasonable conclusions from written instructions; · Identifies and appreciates the urgency and importance of different tasks; · Demonstrates initiative and flexibility in ensuring work is delivered; · Is self-reliant and uses judgement on when to ask manager or colleagues for guidance; Customer Service & Communication Skills · Actively listens to others and tries to understand their perspectives/requirements/needs; · Understands the steps or processes that customers must go through and can clearly explain these; · Is respectful, courteous and professional, remaining composed, even in challenging circumstances; · Can be firm when necessary and communicate with confidence and authority; · Communicates clearly and fluently when speaking and in writing; Specialist Knowledge, Expertise and Self Development · Develops and maintains the skills and expertise required to perform in the role effectively, e.g. relevant technologies, IT systems, spreadsheets, Microsoft Office, relevant policies etc.; · Clearly understands the role, objectives and targets and how they fit into the work of the unit; · Is committed to self-development and continuously seeks to improve personal performance; Drive & Commitment to Public Service Values ·Consistently strives to perform at a high level and deliver a quality service; · Serves the Government and people of Ireland; · Is thorough and conscientious, even if work is routine; · Is enthusiastic and resilient, persevering in the face of challenges and setbacks; · Is personally honest and trustworthy; · At all times, acts with integrity.

11 days agoFull-timeTemporary

Mystery Shoppers

Customer Perceptions LtdNationwide

Mystery Shoppers - Required Nationwide! Looking to earn an extra income? Would you like to earn cash while you shop? Customer Perceptions are recruiting Mystery Shoppers across Ireland. Flexible working hours are available to suit your needs. All you need is: ✅ Good observational skills ✅ The ability to recognise outstanding customer service ✅ A strong grasp of written and spoken English Click Apply Now to submit your application today! Don't have a current CV? No worries - Just click Apply Now and upload your letter of introduction through the cv section OR Click HERE to view the JobAlert.ie CV templates section and build your CV today! 🛑 IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A RESPONSE WITHIN 4 WORKING DAYS OF SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION PLEASE DOUBLE-CHECK YOUR SPAM OR JUNK FOLDER 🛑

14 days agoPart-time

HR Administrator

B&QGalway€13.50 per hour

We believe anyone can improve their home to make life better. Every day, we give our millions of customers the ideas, advice, tools and confidence they need to create a home they’ll love. Join us as a HR Administrator and you’ll be a big part of this. Key responsibilities Our in-store teams take incredible care of our customers. You’ll do the same for them. Supporting with everything from work rotas and payroll to recruitment and training, you’ll make sure the team has all they need to deliver for our customers. Required skills & experience Highly organised, big on the little details, and the kind of person who can get things done, you’ll feel right at home with us. You’re great with people, and a natural problem solver. You’ll be happy to expand your skills by using new technology and learning new ways of working. You’re flexible too – able to cover store opening hours on a rota basis, including evenings, weekends and bank holidays. What's in it for me? As part of a great team, you’ll be valued for who you are.We’re committed to making B&Q more diverse and representative of the communities we serve, where everyone can feel they belong and have equal opportunities .  You will have access to a range of networks that represent our colleagues and allies and help us to continue to put diversity and inclusion at the heart of our business. We also recognise that wellness means different things to different people, and we want to help colleagues be at their best and feel well by offering a range of benefits to help you. As well as a competitive salary, our benefits package includes an award-winning pension scheme, ShareSave options, 6.6 weeks holiday, payroll giving, an Employee Assistance Programme, shopping discounts, colleague wellbeing benefits and lots more! We also provide generous breaks to make sure you’re refreshed and able to perform at your best. So we can support you during the application or interview process, please contact recruitment@b-and-q.co.uk for any recruitment adjustments. CLICK THE APPLY BUTTON TO GO TO THEIR CAREERS PAGE WHERE YOU CAN CHECK THIS JOB AND ALL OTHER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE.

2 days agoPermanentPart-time

Assistant Store Manager

Claire'sGalway

About the Role As an Assistant Store Manager at Claire’s, you will support your Store Manager with the following; CLICK THE APPLY BUTTON TO GO TO THEIR CAREERS PAGE WHERE YOU CAN CHECK THIS JOB AND ALL OTHER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE.

2 days agoPart-time

Cooperative Legal Advisor

BrightWorkRemote, Galway

BrightWork (https://www.brightwork.com/), whose clients include global companies like Amazon and United States Postal Service, has been a software product development company focusing on project and portfolio management solutions for almost 30 years. BrightWork is an award winning and long-time Microsoft ISV (Independent Software Vendor) Partner with teams in the United States and Ireland. BrightWork creates software products to help organizations achieve successful collaborative project and portfolio management using a combination of Microsoft 365, Microsoft Power Platform, Microsoft Teams and Microsoft SharePoint. Using the philosophy of ‘Start-Evolve’, they help their customers to gain immediate visibility into the status of projects and gradually evolve project management maturity in their own time. BrightWork is proud to operate as a worker-owned cooperative. They are committed to a collaborative and democratic way of working. BrightWork mission is to empower their team with the tools and work environment so that they may look after themselves, customers, and wider community. Two core principles BrightWork strive to live by are: ‘Do unto others as you would have others do unto you’ and ‘Be the change that you wish to see in the world.’ A Unique Opportunity This is a very unique opportunity at BrightWork where you can work as a full time, permanent In-House Legal Advisor with the option to work as their Cooperative Coordinator. You will play a critical role in providing legal advice and support to the organisation with key areas primarily in contract management, procurement and data protection, and cooperative operations. This role would ideally suit a solicitor or barrister who wants to work in-house, or to progress his/her in-house career. The successful candidate will gain valuable experience in Irish, U.S. and international commercial and regulatory law, as well as cooperative governance and coordination. In-House legal responsibilities – 80% of role Location You will be physically based in or close to Galway City, Ireland. You will be very welcome to work with the team out of our fabulous office in Galway, Ireland. You will also be welcome to work remote. There will be some office days required – not scheduled every week – but as will make the collaborative work easier. They want you to live and work where you can live your best life and do your best work. Note: BrightWork does not provide a relocation package. Full time/part time options The combination of Legal Advisor and Cooperative Coordinator makes this a full time role. For candidates who wish to take the Legal Advisor role only and not the Cooperative Coordinator responsibilities, the Legal Advisor role can be part time delivered over five shorter working days. IMPORTANT! Application Please apply on Indeed with your curriculum vitae (resume) and be sure to make clear your compensation requirements. BrightWork is an Equal Opportunities Employer.  If you wish to apply for this role please go to: Cooperative Legal Advisor

3 days agoFull-timePart-time

Team Member

KFCGalway

KFC Galway are looking for Fully Flexible employees that can work part-time. CAN YOU FOLLOW IN THE COLONEL’S FOOTSTEPS? So, think you’ve got what it takes to join us? If you answer ‘ YES ’ to this question then you might just be right… Are you a team player? The ‘not-so’ secret to success is teamwork. Working in a KFC restaurant is all about working together to give our guests the best service. You’ll need to be up for meeting new people and be ready to get involved, help your team, our guests and keep cool when it gets busy. We’re not looking for years of experience or a degree in Guest Service, we’re just looking for real people up for getting stuck in, making a difference for our guests and being part of our awesome team. Don’t worry about the rest, we’ll teach you all you need to know. And if you needed any more persuasion, we also offer free meals , 25% discount , flexible shifts and educational development opportunities up to degree level to all of our Team Members as standard. WHO WE ARE Take one man with a big idea (and some serious style), add 11 herbs and spices, 1,009 rejections, buckets of grit, ambition and southern hospitality and you’ve got KFC. It’s simple, we’re a people business that sells chicken and chips (and some other pretty epic stuff too). OUR RESTAURANT CULTURE We do things the right way. It isn’t always easy, but it’s always better. We lead with our hearts, work hard and play hard and we welcome everyone into our big KFC family. It doesn’t matter who you are, where you’re from, or what your shoe size is – everyone has a place at the Colonel’s table. All we ask is that you roll up your sleeves, get stuck in and treat our team like family and our guests as friends. It’s what the Colonel would do. That got you cluckin’ excited? Apply now- there might just be a seat for you at the Colonel’s table… CLICK THE APPLY BUTTON TO GO TO THEIR CAREERS PAGE WHERE YOU CAN CHECK THIS JOB AND ALL OTHER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE.

4 days agoPart-timeFull-time

Optometrist

SpecsaversGalway€69,999 per year

Salary: Up to €70,000 Salary plus Performance Based Bonus Welcome Bonus: Up to €20,000 (terms apply)Working hours: Full Time or Part Time ConsideredExperience level: You must be a CORU registered Optometrist Specsavers in Galway, are looking for an ambitious and talented Optometrist to join them. The focus at this store, is about pulling together and working as a team to ensure that our valued patients have an excellent experience. Become our new Optometrist at Specsavers in Galway– a highly successful store with a great reputation for staff progression and the very highest standards of customer care. What’s on Offer? CLICK THE APPLY BUTTON TO GO TO THEIR CAREERS PAGE WHERE YOU CAN CHECK THIS JOB AND ALL OTHER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE.

