Full-time

Not disclosed

Candidate Advanced Nurse Practitioner (cANP) Older Persons X 2 

Clinical Nurse Manager 3 Grade.

The salary scale for this post is (as at 01/04/17):

€55,336 - €56,430 - €59,199 - €60,288 - €61,382 - €62,491

Candidates who are successful at interview and subsequently meet the necessary registration requirements with NMBI will automatically be upgraded into the prepared Registered ANP post.

The successful candidate will be required to take up duty no later than October 2018

The standard working week applying to the post is: 39 hours

The annual leave entitlement is 25 - 28 working days, depending on length of service, plus 9 Bank Holidays per annum as they occur. The annual leave year runs from 1st of April to 31st March each year.

  1. Professional Qualifications, Experience, etc
    1. Eligible applicants will be those who on the closing date for the competition:

 

(i)

Be a registered nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann) or entitled to be so registered.

 

 

And

(ii)

Be registered in the division(s) of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann) Register for which the application is being made or entitled to be so registered.

 

Or

In recognition of services that span several patient/client groups and/or     division(s) of the register, provide evidence of validated competences  relevant to the context of practice

 

 

And

(iii)

Have a broad base of clinical experience relevant to the advanced field of practice

 

 

And

(iv)

Be eligible to undertake a Master’s Degree (or higher) in Nursing or a Master’s Degree, which is relevant, or applicable, to the advanced field of practice.  The Master’s programme must be at Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications (Quality & Qualifications Ireland), or equivalent.   Educational preparation must include at least three modular components pertaining to the relevant area of advanced practice, in addition to clinical practicum.

 

Or

(v)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(vi)

Be currently undertaking a Master’s Degree in Nursing (Advanced Practice Pathway) or be eligible to register to undertake additional Level 9 National Framework of Qualifications (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) specific modules of a Master’s Degree in Nursing (Advanced Practice Pathway) within an agreed timeframe. Educational preparation must include at least three modular components pertaining to the relevant area of advanced practice, in addition to clinical practicum.

 

Or

Possess a Master’s Degree (or higher) in Nursing or a Master’s Degree which is relevant, or applicable, to the advanced field of practice.  The Master’s programme must be at Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications (Quality & Qualifications Ireland), or equivalent. Educational preparation must include at least three modular components pertaining to the relevant area of advanced practice, in addition to clinical practicum.

 

 

And

    1. Candidates must possess the requisite knowledge and ability including a high standard of suitability and clinical, professional and administrative capacity to properly discharge the functions of the role. 
  1. Annual registration

(i)

Practitioners must maintain live annual registration on the appropriate/relevant Division of the register of Nurses and Midwives maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann) for the role

 

 

And

(ii)

Confirm annual registration with NMBI to the HSE by way of the annual Patient Safety Assurance Certificate (PSAC).

Demonstrate the specialist knowledge and clinical skills in the specific area of practice (Older Persons)

The post may require travel to both represent the specialty and the Hospital locally and Nationally.

Candidates must demonstrate:

  • The ability to lead on clinical practice and service quality
  • Promotion of evidence-based decision making
  • Practitioner competence and professionalism.
  • The ability to plan and manage effectively
  • The ability to build, lead and manage a team(s)
  • Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to build and maintain relationships
  • Strong communication and influencing skills
  • Commitment to providing a quality service
  • Strong problem solving and decision making skills
  • Initiative and innovation in the delivery of service
  • Resilience and composure
  • Openness to change
  • Integrity and ethical stance
  • A commitment to continuing professional development
  • The ability to relate nursing research to nursing practice
  • Knowledge of quality assurance practices and their application to nursing procedures
  • An awareness of HR policies and procedures including disciplinary procedures
  • An awareness of relevant legislation and policy, for example; legislation relevant to the service area, health and safety, infection control etc.
  • An awareness of current and emerging strategies and policies in relation to the clinical or designated area
  • A willingness to develop IT skills relevant to the role
  • The ability to participate in the service planning and development process.

