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Clinical Nurse Specialist, Integrated Care Programme For Older People Services
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Integrated Care Programme for Older People Services, Community Healthcare West (Grade Code: 2628) Campaign Reference CHW072-CNSOPS-2022 Closing Date Tuesday 23rd August 2022 at 12 noon Proposed Interview Date (s) It is anticipated interviews will be held as soon as possible following the closing date Taking up Appointment A start date will be indicated at job offer stage. Organisational Area Community Healthcare West, Older Persons Services Location of Post Integrated Care for Older Persons service, Community Healthcare West There are currently five permanent whole-time vacancy available in Integrated Care for Older Persons within Community Healthcare West as follows Galway West City & County – 2 WTE Base in Dangan, Galway (1 WTE CNS General / 1 WTE CNS Residential Care Facilities) Galway East City & County – 1 WTE Base in Ballybrit, Galway (1 WTE CNS, General) Mayo – 2 WTE Base in Castlebar. Galway (1 WTE CNS General / 1 WTE CNS Residential Care Facilities) A panel may be created as a result of this campaign for Clinical Nurse Specialist, Older People Services, Integrated Care for Older Persons 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 Galway: Mr James Geoghegan, Operational lead ICPOP Galway East City & County. James.Geoghegan@hse.ie Tel: 0874565276 Mayo: Ms Marie Alexander, Operational Lead ICPOP Mayo. Marie.Alexander2@hse.ie Tel: 0871216484. Reporting Relationship The post holder will report to: · Professionally accountable to the relevant Director of Nursing in Older Persons Services. · The Operational Team Lead, Integrated Care Programme Older Persons for day to day operational management Purpose of the Post The purpose of this Clinical Nurse Specialist (General) post is to: Deliver care in line with the five core concepts of the role set out in the Framework for the Establishment of Clinical Nurse Specialist Posts, 4th edition, National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Midwifery (NCNM) 2008. The concepts are: • Clinical Focus • Patient/Client Advocate • Education and Training • Audit and Research • Consultant The role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist, Older People Services is to ensure that his/her knowledge and skills in gerontology are utilised effectively and efficiently to facilitate and provision of an equitable and quality client focused service that enhances the health status of that population. The post holder will have a pivotal role in meeting the psychological, emotional and informational needs of patients with aged related issues, their families and significant others. He/she will be a key member of the inter-disciplinary clinical team responsible for the care of this patients group. The CNSp (Residential Care Facilities Older Persons Liaison) post is part of a broader integrated care team where RCF outreach is supported. The CNSp will contribute to the improvement of the health care experience and outcomes of older people who are resident in RCFs. Caseload Clinical Nurse Specialist (Older Persons General) will focus initially on the patient group Older People Work closely and clinically liaise with the Advanced Nurse Practitioner. The CNSp. (Residential Care Facilities Older Persons Liaison) will work closely with the integrated care consultant geriatrician and Integrated Care Team for Older people (ICTOP) to implement care pathways that supports the needs of older people in Residential Care Facilities (Public & Private). The role will work across acute hospital and RCFs with an outreach / inreach function. Details of Service/Background to the post The Galway/Roscommon/Mayo areas have unique service provision challenges with many of our population living in rurally isolated and geographically dispersed locations. The Saolta region has an older population compared with the national average (15.4% versus 13.4%) and the Saolta group has committed to working closely with their CHW community colleagues to change the model of care for older people with less reliance on acute admissions. The population of Galway aged over 65 will increase to almost 70,000 and the population of Mayo to almost 33,488 by 2031. Those aged over 80 years will double. The integrated care service for older people will serve a population of 322,602 (258,058 Galway City and County) and (130,507 Mayo) of which more than 15% are aged over 65 years. In 2018 initial funding (ICPOP) supported the development of an Ambulatory Hub (Day Hospital) in Moneen Primary Care Centre. The hub provided comprehensive geriatric assessment to older patients referred from the Emergency Department (HomeFirst) and from the Orthopaedic department (IHFD). An integrated governance structure was established with stakeholders from Acute (MUH) and Community Healthcare West (Social Care and Primary Care) and a model of integrated working developed. There also was the development of the pilot Galway Integrated Care for Older Persons (GICOP) Programme. The initial pilot GICOP team was funded on a temporary basis from the Slaintecare Integrated Fund. It also established a governance structure which now underpins all development around integrated specialist geriatric care comprising of stakeholders from the acute setting (Saolta) and the community setting Community Healthcare West (CHW) incorporating representation from the three counties/areas of Galway, Mayo and Roscommon.Within the framework of the ICPOP, opportunity now exists to operationalise integrated care In Mayo Galway and Roscommon , Acute and Social Care. Spanning the acute and community services, the integrated model includes many key elements including support for acute frailty pathways, expedited assessment for frail older persons presenting to ED, GP or AMAU through specialist ambulatory hub for older people and rapid access to support ongoing care in the community including access to allocated community rehabilitation beds. The model is in keeping with the shared vision of the ICPOP. It aligns to the key principles of the National Integrated Care Programme such that the service will be truly patient centric and integrated with the community to support the older person in so far as is reasonably possible in their own home and using supported community pathways to reduce need for avoidable hospital care where appropriate. This significant programme of reform is underway in Services for Older Persons and Chronic Disease supported by the strategic direction set out under Sláintecare, the Enhanced Community Care business case, HSE Corporate Plan, National Service Plan (2021) and the National Clinical Programmes. The