4 days agoFull-timePart-time

CHW Clinical Specialist, Speech And Language Therapist

Community Healthcare WestGalway

Speech and Language Therapist, Clinical Specialist (Paediatric FEDS) Job Specification & Terms and Conditions Job Title and Grade Speech and Language Therapist, Clinical Specialist (Paediatric FEDS) (Grade Code: 3025) Remuneration The salary scale for the post is as at 01/10/2023: €65,793-€67,062-€68,367-€69,666-€70,961-€72,326-€73,763-€75,197-€76,348 Campaign Reference CHW008-SLTCS-2024 Closing Date Friday 15th March 2024 at 12 noon Proposed Interview Date (s) April 2024 Taking up Appointment A start date will be indicated at job offer stage. Location of Post There are currently two vacancies for Speech & Language Clinical Specialist available in Community Healthcare West. A panel may be formed as a result of this campaign for Speech & Language Therapist, Clinical Specialist, Paediatric Feeding Eating Drinking Swallowing (FEDS) from which current and future, permanent and specified purpose vacancies of full or part-time duration may be filled. Informal Enquiries Name: Alma Collins Email: alma.collins@hse.ie Phone: 0 86-1453591 Name : Jeannie Gannon Email: Jeannie.Gannon@hse.ie Phone: 087-1797233 Details of Service This is a Clinical Specialist Speech and Language post within CHW Paediatric Disability services. “ Progressing Disability Services (PDS) is a national programme to reorganise children’s disability services. The vison of the ‘Progressing Disability Services for Children and Young People’ Programme is that each child or young person with a disability is supported to achieve their full potential. In line with the National Policy on Access to Services for Children and Young People with Complex Needs: · Children with non-complex needs will receive their services at Primary Care services level. · Children with complex needs will receive their services at Children’s Disability Network Team level Specialist supports will be developed in each CHO area to provide · Training and consultation for Primary Care services and Children’s Disability Network Teams and/or · Direct intervention for children where and when necessary to respond to the exceptional complexity or specialist nature of their needs. The Children's Disability Network Team or Primary Care services will remain the service provider for these children with a disability and their families. Disability Network teams can and should as specialist services provide for children with complex needs. These teams will be appropriately resourced in numbers and competencies over time. It is recognised that specialist support will be needed at times for a small number of children whose specific needs require a level of expertise which may not solely be met by these teams “. (PDS Guidance on Specialists Supports 2017 ) The Clinical Specialist Speech and Language Therapist will take a lead in designing and delivering both specialists services and specialist supports through an integrated care pathway for children and young people aged 0-18 with complex FEDS difficulties. The Clinical Specialist Speech and Language Therapist will work collaboratively with a Clinical Specialist Dietician, and other subsequent team members. It is envisaged that further specialists post will be recruited in time to support this post and the development of highly skilled integrated teams Reporting Relationship The Clinical Specialist Speech and Language Therapist will report to the Children's Disability Network Manager, who will work collaboratively with the relevant Therapy manager to ensure clinical governance and assurance. Clinical Governance and Assurance will be overseen by the CHW Disability Governance Group, the Children’s Disability Clinical Advisory group and the CDNT Training & Supervision working group. Key Working Relationships The SLT Clinical Specialist will work closely with the Clinical Specialist Dietician, as well as other members of the multi-disciplinary teams working with children with complex FEDS needs. She/he will also liaise with colleagues in the acute hospital services. Purpose of the Post The Speech and Language Therapist, Clinical Specialist will: · Play a lead role in the development and provision of a high quality evidence based integrated care pathway for children presenting with complex FEDS difficulties with the Clinical Specialist Dietician and subsequent team members. · The SLT Clinical Specialist and Clinical Specialist Dietician will provide for the development of a specialist integrated care pathway for complex at-risk children in collaboration with SLT and Dietician colleagues in acute hospital services. · Promote family centred practise, interdisciplinary working and evidence based best practice in service provision for children with complex FEDS needs. · Resource up-to-date information and research on evidence based best practice for service provision for children and young people with complex FEDS needs. · Act as an advanced clinical resource to speech and language therapists and other members of both CDNT’s and PCCC teams involved in the integrated care pathway for children with complex FEDS needs. · Liaise with other clinical specialists and services providers to ensure the best possible care for children with complex FEDS needs. · Undertake clinical education and mentoring of senior therapists and contribute to the education of staff grade therapists specific to the area of clinical specialism. · Participate in research projects as appropriate. Principal Duties and Responsibilities The Speech and Language Therapist, Clinical Specialist will: Professional / Clinical · Identify and prioritise the requirements of the service within a constantly changing environment. · Provide a clinical lead in the development and implementation of integrated care pathways for children and young people with complex FEDS needs in accordance with the HSE Change Management framework “ People’s Needs defining Change · Ensure that professional standards are maintained through clinical audit, supervision and training. · Operate within the scope of Speech and Language Therapy practice as per CORU requirements and in accordance with local guidelines. · Keep abreast of research and practice developments in relevant clinical areas. Lead and facilitate research projects relevant to Paediatric FEDS. · Develop guidelines for safe and effective Speech and Language Therapy practice related Paediatric FEDS. · Act as an advanced clinical advisor to Speech and Language Therapists and other members of both CDNT’s and PCCC Paediatric teams, supporting upskilling through coaching and mentoring · Be responsible for a clinical caseload. · Demonstrate advanced proficiency in the ability to assess and prioritise clients according to clinical needs using clinical reasoning skills. · Ensure a high standard of Speech and Language Therapy assessment, treatment and management to provide for clients under his/her care and ensure that professional standards of practice are adhered to. · Prioritise and maximise effectiveness of intervention using available resources to ensure service demands are optimally met e.g. appropriate delegation and onward referral. · Collaborate and effectively communicate with all the relevant stakeholders in the development and provision of services i.e. Families, Therapy managers across service areas, CDNT, Acute care and community services. · Demonstrate advanced knowledge of care pathways appropriate to clients availing of the service and proactively work with colleagues to design and implement processes to improve flow for clients. · Take a key role in discharge planning. · Ensure the privacy and dignity of the client is respected at all times. · Work within the multidisciplinary team ethos and liaise with staff to ensure effective communication. · Promote changes in work practices, procedures, techniques or technology having regard to the development of best practice and advanced practice in Speech and Language Therapy. · Communicate with other clinical specialists nationally and internationally to further develop clinical excellence and research. · Serve on and advise such committees that may be set up relevant to the area of clinical speciality. Education and Training · Participate in mandatory training programmes. · Maintain standards of practice and levels of professional knowledge by participating in continuous professional development initiatives and attendance at courses as appropriate. · Engage in peer support with Speech and Language Therapist colleagues, CDNT and PCCC team colleagues. · Engage in professional clinical Speech and Language Therapist supervision. · Design and deliver Training & Development for clinicians involved in the provision of integrated care for children and young people with complex FEDS difficulties · Be responsible, in partnership with local General Management, for the practice education of student therapists through provision of placements and through support for therapists who are practice educators within their departments. · Commit to the ongoing development of SLTs transitioning from basic to intermediate and on to advanced level of practice in relation to Paediatrics FEDS. · Keep abreast of research and practice developments in relevant clinical areas · Keep abreast of research and practice developments in relevant clinical areas and in line with the National PDS programme. Undertake, promote and develop relevant research opportunities across Children’s Disability services. · Develop educational networks through fostering links with Third level Educational Institutes and teaching hospitals. · Ensure newly qualified therapists have adequate induction and clinical supervision. · Engage in the HSE performance achievement process in conjunction with your