Orthopaedic Inpatient Unit Staff Nurse-Dublin

Orthopaedic Inpatient Unit Staff Nurse-Dublin
Job Description

UNiSync Recruitment is recruiting on behalf of a state of the art private clinic for a qualified and Registered Staff Nurse with Orthopaedic experience. This is a role for the Orthpaedic Inpatient Unit.

Overall Purpose of Job

We will provide exceptional patient care in an environment where quality, respect, caring and compassion are at the centre of all we do.

To provide professional nursing skills in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the nursing care for assigned patients.

Key Responsibilities and Deliverables

Provides direct care to assigned patients.
Takes the nursing history, summarises data, and states nursing diagnoses and patient care needs.
Observes and records signs, symptoms, and behaviours, including the physiological status of patients; presents the assessment of changes, the proposed revision of interventions, and desired outcomes. 
Follows policy for activating an individualised plan of care for newly admitted patients.
Delivers designated nursing interventions to assigned patients that are consistent with the stated medical plan of care.
Performs admission, discharge and transfer procedures, and assists others with patients’ activities and care.
Executes physician's orders for all assigned patients; safely and properly administers medications and treatments.
Notifies appropriate nursing and medical staff to changes in the patients’ status.
Independently performs duties and assumes responsibility for care of assigned patients.
Performs techniques and routines in the specialty service area.
Performs or assists others to perform proper aseptic techniques, isolation procedures, and infection control measures.
Documents nursing care in all assigned patient records. 
Maintains patient's privacy and confidentiality of information and records at all times. 
Evaluates care given including the patient response. 
Reassesses and documents the proposed revision of interventions and desired outcomes. 
Demonstrates ability to assess patient's understanding of and compliance with instructions and health care teaching. 
Reviews documentation of instructions, teaching topics, and patient response with the Nurse Manager or designee. 
Adheres to internal controls established for department.

Clinical Responsibilities

The post holder will be familiar with and adhere to The Professional Scope of Practice Framework (NMBI 2015).
The post holder will ensure:
The patients’ needs are individually assessed.
A care plan and evaluation process is planned and implemented.
The patient’s families and significant others are involved as appropriate.
Patients are cared for in the optimum clinical environment, adhering to all nursing and hospital wide policies and guidelines.
Full nursing participation in and supervision of patient’s meal and special dietary requirements.
Delegation is appropriate to the skill level and knowledge of the individual to whom the task is delegated.
Documentation is recorded in a professional, legible and timely fashion.
The post holder will partake in the Total Quality Management processes thereby contributing to:
The identification of quality, policy and guideline issues.
The evaluation of current practices to best practice.
The setting of standards utilising structure, process and outcome.
All hospital, regional and national audit processes.
The Hospital Wide Accreditation Cycle.
Health Promotion initiatives. 

Managerial Responsibilities

The timely identification and communication of any issues to the Nurse Manager.
Demonstrate a confidence and competence in all hospital policies and guidelines.
Effective managements of complaints.
Monitoring of all risk management processes.
Maintaining an effective interdisciplinary communication processes.
Deputise for the Nurse Manager as appropriate.
Participate in all ward and hospital nursing communication processes.

Personal & Professional Responsibilities

The post holder is expected to:
Attend in a timely manner all mandatory education sessions.
Maintain a professional portfolio.
Ensure their professional and personal persona positively reflects the profession of nursing and Beacon Hospital.
Identify potential and beneficial topics for nursing research.
Utilise all practical opportunities to educate the patient and their families.
Attend appropriate study days and courses.
Be a preceptor and or supervisor to students and newly appointed staff.
Assume responsibility for own learning and development needs.
Participate in their performance review with their Nurse Manager.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

Utilises effective time management skills.
All employees are expected to remain flexible to meet the needs of the hospital, which may include floating to other departments to assist as the patient needs fluctuate.

Person Specification


NMBI Registered General Nurse licence in good standing.


One year Orthopaedic experience desirable.

Job Specific Competencies and Knowledge


Demonstrate ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Demonstrate motivation and an innovative approach to job.

Communication & Interpersonal Skills

Demonstrate effective communication skills including the ability to present information in a clear and concise manner.

Planning and Organising

Demonstrate evidence of effective planning, organising and time management skills.

Demonstrate flexible approach – to internal rotations, rostering, e.g. night duty, theatre on call, attitude to work.


Demonstrate evidence of recent and relevant experience in the specialised area and in an acute hospital setting.

Demonstrate knowledge of new developments in specialised area.

Demonstrate knowledge of national strategies where appropriate to nursing care.


Patient & Customer Focus

Demonstrate a focus on quality.

Demonstrate evidence of ability to empathise with and treat patients, relatives and colleagues with dignity and respect

Looking for a job?

Your next role can be with one of those top leading employers from across Europe and beyond

Apply now

Are you recruiting?

We created the best Medical Job Board so you can meet the right candidates

Post a job