The successful candidate will, on completion of the requirements  be appointed to the post of  Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner

The post holder’s practice is based on developing a higher level of capability across the six domains of competences as defined by Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann Advanced Practice (Nursing) Standards and Requirements (NMBI 2017)

The domains are:

  • Professional Values and Conduct
  • Clinical-Decision Making
  • Knowledge and Cognitive Competences
  • Communication and Interpersonal Competences
  • Management and Team Competences
  • Leadership and Professional Scholarship Competences

Professional Values and Conduct

The cANP Older Persons will be required to apply ethically sound solutions to complex issues related to individuals and populations by:

  • Demonstrating accountability and responsibility for professional practice as a lead healthcare professional
  • Articulating safe boundaries and engaging in timely referral and collaboration for those areas outside his/her scope of practice, experience and competence

Demonstrating leadership by practising compassionately to facilitate, optimise, promote and support the health, comfort, quality of life and wellbeing of persons whose lives are affected by altered health, chronic disorders, disability, distress or life-limiting conditions

  • Articulating and promoting the RANP role in clinical, political and professional contexts.

Clinical-Decision Making

The cANP Older Persons will utilise advanced knowledge, skills, and abilities to engage in senior clinical decision making by:

  • Conducting a comprehensive holistic health assessment using evidenced based frameworks to determine diagnoses and inform autonomous advanced nursing care
  • Synthesising and interpreting assessment information particularly history including prior treatment outcomes, physical findings and diagnostic data to identify normal, at risk and subnormal states of health
  • Demonstrating timely use of diagnostic investigations to inform clinical-decision making
  • Exhibiting comprehensive knowledge of therapeutic interventions including pharmacological and non-pharmacological advanced nursing interventions.

Knowledge and Cognitive Competences

The cANP Older Persons will actively contribute to the professional body of knowledge related to his/her area of advanced practice by:

  • Providing leadership in the translation of new knowledge to clinical practice
  • Educating others using an advanced expert knowledge base derived from clinical experience, on-going reflection, clinical supervision and engagement in continuous professional development
  • Demonstrating a vision for advanced practice nursing based on a competent expert knowledge base that is developed through research, critical thinking, and experiential learning
  • Demonstrating accountability in considering access, cost and clinical effectiveness when planning, delivering and evaluating care.
  • Communication and Interpersonal Competences

    The cANP Older Persons will negotiate and advocate with other health
  • professionals to ensure the beliefs, rights and wishes of the person are respected by:

    Communicating effectively with the healthcare team through sharing of information in accordance with legal, professional and regulatory requirements

  • Demonstrating leadership in professional practice by using professional language (verbally and in writing) that represents the plan of care, which is shared with the person and other members of the inter-professional team
  • Facilitating clinical supervision and mentorship through utilising one’s expert knowledge and clinical competences

  • Utilising information technology, in accordance with legislation and organisational policies and procedures, to record all aspects of advanced nursing care.
  • Management and Team Competences

    The cANP Older Persons will manage risk to those who access the service through collaborative risk assessments and promotion of a safe environment by:

    Promoting a culture of quality care

  • Proactively seeking feedback from persons receiving care, families and staff on their experiences and suggestions for improvement

  • Implementing practice changes using negotiation and consensus building, in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team and persons receiving care.

  • Leadership and Professional Scholarship Competences

    The cANP Older Persons will lead in multidisciplinary team planning for transitions across the continuum of care by:

    Demonstrating clinical leadership in the design and evaluation of services

  • Engaging in health policy development, implementation, and evaluation 
  • Identifying gaps in the provision of care and services pertaining to his/her area of advanced practice and apply the best available evidence
  • Leading in managing and implementing change.
  • Advanced Practice Performance Management and Evaluation

    Performance Indicators (PI’s) are required to evaluate nursing interventions and implement initiatives to improve quality and quantity of the nursing care provided. They should have a clinical nursing focus as well as a breakdown of activity, including patients seen and treated. In addition, they identify areas of good practice that must be recognised and celebrated (HSE 2015).

    The Department of Health (2017) Framework for National Performance Indicators for Nursing and Midwifery provides a guiding framework for the

  • development of Nursing and Midwifery PI’s.

    In collaboration with the Director of Nursing, the cANP will identify and develop Nursing PI’s for their area of practice, collect and collate data which will provide evidence of the impact and effectiveness of the interventions undertaken.

    The cANP will evaluate audit results and research findings to identify areas for quality improvement in collaboration with nursing management and multidisciplinary team colleagues (primary and secondary care).