Enhanced Community Care Reform Programme is focused on the transformation of community care with an emphasis on establishing Community Health Networks and Specialist Community Teams working within Ambulatory Community Hubs. These plan and organise services for a defined population, enables integrated care to be implemented and thus allows a shifting the focus away from acute hospitals towards a new model of specialist care in the community. The redesign of services allow new pathways to be developed between hospitals, community services, primary care, health & wellbeing and voluntary sectors to develop new networks of care for Older People and people with Chronic Disease. The investment in an Enhanced Community Care Model will be delivered on a phased basis, with a view to national coverage being achieved within a 2 to 3 year period. Three priority areas have been identified as follows; Structural reform with Community Health Networks (CHNs) becoming the basic building blocks for the organisation, management and delivery of community services across the country. Creating specialist ambulatory care hubs within the community for the management of chronic disease and older people with complex needs. Scaling Integrated Care for older people and chronic disease through the recruitment of specialist integrated care teams across the care pathway including Frailty at the Front Door Teams. The Older Persons/Chronic Disease Service Model sets out the end to end service architecture for the identification and management of people living with chronic disease and frail older adults with complex care needs. The focus on an end-to-end pathway, includes specialist care community hubs, that will act as a focal point for accelerating integrated care by; · Providing a point of access · Acting as a team base · Enabling services to be integrated · Allowing care to be coordinated · Acting as a focal point for older person/chronic disease services and their development This is intended to; · Case manage care at or near home · Prevent admissions to acute hospitals where it is safe and appropriate to do so · Support early discharge from acute or secondary inpatient care where admission is unavoidable. · For patients who require admission, the emphasis is on minimising hospital stays and improving outcomes, with post discharge support for people in the community and in their own homes. A shared local governance structure across Acute hospital and CHO ensures the development of a fully integrated service and end-to-end pathway. The ECC Model is underpinned by a set of key principles including: · Eighty percent of services delivered in Primary Care are through the Community Healthcare Networks. · Identifying and building health needs assessments at a Network level (approximate population of 50,000) based on a population health planning approach i.e. population stratification thereby ensuring the right people get the right service based on the complexity of their health care needs. · Utilisation of a whole system approach to integrating care based on person centred community models, while promoting self-care in the community. · Learning from and delivering services based on best practice models in the community and the extensive work of the integrated care clinical programmes particularly in Older Persons and Chronic Disease services · Availability of a timely response to early presentations of identified conditions and the ability to manage appropriate levels of complexity related to it. · Resources applied intensively in a targeted manner to a defined population, implementing best practice models of care to demonstrate the delivery of specific outcomes and sustainable services · The need to frontload investment, coupled with reform to strengthen community services. · The need to embed preventative approach into all services. Principal Duties and Responsibilities The post holder’s practice is based on the five core concepts of Clinical Nurse Specialist (Older Persons General) role as defined by the NCNM 4th edition (2008) in order to fulfil the role. The concepts are: • Clinical Focus • Patient/Client Advocate • Education and Training • Audit and Research • Consultant Clinical Focus The Clinical Nurse Specialist, Older People Service, will have a strong patient focus whereby the specialty defines itself as nursing and subscribes to the overall purpose, functions and ethical standards of nursing / midwifery. The clinical practice role may be divided into direct and indirect care. Direct care comprises the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of care to the patient, family and/or carer. Indirect care relates to activities that influence and support the provision of direct care. Clinical Nurse Specialist, Older People Services will: Direct Care • Provide a specialist nursing service for patients with age related conditions who require support and treatment through the continuum of care • Undertake comprehensive patient assessment to include physical, psychological, social and spiritual elements of care using best evidence based practice in gerontology. • Use the outcomes of patient assessment to develop and implement plans of care/case management in conjunction with the multi-disciplinary team (MDT) and the patient, family and/or carer as appropriate. • Monitor and evaluate the patient’s response to treatment and amend the plan of care accordingly in conjunction with the MDT and patient, family and/or carer as appropriate. • Make alterations in the management of patient’s condition in collaboration with the MDT and the patient in line with agreed pathways and policies, procedures, protocols and guidelines (PPPG’s). • Accept appropriate referrals from MDT colleagues. • Co-ordinate investigations, treatment therapies and patient follow-up. • Communicate with patients, family and /or carer as appropriate, to assess patient’s needs and provide relevant support, information, education, advice and counselling as required. • Where appropriate work collaboratively with MDT colleagues across Primary and Secondary Care to provide a seamless service delivery to the patient, family and/or carer as appropriate. • Participate in medication reconciliation taking cognisance of poly-pharmacy and support medical and pharmacy staff with medication reviews and medication management. • Identify and promote specific symptom management strategies as well as the identification of triggers which may cause exacerbation of symptoms. Provide patients with appropriate self-management strategies and escalation pathways. • Manage nurse ledclinics with MDT input. • Identify health promotion priorities for the patient, family and/or carer and support patient self-care in line with best evidence. This will include