Line Manager and staff as appropriate. Health & Safety · Promote a safe working environment in accordance with Health and Safety legislation. · Be aware of and implement agreed policies, procedures and safe professional practice by adhering to relevant legislation, regulations and standards. · Be aware of risk management issues. Adequately identifies, assesses, manages and monitors risk within their area of responsibility. · Document appropriately and report any adverse incidents, near misses, hazards and accidents in accordance with organisational guidelines. · Have a working knowledge of the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) Standards as they apply to the role for example, Standards for Healthcare, National Standards for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections, Hygiene Standards etc. and comply with associated HSE protocols for implementing and maintaining these standards as appropriate to the role. · Support, promote and actively participate in sustainable energy, water and waste initiatives to create a more sustainable, low carbon and efficient health service. Management · Responsible for the co-ordination and delivery of service in designated area(s). · Review and allocate resources within the designated area, in collaboration with relevant others. · Advise the CDNM’s and Speech & Language Therapy Managers on matters relevant to the optimal functioning of the Speech & Language Therapy Service in the specialist area of paediatric FEDS. · Assist in the setting and monitoring of clinical standards, policies and procedures, evaluation of clinical practice, quality control and clinical audit. · Foster and lead a culture and practice of; evaluating service outcomes; data collection; implementing quality improvement initiatives as appropriate. · Oversee the upkeep of accurate records in line with best clinical governance, organisational requirements and the Freedom of Information Act, GDPR, and render reports and other information / statistics as required. · Develop and implement strategic service and business plans, quality initiatives etc. based on up to date evidence-based practice and report on outcomes. · Be responsible for the succession planning/sustainability of new service developments. · Put in place evaluating mechanisms appropriate to the specialist area and continually audit and evaluate the service with a view to maximising effectiveness, efficiency and quality. · Work within the multidisciplinary team and liaise with staff to ensure effective communication. · Put in place evaluating mechanisms appropriate to the specialist area and continually audit and evaluate the service with a view to maximising effectiveness, efficiency and quality. · Communicate with other clinical specialists nationally and internationally to further develop clinical excellence and research. · Serve on and provide specialist advice to committees / working groups that may be set up relevant to the area of Paediatric FEDS. · Represent the department / team at meetings and conferences as appropriate. · Liaise with the Speech and Language Therapist Manager regarding the needs, interests and views of Speech and Language Therapy staff. · Promote good team working, and a culture that values diversity and respect. · Engage in IT developments as they apply to service user and service administration. · Keep up to date with developments within the organisation and the wider Health Service. The above Job Specification 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 them from time to time and to contribute to the development of the post while in office. Eligibility Criteria Qualifications and/ or experience 1. Statutory Registration, Professional Qualifications, Experience, etc (a) Candidates for appointment must: (i) Be registered, or be eligible for registration, as a Speech & Language Therapist by the Speech & Language Therapists Registration Board at CORU . AND (ii) Have 5 years full time (or equivalent) years post qualification clinical experience of which 4 years full time (or equivalent) must be consecutive in the required area of specialism. AND (iii) Demonstrate a proven record of clinical excellence in the specialism AND Professional Development and Practice (iv) Candidates must demonstrate evidence of continuing professional development relevant to the required area of specialism, in the form of postgraduate qualifications or relevant courses . AND (v) Candidates must demonstrate achievement in the areas of clinical audit, quality improvement initiatives, practice development, teaching and research. AND (vi) Candidates must have the requisite knowledge and ability (including a high standard of suitability, management, leadership and professional ability) for the proper discharge of the duties of the office. AND (vii) Provide proof of Statutory Registration on the Speech & Language Therapist Register maintained by the Speech & Language Therapists Registration Board at CORU before a contract of employment can be issued. 2. Annual registration (i) On appointment, practitioners must maintain annual registration on the Speech & Language Therapists Register maintained by the Speech & Language Therapists Registration Board at CORU. AND (ii) Practitioners must confirm annual registration with CORU to the HSE by way of the annual Patient Safety Assurance Certificate (PSAC). Health A candidate for and any person holding the office must be fully competent and capable of undertaking the duties attached to the office and be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service. Character Each candidate for and any person holding the office must be of good character. Post specific Requirements Demonstrate the depth and breadth of professional knowledge and experience in providing a service to children with complex needs in the area of FEDS Other requirements specific to the post · Access to appropriate transport to fulfil the requirements of the role Skills, competencies and/or knowledge Professional Knowledge & Experience · Demonstrates an advanced level of clinical knowledge, clinical reasoning skills and evidence based practice appropriate to carrying out the duties and responsibilities of the role in line with relevant legislation and standards. · Demonstrates an ability to apply specialist knowledge to best practice. · Demonstrates evidence of having applied / used appropriate assessment tools and treatments and a knowledge of the implications of outcomes for service users, particularly those with complex needs in the specialist area. · Demonstrate a willingness to engage and develop IT skills relevant to the role. Planning and Managing Resources · Balances clinical work with other research and educational responsibilities. · Provides flexible interventions to meet the varied needs of individual service users. · Demonstrates the ability to plan and manage the delivery of an optimum service in an effective and resourceful manner, within a model of person-centred care. · Demonstrates a high level of initiative, flexibility and adaptability in response to workforce demands. · Promotes the delivery of a holistic, user-focused approach, which encompasses a multi-professional and inter-professional perspective. Managing and Developing (Self and Others) · Demonstrates advanced leadership and team skills including the ability to lead by example. · Demonstrates a commitment to managing and developing self and others in a busy working environment. · Deals positively and constructively with obstacles and conflict within teams. · Demonstrates commitment to continuing professional development (CPD) and facilitates staff development by providing support such as; supervising, mentoring, coaching and formal development planning. Develops and/or implements systems to support a CPD culture within the service. Commitment to providing a Quality Service · Leads on the design, delivery and implementation of a high quality, person centred service. · Designs and develops new, innovative and non-traditional service delivery models which aim to promote a comprehensive and integrated quality service within evolving healthcare structures, overcoming any resource limitations. · Demonstrates and promotes collaborate working relationships as well as having the ability to work independently and exercise a high degree of professional autonomy. · Displays awareness and appreciation of service users and the ability to empathise with and treat others with dignity and respect. Evaluating Information and Judging Situations · Exercises a high degree of professional autonomy in the analysis of highly complex facts or situations that contribute to the implementation of a treatment or management strategy for the service user. · Demonstrates the ability to effectively analyse and critically evaluate complex information and make appropriate decisions. · Explains the rationale behind decisions confidently when faced with opposing or competing demands. Is objective but also aware of sensitivities in their approach. · Regularly quantifies and evaluates activities against service plans and takes timely action to correct potential difficulties and/or to respond to changing needs. Recognises how service constraints impact on service delivery. Communications and Interpersonal Skills · Displays effective communication skills (written & verbal) e.g. presents written information in a clear, concise and well-structured manner / communicates complex information by tailoring the communication method and the message to match the needs of the audience. · Demonstrates sound interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate effectively with a wide range of people, colleagues, families, carers etc. · Demonstrates sensitivity, diplomacy and tact when dealing with others and is patient