SOS Kilkenny: Staff Nurse - Residential Service

SOS Kilkenny clg
SOS Kilkenny clg


Job Title: Staff Nurse, Residential Service.

Job Location(s): Kilkenny City and surrounding areas
Reporting To: Residential Manager (PIC)
Contract Type/Hours: 39 hours per week. Residential shift hours incorporating evening, overnight and weekend work
Salary: Linked to HSE staff nurse pay scale.


(This is not an exhaustive list of all duties but is rather a guide to the role).

  • Responsibility to work as part of a team to assist residents to lead a full life as contributing members in their own communities.
  • Provide therapeutic interventions, practical support, and nursing care for residents.
  • Work as part of the team with the line manager in ensuring that service objectives are met and reviewed so as to maintain, improve and develop the service.
  • Promote resident involvement, consultation and participation.
  • To manage risk in a systematic way that is embedded in a culture of safety, welfare and quality of life for residents.
  • To support residents to have an enjoyable and fulfilling home life.

Personal Profile

Education & Training:

  • Be currently registered with An Bord Altranais, RNID desirable but not essential.


  • Working with individuals with intellectual disability/complex needs a distinct advantage.
  • Experience in delivering low arousal approaches in a person centered environment desirable.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Awareness of key worker role & philosophy of supporting people with intellectual disabilities
  • Knowledge of Health Act 2007, HIQA and National Standards.
  • Excellent communication skills with proven ability to develop positive relationships with a variety of stakeholders in particular the people we support.
  • Computer literacy

Competencies and Values:

  • Human Rights Based Approach.
  • Resilience, Positive Attitude & Openness to Change.
  • Effective Communication & Working Relationships.
  • Planning and Organising.
  • Innovation, Creativity & Problem Solving.

Additional Requirement(s):

  • Full Driving Licence is essential.

Application Process

Interested applicants should e-mail an up to date Curriculum Vitae to
Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 22nd January 2021.

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
7th Jan, 2021
Expiry Date
7th Mar, 2021