the provision of educational and health promotion material which is comprehensive, easy to understand and meets patient’s needs. Indirect Care • Identify and agree appropriate referral pathways for patients with age related conditions. • Participate in case review with MDT colleagues. • Use a case management approach to patients with complex needs in collaboration with MDT in both Primary and Secondary Care as appropriate. • Take a proactive role in the formulation and provision of evidence based PPPGs relating to Older Persons care. • Take a lead role in ensuring the service for patients with age related condition is in line with best practice guidelines and the Safer Better Healthcare Standards (HIQA, 2012). Patient/Client Advocate • Communicate, negotiate and represent patient’s family and/or carer values and decisions in relation to their condition in collaboration with MDT colleagues in both Primary and Secondary Care as appropriate. • Develop and support the concept of advocacy, particularly in relation to patient participation in decision making, thereby enabling informed choice of treatment options • Respect and maintain the privacy, dignity and confidentiality of the patient, family and/or carer. • Establish, maintain and improve procedures for collaboration and cooperation between Acute Services, Primary Care, Residential Facilitiesand Voluntary Organisations as appropriate. • Proactively challenge any interaction which fails to deliver a quality service to patients. Education & Training : The Clinical Nurse Specialist, Older People Services will: • Maintain clinical competence in patient management within Older PersonsNursing, keeping up-to-date with relevant research to ensure the implementation of evidence based practice. • Provide the patient, family and/or carer with appropriate information and other supportive interventions to increase their knowledge, skill and confidence in managing their condition. • Contribute to the design, development and implementation of education programmes and resources for the patient, family and/or carer in relation to Older Persons care thus empowering them to self-manage their condition. • Provide mentorship and preceptorship for Nursing colleagues as appropriate. • Participate in training programmes for Nursing, MDT colleagues and key stakeholders as appropriate. • Create exchange of learning opportunities within the MDT in relation to evidence based care delivery through journal clubs, conferences etc. • Develop and maintain links with Regional Centres for Nursing & Midwifery Education (RCNMEs), the Nursing and Midwifery Planning and Development Units (NMPDUs) and relevant third level Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) in the design, development and delivery of educational programmes in gerontologycare. • Be responsible for addressing own continuing professional development needs Audit & Research: • Establish and maintain a register of patients within Clinical Nurse Specialist Caseload. • Maintain a record of clinically relevant data aligned to National Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) as directed and advised by the DON. • Identify, initiate and conduct Nursing and MDT audit and research projects relevant to the area of practice. • Identify, critically analyse, disseminate and integrate best evidence relating to Older Persons care into practice. • Contribute to nursing research on all aspects of Older Persons nursing. • Use the outcomes of audit to improve service provision. • Contribute to service planning and budgetary processes through use of audit data and specialist knowledge. • Monitor, access, utilise and disseminate current relevant research to advise and ensure the provision of informed evidence based practice. Audit expected outcomes including • Collate data on agreed KPIs and outcome measures which will provide evidence of the effectiveness of Clinical Nurse Specialist (Older Persons General) interventions undertaken as Referred to in the National Council for the Professional Development of Nursing and Nursing final report - Evaluation of Clinical Nurse and Midwife Specialist and Advanced Nurse and Midwife Practitioner roles in Ireland (SCAPE Report, 2010) and the National KPIs associated with Older persons . • Evaluate audit results and research findings to identify areas for quality improvement in collaboration with nursing management and MDT colleagues (Primary and Secondary Care). Consultant • Provide leadership in clinical practice and act as a resource and role model for Older Peoples practice. • Generate and contribute to the development of clinical standards and guidelines and support implementation. • Use specialist knowledge to support and enhance generalist nursing practice. • Develop collaborative working relationships with Clinical Nurse Specialist’s/Registered Advanced Nurse/Midwife Practitioner/MDT colleagues as appropriate, developing person centred care pathways to promote the integrated model of care delivery. • With the support of the Operational Team Lead of Integrated Care for Older Peoples Services and the Clinical Team lead for Older Peoples Services, attend integrated care planning meetings as required. • Where appropriate develop and maintain relationships with specialist services in voluntary organisations which support patients in the community. • Liaise with other health service providers in the development and on-going delivery of the National Clinical Programme model of care. • Network with other Clinical Nurse Specialist (Older Persons General) in related professional associations. Health & Safety These duties must be performed in accordance with local organisational and the HSE health and safety polices. In carrying out these duties the employee must ensure that effective safety procedures are in place to comply with the Health, Safety and Welfare at Work Act (2005). Staff must carry out their duties in a safe and responsible manner in line with the local policy documents and as set out in the local safety statement, which must be read and understood. Quality, Risk and Safety Responsibilities • Participate and cooperate with legislative and regulatory requirements with regard to quality, risk and safety. • Participate and cooperate with local quality, risk and safety initiatives as required. • Participate and cooperate with internal and external evaluations of the organisation’s structures, services and processes as required, including but not limited to, The National Hygiene Audit, National Decontamination Audit, Health and Safety Audits and other audits specified by the HSE or other regulatory authorities. • Initiate, support and implement quality improvement initiatives in their area which are in keeping with local organisational