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  • Role title

    Staff Nurse All Clinical Areas

  • Purpose of the role

    To work as part of the multidisciplinary team to deliver a high standard of care to patients within St James’s Hospital.  The post holder is responsible for managing the care of patients and the needs of their families, ensuring that high quality is maintained.  She/he is required to develop additional clinical skills specific to the area of appointment.

  • Department

    All inpatient and outpatient clinical areas

  • Directorate

    MED (Medicine and Emergency)

  • Key reports

    Clinical Manager II, Clinical Nurse Manager I Professionally Accountable to the Director of Nursing

  • Key direct reports

    Support Staff, Student Nurses as appropriate

  • Grade

    Staff Nurse

  • Salary scale

    €31,109 - €47,931 (LSI x 1) (pro rata to contractual hours worked)

  • Annual leave per annum

    24-27 days (pro rata to contractual hours worked)

  • Hours per week

    37.5 per week for the full-time post, and 18.75 per week for the part-time post

  • Job reference number


  • Enquiries to

    Ms Catherine Tobin, Assistant Director of Nursing, Human Resources Department

    Phone: 01 428 4811; Email: 


  • Closing date


  • A Staff Nurse is a registered nurse who is involved in direct patient care with the responsibility of providing the highest standard of evidence based nursing care in partnership with other health care professionals. 

    • Their role is to promote health, prevent disease, and help patients cope with illness
    • Responsibilities include assessing, planning, delivering and evaluating highly specialised nursing care, using a holistic approach
    • When providing direct patient care, they observe, assess, and record symptoms, responses, and progress
    • They also supervise and assess student nurses and other junior staff in the clinical area
    • The Registered Nurse must adhere to Code of Professional Practice and Behaviours
    • Participate and cooperate with legislative and regulatory requirements in relation to Health and Safety as outlined in the Safety, Health and Welfare Act 2005 and the Hospital Safety Statement

    * The above Role Profile is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all duties involved and consequently the post holder may be required to perform other duties as appropriate to the post which may be assigned to him/her from time to time and to contribute to the development of the post while in office. This Role Profile will be subject to review in the light of changing circumstances.

  • Required

    • Be Registered in the General Division of the Register of Nurses & Midwives maintained by the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI)


    •  Have received a decision letter from the NMBI to undertake a period of Adaptation and assessment in Ireland.


    •  Minimum of six months experience (post graduate or undergraduate) in medical/surgical nursing in an acute hospital setting within the past 5 years.

    Note: Post holders must maintain annual registration with NMBI

  • Required

    • N/A


    • Basic I.T. Skills
    • Basic Life Support
  • These competencies will be assessed in detail at the Interview stage.You are not required to include written examples of behavioural competencies on application form.However, during the interview, you will be required to provide examples of when you previously demonstrated these competencies.

    Communication (Level 1)

    • Listens openly, using questions to check for understanding/avoid misinterpretation
    • Knows when, how, and whom to contact on various issues
    • Knows when to talk and when to listen

    Team Player (Level 1)

    • Helps others; proactively takes on different roles according to the needs of the team
    • Is aware of how their behaviour might impact others
    • Is aware of the wider team goal and seeks to deliver on own contribution to this wider team goal

    Continuous Development - Personal and Professional (Level 1)

    • Understands own scope of practice, and maintains appropriate and professional boundaries
    • Learns quickly and keeps up to date with new ideas, procedures and IT systems.
    • Is receptive to constructive feedback; acknowledges own limitations and recognises development opportunities.

    Quality and Safety Service (Level 1)

    • Strives to achieve results in quality and safety
    • Understands the role of multi-disciplinary teams for patient care/ customer-service and quality. Seeks input from others where appropriate
    • Demonstrates compassion and consideration to all at all times
  • A level of proficiency in the English language, written and spoken, is a requirement of all roles within St James’s Hospital. You will be required to self assess your proficiency level in the Standard Application Form. In addition, your proficiency in spoken English will be assessed during the interview process appropriate to the role available.

    1. The appointment to this post will be Pensionable. Both Temporary and Permanent roles available, as well as both Full-time and Part-time.
    2. Annual leave allowance is 24-27 days (pro rata to contractual hours worked) per annum
    3. The person appointed must not give less than 1 month's notice, in writing, of intention to resign
    4. Normal working hours will be 37.5 per week for the full-time post, and 18.75 per week for the part-time post per week.
    5. You will be required to work the agreed roster / on call arrangements advised to you by your line manager. Your contracted hours of work will be liable to change based on the 24 hour / 7 day week roster system in place across the hospital. You may be required to work overtime on an exceptional basis depending on work requirements Incremental credit is normally granted on appointment, in respect of previous relevant experience in the Civil Service, local authorities, health service, public service bodies and other agreed relative experience.
    6. Incremental credit is normally granted on appointment, in respect of previous relevant experience in the Civil Service, local authorities, health service, public service bodies and other agreed relative experience.
    1. The Hospital Board will not be responsible for the loss or theft of personal belongings.
    2. Fire orders must be observed and staff must complete fire training every 2 years.
    3. All accidents within the department must be reported immediately.
    4. In accordance with the “Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005”, all staff must comply with all safety regulations.
    5. St James's Hospital is a tobacco free Campus. The use of tobacco or electronic cigarettes is not permitted within the hospital buildings or on the grounds.
  • In the course of your employment you may have access to or hear information concerning the medical or personal affairs of patients and/or staff, or other health services business. Such records and information are strictly confidential and unless acting on the instructions of an authorised officer, on no account must information concerning staff, patients or other health service business be divulged or discussed except in the performance of normal duty. In addition records must never be left in such a manner that unauthorised persons can obtain access to them and must be kept in safe custody when no longer required.

  • A candidate for and any person holding the office must be fully competent and capable of undertaking the duties attached to the office and be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service.

  • It is the responsibility of all staff across the hospital to ensure that infection control and hygiene standards are adhered to and maintained at all times.

    • Approval to hire (VAF process).
    • Hiring manager – role profile.
    • Advertising.
    • Application process.
    • Shortlisting of candidates will be based on information provided.
    • Interview process.
    • All applicants who move to the 2nd stage of the selection process (i.e. post interview) will be subject to reference checking X 2, self-declaration, Garda clearance and Occupational Health screening (questionnaire).
    • All external successful candidates who take up appointment will be required to attend a Mandatory Induction Programme.
    • The Standard Application Form (SAF) is available to download on this page
    • Alternatively, please contact the Human Resources for an application form, Phone: (01) 4162559 or Email:  
    • Please note closing date above for receipt of completed application forms
    • Shortlisting of Candidates will be based on information provided
    • Curriculum vitaes (CVs) will not be accepted

    A panel may be formed from which future vacancies will be filled. St James's Hospital is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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