and tolerant when dealing with conflict or negative attitudes from others. · Demonstrates strong negotiation skills, remains firm but flexible when putting forward a point of view. Campaign Specific Selection Process Ranking/Shortlisting / Interview A ranking and or shortlisting exercise may be carried out on the basis of information supplied in your application form. The criteria for ranking and or shortlisting are based on the requirements of the post as outlined in the eligibility criteria and skills, competencies and/or knowledge section of this job specification. Therefore it is very important that you think about your experience in light of those requirements. Failure to include information regarding these requirements may result in you not being called forward to the next stage of the selection process. Those successful at the ranking stage of this process (where applied) will be placed on an order of merit and will be called to interview in ‘bands’ depending on the service needs of the organisation. Diversity, Equality and Inclusion The HSE is an equal opportunities employer. Employees of the HSE bring a range of skills, talents, diverse thinking and experience to the organisation. The HSE believes passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to its success – we aim to develop the workforce of the HSE so that it reflects the diversity of HSE service users and to strengthen it through accommodating and valuing different perspectives. Ultimately this will result in improved service user and employee experience. The HSE is committed to creating a positive working environment whereby all employees inclusive of age, civil status, disability, ethnicity and race, family status, gender, membership of the Traveller community, religion and sexual orientation are respected, valued and can reach their full potential. The HSE aims to achieve this through development of an organisational culture where injustice, bias and discrimination are not tolerated. The HSE welcomes people with diverse backgrounds and offers a range of supports and resources to staff, such as those who require a reasonable accommodation at work because of a disability or long term health condition. For further information on the HSE commitment to Diversity, Equality and Inclusion, please visit the Diversity, Equality and Inclusion web page at https://www.hse.ie/eng/staff/resources/diversity/ Code of Practice The Health Service Executive will run this campaign in compliance with the Code of Practice prepared by the Commission for Public Service Appointments (CPSA). The CPSA is responsible for establishing the principles that should be followed when making an appointment. These are set out in the CPSA Code of Practice. The Code outlines the standards that should be adhered to at each stage of the selection process and sets out the review and appeal mechanisms open to candidates should they be unhappy with a selection process. The CPSA Code of Practice can be accessed via https://www.cpsa.ie/ . The reform programme outlined for the Health Services may impact on this role and as structures change the Job Specification may be reviewed. This Job Specification 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. Speech and Language Therapist, Clinical Specialist Terms and Conditions of Employment Tenure The current vacancies available are whole-time permanent and a specified purpose contract The post is pensionable. A panel may be created from which permanent and specified purpose vacancies of full or part time duration may be filled. The tenure of these posts will be indicated at “expression of interest” stage. Appointment as an employee of the Health Service Executive is governed by the Health Act 2004 and the Public Service Management (Recruitment and Appointments) Act 2004 and Public Service Management (Recruitment and Appointments) Amendment Act 2013. Remuneration The salary scale for the post is as at 01/10/2023: €65,793-€67,062-€68,367-€69,666-€70,961-€72,326-€73,763-€75,197-€76,348 New appointees to any grade start at the minimum point of the scale. Incremental credit will be applied for recognised relevant service in Ireland and abroad (Department of Health Circular 2/2011). Incremental credit is normally granted on appointment, in respect of previous experience in the Civil Service, Local Authorities, Health Service and other Public Service Bodies and Statutory Agencies. Working Week The standard working week applying to the post is to be confirmed at Job Offer stage. HSE Circular 003-2009 “Matching Working Patterns to Service Needs (Extended Working Day / Week Arrangements); Framework for Implementation of Clause 30.4 of Towards 2016” applies. Under the terms of this circular, all new entrants and staff appointed to promotional posts from Dec 16th, 2008 will be required to work agreed roster / on call arrangements as advised by their line manager. Contracted hours of work are liable to change between the hours of 8am-8pm over seven days to meet the requirements for extended day services in accordance with the terms of the Framework Agreement (Implementation of Clause 30.4 of Towards 2016). Annual Leave The annual leave associated with the post will be confirmed at contracting stage. Superannuation This is a pensionable position with the HSE. The successful candidate will upon appointment become a member of the appropriate pension scheme. Pension scheme membership will be notified within the contract of employment. Members of pre-existing pension schemes who transferred to the HSE on the 01st January 2005 pursuant to Section 60 of the Health Act 2004 are entitled to superannuation benefit terms under the HSE Scheme which are no less favourable to those which they were entitled to at 31st December 2004 Age The Public Service Superannuation (Age of Retirement) Act, 2018* set 70 years as the compulsory retirement age for public servants. * Public Servants not affected by this legislation: Public servants joining the public service, or re-joining the public service with a 26 week break in service, between 1 April 2004 and 31 December 2012 (new entrants) have no compulsory retirement age. Public servants, joining the public service or re-joining the public service after a 26 week break, after 1 January 2013 are members of the Single Pension Scheme and have a compulsory retirement age of 70. Probation Every appointment of a person who is not already a permanent officer of the Health Service Executive or of a Local Authority shall be subject to a probationary period of 12 months as stipulated in the Department of Health Circular No.10/71. Protection of Children Guidance and Legislation The welfare and protection of children is the responsibility of all HSE staff. You must be aware of and understand your specific responsibilities under the Children First Act 2015, the Protections for Persons Reporting Child Abuse Act 1998 in accordance with Section 2, Children First National Guidance and other relevant child safeguarding legislation and policies. Some staff have additional responsibilities such as Line Managers, Designated Officers and Mandated Persons. You should check if you are a Designated Officer and / or a Mandated Person and be familiar with the related roles and legal responsibilities. For further information, guidance and resources please visit: HSE Children First webpage . Infection Control Have a working knowledge of Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) Standards as they apply to the role for example, Standards for Healthcare, National Standards for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections, Hygiene Standards etc. and comply with associated HSE protocols for implementing and maintaining these standards as appropriate to the role. Health & Safety It is the responsibility of line managers to ensure that the management of safety, health and welfare is successfully integrated into all activities undertaken within their area of responsibility, so far as is reasonably practicable. Line managers are named and roles and responsibilities detailed in the relevant Site Specific Safety Statement (SSSS). Key responsibilities include: · Developing a SSSS for the department/service[1], as applicable, based on the identification of hazards and the assessment of risks, and reviewing/updating same on a regular basis (at least annually) and in the event of any significant change in the work activity or place of work. · Ensuring that Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) is integrated into day-to-day business, providing Systems Of Work (SOW) that are planned, organised, performed, maintained and revised as appropriate, and ensuring that all safety related records are maintained and available for inspection. · Consulting and communicating with staff and safety representatives on OSH matters. · Ensuring a training needs assessment (TNA) is undertaken for employees, facilitating their attendance at statutory OSH training, and ensuring records are maintained for each employee. · Ensuring that all incidents occurring within the relevant department/service are appropriately managed and investigated in accordance with HSE procedures[2]. · Seeking advice from health and safety professionals through the National Health and Safety Function Helpdesk as appropriate. · Reviewing the health and safety performance of the ward/department/service and staff through, respectively, local audit and performance achievement meetings for example. Note : Detailed roles and responsibilities of Line Managers are outlined in local SSSS. [1]A template SSSS and guidelines are available on the National Health and Safety Function, here: https://www.hse.ie/eng/staff/safetywellbeing/about%20us/ 2 See link on health and safety web-pages to latest Incident Management Policy