quality, risk and safety requirements. • Contribute to the development of PPPGs and safe professional practice and adhere to relevant legislation, regulations and standards. • Comply with Health Service Executive (HSE) Complaints Policy. • Ensure completion of incident/near miss forms and clinical risk reporting. • Adhere to department policies in relation to the care and safety of any equipment supplied and used to carry out the responsibilities of the role of Clinical Nurse Specialist (General ) in care. Specific Responsibility for Best Practice in Hygiene: Hygiene is defined as: “The practice that serves to keep people and environments clean and prevent infection. It involves the study of preserving one’s health, preventing the spread of disease, and recognising, evaluating and controlling health hazards. In the healthcare setting it incorporates the following key areas: environment and facilities, hand hygiene, catering, management of laundry, waste and sharps, and equipment” (HIQA, 2008; P2). It is the responsibility of all staff to ensure compliance with local organisational hygiene standards, guidelines and practices. Management / Administration • Provide an efficient, effective and high-quality service, respecting the needs of each patient, family and/or carer. • Effectively manage time and caseload in order to meet changing and developing service needs. • Continually monitor the service to ensure it reflects current needs. • Implement and manage identified changes. • Ensure that confidentiality in relation to patient records is maintained. • Represent the specialist service at local, national and international forum as required. • Maintain accurate and contemporaneous records and data on all matters pertaining to the planning, management, delivery and evaluation of care and ensure that this service is in line with HSE requirements. • Contribute to the service planning process as appropriate and as directed by the Operational Team Lead of Integrated Care for Older Peoples Services and the Clinical Team lead for Older Peoples Services. • 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. 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) i) Be a registered nurse on the active Register of Nurses or Midwives held by An Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann (Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland) or be eligible to be so registered. And ii) Be registered in the General division of the register of Nurses and Midwives. And iii) Have successfully completed a post registration programme of study, as certified by the education provider, which verifies that the applicant has achieved a Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) major academic Level 8 award, or higher relevant to the specialist area of care of the Older Persons / Gerontology (see Note 1) Or Can provide written evidence from higher education institute that they have achieved the number of ECTS credits equivalent to a Level 8 award or higher standard, relevant to the specialist area of area of care of the Older Persons / Gerontology And iv) Have a minimum of 5 years post registration full time experience or an aggregate of 5 years full time experience in the division of the register in which the application is being made. And v) Have a minimum of 2 years’ experience or an aggregate of 2 years full time experience in specialist area of Older Persons / Gerontology And vi) Demonstrate evidence of continuing professional development (b) Have the ability to practice safely and effectively fulfilling his/her professional responsibility within his/her scope of practice 2. Annual registration (i) On appointment, practitioners must maintain live annual registration on the appropriate/relevant Division of the register of Nurses and Midwives maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann) for the role. 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. Note 1* Guidance on Eligibility where a post-registration programme in Nursing/Midwifery clinical practice relevant to the specialist area, at level 8 or higher, has not been developed. Where the applicant has achieved a formal recognised post-registration major award in Nursing/Midwifery clinical practice at level 8 or above, not in the area of specialist practice, the applicant must additionally demonstrate the following: 1. The applicant must have successfully undertaken formal recognised post-registration clinical education and have acquired a relevant QQI award at (i) Higher Certificate or higher or (ii) provide written evidence from the Higher Education Institute that they have achieved the number of ECTS credits equivalent to a Level 8 or above, relevant to the area of specialist practice – Care of the Older Persons / Gerontology prior to application. Or 2. In circumstances where a QQI award or modules relevant to the area of specialist practice is not available, the applicant must demonstrate that he/she has successfully undertaken a substantial course/programme relevant to the specialist practice prior to application*, which should be either academically accredited or endorsed by a relevant professional association. And 3. The candidate must demonstrate relevant and ongoing continuous professional development (CPD). *Note: The candidate must demonstrate relevant and ongoing continuous professional development (CPD). The service has determined the relevant division of the NMBI register for this role is Clinical Nurse Specialist Post Specific Requirements Demonstrate depth and breadth of experience in providing a service to older People/Gerontology as relevant to the role. Have undertaken or agree to undertake, within an agreed timeframe, the Nurse Prescribing of Medicinal Products Certificate. Other requirements specific to the post Access to appropriate transport to fulfil the requirements of the role Proficiency in the Irish language would be desirable for posts in the Gaeltacht Area Skills, competencies and/or knowledge Professional Knowledge The Clinical Nurse Specialist will: • Practice in accordance with relevant legislation and with regard to The Scope of Nursing & Midwifery Practice Framework (Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland, 2015) and the Code of Professional Conduct and Ethics for Registered Nurses and Registered Midwives (Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland, 2014). • Maintain a high standard of professional behaviour and be professionally accountable for actions/omissions. Take measures to develop and maintain the competences required for professional practice. • Adhere to the Nursing & Midwifery values of Care, Compassion and Commitment (DoH, 2016). • Adhere to national, regional and local HSE PPPGs. • Adhere to relevant legislation