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Mobile Health & Screening Unit Nurses

Location

DublinDublin

Company

Safetynet Primary Care

Date added

15/01/2020

Website

http://primarycaresafetynet.ie

Job Description:

MOBILE HEALTH & SCREENING UNIT (MHSU) Nurses (FT & PT) DUTIES​

The Mobile Health and Screening Unit (MHSU) provides services to Vulnerable Migrants at Risk and other hard to reach groups. Duties include:

Service Delivery

Support Mobile Health and Screening Unit clinics providing support to GP, working with adult and minor patients

Ability to autonomously conduct health assessments and infectious disease screening in with support of the MHSU clinical team

Adaptable working environments and Flexibility and ability to travel around Ireland which includes overnight stays

Under the clinical governance of the MHSU GP provides nursing services to patients attending the MHSU e.g. cervical check programmes, vaccination programmes, dressings and phlebotomy.

Engage patients in health promotion and disease prevention programmes

Work with translators during patient screenings (telephone / in person)

Shows cultural competence and awareness of intercultural challenges for newly arrived migrants

Clinical /Professional

Participate in innovation and change in the approach to patient care delivery particularly in relation to new research findings, evidence based practice and advances in treatment

Deliver the nursing care of an assigned group of patients within a best practice / evidence based framework

Manage a designated caseload and be aware of ethical policies and procedures which pertain to their area of practice

Promote the health, welfare and social wellbeing of patients within our services

Respect and maintain the privacy, dignity and confidentiality of the patient

Ensure that care is carried out in an empathetic and ethical manner and that the dignity and needs of the patient are respected

Provide appropriate and timely education and information to the patient and be an advocate for the patient

Administrative

Ensure that the care setting is maintained in good order using appropriate models, that supplies are adequate and that all equipment is clean and in good working order and ready for immediate use

Ensure that equipment is safe to use and report any malfunctions in a timely manner

Assist with ordering of supplies as required and ensure the appropriate and efficient use of supplies is made and exercise economy in the use of consumables

Maintain appropriate and accurate written and electronic nursing records and reports regarding patient care in accordance with local / national / professional guidelines

Liaising with other primary healthcare providers

Management and tracking of healthcare records and results

Other Duties

Undertake other responsibilities commensurate with the role including administration as assigned by your Line Manager and/or the CEO from time to time

Undertake the role in a professional manner maintaining a high quality standard of work, and in accordance with the aims, values and ethos of the Safetynet Primary Care and adhere to Safetynet Primary Care policies and procedures

Be self-servicing in terms of word processing, filing, record keeping, database input, administration, collating information and generating reports from Safetynet Primary Care data etc

Participate in internal/external meetings as required

Be an effective member of the Safetynet Primary Care team and participate fully in staff meetings and other committees of the Safetynet Primary Care as required.

 

Key Skills:

Excellent communication skills - Excellent written and spoken English a requirement for this role

Calm, professional and polite in dealing with our patients and colleagues

Be professional in your approach to your work

Excellent organisational skills

Be honest, reliable and respectful

Build and maintain good relationships with all colleagues

Flexibility and be willing to take on jobs to balance the team workload

Be motivated to learn and develop

Term

Permanent / Full-time

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