    Professional / Clinical

    The cANP Older Persons will practice nursing according to:

  • Professional clinical guidelines
  • National Health Policy.
  • Local policies, procedures, protocols and guidelines
  • Current legislation
  • Education and Training

    The cANP Older Persons will:

  • Contribute to service development through appropriate continuous education, research initiatives, keeping up to date with nursing literature, recent nursing research and new developments in nursing practice, education and management.
  • Provide support and advice to those engaging in continuous professional development in his/her area of advanced nursing practice.
  • Values for Nursing and Midwifery – Care, Compassion and Commitment (DoH, 2016).
  • Management

    The cANP Older Persons will:

    Provide support, advice and direction to staff as required.

    Engage with the wider healthcare team and facilitate team building.
  • Facilitate communication with the healthcare team across services and
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  • within the senior nurse team.
  • Provide staff leadership and motivation which is conducive to good working relations and work performance.
  • Promote a culture that values diversity and respect in the workplace.
  • Manage and promote liaisons with internal and external bodies as appropriate, for example; intra-hospital service, community services, or voluntary organisations.
  • Contribute to the strategic management and planning process.
  • Formulate service plans and budgets in co-operation with the wider healthcare team.
  • Provide reports on activity and services as required.
  • Engage in IT developments as they apply to service user and service administration.

The appointment is whole-time and Candidate ANP is required to have progressed to being eligible to be a Registered ANP with the NMBI within 3 years of commencement of the post.

Given the developmental nature of this service the successful advanced nurse practitioner candidate will be required to adhere to the terms as set out below which are specific to this appointment.

  • In line with requirements and standards set out by NMBI (2017) Advanced Practice (Nursing) Standards and Requirements the successful candidate will be required to engage in a process of self-development and structured education and clinical supervision specific to (area of practice to be inserted)  in order to develop advanced clinical nursing knowledge and critical thinking skills to gain competence necessary to independently provide efficient, effective, safe patient care to a specific caseload which has been previously agreed.
  • The Candidate Advanced Nurse Practitioner is expected to demonstrate the core and specific competencies deemed necessary to manage the particular scope of practice and must undertake formal competency assessment to an agreed standard in order to progress towards submission of a personal portfolio to The Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland for registration as a Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner
  • The timeframe for submission of the individual portfolio will be agreed with the Director of Nursing and relevant clinical lead in order to progress the development of an ANP service (where none exists) and facilitate the strategic development of future ANP candidates and additional patient services.
  • Where a new RANP service is being developed the Candidate Advanced Nurse Practitioner under the direction of the Health Care Provider’s Advanced Practice Stakeholder Governance Group is expected to enable the individual nurse to meet the NMBI Criteria for Registration as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner as set out in Advanced Practice (Nursing) Standards and Requirements (NMBI, 2017). Develop the job description and supporting documentation in line with Bord Altranais agus Cnáimhseachais na hÉireann Advanced Practice (Nursing) Standards and Requirements (NMBI 2017).
  • On successful completion of the above requirements and on acquiring registration with NMBI as an RANP the candidate will be appointed as an RANP in a permanent capacity.
  • Failure to successfully achieve essential milestones (outlined above) within an agreed timeframe will result in termination of the ANP career pathway and return to a previously held substantive post OR re-deployment within the organisation.

Appointment as an employee of the Health Service Executive is governed by the Health Act 2004 and the Public Service Management (Recruitment and Appointment) Act 2004.

GENERAL

Applications must be submitted ‘on-line’ at www.tallaght.ie by completing the application form and attaching your CV.

Candidates should be aware that, when applying for a post through the 'On-Line' Application System (Candidate Manager) they will receive an automated replying acknowledging receipt of their application.  Should you for any reason, not receive this automated acknowledgement, you should notify the Human Resources Department, before the closing date, otherwise your application will not be considered.

Informal Enquiries to Aine lynch aine.lynch@amnch.ie or Mary Jane Hally maryjane.hally@amnch.ie

Please see full JD for other details of Details of our Service, reporting arrangements, key working relationships, purpose of post.

Closing Date No later than Thursday 26th July 2018

Proposed Interview Date : Week July 30th 2018