and regulation. • Adhere to appropriate lines of authority within the nurse/midwife management structure. Clinical Nurse Specialist (Older Person General) will Demonstrate: • An in-depth knowledge of the role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist(Older Person General). • In-depth knowledge of the pathophysiology of Older Persons/ Gerontology. • The ability to undertake a comprehensive assessment of the patient with (frailty) including taking an accurate history of their condition and presenting problem. • The ability to employ appropriate diagnostic interventions and quality of life scales to support clinical decision making to support clinical decision making and the patients’ self- management planning. • The ability to formulate a plan of care based on findings and evidence-based standards of care and practice guidelines. • The ability to follow up and evaluate a plan of care. • Knowledge of health promotion principles / coaching / self-management strategies that will enable people to take greater control over decisions and actions that affect their health and wellbeing. • An understanding of the principles of clinical governance and risk management as they apply directly to the Clinical Nurse Specialistrole and the wider health service. • Evidence of teaching in the clinical area. • A working knowledge of audit and research processes. • Evidence of computer skills including use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Email, PowerPoint The CNSp. Residential Care Facilities Older Persons Liaison will demonstrate: • In-depth knowledge of the role of the CNSp. Residential Care Facilities Older Persons Liaison. • In-depth knowledge of the pathophysiology of ageing. • The ability to undertake a comprehensive geriatric assessment of the resident, including taking an accurate history of their condition and presenting problem. • The ability to employ appropriate diagnostic interventions including the use of validated assessment tools e.g. frailty, delirium, cognition) to support clinical decision making and the residents’ integrated care plan. • The ability to formulate an integrated care plan based on findings and evidence based standards of care and practice guidelines. • The ability to follow up and evaluate the agreed integrated care plan. • Knowledge of health promotion principles/coaching/self-management strategies that will enable people to take greater control over decisions and actions that affect their health and wellbeing. • An understanding of the principles of clinical governance and risk management as they apply directly to the CNSp. role and the wider health service. • Evidence of teaching in the clinical area. • A working knowledge of audit and research processes. • Evidence of computer skills including use of Microsoft Word, Excel, E-mail, PowerPoint. • Engage with telehealth and communication platforms for delivery of patient care. Communication and Interpersonal Skills. Demonstrate: • Effective communication skills. • Ability to build and maintain relationships particularly in the context of MDT working. • Ability to present information in a clear and concise manner. • Ability to manage groups through the learning process. • Ability to provide constructive feedback to encourage future learning. • Effective presentation skills. Organisation and Management Skills: Demonstrate: • Evidence of effective organisational skills including awareness of appropriate resource management. • Ability to attain designated targets, manage deadlines and multiple tasks. • Ability to be self-directed, work on own initiative. • A willingness to be flexible in response to changing local/organisational requirements. Building & Maintaining Relationships including Team and Leadership skills Demonstrate: • Leadership, change management and team management skills including the ability to work with MDT colleagues. Commitment to providing a quality service: Demonstrate: • Awareness and respect for the patient’s views in relation to their care. • Evidence of providing quality improvement programmes. • Evidence of conducting audit. • Evidence of motivation by ongoing professional development. Analysing and Decision Making Demonstrate: • Effective analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills. 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. The HSE is an equal opportunities employer. 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 Code of Practice sets out how the core principles of probity, merit, equity and fairness might be applied on a principle basis. The Code also specifies the responsibilities placed on candidates, facilities for feedback to applicants on matters relating to their application when requested, and outlines procedures in relation to requests for a review of the recruitment and selection process and review in relation to allegations of a breach of the Code of Practice. Additional information on the HSE’s review process is available in the document posted with each vacancy entitled “Code of Practice, Information for Candidates”. Codes of practice are published by the CPSA and are available on www.hse.ie/eng/staff/jobs in the document posted with each vacancy entitled “Code of Practice, Information for Candidates” or on 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 Specialist, Older People Services, Community Healthcare West Terms and Conditions of Employment Tenure The current vacancies available are Permanent and Whole-time The posts are pensionable. A panel may be created as a result of this campaign for Clinical Nurse Specialist, Older People Services, Integrated Care for Older Persons 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. 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 as at the 01/10/2021 is: €51,422 €52,273 €52,993 €54,170 €55,469 €56,745 €58,021 €59,457 €60,792 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 for Persons Reporting Child Abuse Act 1998 As this post is one of those designated under the Protection for Persons Reporting Child Abuse Act 1998, appointment to this post appoints one as a designated officer in accordance with Section 2 of the Act. You will remain a designated officer for the duration of your appointment to your current post or for the duration of your appointment to such other post as is included in the categories specified in the Ministerial Direction. You will receive full information on your responsibilities under the Act on appointment. Mandated Person Children First Act 2015 As a mandated person under the Children First Act 2015 you will have a legal obligation: • To report child protection concerns at or above a defined threshold to TUSLA. • To assist Tusla, if requested, in assessing a concern which has been the subject of a mandated report. You will remain a mandated person for the duration of your appointment to your current post or for the duration of your appointment to such other post as is included in the categories specified in the Ministerial Direction. You will receive full information on your responsibilities under the Act on appointment. 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  , 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 departent/service are appropriately managed and investigated in accordance with HSE procedures  . • 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.  A template SSSS and guidelines are available on the National Health and Safety Function/H&S web pages 2 See link on health and safety web-pages to latest Incident Management Policy