5 days agoFull-timePart-time

CHW Clinical Nurse Manager

Community Healthcare WestGalway

Clinical Nurse Manager 2 (Mental Health) Job Specification & Terms and Conditions Job Title and Grade Clinical Nurse Manager 2 (Mental Health) (Grade Code: 2658) Remuneration The salary scale for the post (01/10/2023) is: €57,198-€58,146-€58,947-€60,255-€61,701-€63,120-€64,539-€66,137-€ 67,621 Campaign Reference CHW011-CNM2MH-2024 Closing Date Thursday 14th March 2024 at 12 noon Proposed Interview Date (s) It is proposed to hold interviews the week of 08th April 2024 Taking up Appointment A start date will be indicated at job offer stage. Location of Post There is one vacancy in Community Healthcare West, Mental Health Service A panel may be formed as a result of this campaign for Clinical Nurse Manager II, Mental Health Services, Community Healthcare West, from which current and future, permanent and specified purpose vacancies of full or part-time duration may be filled. Informal Enquiries P.J. Rainey, Area Director of Nursing, St Mary’s Headquarters, Castlebar, Co Mayo Email: pj.rainey@hse.ie Phone: 094 9042040 Helen Earley Area Director of Nursing Acute Psychiatric Unit, Athlone Road, Roscommon Email: helen.earley@hse.ie Phone: 09033 32392 Details of Service Community Healthcare West – Mayo Mental Health Services Mayo Mental Health Services provide specialist assessment, care and treatment, for adults and older people. Services are provided in a number of different settings including; the individual’s own home, approved centres, outpatient clinics, community mental health centres and medium and low-support community residences. These services are delivered by staff from a range of disciplines including psychiatric nurses, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, occupational therapists, and support staff in line with A Vision for Change & Sharing the Vision document. The strategy documents set out how services should be structured and delivered in Ireland and in conjunction with our voluntary partners to ensure the meaningful involvement of the service user in the management and delivery of a recovery focused mental health service in line with Vision for Change & Sharing the Vision document. Mayo Mental Health Services are committed to working towards the development of a recovery orientated service that acknowledges the unique nature of each service users’ journey to wellness and health. The focus is on providing assessment and treatment at the least complex level. Mayo Mental Health Services is a community based service. Each Community Mental Health Team is led by a Consultant Psychiatrist. In addition a Consultant Psychiatrist leads Psychiatry of Old Age, Rehabilitation and Recovery service and a Consultant Psychiatrist also leads Mental Health with Intellectual Disability. There are four approved centres located in the Castlebar area, Adult Mental Health Unit, Teach Aisling, An Coillin and St. Annes Unit. Galway/Roscommon Adult Mental Health Services · Galway/Roscommon Adult M.H.S. provides Acute Inpatient, Residential and Community M.H Services for a population of 315,000 approximately. · The service is divided into six sectors in line with “Sharing the Vision”. Each Sector has a population of 50,000 approx. At present Galway/Roscommon M.H.S is extending and developing the Community Services in relation to Homebased Treatment Teams, Crisis Intervention Teams, Rehabilitation Teams and specialist teams in line with the needs of the population and “Sharing the Vision”. · Areas covered by the services include the urban and rural centres of, Co. Galway (including Galway City) and Co. Roscommon (including Roscommon town). Galway/Roscommon Mental Health Services consists of inpatient and community mental health services strategically located in Co Galway and Co Roscommon. · Acute Adult Inpatient Units are located in Galway City (attached to University Hospital Galway) and Roscommon town, (attached to Roscommon University Hospital). An inpatient unit for Psychiatry of Later Life is situated in Ballinasloe. There are 5 approved centres in Galway and Roscommon Mental Health Services licensed and regulated under the Mental Health Act 2001. · Community Mental Health Teams are located in each of the sectors providing mental Health care and treatment in Day centres, Day Hospitals, Residential Units and the individuals who avail of our service at own home. Reporting Relationship Reports to the CNM 3 / Divisional Nurse Manager as relevant to the post / as appropriate. Accountable to the Assistant Director of Nursing and Director of Nursing. Key Working Relationships The Clinical Nurse Manager 2 will work closely with the Multi-disciplinary team, Clinical Nurse Manager 3 and Assistant Director of Nursing. The CNM2 will also work closely with family members and community teams. Purpose of the Post The post of Clinical Nurse Manager 2 Mental Health has a pivotal role in the delivery of effective; recovery orientated integrated care for individuals presenting to the mental health services. While a significant component of the role involves service planning, co-ordinating, and managing service delivery and resources within the clinical area, the main responsibilities are: quality assurance, resource management, staffing and staff development, clinical practice development, facilitating communication and professional / clinical leadership. Principal Duties and Responsibilities The Clinical Nurse Manager 2 Mental Health will: Professional /Clinical · Manage patient care to ensure the highest professional standards using an evidence based, care planning approach · Provide a high level of professional and clinical leadership · Be responsible for the co-ordination, assessment, planning, delivery and review of service user care by all staff in designated area(s) · Provide safe, comprehensive nursing care to service users according to the Code of Professional Conduct as laid down by the Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann (Nursing Midwifery Board Ireland) and Professional Clinical Guidelines · Practice nursing according to: · Manage own caseload in accordance with the needs of the post · Participate in teams / meetings / committees as appropriate, communicating and working in co-operation with other team members · Facilitate co-ordination, co-operation and liaison across healthcare teams and programmes · Collaborate with service users, family, carers and other staff in treatment / care planning and in the provision of support and advice · Communicate verbally and / or in writing results of assessments, treatment / care programmes and recommendations to the team and relevant others in accordance with service policy · Plan discharge or transition of the service user between services as appropriate · Ensure that service users and others are treated with dignity and respect · Maintain nursing records in accordance with local service and professional standards · Adhere to and contribute to the development and maintenance of nursing standards, protocols, and guidelines consistent with the highest standards of patient care · Evaluate and manage the implementation of best practice policy and procedures e.g. admission and discharge procedures, control and usage of stocks and equipment, grievance and disciplinary procedures · Maintain professional standards in relation to confidentiality, ethics and legislation · In consultation with CNM3 and other disciplines, implement and assess quality management programmes · Participate in clinical audit as required · Initiate and participate in research studies as appropriate; demonstrate the ability to relate nursing research to nursing practice · Devise and implement Health Promotion Programmes for service users as relevant to the post · Operate within the scope of practice - seek advice and assistance from his / her manager with any cases or issues that prove to be beyond the scope of his / her professional competence in line with principles of best practice and clinical governance · Will work in accordance with the principles and values of recovery as described in the National Framework for Recovery for Irish Mental Health Services 2018-2020. Health & Safety · Ensure that effective safety procedures are developed and managed to comply with statutory obligations, in conjunction with relevant staff e.g. health and safety procedures, emergency procedures · Adequately identifies, assesses, manages and monitors risk within their area of responsibility. · Observe, report and take appropriate action on any matter which may be detrimental to staff and/or service user care or wellbeing / may be inhibiting the efficient provision of care · Assist in observing and ensuring implementation and adherence to established policies and procedures e.g. health and safety, infection control, storage and use of controlled drugs etc. · Ensure completion of incident / near miss forms / clinical risk reporting · Adhere to department policies in relation to the care and safety of any equipment supplied for the fulfilment of duty · Liaise with other relevant staff e.g. CNS Infection Control · Have a working knowledge of the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) Standards as they apply to the role for example, Standards for Healthcare, National Standards for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections, Hygiene Standards etc and comply with associated HSE protocols for implementing and maintaining these standards as appropriate to the role · Support, promote and actively participate in sustainable energy, water and waste initiatives to create a more sustainable, low carbon and efficient health service Education and Training · Engage in continuing professional development by keeping up to date with nursing literature, recent nursing research and new developments in nursing management, education and practice and to attend staff study days as considered appropriate · Be familiar with the curriculum training programme for student nurses and be aware of the clinical experience required to meet the needs of the programme · Participate in the identification, development and delivery of induction, education, training and development programmes for nursing and non-nursing staff · Provide support and supportive supervision to Clinical Nurse Manager 1 and front-line staff where appropriate · Supervise and assess student nurses and foster a clinical learning environment · Engage in the HSE performance achievement process in conjunction with your Line Manager and staff as appropriate Advocacy · Promote and act in collaboration with other members of the Community Mental Health Team as a patient advocate, involving communication, negotiation and representation of service user’s values, decisions and needs as appropriate · Develop and support the concept of advocacy particularly in relation to patients participation in decision making enabling informed choice of treatment options through education and information · Liaise with other health services professionals in the development and ongoing delivery of this service by coordinating regular MDT meetings · Establish, maintain and improve procedures for collaboration and cooperation between all services: acute hospital services, community services, primary care services and voluntary services as appropriate · Establish, maintain and improve procedures for collaboration and cooperation between vocational and social services and professionals as appropriate Management · Exercise authority in the running of the assigned area(s) as deputised by the CNM3 · Provide the necessary supervision, co-ordination and deployment of nursing and support staff to ensure the optimum delivery of care in the designated area(s) · Manage communication at ward and departmental level and facilitate team building · Provide staff leadership and motivation which is conducive to good working relations and work performance · Promote a culture that values diversity and respect in the workplace · Formulate, implement and evaluate service plans and budgets in co-operation with the wider healthcare team · Manage all resources efficiently and effectively within agreed budget · Lead on practice development within the clinical area · Lead and implement change · Promote, facilitate and participate in the development of nursing policies and procedures. Monitor as appropriate and lead on proactive improvement · Contribute to the formulation, development and implementation of policies and procedures at area and hospital level · Ensure compliance with legal requirements, policies and procedures affecting service users, staff and other hospital matters · Manage and promote liaisons with internal / external bodies as appropriate e.g. intra-hospital service and the community · Actively participate in the Nursing Management structure by ‘acting up’ when required · Maintain all necessary clinical and administrative records and reporting arrangements · Engage in IT developments as they apply to service user and service administration The above Job Specification 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 them from time to time and to contribute to the development of the post while in office. Eligibility Criteria Qualifications and/ or experience Candidates must have at the latest date of application: - 1. Statutory Registration, Professional Qualifications, Experience, etc (a) Eligible applicants will be those who on the closing date for the competition: (i) Are registered in the relevant Division of the Register of Nurses & Midwives maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland [NMBI] (Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann) or entitled to be so registered. AND (ii) Have at least 5 years post registration experience (or an aggregate of 5 years fulltime post registration experience) of which 2 years must be in the speciality or related area. AND (iii) Have the clinical, managerial and administrative capacity to properly discharge the functions of the role. AND (iv) Candidates must demonstrate evidence of continuous professional development. AND (b) Candidates must possess the requisite knowledge and ability including a high standard of suitability and clinical, managerial and administrative capacity to properly discharge the functions of the role. 2. Annual registration (i) On appointment, practitioners must maintain live annual registration on the relevant division of the Register of Nurses and Midwives maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann). AND (ii) Confirm annual registration with NMBI to the HSE by way of the annual Patient Safety Assurance Certificate (PSAC). 