Person In Charge
If you’re looking for a career that helps make a difference in the lives of others, then we encourage you to apply for Person in Charge role in Marian House Respite Home which provides residential respite services for people with dementia. The home is a recently refurbished twelve bed unit which provides person-centred respite breaks of either one or two weeks at a time.
This is a permanent full time post – 35 hours per week. If you have experience in a management capacity in the health and social care area and experience in nursing older persons, this may be the nursing role for you.
If you want to work in an environment that is challenging and rewarding then this opportunity may be the right fit for you!
Position: Person in Charge.
Contract Type: Permanent Full Time.
PIC will have a lead role in the implementation of HIQA regulations as well as local and national policies to ensure best care and practice. The PIC will ensure that services are provided in a person-centred manner in accordance with the National Quality Standards for Residential Care Settings for Older People in Ireland and will have a pivotal role in service planning, coordinating and managing activity and resources within the clinical area. The main responsibilities are; quality assurance, resource management, staffing and staff development, practice development, facilitating communication and professional/clinical leadership.
Duties & Responsibilities
The PIC will:
· Have a lead role in the effective governance, operational management and administration of the service with a particular emphasis on effective clinical leadership and care of the residents.
· Ensure a holistic model of care for service users which is consistent with a person centred approach.
· As the Person in Charge within Western Alzheimers, he/she will have an in depth knowledge of HIQA standards and the regulations underpinning the standards as they apply to older people services
· Be responsible for the coordination, assessment, planning and implementation & review of care for service users in adherence to standards.
· Manage resources, lead the team and be accountable for nursing activity and outcomes of care.
· Function as a role model, promote best practice in the delivery of care and provide clinical expertise and support.
· Encourage a culture of openness and participation through effective communication.
· Ensure that an environment is created that is conducive to the wellbeing of the residents and staff.
· Initiating, maintaining and co-ordinating care and treatment for residents in the Centre.
· Promote independence and the individuality of each resident placing an emphasis on their socialisation and quality of life within residential setting.
The PIC will:
· Exercise authority in the running of the centre as assigned by the CEO.
· Provide the necessary coordination and deployment of nursing and support staff in the designated area of responsibility, ensuring that skill mix takes account of fluctuating workloads and ensuring maximisation of available resources.
· Assess and monitor trends through collection and analysis of activity and data and keep ADON / Nursing Staff informed of change in work patterns which may require increased resource allocation.
· Collaborate with the CEO in preparing/implementing and evaluating budget and service plans for the clinical area.
· Cooperate in the managing of all resources including nursing and non-nursing staff within a budget.
· Keep up to date with any changes in legislation including but not limited to the Health Sector, and Health & Safety etc.
Education and Training
The PIC will:
· Engage in continuing professional development by keeping up to date with nursing literature, recent nursing research and new developments in nursing management, education and practice and to attend staff study days as considered appropriate.
· Participate in the identification, development and delivery of induction, education, training and development programmes for nursing and non- nursing staff.
· Provide support and supportive supervision to Nurses and Health Care Support staff where appropriate.
· Engage in performance review processes including personal development planning as appropriate.
· Provide a high level of professional and clinical leadership.
Health and Safety
The PIC will:
· Play a central role in maintaining a safe environment for residents, staff and visitors e.g. by contributing to risk assessment.
· Assist in observing and ensuring implementation and adherence to established policies and procedures e. g. health and safety, infection control, storage and use of controlled drugs etc.
· Observe, report and take appropriate action on any matter which may be detrimental to resident care or wellbeing/may be inhibiting the efficient provision of care.
· Adhere to policies in relation to the care and safety of any equipment supplied for the fulfilment of duty.
· Liaise with other relevant staff e.g. Infection control, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist re appropriateness for procurement of equipment.
The PIC will:
· Be actively involved in the identification and management of risk
· Assess risk utilising the local risk management processes as outlined in risk management policy documents.
· Complete and review action plans pertaining to risk.
· Complete near miss and incident documentation.
· Provide learning to staff from incidents and near misses.