Roaming Fundraiser - No experience needed
Do you want to travel Ireland for FREE and get paid for it? The work will take you from Donegal to Waterford, from Dundalk to Kerry, and everywhere in between. Then join our Roaming Fundraising team. If you don’t have experience, don’t worry as full training is provided. We are expanding our team and we are looking for motivated and target-driven people with a positive attitude to join our fun Roaming fundraising team. Please note that this is a field-based role and applicants must be eligible to work in Ireland and be at least 18 years of age. What we offer is: Full-Time permanent employment. In depth technical training. Guaranteed Basic Salary. Uncapped PRP structure. 25 days Annual Leave (Plus Bank Holidays) Fantastic development and career progression opportunities. Travel expenses (while on tour). Accommodation expenses provided while on tour We want you to: Seek to deliver a minimum amount of quality donors every day regardless of weather, location, or external factors. Have excellent social and communication skills with fluent English. Have the ability to establish positive working relationships with colleagues within a living environment. Have a positive attitude and an ability and desire to take on board coaching and guidance. Have the drive to take personal responsibility for results and a ‘can do’ attitude. Knowledge of and interest in Amnesty International's human rights work. Have endurance, determination, grit, and an indomitable spirit. Salary: 26000.00 - 32000.00 Euro Annually Application Method Please apply to this vacancy by the following means: Email: email@example.com
Assistant Staff Officer
Purpose of the Post The Post holder will be required to provide comprehensive clerical and administrative support to the Biochemistry and Haematology Departments in GUH under the direction and guidance of the Pathology Management Structure and GUH General Manager, ensuring our patients and service users are treated equitably, promptly and courteously in a risk free environment. To supervise and train clerical staff under their remit in the absence of the Staff Officer. Principal Duties and Responsibilities The salary scale for the post is: €29,249, €31,218, €32,009, €34,008, €35,838, €37,439, €38,989, €41,079, €42,599, €44,128, €45,545, €46,968, LSIs
G Information, Communications And Technology Manager
Please download and submit application form for this exciting role through the Rezoomo website (Using Google Chrome) ***CV's not accepted for this campaign*** For Eligibility Criteria and further information on this post, please view the attached job specification available below. Grade Code: 0041 County: Galway Hse Area: HSE West Saolta University Health Care Group Staff Category: Management/ Admin/ OoCIO Contract Type: Permanent, Whole time Internal/External: External Proposed Interview Dates: Interviews will be held as soon as possible after closing date. Candidates will normally be given at least one weeks' notice of interview. The timescale may be reduced in exceptional circumstances Informal Enquiries: Ms Chris Kane, General Manager, Galway University Hospitals Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Vincent Jordan, eHealth Director, Saolta University Health Care Group, University Hospital Galway, Newcastle, Galway Tel: +353 87 9971551, Email: email@example.com Closing Date: 10.00am on 19th August 2022 Location of Post Galway University Hospitals A panel may be created for the post of Information, Communications and Technology Manager, Galway University Hospitals from which permanent and specified purpose vacancies of full or part time duration may be filled
2022 Revenue Competition for Appointment to the Position of Administrative Officer (AO) Audit and Compliance 1 Introduction Revenue is the Irish Tax and Customs administration and is a large decentralised organisation with offices in over 30 locations nationwide. Revenue’s mission is “To serve the community by fairly and efficiently collecting taxes and duties and implementing customs controls”. In 2021, Revenue collected total gross receipts of c.€97 billion. Revenue is also responsible for trade facilitation and frontier control. Our workforce of almost 7,000 people supports compliance for 2.9 million employments, 0.2 million employers, 0.8 million businesses, 0.3 million VAT traders, 0.1 million customs traders and 1.4 million property owners. To successfully deliver on our mandate, we rely on the skills, capability and professionalism of our people, the flexibility of our structures, and our ability to harness and support innovation in technology and business practices. 2 Job Description These junior management positions offer graduates an excellent opportunity to build a career in tax and customs and to make a strong contribution in a wide variety of work. You will be involved in advancing a range of Revenue priorities under Revenue’s strategic pillar of Confronting Non-Compliance which employs a risk-based approach to compliance management to secure high voluntary compliance levels and delivers an appropriate and timely response to non-compliance. Your work may include the continuous development of Revenue’s business intelligence and risk management systems, and staff management. Many aspects of the job involve interaction with large, medium, and small businesses, individual taxpayers, tax advisors, representative bodies, other Government Departments, and international bodies (e.g. EU institutions, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the World Customs Organisation (WCO), etc.). In some roles, this will include outdoor off-site work dealing with taxpayers and their advisors in person. 