3. Health A candidate for and any person holding the office must be fully competent and capable of undertaking the duties attached to the office and be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service. 4. Character Each candidate for and any person holding the office must be of good character. Post Specific Requirements Demonstrate depth and breadth of knowledge and experience in Adult Mental Health Nursing as relevant to the role of CNM2 in Adult Mental Health Services Other requirements specific to the post · The post holder may be required to rotate to other areas within Mental Health Services · Have access to appropriate transport. Skills, competencies and/or knowledge Professional Knowledge & Experience · Demonstrate practitioner competence and professionalism. · Demonstrate an awareness of current and emerging nursing strategies and policy in relation to the clinical / designated area. · Demonstrate the ability to relate nursing research to nursing practice. · Demonstrate an awareness of HR policies and procedures including disciplinary procedures. · Demonstrate an awareness of relevant legislation and policy e.g., health and safety, infection control etc. · Demonstrate a commitment to continuing professional development. · Demonstrate a willingness to develop IT skills relevant to the role. Organisation and Management Skills · Demonstrate the ability to plan and organise effectively. · Demonstrate the ability to manage deadlines and effectively handle multiple tasks. · Demonstrate an awareness of resource management and the importance of value for money. · Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability in their approach to work Building and Maintaining Relationships (including Team Skills and Leadership Potential) · Demonstrate the ability to work on own initiative as well as part of a team · Adopts a collaborative approach to patient care by co-ordination of care / interventions and interdisciplinary team working. · Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills including the ability to build and maintain relationships. Fosters good professional work relationships between colleagues · Demonstrates the ability to lead on clinical practice Commitment to providing a Quality Service · Demonstrates a strong commitment to the delivery of quality service. · Display awareness and appreciation of the service user and the ability to empathise with and treat others with dignity and respect. · Demonstrates integrity and ethical stance. · Demonstrate motivation, initiative and an innovative approach to job and service developments, is flexible and open to change. Analysis, Problem Solving and Decision-Making Skills · Demonstrates evidence-based decision-making, using sound analytical and problem-solving ability. · Shows sound professional judgement in decision-making. · Takes an overview of complex problems before generating solutions; anticipates implications / consequences of different solutions. · Uses a range of information sources and knows how to access relevant information to address issues. · Demonstrate resilience and composure in dealing with situations. Communication Skills · Demonstrate strong communication skills - presents written information in a concise, accurate and structured manner. · Demonstrates the ability to influence others effectively. · Anticipates and recognises the emotional reactions of others when delivering sensitive messages. Campaign Specific Selection Process Ranking/Shortlisting / Interview A ranking and or shortlisting exercise may be carried out on the basis of information supplied in your application form. The criteria for ranking and or shortlisting are based on the requirements of the post as outlined in the eligibility criteria and skills, competencies and/or knowledge section of this job specification. Therefore it is very important that you think about your experience in light of those requirements. Failure to include information regarding these requirements may result in you not being called forward to the next stage of the selection process. Those successful at the ranking stage of this process (where applied) will be placed on an order of merit and will be called to interview in ‘bands’ depending on the service needs of the organisation. Diversity, Equality and Inclusion The HSE is an equal opportunities employer. Employees of the HSE bring a range of skills, talents, diverse thinking and experience to the organisation. The HSE believes passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to its success – we aim to develop the workforce of the HSE so that it reflects the diversity of HSE service users and to strengthen it through accommodating and valuing different perspectives. Ultimately this will result in improved service user and employee experience. The HSE is committed to creating a positive working environment whereby all employees inclusive of age, civil status, disability, ethnicity and race, family status, gender, membership of the Traveller community, religion and sexual orientation are respected, valued and can reach their full potential. The HSE aims to achieve this through development of an organisational culture where injustice, bias and discrimination are not tolerated. The HSE welcomes people with diverse backgrounds and offers a range of supports and resources to staff, such as those who require a reasonable accommodation at work because of a disability or long term health condition. For further information on the HSE commitment to Diversity, Equality and Inclusion, please visit the Diversity, Equality and Inclusion web page at https://www.hse.ie/eng/staff/resources/diversity/ Code of Practice The Health Service Executive will run this campaign in compliance with the Code of Practice prepared by the Commission for Public Service Appointments (CPSA). The CPSA is responsible for establishing the principles that should be followed when making an appointment. These are set out in the CPSA Code of Practice. The Code outlines the standards that should be adhered to at each stage of the selection process and sets out the review and appeal mechanisms open to candidates should they be unhappy with a selection process. The CPSA Code of Practice can be accessed via https://www.cpsa.ie/ . The reform programme outlined for the Health Services may impact on this role and as structures change the job specification may be reviewed. This job specification 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. Clinical Nurse Manager 2 (Mental Health) Terms and Conditions of Employment Tenure The current vacancy is permanent and whole time. The post is pensionable. A panel may be created from which permanent and specified purpose vacancies of full or part time duration may be filled. The tenure of these posts will be indicated at “expression of interest” stage. Appointment as an employee of the Health Service Executive is governed by the Health Act 2004 and the Public Service Management (Recruitment and Appointments) Act 2004 and Public Service Management (Recruitment and Appointments) Amendment Act 2013. Remuneration The Salary scale for the post (01/10/2023) is: (Pro Rata - part-time) €57,198-€58,146-€58,947-€60,255-€61,701-€63,120-€64,539-€66,137-€ 67,621 New appointees to any grade start at the minimum point of the scale. Incremental credit will be applied for recognised relevant service in Ireland and abroad (Department of Health Circular 2/2011). Incremental credit is normally granted on appointment, in respect of previous experience in the Civil Service, Local Authorities, Health Service and other Public Service Bodies and Statutory Agencies. Working Week The standard working week applying to the post is to be confirmed at Job Offer stage. Annual Leave The annual leave associated with the post will be confirmed at Contracting stage. Superannuation This is a pensionable position with the HSE. The successful candidate will upon appointment become a member of the appropriate pension scheme. Pension scheme membership will be notified within the contract of employment. Members of pre-existing pension schemes who transferred to the HSE on the 01st January 2005 pursuant to Section 60 of the Health Act 2004 are entitled to superannuation benefit terms under the HSE Scheme which are no less favourable to those which they were entitled to at 31st December 2004 Age The Public Service Superannuation (Age of Retirement) Act, 2018* set 70 years as the compulsory retirement age for public servants. * Public Servants not affected by this legislation: Public servants joining the public service or re-joining the public service with a 26 week break in service, between 1 April 2004 and 31 December 2012 (new entrants) have no compulsory retirement age. Public servants, joining the public service or re-joining the public service after a 26 week break, after 1 January 2013 are members of the Single Pension Scheme and have a compulsory retirement age of 70. Probation Every appointment of a person who is not already a permanent officer of the Health Service Executive or of a Local Authority shall be subject to a probationary period of 12 months as stipulated in the Department of Health Circular No.10/71. Protection of Children Guidance and Legislation The welfare and protection of children is the responsibility of all HSE staff. You must be aware of and understand your specific responsibilities under the Children First Act 2015, the Protections for Persons Reporting Child Abuse Act 1998 in accordance with Section 2, Children First National Guidance and other relevant child safeguarding legislation and policies. Some staff have additional responsibilities such as Line Managers, Designated Officers and Mandated Persons. You should check if you are a Designated Officer and / or a Mandated Person and be familiar with the related roles and legal responsibilities. For further information, guidance and resources please visit: HSE Children First webpage . Infection Control Have a working knowledge of Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) Standards as they apply to the role for example, Standards for Healthcare, National Standards for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections, Hygiene Standards etc. and comply with associated HSE protocols for implementing and maintaining these standards as appropriate to the role. Health & Safety It is the responsibility of line managers to ensure that the management of safety, health and welfare is successfully integrated into all activities undertaken within their area of responsibility, so far as is reasonably practicable. Line managers are named and roles and responsibilities detailed in the relevant Site Specific Safety Statement (SSSS). Key responsibilities include: · Developing a SSSS for the department/service[1], as applicable, based on the identification of hazards and the assessment of risks, and reviewing/updating same on a regular basis (at least annually) and in the event of any significant change in the work activity or place of work. · Ensuring that Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) is integrated into day-to-day business, providing Systems Of Work (SOW) that are planned, organised, performed, maintained, and revised as appropriate, and ensuring that all safety related records are maintained and available for inspection. · Consulting and communicating with staff and safety representatives on OSH matters. · Ensuring a training needs assessment (TNA) is undertaken for employees, facilitating their attendance at statutory OSH training, and ensuring records are maintained for each employee. · Ensuring that all incidents occurring within the relevant department/service are appropriately managed and investigated in accordance with HSE procedures[2]. · Seeking advice from health and safety professionals through the National Health and Safety Function Helpdesk as appropriate. · Reviewing the health and safety performance of the ward/department/service and staff through, respectively, local audit and performance achievement meetings for example. Note : Detailed roles and responsibilities of Line Managers are outlined in local SSSS. [1] A template SSSS and guidelines are available on the National Health and Safety Function, here: https://www.hse.ie/eng/staff/safetywellbeing/about%20us/ [2]See link on health and safety web-pages to latest Incident Management Policy

