St James Hospital together with Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin is currently seeking to recruit an epidermolysis bullosa (EB) Outreach Nurse, registered in Paediatric and General nursing.

POST:  Epidermolysis Bullosa Outreach Nurse

HOURS:  39 hours per week

RESPONSIBLE TO:  St James Hospital Foundation Limited

ACCOUNTABLE TO:  Dermatologists at OLCHC & SJH,Director of Nursing OLH & SJH or nominated representative

QUALIFICATIONS:  RCN / RN Child Branch/ RGN Min. 5 years post graduate experience with a minimum of 2 years’ experience(within the last 7 years) in Dermatology Tissue viability /Acute plastic or burns.  Graduate Diploma in Professional Nursing studies or wound management or be willing to undertake same.

DURATION:  This post is for a fixed term of 3 years

BASED:  Community Outreach with direct linkage to EB services at OLCHC & SJH

This is an integrated post, (39hours) for a fixed period of 3 years, providing an outreach service to children and adults with EB in Ireland including North of Ireland.  DEBRA Ireland will provide funding for a fixed period of 3 years to the St. James Hospital Foundation for the post.

The EB outreach nurse will report directly to the Nursing Management structures that already exist at OLH & SJH and will liaise with the EB clinical/nursing team at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin, Dublin and St. James Hospital, Dublin.

Wound management experience desirable, training will be provided to tailor experience to the requirement of a child or adult living with EB.

Closing date for applications : 8th May 2015

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Registered Children’s Nurse (RCN)
  • Registered General Nurse (RGN)
  • Min. 5 years post graduate experience with a minimum of 2 years relevant experience (within the last 7 years)
  • Experience working within the family home / community is desirable
  • Flexibility with hours of work
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Have clean drivers licence

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If you are interested in this post please email your CV to: [email protected]

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