3 Location This is a nationwide competition. Please select your location preferences when completing the application form. You must only select a location where you would be prepared to take up a position and you may select up to a maximum of 2 locations and must indicate your order of preference. Please also note you may not change your location preferences after the closing date of this competition. Revenue has many flexible and family-friendly working policies which include opportunities for blended working. While requests for blended working arrangements may be facilitated, some office attendance will be required in all roles, in line with business needs. 4 Essential Entry Requirements Please be advised candidates must have obtained the relevant qualification prior to taking up the position. Candidates who are available to start working in Revenue from October 2022 must meet the essential entry requirements on or before 10 September 2022. • Candidates must have obtained a minimum of NFQ Level 8 qualification in taxation or qualification as a Chartered Tax Advisor (i.e. membership or entitlement to membership of a recognised professional body in this area) OR • Candidates must have obtained a minimum of NFQ Level 8 qualification in accounting or qualification as an accountant (i.e. membership or entitlement to membership of a recognised professional body in this area) General: The appointment is to a permanent post in the Civil Service and is subject to the Civil Service Regulations Acts 1956 to 2005, the Public Service Management (Recruitment and Appointments) Act 2004 and any other Act for the time being in force relating to the Civil Service. Salary: Personal Pension Contribution (PPC Rate) The salary scale for the position of Administrative Officer in Revenue, as at 1 February 2022, is as follows: Personal Pension Contribution (PPC) €33,889 €36,406 €37,125 €40,277 €44,311 €47,381 €50,454 €53,560 €56,663 €59,756 €61,899(LSI1) €64,038(LSI2). The PPC pay rate applies when the individual is required to pay a Personal Pension Contribution (otherwise known as a main scheme contribution) in accordance with the rules of their main/personal superannuation scheme. This is different to a contribution in respect of membership of a Spouses’ and Children’s scheme, or the Additional Superannuation Contributions (ASC). A different rate will apply where the appointee is not required to make a Personal Pension Contribution. Long service increments may be payable after 3(LSI1) and 6(LSI2) years satisfactory service at the maximum of the scale. Tenure and Probation The appointment is to a permanent position on a probationary contract in the Civil Service. The probationary contract will be for a period of one year from the date specified on the contract. Notwithstanding this paragraph and the paragraph immediately following below, this will not preclude an extension of the probationary contract in appropriate circumstances. At the discretion of the Head of Office you may be assigned to other work depending on the business needs and capability development of the office and your career development needs. Duties The employee will be required to perform any duties appropriate to the position which may be assigned from time to time. The officer may not engage in private practice or be connected with any outside business which would interfere with the performance of official duties or conflict with his/her role. Hours of Attendance Hours of attendance will be fixed from time to time but will amount to not less than 41 hours and 15 minutes gross or 35 hours net per week. Annual Leave The annual leave allowance will be 25 working days a year, rising to 29 after 5 years’ service and 30 after 10 years’ service. This allowance is subject to the usual conditions regarding the granting of annual leave and is on the basis of a five-day week and is exclusive of the usual public holidays. For more detailed job description, please click on the link below; Important Notice The foregoing represents the principal conditions of service and is not intended to be the comprehensive list of all terms and conditions of employment which will be set out in the employment contract to be agreed with the successful candidate.
Chief Medical Scientist, Immunology University Hospital
Campaign Reference Number & Job Title: Chief Medical Scientist, Immunology G5631 Grade Code: 3876 County: Galway Hse Area: HSE West/ Saolta University Health Care Group Staff Category: Health & Social Care Professionals Contract Type: Permanent Wholetime Internal/External: External Proposed Interview Dates: Interviews will be hell as soon as possible after the closing date. Candidates will normally be given at least one weeks’ notice of interview. The timescale may be reduced in exceptional circumstance. Informal Enquiries: Dr Vincent Tormey Consultant Immunologist Tel: 091 – 544498 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Closing Date: 10.00am on 17th August 2022 Location Details: There is currently 1 Permanent Whole Time vacancy available. The post will be based in Galway University Hospital in the Saolta University Hospital Group. A panel may be formed for Chief Medical Scientist, Immunology Laboratory, University Hospital Galway from which current and future permanent and specified purpose vacancies of full or part time duration may be filled. Post Specific Related Information Please ensure you download, save and read the Job Specification, Additional Campaign Information as well the Application Form. All of these documents are located at the bottom of this advertisement. We strongly recommend that you read the Job Specification before completing your application form. Full details on this campaign plus the answers to many queries such as: Am I eligible to apply? Where are the posts? What will my salary be? If I apply what happens next? Are available in the document Additional Campaign Information for this recruitment campaign. We strongly recommend that you read the information in this document carefully before making an application. Take time to read through the various sections, which take you through the process from beginning to end. Application Details: Applications must be submitted via Rezoomo only. Applications received any other way will not be accepted. There will be no exceptions. ***CV's not accepted for this campaign*** Please download and submit application form for this exciting role through the Rezoomo website (Using Google Chrome)
