Depaul: Registered General/Psychiatric Nurse

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Depaul believes that everyone should have a place to call home and a stake in their community.  Our aim is to work with those who are socially excluded and marginalised by providing a quality led service in order to produce the best possible outcomes for those accessing our services.  We strive to empower our service users to make choices and decisions about the way they live their lives.  We work in partnership with central and local government, housing associations and other non-governmental organisations.

Depaul is an equal opportunities employer, we offer a standard 35 hour working week, generous leave entitlements and a pension scheme.  We support all staff with regular supervision and core training.

Depaul wishes to recruit to the following role:

Registered General/Psychiatric Nurse

Sundial House
Fixed Term Contract
35 hours per week (Monday- Friday 9am to 5pm-flexibility required at times)
€38,000 per annum

  1. Role

This role offers a fantastic opportunity to provide support to our organisation’s Health Initiative team in Dublin. Depaul is a values-led organisation working with a number of services throughout Dublin and Belfast. This role will report directly to the Project Group Manager and Clinical Nurse Manager and will be providing on-site nursing support to staff and service users around health related issues and will have supervision of the Health Care Assistants. This is an exciting opportunity to join a diverse team of talented individuals.

  1. Key Areas of Responsibility
  • Under the Health Initiative, maintaining a high standard of nursing care at Sundial house and any other Depaul service that the post-holder will be working in, by providing skilled nursing assessment and intervention around Chronic Disease Management.
  • To develop clinical expertise through nursing practice and multidisciplinary working,  to support individuals with complex health needs
  • To maintain a high standard of professional and ethical responsibility. Working within the scope of nursing practice as specified by NMBI to develop Clinical Governance and care standards specific to the needs of the setting.
  • To support the staff team around health related care planning and maintaining a high standard of care including ongoing review, referral and discharge planning, hospital liaison and management of GP clinic.
  • To advocate, refer and co-ordinate appropriate mainstream health services e.g. Primary care teams, community and specialist mental health services, Allied health services and inpatient/outpatient services.
  • To support referral to treatment services including alcohol detox, drug stabilisation, Intermediate Care/Respite and completion of related paperwork in conjunction with keyworker and GP.
  • To actively participate development and implementation of best practice in line with Clinical Governance with regards to homeless health service delivery.
  • To prepare and update nursing specific care plans in conjunction with the Clinical Nurse Manager and local management team. To oversee and review personal care provision provided by Health Care Assistants.
  • Commitment to continuing professional development, quality standards  and empowering others
  • Promoting and assisting with Health Promotion, education  and Screening events: seasonal flu and vaccination programmes, Blood borne virus/STI testing, TB screening and other National Screening Services
  • Assisting and supporting service users to engage with community and hospital based appointments including on site GP service where required
  • Provision of general Nursing interventions and assessments including wound care, Chronic Disease management, support with care planning for self-management, nutrition, medication management, mobility, frailty and cognitive assessments etc.
  • Discharge planning and anticipatory care planning around resettlement, long term care and end of life
  • Close liaison with the Inclusion Health Services and participation in development and progression of best practice and research initiatives.
  • To maintain open communication with staff using localized communications protocols ie. Handover, incident review
  • To observe Depaul Health & Safety Procedures in particular regular review of activity risk assessments. 
  • To observe clear professional boundaries in relations with the service users we work with.
  • To respect service users right to confidentiality in our relationship with them as per the Depaul Confidentiality policy and Code of Practice.
  • To line manage a team of Health Care Assistants providing supervisions and JARs. 

The above list is not exhaustive; additional areas of responsibility may be added over time and flexibility to cover for other staff roles is required from time to time.

  1. Person Requirements
  • Have at least 1 years’ experience post registration working in the community, primary care or residential setting desirable.
  • Have active registration with NMBI.
  • Have a good standard of education.  Have an understanding of harm reduction and low threshold working.
  • Have an understanding of health issues related to homelessness and the complexities they may present.
  • Understanding of risk management principles and infection control.
  • Capable of responding calmly in a crisis and use your own initiative to deal with incidents as they arise
  • Be able to work as part of a team understanding the importance of team communication.
  • Have an understanding of Health and Safety and the health and safety requirements within a residential setting working.
  • Have a knowledge and understanding of the vision, mission and values of Depaul.

Online Application Procedure:

For more information, please contact Human Resources:

Tel: 00 353 1 453 7111 or e-mail

 Closing date for all applications: Monday 18th March at 5pm

Panels will be formed from which future vacancies may be filled



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