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Staff Nurse - Ward

  • Location: UPMC Kildare Hospital
  • Job ID: SNWK002
  • Type: Full time
  • Department: Nursing
  • Reports to: CNM2, Ward
  • Job Post Close Date: 09 July, 2022


We are currently recruiting a Staff Nurse - Ward for UPMC Kildare Hospital.


• To work as a member of a team of nurses at UPMC Kildare Hospital providing high quality, patient-centred care for patients and their families.
• To develop and maintain good relationships with all members of the multi-disciplinary team.
• To work closely with nursing colleagues, developing innovative practice within the unit delivering evidence-based care.
• To develop specialist knowledge of nursing practice relating to their clinical area.
• Develop and maintain effective communication and interpersonal relationships with all members of the multi-disciplinary team to ensure a good team spirit and collaborative working practices.
• Identify and discuss nursing and patient needs with consultants, nursing team, multi-disciplinary team, patients, and carers.
• Accept responsibility and be accountable for the holistic care of a named group of patients on a shift basis.
• Ensure that the highest possible standards of patient care and patient safety are maintained at all times.
• Demonstrate and promote a patient-centred style of clinical practice, acting as a patient advocate at all times and providing emotional and psychological support to patients admitted to the unit for treatment.

Qualifications and Experience:

• Be a registered general nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI).
• Orthopaedic and/or general inpatient ward experience is essential.
• Evidence of ongoing CPD.

• Dual-qualified or Paediatric Nurse

This job description is intended to be an outline of the areas of responsibility. As the UPMC Kildare Hospital and the post holder develop, this job description may be subject to review in light of the changing needs of the Hospital.

A $24 billion healthcare provider and insurer, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based UPMC is inventing new models of patient-centred, cost-effective, accountable care. Working in close collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC shares its clinical, managerial and technological skills worldwide through its innovation and commercialisation arm, UPMC Enterprises, and through UPMC International. 
Providing high-quality healthcare in the South East since 2006, UPMC’s operations in Ireland now include UPMC Whitfield Hospital in Waterford, UPMC Kildare Hospital in Clane and UPMC Aut Even Hospital in Kilkenny. Outpatient care is available at the UPMC Carlow Outreach Centre, UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre radiotherapy locations at UPMC Whitfield and in Cork, the UPMC Sports Medicine Clinic at WIT Arena and the UPMC Concussion Network. UPMC is the Official Healthcare Partner of the GAA and GPA. 

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