Linen Porter- Maldron Sandy Road We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Linen Porter in the The Maldron Sandy Road Objective of the Role Reporting to the HOD and linen porters are individuals who make sure that a huge part of this department is kept functioning at all times. Key Duties and Responsibilities About our culture: Dalata Hotel Group – Ireland’s largest hotel group has a number of exciting positions on the horizon. As Dalata continues to grow and expand in Ireland and the UK it’s more important than ever to have the right team alongside us, in the near future we will be opening the doors of new hotels creating many jobs and investing millions in the Irish and UK economy. We lead through our Dalata values of “Our People, Our Fairness, Our Service and Our Individuality”. If you have the right attitude and energy you will have great opportunities to progress within the group. Our company is a place where you can do great things – individually and as a team. You will have the opportunity to develop your talent, be recognised and rewarded for your commitment and pursue a fulfilling career. We also have a number of unique and recognised training programmes to aid your professional and personal development and pride ourselves on creating an objective, supportive and fair working environment for our employees. Dalata Hotel Group Plc is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
G Clinical Midwife Manager, Lactation Services, University Hospitals
Campaign Reference Number & Job Title: Clinical Midwife Manager 2, Lactation Services, Galway University Hospitals G4850 Grade Code: 2132 County: Galway Hse Area: HSE West Saolta University Health Care Group Staff Category: Nursing & Midwifery Contract Type: Permanent, Whole time Internal/External: External Proposed Interview Dates: Interviews will be held as soon as possible after closing date. Candidates will normally be given at least one weeks' notice of interview. The timescale may be reduced in exceptional circumstances Informal Enquiries: Ms Anne Marie Grealish Assistant Director of Midwifery, Galway University Hospitals Phone 091 544541 E mail: email@example.com Closing Date: 10.00am on 19th August 2022 Location of Post Galway University Hospitals There is currently one permanent full time post (G4850) and one permanent part time post (G4057) available in Galway University Hospitals A panel may be formed as a result of this campaign for CMM2 Lactation Galway University Hospitals from which current and future, permanent and specified purpose vacancies of full or part-time duration may be filled. Application Details Only fully completed application forms submitted via Rezoomo by the closing date and time will be accepted. No exceptions will be made. Application form available below Post Specific Related Information Please ensure you download, save and read the Job Specification, Additional Campaign Information as well the Application Form. All of these documents are located at the bottom of this advertisement. We strongly recommend that you read the Job Specification before completing your application form. Full details on this campaign plus the answers to many queries such as: Am I eligible to apply? Where are the posts? What will my salary be? If I apply what happens next? are available in the document Additional Campaign Information for this recruitment campaign. We strongly recommend that you read the information in this document carefully before making an application. Take time to read through the various sections, which take you through the process from beginning to end. Only fully completed application forms submitted via Rezoomo by the closing date and time will be accepted. No exceptions will be made. Please download and submit application form for this exciting role through the Rezoomo website (Using Google Chrome) ***CV's not accepted for this campaign*** For Eligibility Criteria and further information on this post, please view the attached job specification available below
HR Administrator – Clayton Hotel Galway We have a fantastic new vacancy for HR Administrator in the excellent Clayton Hotel Galway. 4 star, 195 bedroom Hotel. Our hotel in Galway is ideally located on the outskirts of the city. Close to Ballybrit Racecourse and major business parks Objective of the Role Reporting to the HR Manager, the HR Administrator will provide support to the people operations of the hotel. They will also support in recruitment and selection, employee engagement and training & development of our talented employees. Key Duties and Responsibilities About our culture: Dalata Hotel Group – Ireland’s largest hotel group has a number of exciting positions on the horizon. As Dalata continues to grow and expand in Ireland and the UK it’s more important than ever to have the right team alongside us, in the near future we will be opening the doors of new hotels creating many jobs and investing millions in the Irish and UK economy. We lead through our Dalata values of “Our People, Our Fairness, Our Service and Our Individuality”. If you have the right attitude and energy you will have great opportunities to progress within the group. Our company is a place where you can do great things – individually and as a team. You will have the opportunity to develop your talent, be recognised and rewarded for your commitment and pursue a fulfilling career. We also have a number of unique and recognised training programmes to aid your professional and personal development and pride ourselves on creating an objective, supportive and fair working environment for our employees. Dalata Hotel Group Plc is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
P Clinical Nurse Manager
Campaign Reference Number & Job Title: Clinical Nurse Manager 2 – Admitted Patients, Portiuncula University Hospital P1420 Grade Code: 2119 County: Galway Hse Area: HSE West Saolta University Health Care Group Staff Category: Nursing Contract Type: Permanent, Wholetime Internal/External: External Proposed Interview Dates: Interviews will take place as soon as possible after the closing date. Candidates will normally be given at least one weeks’ notice of interview. The timescale may be reduced in exceptional circumstances Informal Enquiries: Ms Geraldine Talty, Assistant Director of Nursing, Portiuncula University Hospital Tel: 0909625150 or Email: Geraldine.firstname.lastname@example.org Closing Date: 10.00am on 18th August 2022 Location Details: Portiuncula University Hospital Saolta University Health Care Group There is currently 1 permanent whole-time vacancy available in Unscheduled care / Emergency Department, Portiuncula University Hospital. A panel may be formed as a result of this campaign for Portiuncula University Hospital from which current and future, permanent and specified purpose vacancies of full or part-time duration may be filled. Post Specific Related Information Only fully completed application forms submitted via Rezoomo by the closing date and time will be accepted. No exceptions will be made. Please download and submit application form for this exciting role through the Rezoomo website (Using Google Chrome) ***CV's not accepted for this campaign*** For Eligibility Criteria and further information on this post, please view the attached job specification available at