5 days agoFull-timePart-time

CHW Clinical Nurse Manager

Community Healthcare WestGalway

Clinical Nurse Manager 3 (Mental Health) Job Specification & Terms and Conditions Job Title and Grade Clinical Nurse Manager 3 (Mental Health) (Grade Code: 238Y) Remuneration The salary scale for the post is (01/10/2023): €65,818-€67,121-€70,413-€71,708-€73,010-€74,329 Campaign Reference CHW010-CNM3MH-2024 Closing Date Friday 15th March 2024 at 12 noon Proposed Interview Date (s) It is proposed to hold interviews on the week of 08th April 2024 Taking up Appointment A start date will be indicated at job offer stage. Location of Post The current vacancy is within Community Healthcare West, Mental Health Service A panel may be formed as a result of this campaign for Clinical Nurse Manager III, Mental Health Services, Community Healthcare West from which current and future, permanent and specified purpose vacancies of full or part-time duration for this grade may be filled. Informal Enquiries P.J. Rainey, Area Director of Nursing, Mayo Mental Health Services, Castlebar, Co Mayo. pj.rainey@hse.ie 094 9042040. Helen Earley, Area Director of Nursing, Galway Roscommmon Mental Health Services, Acute Psychiatric Unit, Roscommon University hospital, Athlone Road Roscommon. Helen.Earley@hse.ie 09066 32392 Details of Service Galway Roscommon Adult Mental Health services Community Healthcare West – Mayo Mental Health Services Mayo Mental Health Services provide specialist assessment, care and treatment, for adults and older people. Services are provided in a number of different settings including; the individual’s own home, approved centres, outpatient clinics, community mental health centres and medium and low-support community residences. These services are delivered by staff from a range of disciplines including psychiatric nurses, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, occupational therapists, and support staff in line with A Vision for Change & Sharing the Vision document. The strategy documents set out how services should be structured and delivered in Ireland and in conjunction with our voluntary partners to ensure the meaningful involvement of the service user in the management and delivery of a recovery focused mental health service in line with Vision for Change & Sharing the Vision document. Mayo Mental Health Services are committed to working towards the development of a recovery orientated service that acknowledges the unique nature of each service users’ journey to wellness and health. The focus is on providing assessment and treatment at the least complex level. Mayo Mental Health Services is a community based service. Each Community Mental Health Team is led by a Consultant Psychiatrist. In addition a Consultant Psychiatrist leads Psychiatry of Old Age, Rehabilitation and Recovery service and a Consultant Psychiatrist also leads Mental Health with Intellectual Disability. There are four approved centres located in the Castlebar area, Adult Mental Health Unit, Teach Aisling, An Coillin and St. Annes Unit. Reporting Relationship The post holder will: · Report to Assistant Director of Nursing · Be accountable to the Area Director of Nursing. Key Working Relationships The Clinical Nurse Manager 3 will work closely with the Multi-disciplinary team, Clinical and Assistant Director of Nursing. The CNM3 will also work closely with family members and community teams. Purpose of the Post To provide professional / clinical leadership in the designated area(s) of responsibility. To oversee the management of resources including staffing and staff development. To facilitate communication across the healthcare teams. Principal Duties and Responsibilities The Clinical Nurse Manager 3 will: Professional / Clinical · Provide a high level of professional and clinical leadership. · Provide safe, comprehensive nursing care to service users according to the Code of Professional Conduct as laid down by the Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann (Nursing Midwifery Board Ireland) and Professional Clinical Guidelines · The Manager will practice nursing according to: o Professional Clinical Guidelines o National and Area Health Service Executive (HSE) guidelines. o Local policies, protocols and guidelines o Current legislation · Manage, monitor and evaluate professional and clinical standards ensuring an evidence based, care planning approach. · Manage own caseload in accordance with the needs of the post. · Participate in teams as appropriate, communicating and working in co-operation with other team members. · Facilitate co-ordination, co-operation and liaison across healthcare teams and programmes. · Collaborate with service users, family, carers and other staff in treatment / care planning and in the provision of support and advice. · Communicate results of assessments, treatment / care programmes and recommendations to the team and relevant others in accordance with service policy / as required. · Formulate, manage and implement best practice policies and procedures. · Ensure that service users and others are treated with dignity and respect. · Ensure the maintenance of nursing records in accordance with local service and professional standards. · Adhere to and contribute to the development and maintenance of nursing standards, protocols and guidelines consistent with the highest standards of patient care. · Evaluate and manage the implementation of best practice policy and procedures e.g. admission and discharge procedures, control and usage of stocks and equipment, grievance and disciplinary procedures. · Maintain professional standards in relation to confidentiality, ethics and legislation. · In consultation with other disciplines, implement and assess quality management programmes as appropriate. · Participate in clinical audit as required and ensure that clinical audits are performed in his/her area(s) of responsibility. · Initiate and participate in research studies as appropriate. · Devise and implement Health Promotion Programmes for service users as relevant to the post. · Operate within the Scope of Practice - seek advice and assistance from his / her manager with any cases or issues that prove to be beyond the scope of his / her professional competence in line with principles of best practice and clinical governance. · Ensure staff work in compliance with the Scope of Practice. · Will work in accordance with the principles and values of recovery as described in the National Framework for Recovery for Irish Mental Health Services 2018-2020. Health & Safety · Ensure that effective safety procedures are developed and managed to comply with statutory obligations, in conjunction with relevant staff e.g. health and safety procedures, emergency procedures. · Take appropriate action on any matter identified as being detrimental to staff and/or service user care or well-being / may be inhibiting the efficient provision of care. · Ensure adherence to established policies and procedures e.g. health and safety, infection control, storage and use of controlled drugs etc. · Ensure completion of incident / near miss forms. · Adequately identifies, assesses, manages and monitors risk within their area of responsibility. · Maintain a feedback mechanism with the clinical risk manager and report to senior management team where appropriate. · Ensure adherence to department policies in relation to the care and safety of any equipment supplied for the fulfilment of duty. Ensure advice of relevant stakeholders is sought prior to procurement e.g. CNS infection control, Occupational Therapist. · Have a working knowledge of the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) Standards as they apply to the role for example, Standards for Healthcare, National Standards for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections, Hygiene Standards etcand comply with associated HSE protocols for implementing and maintaining these standards as appropriate to the role. · To support, promote and actively participate in sustainable energy, water and waste initiatives to create a more sustainable, low carbon and efficient health service. Education and Training · Contribute to service development through appropriate continuous education, research initiatives, keeping up to date with nursing literature, recent nursing research and new developments in nursing management, education and practice and attend staff study days as considered appropriate. · Provide support advice to those engaging in continuous professional development in his / her area of responsibility. · Be familiar with the curriculum training programme for student nurses and be aware of the clinical experience required to meet the needs of the programme. · Participate in the identification, development and delivery of induction, education, training and development programmes for nursing and non-nursing staff. · Provide support supervision and professional development of appropriate staff. · Engage in the HSE performance achievement process in conjunction with your Line Manager and staff as appropriate. Management · Exercise authority and co-ordinate the functions of the assigned area(s). · Provide support, advice and direction to staff as required. · Engage with the wider healthcare team and facilitate team building. · Facilitate communication at ward and departmental level and within the senior nurse/midwife team. · Provide staff leadership and motivation which is conducive to good working relations and work performance. · Promote a culture that values diversity and respect in the workplace. · Manage and promote liaisons with internal / external bodies as appropriate e.g. intra-hospital service, the community, voluntary organisations. · Contribute to the strategic management and planning process. · Formulate service plans and budgets in co-operation with the wider healthcare team. · Lead on practice development within the clinical area. · Manage resources, including staff, efficiently and effectively to ensure the highest standards of service. · Manage and evaluate the implementation of the service plan and budget. · Provide reports on activity and services in a digital format as required. · Develop and manage departmental and nursing policy with a particular emphasis on change management. Monitor as appropriate and lead on proactive improvement. · Ensure compliance with legal requirements, policies and procedures affecting service users, staff and other hospital matters. · Actively participate in the Nursing Management structure by ‘acting up’ when required. · Engage in IT developments as they apply to service user and service administration. 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 them from time to time and to contribute to the development of the post while in office. Eligibility Criteria Qualifications and/ or experience Candidates must have at the latest date of application: - 1. Statutory Registration, Professional Qualifications, Experience, etc (a) Eligible applicants will be those who on the closing date for the competition: (i) Are registered in the relevant Division of the Register of Nurses & Midwives maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland [NMBI](Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann) or entitled to be so registered. AND (ii) Have at least 5 years post registration full time (or an aggregate of 5 years post registration full time) experience of which 2 years (or an aggregate of 2 years post registration full time experience) must be in the speciality or related area. AND (iii) Have the clinical, managerial and administrative capacity to properly discharge the functions of the role. AND (iv) Candidates must demonstrate evidence of continuous professional development. AND (b) Candidates must possess the requisite knowledge and ability including a high standard of suitability and clinical, managerial and administrative capacity to properly discharge the functions of the role. 2. Annual registration (i) On appointment, practitioners must maintain live annual registration on the relevant division of the Register of Nurses and Midwives maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann). AND (ii) Confirm annual registration with NMBI to the HSE by way of the annual Patient Safety Assurance Certificate (PSAC) 3. Health A candidate for and any person holding the office must be fully competent and capable of undertaking the duties attached to the office and be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service. 