Depaul: Registered General / Psychiatric Nurse - Dublin Services



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
All Dublin Services – primary location Sundial House

12 month Fixed Term Contract; Subject to Funding
Full time – 35 hours, Mon-Fri 9-5 with some flexibility required.
Part time/flexible hours/job sharing will also be considered

Salary €39,378.24 per annum

1. Role:

The post holder will provide on-site nursing support to staff and service users around health related issues and supervision of Health Care Assistants.

2. 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

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.

3. Person Requirements:

  • Have at least 1 years’ experience post registration working in the community, primary care or residential setting desirable. (essential)
  • Have active registration with NMBI. (essential)
  • 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.

As this is a Category A service for service users with a high level of medical needs, there is a requirement to be fully vaccinated in order to work here. Depaul has many other services which are not categorised as Cat A where vaccination status is not a requirement, please see our recruitment page here (insert link) for further details if this role does not suit.

Online Application Procedure:

Please apply through our online application process which can be found on our website – our full job description is also included

For more information, please contact Human Resources:
Tel: 00 353 1 453 7111 or e-mail

Closing date for all applications: Friday 19th August 2022 @ 5:00pm

Panels will be formed from which future vacancies may be filled


Depaul is a cross border charity supporting some of the most marginalised individuals, couples and families experiencing homelessness. Our mission is to end homelessness and change the lives of those affected by it. Would you like to help us to meet our mission?

We are a values led organisation and aim, at all times, to live and breathe these values in our everyday work. Our values are based on four key principles:

  • We celebrate the potential of people
  • We put our words into action
  • We aim to take a wider role in civil society
  • We believe in rights and responsibilities

If you choose to work for Depaul we offer:

Comprehensive induction – all new staff are provided with a robust induction and probationary period to equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to carry out your role.

Exciting training initiatives – we have extensive training courses staff can avail of, here are just a few

  • Depaul’s Vision, Mission and Values course, this involves travel to meet the Depaul International family.
  • Emerging Leaders, supporting workers that would like to develop their leadership skills and to progress to a management role.
  • Online learning resources within Depaul’s award nominated online learning platform, Moodle.
  • Mandatory training including, MAPA, Health and Safety, Child Protection, Fire Safety, and First Aid

Support – We have a supervision model that means you will receive one to one time with your line manager on a 4-6 week basis. The purpose of supervision is to have a holistic approach; it is not just about supporting you to reach your goals and potential it is also about your wellbeing. It is encouraged to be a two way process, so you have opportunity to feedback to your manager about how supported you feel.

Expolink - We understand it can be difficult for you to bring sensitive workplace issues to our attention. We also recognise that giving you the opportunity to report your concerns to an independent organisation, whilst protecting your identity, may make it easier for you to speak up.

HSF Health – Each staff member gets access to a health cash plan so you can claim money back, up to set limits, on a number of treatments. this includes dental, optical, acupuncture and many more. Your children under 16 are also included on the plan.

Employee Assistance Programme (Spectrum Life) – EAP is a confidential counselling service that provides support to company employees and their family. It is available 24/7, 365 days a year covering; Counselling, legal advice, financial information, career guidance, life coaching, mediation, health information, cancer support, autism support, infertility and pregnancy loss, elder care support, parent coaching and international employee support.

Enhanced terms and conditions – 35-hour working week, 25 days annual leave plus 10 statutory holidays, occupational sick pay, occupational maternity pay, income protection insurance and contributory pension. Both annual leave and occupational sick pay increase with length of service.

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
4th Aug, 2022
Expiry Date
19th Aug, 2022