Eligibility Criteria Qualifications & Experience
· Registered in the general division of the register of nurses maintained by NMBI (Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland)
· 5 Years post registration experience, 3 of which must be within the area of older persons.
· A post registration management qualification in Health or related field (This requirement can be satisfied by a standalone programme or a competed module. The module may form part of a larger programme of study or be included in the award).
· Evidence of consistent updating of clinical skills and knowledge.
· Previous experience in the area of care of older persons.
· Competent IT skills
· Demonstrate coaching & development skills within clinical practice.
Application deadline: 2.7.21
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
The Salary and Benefits offered with this Contract will depend on experience.
Person in Charge. Marian House Respite Home
Ballindine, Claremorris, Co. Mayo. F12 C950 Apply with your CV to : email@example.com
For further details phone Pat Holmes on 087 277 7073
Healthcare Assistants - In Home Support (CE Scheme)
Western Alzheimers has Vacancies on our DSP Community Employment Scheme for Care Assistants as part of our In Home Support Service in the following areas: in
· Ballintubber/ Ballyheane
DSP Criteria Applies. Please contact your local DSP Employment Services/Intreo Office to check your eligibility and to apply for this vacancy.
Eligibility to participate on CE is generally linked to those who are 21 years or over and applicants must be in receipt of a qualifying Irish social welfare payment for 1 year or more.
This is a developmental opportunity, no experience necessary. Accredited training will be provided to support your career. Applicants should supply suitable character references and be prepared to complete a Garda vetting application form.
We are looking for honest, reliable, committed and empathetic individuals to make a connection with our clients and understand that the relationship is the most important part of providing care. Flexible availability & a full clean drivers licence required. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to up-skill and gain further experience in a person-centred healthcare setting. QQI/FETAC Level 5 Healthcare Support Award training provided.
Hours 19.5 hrs per week , CE Scheme rates apply
Full more information phone : 094 93 64900. Please send your cv to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Western Alzheimers Mayo is now recruiting for community based Healthcare Assistants (in home support) throughout County Mayo to join our Community Employment project.
Western Alzheimers has Vacancies on our Community Employment Programme (C.E.) for HealthCare Assistants across Mayo
Eligibility to participate on C.E is generally linked to those who are 21 years or over and applicants must also be in receipt of a qualifying Social welfare payment for 1 year or more.
This is a developmental opportunity, no experience necessary.
This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to up-skill and gain further experience in a person-centred healthcare setting. QQI Level 5 Healthcare training provided.
Full details from Western Alzheimers Office, Ballindine, Claremorris, Co Mayo. Tel: (094) 93 64900 or email@example.com
Health Care Assistants
Western Alzheimers Roscommon is now recruiting for community based Healthcare Assistants throughout County Roscommon to join our Community Employment project.
This is a great opportunity for someone looking to get back to work, up-skill and gain further experience in a person-centered healthcare setting. QQI certified Healthcare training with support provided.
Duties include caring for people with Alzheimers Disease/dementia and providing supportive care in the clients’ home. Tasks may include assisting with personal care, social engagement, meal preparation etc.
Flexible availability & a full clean drivers licence is required.
This vacancy is on our Community Employment Project so CE eligibility applies :You must be 21 years or over AND in receipt of a qualifying Irish Social Welfare payment for 1 year or more
Hours are 19.5 per week and all positions are subject to Garda Vetting.
For further information, please phone (090) 6627816 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Maintenance Staff - Maryfield Athenry
Health Care Assistants
Western Alzheimers Galway are currently recruiting community based Family Support Workers in all areas of Galway City County to provide In-Home support (non-medical) for people living with dementia and their carers. The primary role will be to provide companionship / support to the person living with dementia which will allow the primary carer a break. Tasks will include social interaction and meaningful activities such as a gentle walk or playing board games. Working hours are 19.5 hours per week and can be flexible.
We are looking for honest and reliable individuals to support our clients and their families. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to upskill. This is a developmental opportunity no experience necessary. Comprehensive induction training will be provided. Is will also be a stepping stone to becoming a qualified health care assistant to completion of QQI level 5 health care qualification.
For further details please contact Sinead Finan on 086 0274023 or email email@example.com