4. Character Each candidate for and any person holding the office must be of good character. Post Specific Requirements Demonstrate depth and breadth of experience in a broad range of mental health services including a commitment to implementing and sustaining Best Practice Guidelines in Mental Health as relevant to the role. Other requirements specific to the post Access to appropriate transport as this post may involve frequent travel. Skills, competencies and/or knowledge Professional Knowledge & Experience · Demonstrate practitioner competence and professionalism. · Demonstrate an awareness of current and emerging nursing strategies and policy in relation to the clinical / designated area. · Demonstrate the ability to relate nursing research to nursing practice. · Demonstrate an awareness of HR policies and procedures including disciplinary procedures. · Demonstrate an awareness of relevant legislation and policy e.g., health and safety, infection control etc. · Demonstrate a commitment to continuing professional development. · Demonstrate a willingness to develop IT skills relevant to the role. Proactive Approach to Planning & Managing Resources · Senses and keeps an ear to the ground on the corporate agenda. Leads on translating the corporate agenda into practical service planning. · Shows awareness of service needs; is able to analyse and assess current systems and demand levels to develop best system, based on needs. · Acts as the conduit to ensure that the learning from new service practices actively shapes future service plans. · Shows system understanding and the ability to balance multiple resourcing issues; can skilfully deploy and adjust human resources to meet changes, demands and contingencies. Leadership & Team Management Skills · Demonstrates the ability to lead on clinical practice. · Articulates a vision and sets clear objectives for service delivery. · Demonstrate the ability to work within, lead and manage a team. · Is open to, leads and manages change. Makes a positive case for change / introduces new ways of working and sells the benefits of change to others; supports and monitors the implementation of change. Commitment to providing a Quality Service · Demonstrate a strong commitment to the delivery of quality service. · Demonstrate the ability to lead on service quality and participate in the service planning and development process. · Demonstrate knowledge of quality assurance practices and their application to nursing procedures. · Demonstrate motivation, initiative and an innovative approach to job and service developments. Analysis, Problem Solving and Decision Making Skills · Demonstrates evidence-based decision-making, using sound analytical and problem-solving ability. · Shows sound professional judgement in decision-making; applies research findings to improve nursing practice and processes. · Takes an overview of complex problems before generating solutions; anticipates implications / consequences of different solutions. · Uses a range of information sources and knows how to access relevant information to address issues. Communication and Interpersonal · Demonstrates sensitivity to issues arising from multiple stakeholders. · Demonstrates good negotiation skills and assertiveness as appropriate. · Tailors communication to suit the needs of the audience and demonstrates sensitivity, diplomacy and tact when dealing with others. · Demonstrate resilience and composure in dealing with situations. Campaign Specific Selection Process Ranking/Shortlisting / Interview A ranking and or shortlisting exercise may be carried out on the basis of information supplied in your application form. The criteria for ranking and or shortlisting are based on the requirements of the post as outlined in the eligibility criteria and skills, competencies and/or knowledge section of this job specification. Therefore it is very important that you think about your experience in light of those requirements. Failure to include information regarding these requirements may result in you not being called forward to the next stage of the selection process. Those successful at the ranking stage of this process (where applied) will be placed on an order of merit and will be called to interview in ‘bands’ depending on the service needs of the organisation. Diversity, Equality and Inclusion The HSE is an equal opportunities employer. Employees of the HSE bring a range of skills, talents, diverse thinking and experience to the organisation. The HSE believes passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to its success – we aim to develop the workforce of the HSE so that it reflects the diversity of HSE service users and to strengthen it through accommodating and valuing different perspectives. Ultimately this will result in improved service user and employee experience. The HSE is committed to creating a positive working environment whereby all employees inclusive of age, civil status, disability, ethnicity and race, family status, gender, membership of the Traveller community, religion and sexual orientation are respected, valued and can reach their full potential. The HSE aims to achieve this through development of an organisational culture where injustice, bias and discrimination are not tolerated. The HSE welcomes people with diverse backgrounds and offers a range of supports and resources to staff, such as those who require a reasonable accommodation at work because of a disability or long term health condition. For further information on the HSE commitment to Diversity, Equality and Inclusion, please visit the Diversity, Equality and Inclusion web page at https://www.hse.ie/eng/staff/resources/diversity/ Code of Practice The Health Service Executive will run this campaign in compliance with the Code of Practice prepared by the Commission for Public Service Appointments (CPSA). The CPSA is responsible for establishing the principles that should be followed when making an appointment. These are set out in the CPSA Code of Practice. The Code outlines the standards that should be adhered to at each stage of the selection process and sets out the review and appeal mechanisms open to candidates should they be unhappy with a selection process. The CPSA Code of Practice can be accessed via https://www.cpsa.ie/ . The reform programme outlined for the Health Services may impact on this role and as structures change the job specification may be reviewed. This job specification 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. Clinical Nurse Manager 3 (Mental Health) Terms and Conditions of Employment Tenure The current vacancy available is permanent and whole time. The post is pensionable. A panel may be created from which permanent and specified purpose vacancies of full or part time duration may be filled. The tenure of these posts will be indicated at “expression of interest” stage. Appointment as an employee of the Health Service Executive is governed by the Health Act 2004 and the Public Service Management (Recruitment and Appointments) Act 2004 and Public Service Management (Recruitment and Appointments) Amendment Act 2013. Remuneration The salary scale for the post is (01/10/2023): €65,818-€67,121-€70,413-€71,708-€73,010-€74,329 Salary Scales are updated periodically and the most up to date versions can be found here: https://healthservice.hse.ie/staff/benefits-services/pay/pay-scales.html New appointees to any grade start at the minimum point of the scale. Incremental credit will be applied for recognised relevant service in Ireland and abroad (Department of Health Circular 2/2011). Incremental credit is normally granted on appointment, in respect of previous experience in the Civil Service, Local Authorities, Health Service and other Public Service Bodies and Statutory Agencies. Working Week The standard working week applying to the post is to be confirmed at Job Offer stage. Annual Leave The annual leave associated with the post will be confirmed at Contracting stage. Superannuation This is a pensionable position with the HSE. The successful candidate will upon appointment become a member of the appropriate pension scheme. Pension scheme membership will be notified within the contract of employment. Members of pre-existing pension schemes who transferred to the HSE on the 01st January 2005 pursuant to Section 60 of the Health Act 2004 are entitled to superannuation benefit terms under the HSE Scheme which are no less favourable to those which they were entitled to at 31st December 2004 Age The Public Service Superannuation (Age of Retirement) Act, 2018* set 70 years as the compulsory retirement age for public servants. * Public Servants not affected by this legislation: Public servants joining the public service or re-joining the public service with a 26 week break in service, between 1 April 2004 and 31 December 2012 (new entrants) have no compulsory retirement age. Public servants, joining the public service or re-joining the public service after a 26 week break, after 1 January 2013 are members of the Single Pension Scheme and have a compulsory retirement age of 70. Probation Every appointment of a person who is not already a permanent officer of the Health Service Executive or of a Local Authority shall be subject to a probationary period of 12 months as stipulated in the Department of Health Circular No.10/71. Protection of Children Guidance and Legislation The welfare and protection of children is the responsibility of all HSE staff. You must be aware of and understand your specific responsibilities under the Children First Act 2015, the Protections for Persons Reporting Child Abuse Act 1998 in accordance with Section 2, Children First National Guidance and other relevant child safeguarding legislation and policies. Some staff have additional responsibilities such as Line Managers, Designated Officers and Mandated Persons. You should check if you are a Designated Officer and / or a Mandated Person and be familiar with the related roles and legal responsibilities. For further information, guidance and resources please visit: HSE Children First webpage . Infection Control Have a working knowledge of Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) Standards as they apply to the role for example, Standards for Healthcare, National Standards for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections, Hygiene Standards etc. and comply with associated HSE protocols for implementing and maintaining these standards as appropriate to the role. Health & Safety It is the responsibility of line managers to ensure that the management of safety, health and welfare is successfully integrated into all activities undertaken within their area of responsibility, so far as is reasonably practicable. Line managers are named and roles and responsibilities detailed in the relevant Site Specific Safety Statement (SSSS). Key responsibilities include: · Developing a SSSS for the department/service[1], as applicable, based on the identification of hazards and the assessment of risks, and reviewing/updating same on a regular basis (at least annually) and in the event of any significant change in the work activity or place of work. · Ensuring that Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) is integrated into day-to-day business, providing Systems Of Work (SOW) that are planned, organised, performed, maintained, and revised as appropriate, and ensuring that all safety related records are maintained and available for inspection. · Consulting and communicating with staff and safety representatives on OSH matters. · Ensuring a training needs assessment (TNA) is undertaken for employees, facilitating their attendance at statutory OSH training, and ensuring records are maintained for each employee. · Ensuring that all incidents occurring within the relevant department/service are appropriately managed and investigated in accordance with HSE procedures[2]. · Seeking advice from health and safety professionals through the National Health and Safety Function Helpdesk as appropriate. · Reviewing the health and safety performance of the ward/department/service and staff through, respectively, local audit and performance achievement meetings for example. Note : Detailed roles and responsibilities of Line Managers are outlined in local SSSS. 1 A template SSSS and guidelines are available on the National Health and Safety Function, here: https://www.hse.ie/eng/staff/safetywellbeing/about%20us/ 2 See link on health and safety web-pages to latest Incident Management Policy

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