Current Vacancies are below
Purpose of the role
line with the National Standards for Residential Care Settings for Older People in
Ireland (2016) as laid down by the Health Information and Quality Authority. These
standards are enacted by the Health Act 2007 (Care and Welfare of Residents in
Designated Centres for Older People) Regulations 2009.
Visitors and staff
incident involving Staff members or residents in line with company policies and
own professional development plan (PDP),
education and personal development
Health and safety policies and procedures at all time to ensure a safe environment
for both staff and Residents
centered care in accordance with the household model and HIQA standards.
residents, staff and the company
people who live in Castleross,
that are based on respect and equality and that promote their independence.
fairness and transparency
Essential: The holder of the post must demonstrate an understanding and a knowledge
base of Person Centered care in a residential setting.
Desirable: It would be desirable for the post holder to demonstrate an understanding of
leadership within the residential care setting.
• Fetac Level 5 or higher qualification Experience
• Working experience in the residential care setting for long-term care
Role: Clinical Coordinator
Reports to: Director of Care(PIC) /Care Manager
In addition to your nursing duties, you will all be required to manage the day to day
clinical governance of your assigned house in consultation with the DOS & Care
Managers. To plan and coordinate the provision of Care to the people living in
❖ To assist in the planning, directing, and delivery of high-quality person
❖ centered care
❖ To assist in the promotion of independence and well-being through the
physical environment and in the general day-to-day activities within all
❖ To establish and maintain relationships with Residents that are based on
respect and equality and that promote their independence.
❖ To encourage positive social interactions between staff and people who live
here at all times
❖ To demonstrate a “feelings matter most” approach to people adapting to
changes in their lives
❖ To maintain a positive person-centered culture within the households.
❖ To see all behaviour and communication by residents as meaningful
❖ To recognise signs of well-being and ill being in residents and react
❖ To work as part of a team ensuring the quality of service meets with H.I.Q.A
Standards, Health and Safety Requirements, good hygiene practices, drug
management procedures and Castleross' s Statement of Purpose and
function and its policies and procedures and to ensure best practice of
policies and protocols as devised by the Nursing and Midwives council of An
Bord Altranais in accordance with legislation
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❖ Accurately assess and document the needs of residents, with the emphasis
on their strengths, abilities, qualities and feelings.
❖ Represent Castleross in a professional and positive manner at all times and
in all communications with residents, visitors and staff.
❖ Ensure safe administration of medication and treatments in compliance with
H.I.Q.A Standards, with An Bord Altranais Guidelines on Medication
Management and Castleross' s medication policy.
❖ Report any ill-health amongst residents and make appropriate requests for
GP and allied health professional visits when necessary.
❖ Ensure that residents' care plans and all documentation is completed and
maintained in conjunction with residents, relatives and other healthcare
professionals and in accordance with H.I.Q.A Standards and Castleross' s
policy and procedures.
❖ Assess all aspects of residents' needs and provide health supervision and
nursing when required.
❖ Maintain professional development through attending and contributing
towards staff training, supervisions and meetings.
❖ Comply with Castleross' s Health and Safety Policy and procedures at all
❖ Maintain confidentiality regarding all issues and information relating to
residents and the company.
❖ Undertake a comprehensive social and health care assessment on all new
residents, and maintain ongoing assessment and review of other residents'
❖ Maintain accurate records and ensure each resident has an individualized,
person-centred care plan. Residents' care plans to be reviewed on a 3
monthly basis or more frequently if changes occur, in accordance with
H.I.Q.A Standards and company policy.
❖ Ensure a clear and concise handover is given to all staff at the changeover of
❖ Assist in the care of residents who are terminally ill or who have a
❖ To contribute to the protection of vulnerable adults from abuse.
❖ To answer assistance calls, telephones take and pass on accurate messages.
❖ Carry out regular checks on residents to ensure their health, safety and
❖ Ensure all equipment is clean and well maintained, complying with local and
national infection control guidelines.
❖ To act in accordance with the An Bord Altranais code of conduct at all times.
❖ Ensure that all residents are receiving the highest standard of nursing and
social well being, which directly relates to care plans and the regularly
reassessed needs of the residents.
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❖ Record and report resident observations within care plans to ensure
maintenance of accurate and up to date records.
❖ Report immediately to the manager or person in charge, any illness of an
infectious nature or accident incurred by a resident, colleague, self or
❖ Follow security measures to ensure the safety and well being of residents,
visitors, belongings and the property as a whole.
❖ To maintain the highest standards of cleanliness and tidiness within your
household at all times.
❖ To uphold the Values of your household.
❖ To carry out such other reasonable duties, appropriate to the role according
to the needs of the residents and the needs of the service.
❖ Ensure all commodities used in and around the households are sensibly
utilised by all staff – i.e. monitor the usage of incontinence aids, wipes,
dressings, electricity etc.
❖ Report misuse, damage or breakages of equipment, fixtures and fittings.
❖ Provide support for new staff members and Volunteers and provide help and
guidance where appropriate.
Health & Safety:
❖ Staff Nurse must report any risks to the health and safety of the employees
or people who live here to the Director of Care or the Safety Coordinator
without unreasonable delay.
❖ They will supervise all activates in public areas in the residence houses, this
includes Dining, sitting and family areas.
❖ The Staff Nurse will control all day-to-day clinical administration as well as
access and control of medications.
❖ Any Manager(s) and supervisor(s) employed by Castleross, regardless of the
level, are responsible for the health, safety and welfare for all employees who
report to them.
❖ Employees are required to exercise all caution and protect themselves at all
times. They must use all equipment correctly and follow all directions issued
by their employer or the Safety Officer or Line Manager
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