Job Description

Title:

Staff Nurses (Cardiology)

Reporting to:

Clinical: Prof. Ken McDonald

Operations: Olive Cummins General Manager

Reporting Responsibilities:

None

Location:

STOP HF / Heart Failure Units St. Michaels Hospital, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.

Purpose:

This is an exciting multi-faceted daytime Monday to Friday job working with a multidisciplinary team providing clinical care to patients across the spectrum of heart failure. In addition to day to day proactive heart failure screening it allows for the active participation in innovative investigator-led research studies in the cardiology therapeutic area.

Key Tasks:

STOP HF (Heart Failure Screening Programme)

Working with your colleagues:

  • Responsible for providing best practice clinical care to patient cohort coming in to the Unit for STOP HF cardiovascular risk factor modifications

  • Undertake nursing assessment of patients

  • Devise and implement care plans for screened patients

  • Log, and input data onto the database in a timely and accurate manner

  • Ensure all medications are documented and if alterations are required refer these to the Dr on-site

  • Operate to GCP guidelines at all times

  • Undertake venepuncture, phlebotomy and bio-banking tasks as scheduled and in line with biobanking SOP’s

  • To operate in full compliance with GDPR data management policies including the Health Research 2018 legislation in all aspects of managing a patients data / record

Heart Failure Unit

  • Responsible for providing best practice clinical care to patient cohort coming in to the Unit

  • Undertake nursing assessment of patients

  • Devise and implement care plans for HF patients

  • To operate in full compliance with GDPR data management policies including the Health Research 2018 legislation in all aspects of managing a patients data / records

  • Attend all weekly departmental meetings

Clinical Trials

  • To provide assistance in clinical trials within the Unit on occasion and when requested by unit director

Research

  • To participate in research opportunities if they are of interest and are time appropriate

Qualifications / Experience:

Essential:

  • Must be registered within the General Division of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland

  • Have a minimum of 3 years post registration experience

  • Ideally, have a minimum of 2 years cardiology experience

  • Have proven clinical skills such as venepuncture, IV, life support training

  • Strong organisational / administrative skills

  • Excellent management and interpersonal skills required to integrate as part of a diverse research team

  • Ability to multi-task and work on initiative

  • Good IT skills and accuracy around database updating

Desirable:

  • Previous experience working in heart failure

  • Certificate in Good Clinical Practice (GCP)

  • Interest in heart failure prevention

  • Interest in research work

Personal Requirements:

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Sensitive manner when dealing with an ageing cohort

  • Self-motivated

  • Team player

  • Ability to multi-task

Training:

  • STOP HF Clinical Training

  • GCP Training

  • Business overview as part of induction

  • Database SOP training

  • Other training where relevant

Job Circumstances:

Role may involve some travel for training or conferences